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The trickle of news reports on US President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Seoul continues.  JoongAng Ilbo has a nice summary of the Obama-Lee meeting with includes a KCNA-esque run down of the members of President Obama’s travel party.    JoongAng Ilbo also includes a preview of the Bosworth-DPRK meeting, announced during President Obama’s Seoul sojourn.  Chosun Ilbo has a pair of follow-up reports about Obama’s trip, both of which related to PRC-ROK relations.  One finds China asserting its regional influence, particularly in being forward-leaning on the Six Party-Talks.  The other report is an account of a lecture by a South Korean expert who is asserting that Chinese policymakers are concerned with stability in the DPRK.


This article was written on 20 Nov 2009, and is filled under DPRK External Relations, DPRK-China Relations, DPRK-US Relations, Inter-Korean Relations, Six Party Talks.

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