The Hanoi summit was not the breakthrough in the peace process that South Korea had hoped to see. The talks with North Korea have stalled in an environment of increasing tension between the U.S. and China, placing South Korea in a challenging position as Moon Jae-in struggles to break the stalemate between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Join us for a public seminar with Dr. Seong-hyon Lee, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute, as he discusses South Korea’s assessment of China’s position on the negotiations and how U.S.-China great power competition will impact Moon’s denuclearization/unification agenda. How do South Korea and China’s positions agree – and diverge – regarding the future of the Korean Peninsula? And how has the straining of economic ties after the THAAD deployment affected South Korea’s relations with China?
Join us for a lunch seminar discussing South Korea’s assessment of China’s position on the negotiations and how U.S.-China great power competition will impact Moon’s denuclearization/unification agenda.
Seong-hyon Lee, Ph.D., Director, Center for Chinese Studies at The Sejong Institute, Seoul
Seong-hyon Lee, Ph.D., is Director, Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute in Seoul. He is a graduate of Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University. He has given lectures at universities and conferences worldwide and is the author of numerous books, policy briefs, and articles on the national security and foreign policy of China, North Korea, and East Asia.
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