In addition to China, countries in East Asia include Mongolia, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.
From economic competition to nuclear power, the region’s countries present challenges and opportunities to the United States in terms of defense, security, and trade. Regional powerhouses have become global market leaders, and China looms large as Beijing expands its military, economic, and political influence worldwide.
Watch live: Pacific Council Director of Programs Thomas Zimmerman in conversation with Washington Post Beijing Bureau Chief Anna Fifield, an author with exclusive access to sources connected to Kim Jong Un. Fifield will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the North Korean government and the rise and reign of Kim.