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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 02:22
'US President Trump may go for summit with Kim Jong-un right after re-election'
With the showdown between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden just days away, the public and media here are showing an unprecedented level of anticipation regarding the result of the U.S. presidential race, which is expected to have a decisive impact on Korea's foreign affairs policies. The question many in Korea are asking is who should they be hop...
Moon bets high on future mobility as economic driver
President Moon Jae-in announced Friday a plan to strengthen Korea's presence in the future mobility market, highlighting the next five years will be a “golden time” for the country to secure a leading position.
[ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL] President lauds Korea Times' 70 years of exceptional journalism
President Moon Jae-in praised The Korea Times for its exceptional contribution to informing the world about the country in a congratulatory message for the nation's oldest English daily, founded 70 years ago on Nov. 1, 1950 during the 1950-53 Korean War.
Will Moon's support for trade minister Yoo Myung-hee's WTO chief election bear fruit?
Attention is being paid on whether President Moon Jae-in and other top government officials' diplomatic efforts to seek international support for Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, the Korean finalist in the race for the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), will lead to the desired result. The situation for the Korean candidate is not entirely favorable, acc...
Korea caught in verbal Cold War
Chinese President Xi Jinping's definition of the Korean War has prompted Washington to hit back, raising additional concerns that rivalry of two super powers is creating verbal and cyber versions of a new “Cold War” here. Xi called the Korean War a fight against “imperialist invaders” in a recent speech in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the war and...
[ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL] Robust middle power diplomacy needed to tackle geopolitical coercion
In the last 70 years since the 1950-53 Korean War, Korea has risen to become an economic powerhouse and a key diplomatic player in Northeast Asia. When asked about the biggest diplomatic challenge faced by Korea, experts contacted by The Korea Times underlined the escalating U.S.-China competition. “The next 70 years will no doubt be as difficult if not treacherous as the pre...
Seoul remains low-key on Xi Jinping's Korean War speech
During a recent commemorative event for the Korean War, Chinese President Xi Jinping made remarks that were seen to glorify China's role in the war, which he defined as a fight against “imperialist invaders.” His remarks are seen to underline the position held by China as well as North Korea that the Korean War was for “resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea.”
US on the same page with South Korea over end-of-war declaration
South Korea and the U.S. have appeared to be at odds over President Moon Jae-in's proposal for a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War, made during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. But lately, key officials in the Donald Trump administration are starting to assuage the rising concerns about a discrepancy in the two countries' positions, sayi...
'Reactor's economic viability undervalued'
The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) concluded that the closure of the Wolsong-1 reactor, which is seen as a symbol of President Moon Jae-in's nuclear phase-out policy, had some procedural problems. But it did not determine the validity of the policy decision, saying that the inspection only covered the economic aspects of the reactor.
S. Korea reaffirms commitment to NK-US talks
The South Korean government has shown its determination to keep the denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States afloat regardless of the result of the U.S. presidential election in November, by confirming the U.S. national security advisor's visit to Seoul in the middle of next month.