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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 17:09
US-led initiative expected to bolster economic partnership with Korea
Korea's decision to participate in the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) is expected to bolster the budding economic partnership between Seoul and Washington, according to diplomatic observers. However, Seoul is also required to make efforts to prevent the IPEF participation from adversely affecting its relations with China, the nation's largest trading partner,...
Black Eagles seek to show ROK Air Force's prowess in England
When then-Air Force Capt. Yang Eun-ho saw the 53rd Air Demonstration Group, better known as the Black Eagles aerobatic team, wow spectators and win the trophy for best display at the Waddington International Air Show in Britain in 2012, he dreamed of being part of the squad. Ten years later, Yang, now a major, leads the 239th Squadron of the demonstration group, and is set to...
South Korea to join US-led Indo-Pacific economic initiative
South Korea has decided to participate in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), promoted by the United States to counter China's influence in the region, according to the presidential office, Wednesday. “President Yoon plans to attend a summit virtually for the launch of the trade and economic initiative in Japan, May 24,” Kim Tae-hyo, the first deputy director of the N...
Biden to stress US security commitment at DMZ: experts
U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to issue a message of Washington's commitment to defending South Korea from escalating North Korean nuclear and missile threats during a possible trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), according to diplomatic observers, Tuesday. Biden is scheduled to arrive here, Friday, on a three-day visit that will feature a summit with South Korean Pres...
Ruling party gains momentum ahead of local elections
The ruling People Power Party is moving closer to grabbing an opportunity to take revenge on the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), which handed the conservative party a devastating loss four years ago in the local elections, as it is now basking in the limelight following the inauguration of President Yoon Suk-yeol. The PPP's approval rating, which was measured...
Does US support Yoon's hawkish stance on North Korea?
New South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's policy toward North Korea can be summed up in one word, “hardline,” based on his previous remarks during the campaign. On the campaign trail, Yoon, a foreign policy neophyte, mentioned a pre-emptive strike in case of signs of an imminent North Korean nuclear attack, while pledging to deploy an additional U.S. Terminal High Altitude A...
South Korea to strengthen economic security diplomacy
South Korea will bolster diplomacy focusing on economic security, as the Yoon Suk-yeol administration is seeking enhanced cooperation with the United States in the area, new Foreign Affairs Minister Park Jin said, Thursday. He also stressed that the shared values of South Korea and the U.S. such as liberal democracy and market economy should evolve actively in response to ris...
China tries to prevent South Korea from joining US-led coalition
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's invitation to President Yoon Suk-yeol on the day of his inauguration reflects Beijing's attempt to keep Seoul from getting closer to Washington amid an ever-intensifying U.S.-China rivalry. In an unprecedented move, China's Vice President Wang Qishan, the highest-level official sent by the Chinese government to Seoul on the occasion of Korea's lead...
300 foreign guests attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony
High-profile foreign dignitaries from key neighboring countries, headlined by the Chinese vice president and the spouse of the U.S. vice president, celebrated President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration, Tuesday. According to Yoon's presidential office, some 300 foreign dignitaries, including 143 foreign envoys to Korea, were present at his inauguration ceremony that took place at...
Diplomatic headaches lie ahead for Yoon
Managing to survive a hard-fought, nail-biter election, President Yoon Suk-yeol now faces even tougher diplomatic challenges. An unanswered nuclear threat is just sitting across the border, while a strategic dilemma over the country's balancing act amid the U.S.-China rivalry will continue to vex the new South Korean government. Plus, the new administration should find ways t...
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