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Tuesday, December 23, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Affirmative Action and Race
1997-12-23

Korea

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South Korean President-elect Kim Dae Jung faces a series of tough political choices when he officially takes office in February. Perhaps the most daunting is the recently negotiated $60 billion IMF loan package for South Korea. The deal requires the Asian country to impose sharp austerity measures — measures which will almost certainly engender mass opposition. And internationally, the famine in North Korea continues to cause serious political problems for the region as a whole.

Guest:

  • Bruce Cumings, a professor of East Asian history at the University of Chicago and the author of ??Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History.

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