March 02, 2024

No breakthrough in inter-Korean relations under Biden, 50% of South Koreans say

South Korean conservatives, progressives split on relations with North Korea under Biden, according to 500-person survey

Around half of South Koreans think that the incoming Joe Biden administration will not bring about any major breakthrough in inter-Korean relations, according to a new survey published on Monday.

While there was a general consensus among conservative and progressive South Koreans that the Biden administration won’t be able to make “much difference” in improving inter-Korean relations, progressives appeared to be more concerned that Biden -- who recently referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “thug” -- could cause another impasse in relations with Pyongyang.

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