Xi's Colonial Ambitions

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                          While many Koreans may blame U.S. President Donald Trump for stating that Korea
was once “part of China,” Trump was actually paraphrasing what Chinese President Xi Jinping had said.
Besides Trump making another mistake, what concerns me is what exactly Xi Jinping has in mind. The claim
that Korea was “always a part of China” in fact goes back long before Xi Jinping. I remember reading so-called
Chinese scholars’ works detailing how a sub-language group of “Chinese” went to the Korean peninsula and
eventually founded Korean civilization. But according to both Korean and Western archaeological and ethnic
studies of the Korean people and the Korean peninsula, the ancestors of the Koreans originated from completely
different areas of Asia and had no link with the ancestors of the Chinese. The religious beliefs of the Korean
people, as well as the language structure of the Korean language and evolution of Korean society point to
an independent origin that has nothing to do with China. China, especially under the Han Dynasty, may
have occupied part of the Korean peninsula, but Korea itself was NOT part of the Chinese empire.
What I find scary is that Xi Jinping is dredging up this argument that Korea was part of China and that by
his meaning might be part of China again?! With the instability of North Korea, it might be a contingency 
plan by the Chinese to eventually take over North Korea and maybe annex North Korea? Is it also possible
that Xi Jinping may be including South Korea in China’s colonial ambitions? One cannot be sure at present,
but with China claiming both the South China Sea and the East China Sea it is all quite possible.