Kang Gwiyoung

Kang Gwiyoung

South Korea Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao

Kang Gwiyoung is Lianhe Zaobao's South Korea correspondent, covering news related to the region. She received her doctorate degree from Hanyang University's Graduate School of International Studies, and specialises in Chinese politics and cross-strait relations.

A woman rides her bicycle past a mural showing electricity poles in Hanoi, 19 June 2023. (Nhac Nguyen/AFP)

[Big read] South Korea looks to Vietnam to reduce reliance on China

As China becomes more self-sufficient in producing its own goods, South Korea — one of China’s major trading partners — has to look to other countries to reduce its reliance on the Chinese market. Given the growing economic and trade relations, as well as the flourishing people-to-people exchanges, Vietnam has become a top choice for South Korea to expand its market.