The South China Morning Post:
Its heavy reliance on exports to China leaves South Korea more exposed to boycotts of its goods and services than Taiwan and Japan – both of which have been similarly targeted in the past by unofficial ‘sanctions’ imposed by the mainland.
“South Korea’s economy over the last decade has really been geared towards selling to the Chinese consumer – everything from cosmetics to tourism to K-pop,” said Shaun Rein, managing director of China Market Research Group.
More in the South China Morning Post. Shaun Rein is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. Do you need him at your meeting or conference?“The level of Chinese media attacks is much harsher towards South Korea because they know how much of Korea’s economy is geared towards China. It is easier to bully South Korea than Japan. Taiwan has back up plans due to ongoing tensions, while Korea does not.”
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