우수에세이상(코리아헤럴드 명예기자) : 이유빈 (외국11)
Considering the historic or geographic context, the three Northeast Asian countries (Korea, China and Japan) are either cooperating or competing in diverse domain including politics, military affairs, economy and culture. All three governments desire to maintain a strategic cooperative relationship that flows through the past, the present and the future with one another. List as much Korea-China, Korea-Japan diplomatic issues that you know of and present describe response Korea can take towards China and Japan on respective issues.
> In today’s globalized society, many countries have either pleasant or malicious relationship. Korea, China and Japan, the three Northeast Asian countries, have the most representative relation in the 21st century’s globe. In FTA Free Trade Agreement, Korea and China’s affinity and Korea and Japan’s relationship are standing at the opposite side. These corporative relationships delivered countless disadvantages, and Korea muse find a strategy in order to build up better international affinity.
In FTA, Free Trade Agreement is a promise between nations to export and import the native products to each other without tax. The three Northeast nations are involved in this agreement. Korea and China’s trading relationship is fairly stable and pleasant. Korea is heavily relying on china’s products. On the other hand, Japan and Korea’s FTA relationship is not as remarkable as Korea and China’s affinity. Throughout the hundreds of history among those two nations, they were fighting over at various problems and even in the early 20th century, Japan dominated Korea and forced the innocent Korea people to do onerous labors which they reluctantly attended. Moreover, the current political relationship between Japan and Korea is malicious by their fight over the desire to obtain Dokdo. By these issues, Japan and Korea cannot break the cold wall between them and the FTA relationship is uncooperative.
Strangely, Korea and China’s FTA relation contains a big problem. Korea, the small country geometrically surrounded by the strong nations is plethorically relying on China’s products. This means when China betrays Korea, Korea might have tragic issues such as the suddenly slowing economic cycle. There are countless small and big products that have the tag denoting ‘Made in China.’ However, when China abandons Korea, those products’ price will be increased and derivers will deny purchasing those objects. This will lead to people less involvement in opening their wallet, and as a result, the economic cycle will be slowed down. This represents that FTA between Korea and China must find a solution to stay no more than the line of perfect respective cooperation.
In light of those issues, Korea must dig out a solution to maintain the good relationship. Korea should have better relationship with Japan. Japan, though the country is polluted by the atomic radiation has various ideal and remarkable products such as humanoid robots. In other to develop its creativity and techniques, Korea must attempt to be more familiar with Japan such as attending at FTA with Japan more actively. China and Korea relationship have a head to be less from car. However, being less actively involving in FTA with China is not a solution because this can lead to an unexpected and unfortunate consequence such as worsening this pleasant affinity. Therefore, the only solution for Korea is expressing its love toward China to other countries such as Japan. Hence, Korea have happier and some stable relationship among the cosmos.
There are no countries on Earth that has the perfect relationship with other nations. However, by fixing small and big problems, the nation can be closer to the abstract country. Korea in the Northeast countries has possibility to overcome its problem.