October 19, 2021

Moon: Park administration fails to build trust

Deep divisions remain behind appearance of consensus in China-ROK relations, expert says

After setbacks during the Lee Myung-bak administration (2008-13), incumbent South Korean President Park Geun-hye voiced interest in improving relations through a trust-building process.

And Park has taken steps – namely the establishment of a committee to prepare for reunification and her so-called Dresden Doctrine – but a prominent policymaker says her administration’s approach is not fundamentally different from her predecessor’s.