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Reporter : Kim Jae-kyoung
Fri, December 8, 2023 | 05:25
US urged to begin talks with North Korea without preconditions
The United States should start talks with North Korea without preconditions to build on the inter-Korean talks and make a real change, according to Kelsey Davenport, a North Korea expert at the Arms Control Association.
Potential breakthrough but long way to go
The latest agreement between the two Koreas for an inter-Korean summit is paving the way to find a potential breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear crisis, experts said Thursday.
Seoul advised not to take Trump's 'trade war bait'
A former senior adviser for the U.S. Department of Commerce has advised South Korea not to retaliate against Donald Trump’s trade tariff actions on steel and aluminum because it will end up hurting Korea more. “Seoul has every right to fight back. But I might suggest - assuming the tariffs actually go through - that South Korea not retaliate this one time,” Sean King, senior vice president of Park Strategies, said in an interview. King previously served as senior adviser for Asia in the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service at the Department of Commerce.
'GM using leverage to extract good deal' from Korea
The government should take a more strategic approach to find a “compromise solution” in its efforts to save the Korean unit of General Motors (GM) and minimize job losses, analysts said Sunday.
Korea faces bigger fights with US on trade
Korea should seek ways to raise its guard against more aggressive trade actions from the U.S. as hawkish economist Peter Navarro is set to be promoted to an assistant to President Donald Trump, analysts said Friday.
Samsung scraps plans to build facilities in Myanmar
Samsung Electronics has scrapped its plans to build a production base for smartphones or home appliances in Myanmar due to an unfavorable administrative environment as well as lingering political uncertainties. The world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, which has three production facilities in Vietnam, has been considering building another plant in Myanmar to capitalize on ...
Korea to play bigger role in ASEAN integration
South Korea will step up efforts to play a key role in the process of integrating the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said Kim Young-chae, South Korea's new ambassador to ASEAN.He said Korea's rich experience and expertise in economic development will be needed in community-building of the 10-member group.
Why is Trump hitting South Korea harder?
Is U.S. President Donald Trump retaliating against South Korean President Moon Jae-in for pursuing pro-China and North Korea policies? Or is it simply part of Trump’s “America First” strategy to protect American manufacturers, including its own steelmakers? Following a series of U.S. government trade attacks on Korean companies, policymakers here as well as the Korean public ...
Trump should exempt Korea from 'Section 232'
U.S. President Donald Trump should exclude South Korea from the list of 12 nations subject to heavier tariffs on steel, according to Troy Stangarone, senior director at the Korea Economic Institute (KEI).
Why doesn't Moon invite NK leader to Seoul?
Will President Moon Jae-in accept North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's invitation to Pyongyang?