Korea-China Relations (Hánguó hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 韩国和中国的外交关系)|Korea-China Relations (Hánguó hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 韩国和中国的外交关系)
China and Korea have shared their cultures, languages, and history for millennia. Although China was long the dominant power in East Asia, the disruption of Chinese power in the nineteenth century by European colonial activities, as well as the growth of Japanese power, encouraged greater Korean independence. But that was cut short by Japan’s annexation of Korea, and the subsequent partition of the Korean peninsula after 1945.
The Korean Peninsula extends from China’s northeastern coast toward