Kim Dae Jung
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Kim Dae Jung
So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then…
So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is…
There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been…
So such an American troops presence in Korea in the South and Japan, total some 100,000 should stay there forever, even after unification of Korean…
Well, that is very imperative to let North Korea open door to outside.
You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany.
If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.
So for mutual interest, I do want American presence in this region.
I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy.
American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.
So moderate is insisting that North Korea should open door to outside.
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don’t want to see an immediate collapse of…
And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars…
To realize peace on the Korean peninsula, and to develop exchange, cooperation between both Koreas, they are the, you know, immediate target of our government.
So in Asia I want to make – I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then…
Unification is not our present goal. That is a future program.
Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing.
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