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China, Japan and South Korea Seek Regional Economic Bloc

As global economic power shifts away from the west, the east Asian front runners of China, Japan, and South Korea are making tangible efforts to strengthen economic cooperation. However, despite the positive symbolism of a proposed trilateral free trade agreement, negotiations for which started in the last week of March 2013, there still remain many hurdles to cross.

Challenges before the South Korea's New President

Park Geun-hye made history when she was sworn in as the first female president of South Korea. Even as she faces many challenges, both on the economic front and with regard to relations with North Korea, she has to contend with the mixed legacy of her father who took power in a military coup and ruled South Korea for 18 years, ruthlessly suppressing democratic voices while overseeing the country's transformation to an industrial powerhouse.

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