July 18, 2014

Korea Can't Follow German Unification Model

Yong Kwon, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

The long-delayed Unification Preparatory Committee has finally started work this week. Inaugurated in February, the actual launching of the committee had been postponed by domestic events including the sinking of the ferry Sewol and the controversy over the cabinet nominations. The committee was formed as a means for the Blue House to follow up on President Park’s statement during her New Year’s speech that unification would be “a jackpot” for Korea. More substantively, the committee will examine policy measures that would fulfill the administration’s North Korea policy agendas for “humanity, co-prosperity, and integration,” which President Park highlighted as the foundations for Korean unification during her state visit to Germany in March of this...

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