November 17, 2019

Chinese Checkers: Beijing plays off Seoul, Pyongyang
A S.Korean presence at China’s parade, a Chinese presence at the North’s, and a marginalized America
Sun Tzu, the renowned Chinese military strategist of the Spring and Autumn Period, wrote over two millennia ago that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Beijing, taking a page from his playbook, is apparently balancing North and South Korean aspirations as a means of diminishing American influence on the Korean Peninsula.Chinese President Xi Jinping went out