Categorie
Analysis

Japan/South Korea – Japan–South Korea Olympic diplomacy over before it began (East Asia Forum)

Editorial Board, ANU, writes: Despite the long list of problems associated with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics — corruptionscandalsbudget overruns, a year’s long delay due to COVID-19 and widespread public opposition — the event continues to be billed as a festival of peace.

go to East Asia Forum: Japan–South Korea Olympic diplomacy over before it began | East Asia Forum

Categorie
Analysis

Japan/South Korea – Why the Suga–Moon Tokyo Olympics summit was cancelled (East Asia Forum)

Kazuhiko Togo writes for East Asia Forum: The relationship between Japan and South Korea since the end of the Second World War has certainly been complex. Psychological adjustments after 36 years of Japanese colonial rule were high hurdles to overcome for both countries. Yet, Japan and South Korea gradually grew close.

go to East Asia Forum: Why the Suga–Moon Tokyo Olympics summit was cancelled | East Asia Forum

Categorie
Uncategorized

(USA/South Korea) Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung (US Department of State)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong in Seoul today.  Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Chung emphasized the importance of the U.S.-ROK Alliance in achieving our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, anchored by transparency, respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.  Deputy Secretary Sherman and Foreign Minister Chung discussed their commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Deputy Secretary expressed U.S. support for efforts to improve inter-Korean relations. The Deputy Secretary and the Foreign Minister also reaffirmed that diplomacy and dialogue are essential to achieving complete denuclearization of and establishing permanent peace on the Korean peninsula. They highlighted the importance of U.S.-ROK-Japan cooperation in addressing the global threats posed by COVID-19 and the climate crisis, and in resisting challenges to the free and open rules-based international order. They discussed efforts to support the people of Burma in promoting a return to democracy.

Categorie
Uncategorized

(USA/South Korea) Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Unification Lee and Republic of Korea Vice Minister of Unification Choi (US Department of State)

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Republic of Korea Minister of Unification Lee In-young and Republic of Korea Vice Minister of Unification Choi Young-joon in Seoul today.  Deputy Secretary Sherman, Minister Lee, and Vice Minister Choi emphasized their shared commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  The Deputy Secretary also expressed U.S. support for inter-Korean dialogue and engagement.  Deputy Secretary Sherman, Minister Lee, and Vice Minister Choi reaffirmed that diplomacy and dialogue are essential to achieving complete denuclearization and to establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Categorie
Analysis

(South Korea) South Korea’s soft power struggles (East Asia Forum)

Roald Maliangkay writes for East Asia Forum: South Korea has become a powerhouse of cultural production. Its cultural influence in global entertainment is spread across industries in various media operating at the vanguard of cultural developments around the world. South Korean policymakers claim that the ‘Korean wave’ is driven by the quality of its artists and products. Others have looked for answers in South Korea’s marketing and funding schemes.

go to East Asia Forum website: South Korea’s soft power struggles (eastasiaforum.org)

Categorie
Analysis

(South Korea) South Korea is allied with both Moscow and Washington

Fyodor Tertitsky writes for Carnegie Moscow Center: In the three decades since Russia and South Korea established diplomatic relations, their friendship has survived all of the political changes in both countries, despite Seoul’s close military alliance with Washington.

see the Carnegie Moscow Center’s website: Double Ally: How Seoul Stays Friendly With Both Washington and Moscow – Carnegie Moscow Center – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Categorie
Analysis

(South Korea) The 36-year-old politician Lee Jun-seok made history

Hannah June Kim writes for East Asia Forum: The 36-year-old politician Lee Jun-seok made history by becoming the main leader of the People Power Party (PPP) in South Korea last month. As the youngest leader of the country’s main conservative party, Lee shocked the entire nation. His win occurred shortly after the PPP won by-elections in Seoul and Busan.

read analysis: South Korea’s democratic deconsolidation | East Asia Forum

Categorie
Analysis

(South Korea) South Korea and disinformation

Heidi Tworek and Yoojung Lee writes for Brookings: Baseless rumors about new technologies spreading cancerous radiation. Politicians condemning negative stories as “false” or “defamatory.” Deepening polarization amid constant online manipulation. These might sound like recent episodes in U.S. public life. But they in fact come from South Korea, where rumormongering and manipulation of public opinion have become key features of its politics.

read more: Lessons from South Korea’s approach to tackling disinformation (brookings.edu)

Men wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk on a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, July 5, 2021.    REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Men wearing masks to avoid contracting COVID-19 cross a street in Seoul, South Korea onJuly 5, 2021. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji)

Categorie
Analysis

(China/Russia/North Korea) China, Russia, North Korea vs USA, Japan, South Korea

Yang Sheng nd Xie Wenting write for Global Times: China and its two neighbors with significant relations – Russia and North Korea – have been strengthening their ties recently, as Chinese analysts said that ties among China, Russia and North Korea are totally different in nature from the US-Japan-South Korea alliance, adding that China, Russia and North Korea will continue to cooperate to safeguard regional peace and stability no matter what pressures and impacts may come from the US. 
go to the analysis: China-Russia-N.Korea ties reinforced on equal footing – Global Times
IC CHINA NORTH KOREA
File photo: IC
Page 3 of 10
1 2 3 4 5 10