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  • Alexander Novak
    Alexander Novak “We are working on mechanisms to prohibit the use of a price cap instrument, regardless of what level is set, because such interference could further destabilise the market. We will sell oil and petroleum products only to those countries that will work with us under market conditions, even if we have to reduce production a little.” 16 hours ago
  • Scot Marciel
    Scot Marciel “Beyond the re-appointment of Kyaw Moe Tun in the UN, Russia is being difficult to work with [in terms of reaching a consensus in the international community to pressure the regime] and is publicly backing the junta. China seems to be consolidating its support for the regime as well. It's different from 2021. They provide tangible support for the junta, whereas those who support the resistance and the anti-coup movement are more rhetorical in their support.” 17 hours ago
  • Chen Gang
    Chen Gang “By now it should be clear to the Chinese leadership that it is unrealistic to hope to eliminate COVID-19 entirely through lockdowns and repeated testing, given the Omicron variant's high transmissibility and the large number of asymptomatic cases. The recent protests themselves have not dented Xi's political authority, but unless it adapts, the government may encounter a growing political backlash against its COVID-19 policy.” 17 hours ago
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South Korea

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“It would be extremely unwise for North Korea to conduct a seventh nuclear test. We must respond consistently, and in lockstep with each other. China can and must exercise influence to stop North Korea from developing weapons. What is sure is that China has the capability to influence North Korea, and China has the responsibility to engage in the process.”

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President of South Korea
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“This type of material provocation by the North is always followed by a political offensive and socio-psychological offensive aimed at reunifying the Korean Peninsula under communism. The top priority is having a firm awareness of the enemy and a strong commitment to defending the Constitution by upholding our liberal democracy.”

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President of South Korea
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“I know the people must be worried, but our government will thoroughly take care of the people's lives and safety through a strong South Korea-U.S. alliance and security cooperation between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan.”

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President of South Korea
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“We keep talking about a tough response - that's what the South Korean president said this morning - but it's just not clear to me what that would be that wouldn't put us on a war footing. It's almost certainly going to be rhetorical.”

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International relations expert at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea
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“There is no way that the U.S. government will revise the law because Biden has touted it as one of his biggest achievements in office ahead of the midterm elections in November. In addition, the U.S. cannot give an exception only to Korea, while its other close allies are subject to the IRA [Inflation Reduction Act].”

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Professor of North Korean studies at Ewha Womans University
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“Since its launch, the Yoon Suk-yeol administration has put in all efforts within our capacity for a virtuous cycle of North Korea's denuclearization and improving inter-Korean relations while fulfilling agreements of the past administrations and offering our audacious plan. But North Korea has rejected our calls, distorting and denigrating (our plan) saying it is no different from the past.”

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South Korea Unification Minister
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“I will make North Korea clearly realize that should it attempt to use nuclear arms, it would face the overwhelming response from the South Korea-U.S. alliance and our military, and there would be no scenario for regime survival anymore.”

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South Korea's Top Military Officer - Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman
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“Unlike Moon Jae-in, whose focus was pretty much on inter-Korean relations and within the Korean Peninsula, Yoon pursues values-based internationalism and seeks to deal with the North Korea issue under that frame.”

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Political scientist at Ewha Womans University in Seoul
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“Semiconductors are known as the rice of industries and they are the most important area in the fourth industrial revolution. In a way, we can say our survival depends on it. As president, I always have to prepare food for the people for the future, which I don't think is a long-term task but a current task that needs to be handled in real time. I feel reassured by your presence and ask that you establish the right directions.”

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President of South Korea
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“We hope that responsible officials of the two sides will meet in person as soon as possible for a candid discussion on humanitarian matters including the issue of separated families.”

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South Korea Unification Minister
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“The audacious initiative that I envision will significantly improve North Korea's economy and its people's livelihoods in stages if the North ceases the development of its nuclear program and embarks on a genuine and substantive process for denuclearization. We will implement a large-scale food program; provide assistance for power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure; and carry out projects to modernize ports and airports for international trade.”

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President of South Korea
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“In the past, we had to unshackle ourselves from the political control imposed upon us by imperial Japan so that we could regain and defend our freedom. Today, Japan is our partner as we face common threats that challenge the freedom of global citizens. When Korea-Japan relations move towards a common future and when the mission of our times aligns, based on our shared universal values, it will also help us solve the historical problems that exist between our two countries. We must swiftly and properly improve Korea-Japan relations by upholding the spirit of the Kim Dae-jung-Obuchi Declaration which proposed a blueprint of a comprehensive future for Korea-Japan relations.”

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President of South Korea
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“The upbeat result would give the BOK some relief that it can focus on its inflation-targeting mandate for the time being. The main surprise was, of course, stronger than expected consumption, which was mainly driven by the reopening. However, we think that the reopening-boosted spending is expected to lose its initial steam and normalise in the current quarter. And, going forward, consumer's purchasing power is expected to weaken as the faster-than-expected interest rate hikes should put more burden on debt payment and consumer spending, while inflation is expected to accelerate during the current quarter.”

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Senior economist for South Korea and Japan at ING
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“While the U.S.-China rivalry has been showing signs of turning into a zero-sum game, deciding whether to join the chip alliance is a really complicated issue even for the Yoon administration, which supports the U.S.' Indo-Pacific strategy against China while seeking to build a bilateral relationship of mutual respect with Beijing. The previous strategic ambiguity between the U.S. and China meant we would not suffer a loss or pay a cost while benefiting from them, but that era has ended and now we are facing a situation in which that we have to put up with a loss or shoulder expenses. Should Korea not join the alliance, Japan would try to fill our absence, and in consideration of that, we will be in a position to accept the U.S. invitation.”

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Professor of North Korean studies at Ewha Womans University
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“As you might know, the Yoon Suk-yeol administration is seeking to improve ties with Japan as soon as possible, so if [Abe's] memorial service is set, our high-ranking delegation will be sent there to convey the president's respects. We were in talks over my trip to Japan, but the shocking death of the former Japanese prime minister happened. However, we are poised to continue discussing the issue.”

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South Korea Foreign Minister
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“The future price trend is expected to surpass our forecast made in May given changes in various circumstances, including accelerating international oil prices. There is a possibility that this year's price growth exceeds the level (of 4.7 percent) in 2008. Going forward, consumer prices will likely continue their upward move by staying over a 5 percent rise for the time being as inflation pressures are mounting from both the supply and demand sides.”

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Bank of Korea biannual report
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“I think chances are high for Yoon and Kishida to meet in Spain, whether it is an official bilateral meeting or a casual pull-aside one. A meeting between the Korean and Japanese leaders has always been difficult to take place because any meeting is bound to entail talks on the two countries' histories. However, there are things to be done this time, such as talks about North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the changing circumstances in the Indo-Pacific region. … Though it may not be a deep conversation, I view that the chances of them meeting are high.”

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Director of the Center for Japan Studies at the Sejong Institute
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“Though there could be pressures on Seoul's relations with Beijing and Moscow, it is the right path for Korea to enhance ties with NATO. Plus, Korea is already a partner country of NATO, while warplanes of China and Russia have already been entering Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ) without notice. Against this backdrop, there would be no tangible advantages in keeping ambiguity.”

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Research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies
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“Our trilateral cooperation is essential for responding to challenges posed by North Korea. North Korea's relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons will only end up strengthening our deterrence. This will ultimately run counter to Pyongyang's own interests.”

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South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs
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“The door for dialogue is open. If North Korea embarks on substantial denuclearisation, we will prepare an audacious plan to improve North Korea's economy and the quality of life for North Korean people in cooperation with the international community.”

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President of South Korea
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“President Biden and I agreed that the sophistication of North Korea's military capabilities, such as missiles and its nuclear program, has posed grave concerns to the security of our two countries. In response, President Biden reemphasized his commitment to the U.S. government's extended deterrence commitment to South Korea. In detail, we agreed to begin discussions on expanding our joint military exercises, which are key to our combined defense capability, and to coordinate with each other on deploying U.S. strategic assets and additional measures. In order to prepare ourselves for a possible nuclear attack from North Korea, there have been discussions that our two countries' combined military exercise should be carried out in various ways.”

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President of South Korea
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“President Biden's visit to Pyeongtaek Campus [Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus] not only manifests the significance of semiconductors in economic and national security but also gives an opportunity to recall the meaning of the Korea-U.S. global comprehensive alliance through semiconductors. I ask President Biden to provide various incentives for Korean semiconductor companies' investment toward the U.S. and pay greater attention to U.S. equipment and designing companies' investments in Korea. And I hope today's visit will result in upgrading Korea-U.S. relations to become an economic security alliance which is based on advanced technologies and supply chain partnerships.".”

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President of South Korea
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“It didn't matter which administration was in power, whether it was the left or whether it was the right. Yoon [Yoon Suk-yeol] went after corruption in the system. He has a track record of pursuing justice, no matter what the political cost may be. And in a society that is seen to be largely unfair, where there's deep divisions between the rich and the poor, and where many ordinary people feel as if equal opportunity is not guaranteed, there's hope that he will bring justice to South Korea.”

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Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of California Irvine in the United States
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“Given that the Yoon administration is seeking to strengthen its alliance with the United States or bolster trilateral cooperation among Korea, the U.S. and Japan as the priority of its foreign policy direction, which is drastically different from the Moon Jae-in government's balanced diplomacy, the Chinese government wants the new Korean government to at least maintain its existing stance. The Wang [Wang Qishan] dispatch and his remarks reflect the Chinese government's concerns that the new Korean government may turn away from the balanced diplomacy and support the U.S.' anti-China alliance.”

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Research fellow at the Sejong Institute
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“If North Korea genuinely embarks on a process to complete denuclearization, we are prepared to work with the international community to present an audacious plan that will vastly strengthen North Korea's economy and improve the quality of life for its people.”

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President of South Korea
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“There's no reason to avoid meeting [Kim Jong-un]. However, if we are not be able to show any results, or results are just for show and does not have actual results in denuclearisation… it's not going to help the relationship between the two Koreas progress.”

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South Korea President-elect
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“The two countries agreed that the cooperative relationship should be closely maintained and strengthened as neighboring countries that share the values of liberal democracy, market economy and shared future tasks. Bilateral efforts are required to resolve key issues between South Korea and Japan, so I suggested that the South Korean and Japanese governments make diplomatic efforts to live up to public expectations by taking advantage of new momentum (from the inauguration of a new South Korean government).”

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South Korean Vice National Assembly Speaker
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“President Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently exchanged letters and reminisced about the past five years (of Moon's tenure). They shared the common view that efforts should continue for peace on the Korean peninsula and exchanged cordial greetings for the people of the South and the North. We expect the letters, which will be the last one between Moon and Kim, will serve as a stepping stone for inter-Korean relations.”

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South Korean presidential spokesperson
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“There has been a common understanding between me and Kim [Sung Kim] that South Korea can secure greater room in addressing North Korea's denuclearization or other issues when the relations between Seoul and Washington become stronger.”

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South Korea Unification Minister nominee
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“North Korea's denuclearization is the only path toward the normalization of inter-Korean relations. One of the biggest stumbling blocks to inter-Korean ties is the nuclear issue. Now that inter-Korean dialogue has discontinued and North Korea has been revving up its missile provocations, I am agonizing over how to create momentum for inter-Korean dialogue.”

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South Korea Unification Minister nominee
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“It seems that Yoon [Yoon Suk-yeol] is carrying out what he said during the presidential campaign - rebuilding the South Korea-U.S. alliance. There is no doubt that we should have the alliance as the basis of our diplomacy, but it is also true that we cannot rule out China given the intertwined relationship with North Korea and other neighboring countries. The current situation forces South Korea to choose a side between the U.S. and China, but we also have to think about risks associated with uncertainty surrounding the U.S. side.”

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Professor of North Korean studies at Ewha Womans University
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“It is obvious fact that the South Korea-U.S. alliance is the main pillar of Seoul's diplomacy, national security and economic policies. However, it is uncertain whether the Yoon administration [Yoon Suk-yeol] is pursuing policies leaning toward the U.S. after considering the costs of such policies. It seems that Yoon is engaging with the U.S. without contingency plans for North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and the side effects of joining the U.S. bandwagon. Regarding the Korean delegation to the U.S., Yoon has revealed his hand too quickly and even if he decides to send delegations to China, he needs to be more prudent about the consequences.”

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Director of the U.S-China Policy Institute at Ajou University
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“Despite the thorny issues, if the president wants to get bilateral ties back on track, he should make a political decision, which will inevitably draw backlash from opponents. In that respect, a new government does not guarantee better relations. Although there are several pending bilateral issues, if the president or the government shows a willingness to improve ties with Japan, I believe there is a window of opportunity for rapprochement.”

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Professor of Japanese studies at Kookmin University
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“While Korea and Japan have shown hugely different views on thorny bilateral issues, their current ties are also at the lowest point. Under the circumstances, an immediate and dramatic shift in Korea-Japan ties is not likely even though the two heads of state want to improve them. If such bilateral history-related issues occur frequently, domestic sentiment toward Japan could worsen, which will make it more difficult for the new president [Yoon Suk-yeol] to mend fences with Japan. The current government [led by Moon Jae-in] took political advantage of the anti-Japan sentiment, so it would be a task for the new administration to mobilize all of its diplomatic abilities to advance relations with Japan, while swaying domestic opinion regarding the need to improve them.”

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Researcher at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies
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“Frankly, there are not many options left for the President-elect, President Moon and even the U.S. but to turn to a hawkish stance. Since the North announced its intention to stick to its own nuclear development plan earlier this year, it did not hesitate in ending the moratorium, meaning the regime will likely pursue its goal of producing various nuclear weapons regardless of outside pressure. The only way that looks effective is joining other countries to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea, but this also relates to the North's relations with China.”

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Professor of North Korean studies at Ewha Womans University
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“I will try to help shift the focus of our economy from government-led growth to private sector-led growth to help the free-market economy work better. The government is focused on establishing infrastructure so that companies - regardless of their size - will spearhead the creation of jobs and make investments, which will eventually help the nation grow.”

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South Korea President-elect
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“During the honeymoon period, the public leans toward the new President to make the country better. If the President seems his hands are tied because of the opposition party during this period, people will see the President as a victim, and the public's sentiment will become negative toward the opposition party. With the local elections taking place in just two months, this may discourage the DPK [Democratic Party of Korea] from stymieing all of Yoon's pledges [Yoon Suk-yeol].”

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Political science professor at Myongji University
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“I will respond decisively to the illegal and unreasonable behaviors of North Korea based on principles, while always keeping the door for inter-Korean dialogue open. I will rebuild the ROK-U.S. alliance and strengthen the comprehensive strategic alliance, while sharing the core values of liberal democracy, a market economy and human rights. I will develop bilateral relations of mutual respect between Korea and China and create a future-oriented Korea-Japan relationship.”

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South Korea President-elect
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