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26.2.09

US Think Tank Warns Seoul about Noisy Dokdo Protests

According to a February 26 Chosun Ilbo article entitled, "Plan Ahead, Campbell Think Tank Urges U.S., Korea," a US think tank has recently issued a report saying that Seoul's noisy protests over Dokdo could mar its international credibility. Here is how the newspaper summarized the part of the report that mentioned Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo/Takeshima):
The report urges Seoul and Washington to keep publicizing the importance of their bilateral relations at home. Historical issues are dogging Korean-Japanese relationship, it notes, and urges Japan to stop provoking Korea but adding that Korea's excessive response allows the issues to remain burning. It warns that Seoul's noisy protests over the Dokdo islets, an area it already controls, could mar its international credibility.
The report was entitled "The United States and the Asia-Pacific Region: Security Strategy for the Obama Administration" and was issued by the US think tank, "The Center for a New American Security," which was established by Kurt Campbell, who is the next likely U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

2 comments:

  1. Stop provoking Korea?
    Why can't we insist to get the robbed island back to the true owner?

    And I think Korea must keep protesting because it makes people of the world think the reason why Korea has to do so.

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  2. By the way, how was this year's Takeshima Day in Seoul? I haven't heard any finger-chopping type of news this year.

    Some people claim that what we are doing is blocking friendship of two countries even though we are only studying the facts. But in reality, Korean doesn't really care about "facts" anyway, and they quickly got used to Shimane's Takeshima Day nowadays. At least it's good for them to know there are right to claim the sovereignty even for Japanese.

    There were only one group in Shimane who were protesting. The other groups were silently attended to the ceremony.

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