I started a South Asia scenario last night. Maybe I need to reread the back story again. Why does Japan have worse diplomatic relations with Korea than China?
Mind you it doesn't really matter much, I'm just curious. I'm actually following the intelligence report advice, and using an alliance as a beach head onto the mainland. I decided to come at the Chi-Coms from the south instead. The Vietnamese were more than happy to receive my diplomatic gifts and attention, and allying with them was much easier and cheaper than Korea would have been.
( *evil laughter* The Chinese were also kind enough to sell me the design for the WS-1b, most of south Korea is within range...)