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Outlook for S. Korea’s diplomacy in 2020

Outlook for S. Korea’s diplomacy in 2020


20:20 is looked to be another busy year
for South Korea on the diplomatic front there are thorny issues to settle with
the u.s. and Japan while efforts to develop cross-border tires have yet to
bear fruit Kim Minji provides the glimpse of what
to expect in a matter of day South Korean the US will be back at the
negotiating table to discuss sharing the cost of stationing American troops on
the Korean Peninsula despite five rounds of talks in 2019 the Allies failed to
reach an agreement before their previous deal expired on December 31st
although Washington says it has adjusted its proposal it had initially demanded
Seoul increase its payment fivefold to five billion u.s. dollars South Korea
says the figure must be fair a mutually acceptable if a new deal isn’t reached
by February it could lead to wages not being paid to South Koreans working for
US forces Korea and money for other forms of support could be cut off it’s
something we’ve never experienced before so the implications need to be carefully
thought out with Japan although South Korea has foster momentum for talks
sticky issues still need to be settled so decided to conditionally extend their
joint military until sharing packages Samiha with Tokyo agreeing to hold talks
on its expert controls but either cycle back out if they don’t see the progress
they want other issues are also in stores such as Japan’s proposal to
release radioactive water into the sea and to allow the controversial Rising
Sun flag at the Tokyo Olympics tensions could further escalate of South
Korea goes ahead and sells off assets seized from Japanese companies following
a ruling on forced labor in 2018 if the fallout on Japanese firms becomes
apparent Tokyo could decide to take measures to hurt the South Korean
economy which could lead to another economic war as for China there’s hope
that bilateral relations could be restored with President Xi Jingping
likely to visit this year tensions peaked after Beijing economic
retaliation against South Korea for its deployment of a US missile defense
system in 2016 but China could also stop by pressure on solar against any move
that would be fabulous influen in the region on the Korean Peninsula
Seoul is expected to continue reaching out to the north despite the lack of
progress and denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington South
Korea will likely step up efforts in hopes of forcing initiatives of its own
such as a possible visit by the North Korean leader to Seoul amid the standoff
South Korea will need to make sure the momentum for North Korea u.s. dialogue
doesn’t break down while maintaining stability on the peninsula on other
issues Seoul is expected to deal with the situation better because we saw the
height of tensions in 2019 with Japan the two sides knows that it in each
other’s interest to prevent highs from worsening and with the Olympics coming
Tokyo will want to manage its external relations likewise Seoul and Washington
know what’s beneficial for their alliance pundits add that as lots of
issues are intertwined policies will need to be tailored to the country and
the matter and drawn up aiso South Korea’s experiences last year so that it
doesn’t go down the same path again Kim Minji Arirang news

2 comments on “Outlook for S. Korea’s diplomacy in 2020

  1. It will worsen, as Japan has stated that it will retaliate if it is cashed.It has been rumored to be imposing financial sanctions, banning the import of Korean parts, banning the import of products with Korean parts, and suspending the export of 1,100 strategic goods.

  2. I used to come here to enjoy pointing out the Korean bias in the news and debate with Koreans. But now the Koreans don't even show up here anymore. What happened?

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