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John McCain
There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul, and we can't take them all out before [they launch an attack].feedback
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Apr 21 2017
Multiple people spoke about South Korea in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Park Geun-hye is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “It will take time, but I am sure that the truth will be known.”.
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All quotes about South Korea

Mike Pence

We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan. We are with you 100 per cent. While all options are on the table, President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China. We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region.feedback

Dean Cheng

China's approach to the peninsula is under the same strains that it's been under before. The difference is that, this time, the Americans appear to be applying more overt, real pressure. South Korea has been put on notice that future defense efforts will likely also incur costs.feedback

Mike Pence

We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan. While all options are on the table, President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China. We seek peace always as a country, as does Japan, but as you know and the United States knows, peace comes through strength and we will stand strongly with Japan and strongly with our allies for a peace and security in this region.feedback

Mike Pence

Under President Trump's leadership, the United States seeks stronger and more balanced bilateral trade relationships with every country, including Japan. We seek trade that is free. We seek trade that is fair. The United States' trade deficit with South Korea has more than doubled since Korus came into effect. That's the hard truth of it. And our businesses continue to face too many barriers to entry, which tilts the playing field against American workers and American growth.feedback

Mike Pence

The era of strategic patience is over and while all options are on the table, President [Donald] Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region and with China to achieve a peaceable resolution and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan. We are with you 100%.feedback

Mike Pence

Under President Trump, the United States will continue to work with Japan and with all our allies in the region, including South Korea, to confront the most ominous threat posed in this region of the world, the regime in North Korea. Let me be clear, our commitment is unwavering and our resolve could not be stronger. We are with you 100 percent.feedback

Mike Pence

On behalf of President Trump, my message to South Korea is this - we are with you 100 percent.feedback

Mike Pence

The people of North Korea, the military of North Korea should not mistake the resolve of the United States of America to stand with our allies. The era of strategic patience is over. All options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea.feedback

Mike Pence

Just in the past two weeks, the world has witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of armed forces of the United States in this region. We are with you 100 percent. Even in these troubled times, we stand with you for a free and secure future. The U.S. stands shoulder to shoulder with the Republic of Korea. We will continue to closely consult with South Korea and your leadership as we make decisions moving forward.feedback

Kim Yoo-hwan

I heard Trump is a hardliner but would he take actions that would put South Korea in danger? If the U.S. attacks North Korea, the North will hit South Korea in return, and then we're in a war situation. So I don't think Trump would start a war that easily.feedback

Mike Pence

Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region. There was a period of strategic patience but the era of strategic patience is over. The United States is troubled by China's economic retaliation against South Korea for taking appropriate steps to defend itself. But as the president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. We will defeat any attack and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response. [A]ll options are on the table.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We'll closely cooperate with the U.S. and South Korea to change (North Korea's) attitude, and encourage China to play a greater role.feedback

John McCain

This could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency. They can stop this if they want to because of their control over the North Korean economy. There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul and we can't take them all out before – I mean, this is a very serious. This may be the first test of this presidency. But China can shut them down. Whether they are currency manipulators or not, we should expect them to act to prevent what could be a cataclysmic event.feedback

Mike Pence

The alliance between the United States Forces Korea and the forces of the Republic of Korea is historic. It is a testament to the unshakeable bond between our people. This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear, inspires the nation and inspires the world.feedback

Mike Pence

Let me assure you under President (Donald) Trump's leadership, our resolve has never been stronger. Our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world. Let me assure you that under President Trump's leadership our resolve has never been stronger, our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger and with your help and God's help freedom will ever prevail on this peninsula.feedback

Peter D. Feaver

What the administration needs to do is to sketch out an Asia framework.feedback

Peter D. Feaver

All of that seems to be playing defence. He's going to want to be playing offence.feedback

Mike Pence

This morning's provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in defence of the freedom of the people of South Korea, and the defence of America in this part of the world. Your willingness to step forward to serve, to stand firm without fear inspires our nation and inspires the world. I spoke to him on the way over and he asked me to be here and he told me in no uncertain terms to make sure I told all of you we're proud of you and we're grateful for your service to the United States of America on this frontier of freedom that is South Korea.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

The United States and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for tat, with swords drawn and bows bent. We urge all parties to refrain from inflammatory or threatening statements or deeds to prevent irreversible damage to the situation on the Korean Peninsula.feedback

Mike Pence

Let me assure you that under President Trump's leadership our resolve has never been stronger, our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger and with your help and God's help freedom will ever prevail on this peninsula. This morning's provocation from the North is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day in the defence of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defence of America in this part of the world.feedback

Mark Seddon

After Kim Jong-un’s failed missile test and the US president’s cosying up to China, this is the west’s chance to reset negotiations for a nuclear-free South China Sea. The world can afford a sigh of relief after news that North Korea’s latest attempt to launch a long-range missile has once again led to embarrassing failure. With Mike Pence, the US vice-president, in Seoul, could this be a moment for some realpolitik from the United States?feedback

Cristina Varriale

The development of an ICBM would be particularly concerning for South Korea and Japan, because once the US know they can be targeted at home that may change their calculus as to whether they are prepared to help defend those countries if they are attacked by North Korea.feedback

Kwon Soon-yong

We are in a situation where the South and North are confronting each other all the time ... I served in the military a long time ago, but I am always tense. But our ultimate hope is that all these issues are resolved and the peninsula becomes unified by all means.feedback

Hong Dong-wan

I believe we have to strongly respond to North Korea's provocation. I think South Koreans do not seriously think about these kinds of provocations. We are in a state of crisis, but I believe that we have to act resolutely so that North Korea doesn't provoke again.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and, in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant UN (United Nations) Security Council resolutions, we will take all necessary steps to protect our people's lives and assets.feedback

Yu Jeom-soon

North Korea makes threats, but they will not do it. No way.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

The government has great interest in North Korea's nuclear and missile moves and is collecting and analysing information. I will refrain from commenting on individual specific content or situations. At present, we are in close contact with the United States and South Korea and in addition to urging (the North) to refrain from provocative actions and observe relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.feedback

Andrei Lankov

Usually, the farther one is from Korea, the more one expects there to be war.feedback

Kim Jong-un

Unfortunately, it's not a new surprise for us. He continues to develop this program, he continues to launch missiles into the Sea of Japan. With the regime it's not a matter of if – it's when. We are well prepared to counter that. Withdrawing from the TPP shouldn't be seen as a retreat from the region. On the contrary, our economic presence in the region is enduring.feedback

Jessica Mathews - Mathews

There are a hundred thousand Americans in Seoul, not to mention ten million South Koreans.feedback

Jessica Mathews - Mathews

My understanding is that we cannot protect Seoul, at least for the first twenty-four hours of a war, and maybe for the first forty-eight.feedback

Thomas McInerney

There's a difference between 'protecting' Seoul and [limiting] the amount of damage Seoul may take. A lot of people are going to die, Jessica. But you still prevail.feedback

John Pomfret

East Germany is the parallel some Chinese use when asked why China won't squeeze Pyongyang: The Soviet Union collapsed when the Berlin Wall fell. If the no man's land separating North and South Korea were breached, could the same thing happen to Beijing?feedback

John Park

The back up date may be April 25, the foundation day of guerrilla forces launched by KIS, which became the Korean People's Army. If Kim conducts a sixth nuclear test, the likely response from the core countries – U.S., China, South Korea, Japan – would be more sanctions and yet another U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the DPRK. A military capability in the USS Carl Vinson carrier group that wasn't fully operational/effective in the early 2000s would come front and center.feedback

Yun Byung

U.S. officials, mindful of such concerns here, repeatedly reaffirmed that (the U.S.) will closely discuss with South Korea its North Korea-related measures. In fact, the U.S. is working to reassure us that it will not, just in case that we might hold such concerns.feedback

Matthew Graham - Mortgage News Daily

Bond markets (which drive mortgage rates) benefited from investors seeking safe haven after headlines broke regarding North Korea's nuclear threats against South Korea and the U.S. Other geopolitical considerations regarding Russia's potential involvement with Syrian gas attacks and the French election added to the bond market gains.feedback

Tony Popovic

We maybe started holding onto the ball too long instead of really trying to penetrate.feedback

Tony Popovic

In the end, the fighting spirit was fantastic. You know, they kept fighting to the end. We scored two wonderful goals but gave away three very poor goals. I think it's showing, [they're development is] clearly accelerating. Jonathan I thought was very good tonight… I thought Lachie fought hard, he battled hard and, you know, the kid was cramping in the last 10 minutes and he scored a wonderful goal. It's a fantastic striker's goal and had we not lost tonight, I'm sure you'd be speaking a lot more about the two wonderful goals we scored.feedback

Andrew Gilholm - Control Risks

Beijing is likely to keep the pressure on until the new government is set up in Seoul and has made its position (on THAAD) clear.feedback

Tony Popovic

The players are very confident. They're physically in great shape and they know they're playing well. Now they're getting rewarded for their good performances. We'll be looking to try and continue on in this competition and we know [this] is an important game. We have to start with the right intensity and the right intent to put them on the back foot. Anything less than what we did in Seoul won't be enough.feedback

Shinzo Abe

I told President Trump that we highly praise the strong US commitment to the peace and security of its allies and the world. On North Korea….We completely agreed that unity between Japan, South Korea and the US is very important.feedback

James Stavridis

I don't think that [deploying nuclear weapons] is a good idea. I think that it will only inflame the view from Pyongyang. I don't see any upside to it because the idea that we would use a nuclear weapon even against North Korea is highly unlikely. Decapitation is always a tempting strategy when you're faced with a highly unpredictable and highly dangerous leader. The question you have to ask yourself, is what happens the day after you decapitate? I think that in North Korea, it's an enormous unknown. Some combination of special forces with South Korea and cyber. It is absolutely appropriate.feedback

Yang Moo-Jin

There were instances in the past when South Korea used sports, along with humanitarian programs like the temporary meetings between war-separated relatives, to create a friendlier atmosphere for inter-Korean relations. But this is no longer happening.feedback

Cheong Seong-chang

Then, next month when a new (South Korean) government gets under way, North Korea is expected to try to turn the situation around into a phase of appeasement and, use its moratorium of nuclear and ballistic missile tests to find middle ground with South Korea and the United States.feedback

Victor Cha

Kim Jong-un has shown no interest in dialogue with any partners, including China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the United States – in the US case, despite numerous attempts by the previous administration to establish contact.feedback

Michael Hayden

Frankly, we did that. President Obama did that with the deployment of THAAD. We planted this high-end air defense system in South Korea that has obvious implications for the Chinese because the radar fans go all the way through Manchuria. There are things like that, actions we could take that are logical and useful to defend against this particular kind of threat that we should not forgo merely because it would upset the Chinese.feedback

Kim Aram

Governments in South Korea have been very indifferent to them. Now, it's important to let the people know about the truth of this story because it's completely unknown to them.feedback

John Hall

Those killed and injured included Londoners, but also people from the United States of America, from Romania, France, South Korea, Italy, China, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Poland and Ireland. We weep for the violence, for the hatred, for the loss of life, for all that divides and spoils our world. It was not meant to be like this. It should not be like this. Violence and hatred are not the answer.feedback

Greg Brooks-English

I pray to God that it doesn't come to that. South Korea has given me everything. It has given me my wife, my son, my money, my job. I love South Korea.feedback

Jung Mi-hong

She has offered to sacrifice herself to protect the constitutionalism of the Republic of Korea and a free democracy.feedback

Corinne Bailey Rae

I play in Asia all the time … I go to South Korea a lot, I'm going to Japan after this. I've been to Singapore before. I love it here, I very much enjoy spending time in Asia. The jazz scene in Asia is really exciting. For me, the main thing is that it attracts so many young people. It's going to be really exciting to see lots of new talent.feedback

Josh Rogin

The Chinese are squeezing South Korea for deploying U.S. missile defense, and it's a test for Trump as well.feedback

Sadiq Khan

What we don't want to happen is businesses leaving London and leaving Europe and going to New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, or even Seoul. And so, I'm keen to keep the businesses we have. London is open. It's not simply open to business and talent, and to trade, it's also state of mind. It's open-minded, outward-looking.feedback

Kim Kyung-soo

I think Park would stay in a better facility. And she will use a bigger cell than those of others. It will be difficult for (Park's side) to insist they need an outsider to come in and do her hair.feedback

Kim Kyung-soo

I think Park would stay in a better facility. Getting your hair permed or done by someone from outside the facility is against equality among inmates. It will be difficult for (Park's side) to insist they need an outsider to come in and do her hair. She is 65 and a woman, so in that regard she will be taken care of, but in the meantime she will be going through thorough investigations while being in there despite her age and status as a former president.feedback

Sean Spicer

It's the purpose of this meeting, of that kind of a meeting, to help defuse tensions over North Korea and the recent deployment of a THAAD military battery to South Korea.feedback

Paul Dorfman

Toshiba has fallen on its sword and this has significant consequences for the UK's plans for new nuclear. Kepco of South Korea may come and buy into NuGen [the consortium behind the UK's Moorside plant]. But you can't necessarily sell off the bad bits of a nuclear corporation and keep the good bits.feedback

Lee Jae-jung

While looking at the salvaging works and the Sewol surfacing for the first time in 1,073 days, which was conducted swiftly after Park's ouster, many people have resentments and questions on the incompetent, irresponsible government.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

We just got over one hump ... we are trying hard to stay calm.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

We just want one thing _ for the ship to be pulled up so that we can take our children home.feedback

Lee Geum-hee

I shouted in joy when we heard that the ship surfaced at dawn. I thought we finally can find the missing nine. But when I actually saw the ship coming up, I was devastated. All this time my poor child was in that cold, dirty place. It was heart wrenching.feedback

Max Baucus

If the Peninsula becomes unstable and (North Korean leader) Kim Jong-un goes, South Korea will take control and become another country on China's doorstep under U.S. influence. China wants to maintain the status quo for as long they can, until they're forced not to. That's the opportunity that we, the U.S., have, to show that they cannot maintain that status quo much longer. Only the U.S. can lead here. South Korea can't figure out a solution – they're too small – and Japan's not in a good position. China doesn't want to, so it's up to us.feedback

Ulrich Spiesshofer - ABB

Taxing robotics is as intelligent as taxing software. They are both productivity tools. You should not tax the tools, you should tax the outcome that's coming. If you look at economies with the lowest unemployment rates in the world and correlate it with robotics: Germany, Japan, South Korea have the highest robotics rates with more than 300 robots per 10,000 workers, and they have the lowest unemployment rates. So robotization and automation, wealth and prosperity go hand-in-hand. It drives competitiveness, it drives productivity and it creates jobs.feedback

Paul Haenle

China's first priority to date has not been denuclearisation, but rather stability. China wants to maintain its buffer between US-allied South Korea and its own border, so it is willing to tolerate North Korea provocations and even the advancement of its nuclear programme. The US is increasingly unwilling to tolerate a more dangerous, capable and threatening North Korea. The US views China's ability to put stronger pressure on North Korea as one of the only ways to get Kim Jong-un back to the negotiating table for talks on denuclearisation.feedback

Jon Wolfsthal

It is a departure. Anything the United States does that looks like military-first or combative or dangerous is going to add momentum to the left in South Korea. And to the extent we want an ally in South Korea that is willing to work with us, that could have a balanced and effective approach toward the North, I think Tillerson's remarks are counterproductive.feedback

Kim Ki-jung

The basic assumption is that we are going to maintain the success of our bilateral alliance. We are going to keep it ... as long as we admit that South Korea is not the 51st state of the United States. We are an independent country, we have our own national interest, and we should have our own foreign policy strategy.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons programme to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table. We believe these actions are unnecessary and troubling. We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone. So we hope China will alter its position on punishing South Korea. We hope they will work with us to eliminate the reason THAAD is required.feedback

Rajiv Biswas - IHS Economics & Country Risk

South Korean multinationals may decide to diversify their manufacturing supply chain and also production facilities to other Asian locations, in order to reduce their vulnerability to future Chinese economic measures. In Vietnam, South Korea has invested heavily in establishing electronics production facilities, and that trend is likely to accelerate following the recent Chinese economic measures against the country.feedback

Anna Fifield

China has instead put the ball in the U.S., with the foreign minister suggesting a deal whereby North Korea agrees to stop testing missiles and the United States and South Korea stop joint military exercises.feedback

Chung Min Lee

Chung Min Lee is a contributing columnist for Global Opinions and a professor of international relations at the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Trilateral cooperation is critical as we address the issue of North Korea.feedback

Tim Parker - Samsonite

What I can say is that the proportion of our products manufactured in Europe, in fact, is going up, which is an indication that I think we can successfully manufacture luggage in what have been traditionally higher-cost countries. (South) Korea continues to be a challenge ... I think it will be slightly more difficult market in the next few months, but we're working our way through it.feedback

Trinh Nguyen - Natixis

China will continue to be an important market for South Korea. That said, dependency comes at a great cost.feedback

Tony Popovic

We expected FC Seoul to fight and they did. They got the back in the game, but after all, we're delighted to get three points away from home.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

After much consideration, I reached a conclusion that I cannot put off or neglect the management of the current national crises and of state affairs. And I judged that it is not appropriate that I run in the presidential election, for the sake of state stabilisation and fair management of the presidential vote.feedback

Brendan Hamill

He's a top-class player – in fact when I moved to Korea in 2012, he was one of three players I was told were particularly highly regarded, one of the others being Sasa Ognenovski. Damjanovic has been at Seoul for a long time and he's really seen as a god by the fans there, they love him. His statistics tell you why because he's a prolific goalscorer.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out.feedback

Andrei Lankov

I believe Tillerson wants to achieve a greater unity of the US allies in front of the North Korean nuclear programme which is advancing faster than anybody has ever expected. In Seoul and Tokyo he wants to gain support for more pressure, and perhaps he even hopes to get something from the Chinese, to persuade them that pressing North Korea hard is in China's long-term interests. However, these efforts are not going to bear any significant results: sanctions do not have any noticeable impact on North Korea.feedback

Mark Toner

In addition to Thaad these [drones] are defensive measures that are a response to what we – and by 'we' I mean South Korea, the United States and Japan – view as a real and credible threat to our security.feedback

Kim Jong-un

It is a final aim sought by the United States to store up the international repugnancy towards the DPRK. So the U.S. and South Korea were starting the political chicanery to bring down the social system in DPRK.feedback

Lee Jung-mi

President Park impaired the spirit of democracy and the rule of law.feedback

Yang Jun-seok

Moon has gone on record saying he's going to put friendlier relations with the North as a higher priority. He's gone as far saying he will visit China first in order to discuss North Korea strategies. We (South Korea) haven't tried a softer approach since Kim Jong-un came to power.feedback

Youn Kwansuk

Former President Park will now be investigated by prosecutors as a civilian and as a criminal suspect. So it's very regrettable that former President Park decided to waste her last opportunity to come before the nation and show responsibility.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We can't deny that the ruler of the North Korean people is Kim Jong-un. We have no choice but to recognise Kim Jong-un as a counterpart, whether we put pressure and impose sanctions on North Korea or hold dialogue.feedback

Kim Yong-Deok

We are in a very serious situation where we must elect the next president by May the 9th at the latest. It is concerning that the conflict we've seen might now be aggravated due to the election or that the election atmosphere might get overheated.feedback

Ji Sang-wook

Park Geun-hye became the president because she benefited from her father's popularity, people were reminiscing about the economic growth of that time. I would like to call this the end of the Park Chung-hee era or fantasy. Now people can open their mind to a new era. I think South Korea has become a real democratic society through this process.feedback

Lee Ha-na

It's not good that she's still in the Blue House. I want her dragged out because that's what right.feedback

Cho Cheol-hwan

My heart is broken. There are so many parts of this that I can't accept. Park Geun-hye did something wrong, but her wrongdoing is not serious enough to be impeached. If your kid makes a mistake, you teach them what is right.feedback

Shin Tae-soo

Unemployed civilian Park Geun-hye is illegally occupying the Blue House. Park Geun-hye must immediately move out. The place she belongs is prison.feedback

Yang Mi Hye-ja

I used to like Park Geun-hye, but I think I was mistaken. Young people know what's happening now, but we old people were living in the past.feedback

Park Jin-gyo

Without reform, we will just have a different leader with a different face, not a different system. We have to use this momentum and change the system.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We still have a long way to go. We have to make this a country of justice, of common sense through regime change. We all have to work together for a complete victory.feedback

Jeffrey Lewis

I don't think that the Chinese and U.S. have, historically, experienced the kind of tit-for-tat modernization that we saw during the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The Chinese more or less modernized for their own reasons and according to their own ideas. I don't see the deployment of Thaad in South Korea as a significant improvement in the ability of the U.S. to monitor Chinese missile tests.feedback

Lee Jung-mi

The benefits of protecting the constitution that can be earned by dismissing the defendant are overwhelmingly big. Hereupon, in a unanimous decision by the court panel, we issue a verdict: We dismiss the defendant, President Park Geun-hye.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

We made an agreement with the Republic of Korea that this was a capability that they needed ... This is something that is needed militarily. That agreement was reached and we remain committed to delivering on it.feedback

Geng Shuang

We are all very clear that the crux of the problem between China and South Korea is that South Korea is ignoring China's concerns and is deploying the THAAD antimissile system with the United States.feedback

Kim Kyoung

Today is just the beginning. South Korea developed very quickly, but now we have an opportunity to move slowly and help our democracy mature.feedback

Geng Shuang

We once again urge South Korea to focus on the interests of the Chinese and Korean people.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

To stop internal conflicts from intensifying, we should manage the social order and keep a stable government so that national anxiety and the international community's concern can be settled.feedback

Julia Macfarlane - BBC

When the kids interrupt you in the middle of live TV...A lovely moment and masterfully handled by our guest this morning on South Korea.feedback

Lim Jie-Hyun

The nostalgia for Park Chung-hee's developmental dictatorship, which has existed as a sort of myth since the '60s, has been shattered along with Park Geun-hye's impeachment. When people voted for Park Geun-hye, they didn't do so because of her.feedback

Yoon Tae-Ryong

If Park accepts the ruling and soothes those who opposed her impeachment, things will be quiet. But looking at what she's done so far, I think that might be wishful thinking.feedback

Kim Seon-taek

It was a such an obvious case that there was no room for the court to rule other than impeaching the president. Through the 'Choi-gate' investigation, we found serious violations of laws and evidence of meddling with law and order of the nation by both Choi Soon-sil and Park Geun-hye.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We need a national cleanup. We need to liquidate the old system and build a new South Korea. Only then can we complete the revolution started by the people who rallied with candlelight.feedback

Liu Yuanyuan

Peace is most important. Countries should not threaten one another. I had a lot of hope for the future of China and South Korea. Now I worry South Korea is changing.feedback

Nikki Haley

Tell me why we wouldn't do the THAAD in light of 24 ballistic missiles, in light of two nuclear tests, knowing that we're going to protect our allies. We're not going to leave South Korea standing there with the threat of North Korea facing them and not help. The reason for THAAD is because of the actions of North Korea.feedback

Jonathan Pollack - The Brookings Institution

The question is whether China having expressed their grievances will be prepared to let this pass or will let it erode their relationship with South Korea and a meaningful capacity for cooperation with the United States on North Korea.feedback

Hong Ik-pyo

They say this is only to defend us from North Korea, but everyone knows this is part of the American missile defense plan. China sees the Thaad deployment in South Korea the way the Americans saw the in the 1960s.feedback

Mark Toner

We've been very clear that a decision to deploy THAAD is as a defensive measure, in order to protect not only South Korea, but also our military who is stationed in South Korea.feedback

Geng Shuang

China firmly opposes the United States and (South Korea) in deploying the THAAD anti-missile system in the (South Korea). We will surely take necessary measures to safeguard our own security interests. The United States and the (South Korea) will bear all the consequence arising therefrom. We, once again, strongly urge relevant parties to stop the deployment process and not to go any further down the wrong path.feedback

Geng Shuang

China firmly opposes the deployment of THAAD. We will definitely be taking necessary measures to safeguard our own security interest. All consequences entailed from that will be borne by the U.S. and (South Korea). We once again strongly urge the relevant sides to stop the process of deployment and refrain from going further down that wrong path.feedback

Cui Zhiying

The U.S. and South Korea are not dealing with the the THAAD issue very well because they have not fully considered China's security concerns. All parties should cooperate on this issue, instead of U.S. and South Korea getting together to suppress China.feedback

Harry B. Harris Jr.

Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterday's launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy Thaad to South Korea. We will resolutely honor our alliance commitments to South Korea and stand ready to defend ourselves, the American homeland and our allies.feedback

Sean Spicer

The launches are consistent with North Korea's long history of provocative behavior. The United States stand with our allies in the face of this very serious threat. The Trump administration is taking steps to enhance our ability to defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles, such as through the deployment of a THAAD battery to South Korea.feedback

Jamie Maclaren

It's been a long week. I played 90 minutes as well in the week [in South Korea] and they are managing me but for me it's just good to get back on track with two goals and three points.feedback

Yoon Young-Kwan

The presence of U.S. troops in South Korea plays an essential stabilizer role in strengthening the security of the region especially when Northeast Asia has no effective mechanism for multilateral security cooperation like (the) OSCE in Europe.feedback

Hong Kwon-heui

After much deliberation the acting president has decided that it would be best for the country's stability to not extend the special investigation and for the prosecutors to take over.feedback

Majid Ezzati

(The U.S.) are almost the opposite of South Korea. (Society in the U.S. is) very unequal to an extent the whole national performance is affected – it is the only country without universal health insurance. Places that perform well do so by investing in their health system and making sure it reaches everyone.feedback

Saswato Das - ABB Group

On February 9 we became aware of suspected financial irregularities in South Korea and we immediately launched an investigation. Given the size of the scheme, the investigation may expand to third parties inside and outside of ABB in South Korea.feedback

Evan Medeiros

What I worry about is we could enter into a period in which there is South Korea-U.S. friction over North Korea, U.S.-China friction and then China-South Korea friction. That's exactly what North Korea would want. That scenario gives them the maximum negotiating space and the maximum ability to play everybody off one another.feedback

Siemon Wezeman

With no regional arms control instruments in place, states in Asia continue to expand their arsenals. While China is increasingly able to substitute arms imports with indigenous products, India remains dependent on weapons technology from many willing suppliers, including Russia, the USA, European states, Israel and South Korea.feedback

Douglas Feagin - Ant Financial Services Group

South Korea is an important market for Ant Financial in its global expansion, and we see many opportunities in the market for innovative services and growth in mobile payments.feedback

Jeong-ho Roh

From a legal perspective, he has, in the eyes of the prosecution, committed a crime, which is legally punishable. And he will be held accountable for this. This is the entire process we're seeing right now, that is the process of establishing the rule of law in (South) Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It is a Chinese-centric Asia nowadays. The exports of Taiwan, South Korea, to China are much more important than to the U.S. All the Asian countries for them, exports to China are the key, tourists from China are the key.feedback

Piers Harding-Rolls

Mobile gaming through app stores has completely transformed the scale and growth rate of the digital games market and is now the biggest platform category within the market by quite some margin. While a lot of mobile games growth is additive to the total market opportunity, it has also led to less growth in the PC games segment, as gamers transition their spending to smart devices. This is particularly true in markets such as South Korea and China where PC gaming was so dominant up until a few years ago.feedback

Melinda Gates

You don't make these donations forever. We are starting countries on a path. When you do the right thing for people in terms of health and agriculture and banking, you lift people out of poverty. South Korea used to be a recipient of aid from the world, and now they're a donor country to the world. So, we need to make these investments.feedback

Geng Shuang

The root cause of the (North Korean) nuclear missile issue is its differences with the U.S. and South Korea. Beijing "has been striving for a settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue by proactively engaging in mediation and promoting peace talks.feedback

Huang Tze-chung

We are very concerned with H5N6, not of the bird-to-human transmission, but that it will become like South Korea where they had to cull around 33 million birds within three months resulting in significant damage to their industry.feedback

Lee Eui-go

As a liberal he succeeded in a two-term governorship in a conservative region, which means his ability and sincerity are recognized by the opposition.feedback

Alec Baldwin

North and South Korea issued a joint communicate, calling for Adam Sandler's execution.feedback

Mike Tirico

Hopefully they invite me back for another. I'm just focused on South Korea.feedback

Lee Kyu-chul

There is no change to the position that a face-to-face questioning of the president is necessary but there has been no decision specifically on the schedule from this point on.feedback

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

Secretary Mattis was very effective in reassuring this important U.S. ally, and also strengthening deterrence against North Korea, without being unnecessarily provocative. This is a very positive outcome from his visit to South Korea.feedback

Tomomi Inada

The security situation in the Asia-Pacific is becoming increasingly severe. South Korea is an important neighbour. I want to link Secretary Mattis' visit to Japan and South Korea to the further deepening of defence cooperation among the three countries.feedback

Han Min-Koo

Faced with a current severe security situation, Secretary Mattis' visit to Korea…also communicates the strongest warning to North Korea.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are taking defensive steps like deploying the highly effective THAAD anti-missile unit to the Republic of Korea to protect its people and our troops that stand with our ally. America's commitments to defending our allies and to upholding our extended deterrence guarantee remain ironclad: any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming.feedback

Lee Il-houng

The increasing debt in South Korea after the last global financial crisis is, along with income imbalances, constraining our consumption. In this situation, growing debt without resolving structural problems can threaten financial stability. When people are trying to increase their savings because of worries over their future, and you lower interest rates, that effect on consumption is not going to be very visible.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

I will see to it that they are sentenced to the maximum, . You give that power to me back again, I will execute them... I'll hang them in one day, 20 of them - 20 a day. You sons of bitches, you policemen. You will suffer. I can maybe send your heads to South Korea.feedback

Alex Dryden - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In the ASEAN region, global trade is the lifeblood of these developing economies, with global exports amounting to 45% of GDP. Countries such as South Korea and Taiwan derive 38 percent and 55 percent of their GDP from exports, respectively, would be particularly hard hit.feedback

Park Hee-kil

U.S.-origin eggs are good, but I prefer to use Korean eggs because the Lunar New Year holiday is a Korean traditional holiday. Even if local eggs are more expensive, I would buy them.feedback

Ji Seon-U

Egg imports may be needed through the first half of this year.feedback

Lim Jae Boem - Pokemon Korea

We have waited very long and worked very hard to launch Pokemon Go in South Korea.feedback

Shin Seung-woo

Pokemon Go officially launched its service in South Korea today. The popularity has died down but I'm going to do it.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

Up until now, the tests were conducted once every three years. We believe the situation is becoming increasingly dangerous. Amid that threat, our country, in addition to the U.S., and South Korea – the alliance must work together to counter this.feedback

Hwang Kyo-Ahn

The relationship between South Korea and China was not made in a day. We have engaged in diverse cooperation since the beginning of our diplomatic ties.feedback

Karen McKeown

Because rats from ratteries are sold to and swapped among individuals, we are working with local health departments and the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) to determine if there are additional cases.feedback

Lee Kyu-chul

We will consider necessary measures and continue with the investigation without wavering.feedback

Lee Kyu-chul

I cannot comment specifically on the timing of a face-to-face investigation of the president, but I believe it will need to happen by no later than early February. The president has said she would submit to face-to-face questioning, but if she refuses to comply there is no realistic way to force it.feedback

Joo Hyung-hwan

We plan to present the relation between China's actions that have been pointed out by our companies and the THAAD deployment during a meeting on Friday regarding the free trade agreement between South Korea and China.feedback

Narushige Michishita

(North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un said in his New Year speech that North Korea will finalize the process of developing an ICBM, so South Korea knows security cooperation with Japan and the United States is pretty important. But if they are to upgrade cooperation ... the political problem might affect a decision to go ahead, especially on the Korean side.feedback

Jim Rogers

I don't think many people, if any in Washington, understand what's happening [in Asia]. … They don't understand that Japan is in decline. They don't understand that North and South Korea will be merging soon. They don't understand the rise of China.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

The installation of the statute near the Japanese consulate in Busan will not have a positive impact on Japan-South Korea relations, and it is strongly regrettable as we believe it is a violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.feedback

Boseok Jin

If the coming 45 days are colder than normal in other years, there will definitely be an uptick in energy demand. Many people in Japan and South Korea use city gas for heating in their homes.feedback

Lee Kyung-jae

There was no collusion between my client, the president and An. There is no truth in saying the accused (Choi) was involved in collecting funds for foundations from conglomerates.feedback

Lee Kyung-jae

The accused has not sought one bit of financial gain for herself since the day the foundations were established.feedback

Terry Reilly - Futures International

We don't expect the [corn] demand to improve globally anytime over the short or medium term due to the bird flu outbreaks outside the United States. South Korea has already seen the blunt of it with more than a quarter of their bird flock culled.feedback

Lee Kyung-jae

When Chung Yoo-ra returns I will ensure that she fully cooperates with the special prosecution's investigation.feedback

Park Geun-hye

It was an important issue, and as president, I thought that it would be good for the National Pension Service to respond well to it. I have done my job and made judgments as president; how can you frame things to claim that an acquaintance did everything?feedback

Park Geun-hye

The matter is under investigation, so I can't make detailed explanations that might put both sides in trouble, but what I can assure you is that I have never conspired with anyone or did anything to give favors to someone, not even by a bit.feedback

Lee Hae-jin

Choi Soon-sil has shown us that our democracy was shattered. I hope in 2017 we will see our democracy repaired.feedback

Lee Kyu-chul

The charges in the indictment (against Choi) are but a very small part of the 14 points under investigation by the special prosecutor.feedback

Andrew Horvat

If Abe is looking for a symbolic gesture, he must go to Nanjing and to [South] Korea to see 'comfort women.feedback

Simon Quijano-Evans - Commerzbank

Korea's won (is) clearly suffering from the openness of its economy and thus vulnerability to global trade risks, economic underperformance due to corporate issues and strikes, and political noise that culminated in the impeachment of president Park (Geun-hye).feedback

Kim Ku-ja

The people who love this country have come out to save the country despite the hardship.feedback

Kim Ku-ja

What's so wrong about a woman getting Botox shots? Why is that a problem?feedback

Vishal Sapru

South Korea definitely has the potential when it comes to clean tech because of government incentives but also the already established companies there.feedback

Kang Chang-Beom

This year energy storage system revenue is expected to grow over 60 percent to 270 billion won and to increase further next year, about 80 percent to more than 500 billion won.feedback

Hwang Woohyun

We play our role in operating the power grid and leading new businesses, while private sector partners do their part by making products and supplying them.feedback

Kim Han-gone

Nothing has been proven yet. After the investigation, after everything's been revealed, it's not too late to impeach then.feedback

Jung Kang-ja

We demand that the Constitutional Court make a decision of conscience and justice and do not act against the will of the people.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I'd like to say that I'm deeply sorry to the people because the nation has to experience this turmoil because of my negligence and lack of virtue at a time when our security and economy both face difficulties.feedback

Chung Sye-kyun

In order to adhere to the time limit to handle the impeachment motion which is set by the Constitution, we will have to lay out the impeachment motion and consider it in the last plenary session of the regular session, which is scheduled for tomorrow. I ask that each negotiation body cooperates so that there is no difficulty with opening tomorrow's plenary session.feedback

Hong Yoo-jung

The position of the thumb determines the speed and direction of the drone.feedback

Brett Crosby

Exports add a couple hundred dollars to the value of the animal. Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong buy more U.S. beef than all other countries combined.feedback

Park Ju-gun - CEO Score

There are two powers in South Korea that were untouchable - the president and the chaebol owner families. The two powers that were previously impervious are now being checked and criticised, and that is significant.feedback

Kim Song-ryul

There are families with young children in strollers who come to the protests and drop by our restaurant. The festive atmosphere really is a change from the past where there was violence.feedback

Kim Min-sung

I had been studying for the past couple of months but I felt that I had to come out and protest after the exam as the situation had become serious.feedback

Kim Song-ryul

If our sales rose due to good business every day, I would feel better. But to be honest, I don't feel that great about the entire situation.feedback

Alison Evans

It is conceivable that North Korea does not feel the need to, for example, fire artillery over the Northern Limit Line [a maritime border separating the two nations] or test-launch missiles because Choi-gate provides enough bad press for South Korea.feedback

Lee Heon-hwan

This case is very difficult for lawyers to take because public anger is so strong.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Candidate Yoo Yeong-ha is a partner with whom I have long thought and felt alike, and a person that I know and trust more than anyone else.feedback

Stephen Nagy

Park's position of not resigning immediately puts the political, legislative and economic process at stake. There will now be instability as to who's putting policies forward.feedback

Stephan Haggard

There is certainly a chance that blocking deployment of THAAD will be a long-run objective, or creating conditions under which it would not need to be deployed. But an incoming president and opposition party will need to think about its broader relationship with the U.S. and might be cautious at the outset.feedback

Stephan Haggard

The opposition has long believed that a confrontational stance toward the North is counterproductive, and needs to be balanced with greater engagement.feedback

Lee Jong-sik

We are planning to set a long-term goal to generate 30 percent of our power with renewable energy sources by 2030.feedback

Joo Hyung-hwan

The penetration rate of renewable energy sources is expected to grow up to 11 percent by 2025, and we can meet this goal 10 years earlier than we have aimed.feedback

Park Kwang-on

She is handing the ball to parliament, when she could simply step down. She is asking the parliament to pick a date for her to resign, which she knows would lead to a discussion on when to hold the presidential election and delay everything.feedback

Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Now that she's effectively ceded all her power to parliament, who will be in charge? This ambiguity won't be good for markets and it won't quash protests.feedback

Jonathan Berkshire Miller

It would have forced elections to happen in 60 days and Saenuri just doesn't have a suitable candidate to replace her. So this move buys her and Saenuri time.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

The fact that most of the judges are considered politically conservative, with two of them having been appointed by Park and the other seven installed by former President Lee Myung-bak, has fuelled speculation that they may be biased in favour of protecting the office of the president–and Park.feedback

Park Geun-hye

If parliament recommends a good person with an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties, I will appoint that person as prime minister and allow him to essentially take control over the cabinet.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

Park has immunity from prosecution while in office but would lose that protection if she quits, increasing incentives for her to cling to power in the hopes that her fortunes improve.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

Whereas polls showed around 70 percent of respondents opposed efforts to impeach Roh, sparking public protests against the NA, recent surveys show nearly 80 percent of respondents are in favour of giving Park the boot.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I will leave to parliament everything about my future including shortening of my term.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Not for one moment did I pursue my private gains, and I have so far lived without ever harboring the smallest selfish motive. The problems that have emerged are from projects that I thought were serving the public interest and benefiting the country. But since I failed to properly manage those around me, [everything that happened] is my large wrongdoing.feedback

Yul Shin

There is no possibility that the opposition parties will accept her offer; not when the public is this angry. She apparently wanted to buy more time, but in the end she might have hastened the end of her presidency.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I am putting everything down now. I put my faith in deciding to resign or shortening my term in the hands of the National Assembly. If the ruling and opposition parties agree on the terms for me to make a stable transition, I'll follow their recommended schedule and procedures, and step down from presidency. ... I hope that the nation will move out of this turmoil and go back to its original trajectory.feedback

Shin Yul

She doesn't want the parliament to impeach her and she doesn't think that the parliament can soon reach an agreement, so she is making things complicated and trying to shift some of her blame to the parliament.feedback

Yoo Yeong-ha

It is regrettable that the president cannot cooperate with face-to-face questioning the prosecutors have asked for by Nov. 29.feedback

Kim Jun-seok

She is likely to be doing her job that she can do on her own, as long as it's something that requires the least contact with the public. But she won't be able to bring any new legal initiative or raise a new policy agenda.feedback

Lee Young-ryeol

The special investigations team judged on all evidence that President Park Geun-hye is suspected of colluding with the three suspects, Choi Soon-sil, An Chong-bum and Jeong Ho-seong in their criminal conduct.feedback

Lee Young-ryeol

The special investigation headquarters will continue to push for an investigation of the president based on this judgment.feedback

Jung Youn-kuk

We do not think that the prosecution's investigation so far has been fair and politically neutral.feedback

Lee Sang-soon

If they really care about the country, they should consider the country's image. I am troubled by how the country is portrayed abroad by these protests.feedback

Kim Jun-seok

It provided a legal basis for impeachment proceedings, not only her moral and political liabilities.feedback

Kim Jun-seok

Then, the only option that is left for politicians given the worsening public sentiment is impeachment.feedback

Jae Kim

To give you a perspective, there are about 8,000 Korean cosmetic brands in (South) Korea alone.feedback

Park Min-hee

Protesters chanted a few hundred yards from the presidential Blue House 'I'm here so that this country will be a better place for my daughters. Park Geun-hye did wrong. She must step down right now.feedback

Lee Ryeo-hwa

People said it was a bad idea to bring my kids here, but I want them to remember today ... and learn that democracies are built on participation.feedback

Bruce Klingner

South Korea and Japan are particularly unsettled by Trump's advocacy for removing all U.S. troops from Asia and Europe if the host nations did not pay 100 percent of their costs.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

Unlike the Summer Olympics, the Winter Games are usually held in mountain clusters, so in that sense Pyeongchang is not very well known around the world, like Seoul or London or Tokyo.feedback

Nevyn Nah - Energy Aspects

The weak Dubai (crude oil price) this month is helping with everything. Winter has gripped China and even Seoul.feedback

Park Geun-hye

The foundations are said to have been set up for my post-retirement but it is not true. If suspicions about such meaningful projects spread and personal attacks keep happening, it will throw cold water over the companies' pure will to contribute.feedback

Park Geun-hye

My understanding is the nature of the two foundations is that companies have agreed to set them up to support the area of culture and sports.feedback

Chung Sun-sup

We still live in an era where if a president says a word, the chaebol line up.feedback

Yon Kang-heum

It takes six hours round-trip on the road between Seoul and Jeonju. As NPS increasingly works with overseas investment and asset management firms, logistics for people coming from abroad will be even more uncomfortable.feedback

Park Geun-hye

There is even talk that I fell into a cult or I held a shamanistic ritual at the Blue House. I am saying clearly: none of this is true.feedback

Choi Kyung-ha

I came out today because this is not the country I want to pass on to my children. My kids have asked me who Choi Soon-sil was and whether she's the real president, and I couldn't provide an answer.feedback

Byun Woo-hyuk

Even though we're just students, we feel like we can't put up with this unreasonable society anymore so we're participating in this protest with like-minded friends.feedback

Kim Nam-su

The kimchi made here will be distributed to the vulnerable via a social welfare council.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Anyone found by the current investigation to have done something wrong must be held responsible for what they have done, and I am also ready to face any responsibility. If necessary, I'm determined to let prosecutors investigate me and accept an investigation by an independent counsel too.feedback

Lee Seong-han

We would write a report based on Choi's orders and we would later receive official Blue House documents that looked exactly like how we wrote them, not a word different.feedback

Park Geun-hye

It is very miserable and regrettable that a particular individual is said to have taken profits and committed several unlawful acts, while we are working on a job in hopes of helping the national economy and people's lives.feedback

Park Geun-hye

It is true that I lowered the wall of caution myself because she stood by me in the most difficult period in my life. I've already cut all the connections in my heart but from now on will completely break my private connections.feedback

Kim Man Heum

I think she'll manage to regain a bit of sympathy from the people who used to like her, but the speech itself was not enough to fix the crisis at hand.feedback

Park Geun-hye

It is hard to forgive myself and sleep at night with feelings of sorrow.feedback

Kim Byong-joon

Everyone including the President is equal before the law. My position is an investigation is possible. But since (she) is the head of state, its process and method requires circumspection.feedback

Sung-Yoon Lee

You have a nominal figurehead prime minister, who is appointed by the president and acts like more of a secretary to the president. Unlike in the U.S., there is no qualified person to take over at a time of contingency.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

Despite her expectations, these snap nominations backfired. Critics angrily charged that the move is part of a strategy to maintain control and does not jive with plans being discussed to form a neutral cabinet with a prime minister empowered to dominant policymaking, with Park taking a back seat.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

Park will finish out her single, five-year term ending in February 2018, but she will likely renounce her membership in her party and be forced to turn over much of her authority to a new prime minister. An arrangement involving a marginalized Park combined with a prime minister and cabinet that somehow protects both ruling and opposition parties' interests will be difficult to create and to manage.feedback

Sung-Yoon Lee

The problem here is that there is no number 2 person within Korea's political system.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I put too much faith in a personal relationship and didn't look carefully at what was happening. Sad thoughts trouble my sleep at night. I realize that whatever I do, it will be difficult to mend the hearts of the people, and then I feel a sense of shame and ask myself, Is this the reason I became president?feedback

Lee Kyung-jae

Choi has expressed through her attorney that she will actively respond to prosecutors' investigation and will testify according to the facts. She is deeply remorseful that she had caused frustration and despondency among the public.feedback

Jaechul Chang - Citi

We believe the backlash in political circles could delay the National Assembly's passage of the 2017 budget as well as other economic reform policies in the pipeline, including corporate restructuring. More broadly, heightened political tensions will erode broader economic sentiment and slow Korea's recovery.feedback

Jaechul Chang - Citi

The president's weakening clout and lame-duck status are likely to slow her efforts to pass a constitutional amendment that would introduce a semi-presidential system.feedback

Park Geun-hye

I've reached a conclusion that we can no longer delay discussing amending the constitution, which was also my campaign promise, to break down limits we face in the big picture for the Republic of Korea's sustainable development.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Through the single-term presidency, it is difficult to maintain policy continuance, see results of policy and engage in unified foreign policy.feedback

Ash Carter

The United States is reaffirming its ironclad commitment to defend South Korea with our extended deterrence capabilities. Make no mistake. Any attack on American or our allies will not only be defeated, but any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an overwhelming and effective response.feedback

Sven Gaede - New Look

South Korea and Japan drive a lot of the trends that the Chinese customer seeks, so our ability to be able to identify those trends, source them locally and get them into our stores quickly is key.feedback

Donald J. Trump

All I said is that we have to renegotiate these agreements because our country cannot afford to defend Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, South Korea and many other places, we cannot continue to afford…She took that as saying nuclear weapons.feedback

Chang Min - Bank of Korea

From what we know Samsung produces 400 million phones a year and South Korea produces less than 30 million of them.feedback

Geng Shuang

China again demands South Korea strengthen their controls on law enforcement personnel.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Words matter. Words matter when you run for president. And they really matter when you are president. And I want to reassure our allies in Japan and South Korea and elsewhere that we have mutual defence treaties and we will honour them. It is essential that America's word be good.feedback

Timothy Stafford

With every day that passes, South Korea's economy grows more reliant on China's due to increased trade and investment. This makes it more likely that a government will emerge in Seoul that is more focused on maintaining good relations with Beijing than with Washington.feedback

Timothy Stafford

Washington and Seoul take the view that the North's provocations require more military exercises, whereas Beijng is of the view that it's the military exercises that are encouraging [North Korea] to accelerate its nuclear program.feedback

Shen Dingli

I think any idea to ask North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons would fail, and any idea to ask South Korea to abandon THAAD would fail.feedback

Christopher Hill

If you look at the map of the Korean Peninsula, you see so many urban areas of South Korea right up there on the border.feedback

Park Geun-hye

North Korea is warning of additional provocations and this may bring danger of war to the Korean peninsula and various types of provocations and terrorist attacks can happen.feedback

Sung Kim

We will be working together very closely in the Security Council and beyond to come up the strongest possible measure against North Korea's latest action. In addition to sanctions in the Security Council, both the U.S. and Japan, together with the ROK (South Korea), we will be looking at unilateral measures.feedback

Tadashi Kimiya

Sanctions have already been imposed on almost everything possible, so the policy is at an impasse. In reality, the means by which the United States, South Korea and Japan can put pressure on North Korea have reached their limits.feedback

John Kerry

We had a serious conversation about it. Obviously Japan and South Korea, particularly, are deeply concerned because of the neighbourhood. But I think it's fair to say China, Russia and the United States, everybody shares concerns about it.feedback

Park Geun-hye

In order for Pyongyang to take the decision to abandon its nuclear programme, it is important to give it a strong unified message.feedback

Park Geun-hye

If North Korea abandons its nuclear programme and chooses the path to openness, we, together with the international community, will be ready to actively support it.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I think that any ac