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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:36
[Analysis] Who will Moon meet first, Biden or Xi?
Now that President Moon Jae-in has spoken via telephone with U.S. President Joe Biden, the biggest question in Korea's diplomatic community is when the two leaders will meet each other in person.
[ANALYSIS] 'Moon, Biden urged to narrow differences on North Korea'
The first phone call early Thursday (KST) between the leaders of South Korea and the U.S. highlighted the need for the two countries to narrow the differences in their respective policies toward dealing with North Korea, according to experts. “U.S. President Joe Biden said that he evaluated the efforts of South Korea, the main party in the resolution of the Korean Peninsula i...
US may take two-track approach to North Korea issue
The new Joe Biden administration may use a two-track approach to deal with the nuclear standoff with North Korea, offering either incentives or sanctions depending on which stance the North takes, diplomatic analysts said.
Ruling bloc goes all out to fire back over nuclear plant row
The ruling bloc is going all out to defend itself against escalating suspicions that the Moon Jae-in administration attempted to build a nuclear power plant in North Korea in 2018. Cheong Wa Dae and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are lashing out at the main opposition People Party of Korea (PPP) for raising the allegations ahead of the April 7 mayoral by-elections...
Number of female cabinet ministers shrinking
The proportion of female ministers in the Moon Jae-in administration has significantly declined following the most recent Cabinet reshuffle, Jan. 20.
Will Korea Golf Association hold tournament in North Korea?
Korea Golf Association President Lee Jung-myung has announced that he will seek to host an international tournament at a golf course on Mount Geumgang in North Korea, during a recent general assembly of the association. Lee, who was appointed as the new chief of the association on Jan. 26, said that he was working to assess the viability of holding the International Golf Fede...
Defections of high-level North Korean officials are telltale symptoms of internal difficulties
The arrival in South Korea of a former acting ambassador at the North Korean Embassy in Kuwait just over a year ago has renewed attention to a series of defections to the South by high-level diplomats under Kim Jong-un's rule.
Questions rise over timing of Moon-Xi phone conversation
Chinese President Xi Jinping showed support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and underlined the importance of diplomacy in nuclear issues, during his first phone call of the year with President Moon Jae-in late Tuesday, according to Cheong Wa Dae, Wednesday.
Justice Minister Choo's award win draws controversy
The Heritage of Korean Independence's choice to present Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae with an award which was created in honor of a supporter of the independence movement against Japanese colonial rule has triggered controversy here.
Xi says China supports diplomacy with North Korea during phone talks with Moon
Chinese President Xi Jinping underlined his support for dialogue between the two Koreas as well as denuclearization talks between the U.S. and North Korea during a phone call late Tuesday with President Moon Jae-in, according to the presidential office.
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