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FTA a dirty word for S. Korean leftists

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON —The FTA (free-trade agreement) with the United States is an obscenity in the eyes of leftists in South Korea who believe their conservative government is foisting it on them. Hostility toward the KORUS FTA, as it is known, is such that the political and ideological foes of President Lee Myung-Bak […]

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In break from the downbeat, U.S. and S. Korea finally open new trade era

In break from the downbeat, U.S. and S. Korea finally open new trade era

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The United States and South Korea stood on the brink of a brave new world on Friday with a triumphant state visit to Washington by South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak marking the passage by both houses of the U.S. Congress of the much-delayed Korea-U.S. Free Trade Act. The final […]