November 29, 2023

Sohn Kwang joo on the state of inter-Korean relations: Part 1

Former editor-in-chief of the Daily NK shares views on inter-Korean relations

NK News recently spoke to veteran South Korean official Sohn Kwang joo to learn about out his views on the issues currently shaping inter-Korean relations.

In a wide-ranging interview, Sohn told NK News about how the Kaesong Industrial Complex provides useful currency for the North, but is also presents a risk of market economy permeation. He also discussed how President Park Geun-hye’s China diplomacy may affect efforts to negotiate the North’s denuclearization, and stresses that South Korea must be clear in its determination to unite the peninsula under its banner.