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S. Koreans Grow Wary of Unification

S. Koreans Grow Wary of Unification

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are less supportive of unification with North Korea than last year, a survey showed Tuesday, amid the protracted impasse in inter-Korean relations and denuclearization negotiations. According to the survey of 1,200 adults commissioned by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University, 53 [...]

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

Fewer S. Koreans See Need for Unification with N. Korea than 2 Years Ago

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Koreans view the need for inter-Korean unification negatively than two years ago, while showing an increasing tendency to treat North Korea as a country to cooperate with, a survey conducted by a state-run think tank showed Wednesday. According to the 2018 survey by the Korea Institute for [...]

70 pct. of S. Koreans Expect Kim Busan Trip to be Positive for Nuclear Talks, Cross-border Ties

70 pct. of S. Koreans Expect Kim Busan Trip to be Positive for Nuclear Talks, Cross-border Ties

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – About 70 percent of South Koreans think that a trip to the South by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit with Southeast Asian leaders would have a positive impact on denuclearization talks and inter-Korean relations, a survey showed Thursday. On Tuesday, the country’s spy agency raised the [...]

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the utility and value of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea are being re-examined, there is a difference in the perception of Koreans and foreigners looking at the iconic divide. According to a survey of 800 people, including 500 South Koreans, 150 Chinese and [...]