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Lee Myung

Change can happen, S Korea's leader says

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak urged China to do more to prod North Korea towards reforms, but added that his real hope for change inside the ultranationalist, hardline state lay with the North's public.

Thursday, 22 March, 2012, 12:00am

The right man to move South Korea forward

South Korea's new president, Lee Myung-bak, is nicknamed 'The Bulldozer' and for good reason: he has a can-do reputation for getting things done. With a reform-packed agenda focusing on the economy and a pragmatic foreign policy, he is the breath of fresh air that the nation needs.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Realist Lee to bring new era of pragmatism

South Korean president-elect to be firm but friendly with North

A new era of pragmatism is set to unfold in South Korea today with President Lee Myung-bak's inauguration.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The missing link

The inauguration on Monday of Lee Myung-bak as South Korea's new president opens the door for a revitalisation of the country's alliance with the United States. This relationship has been severely tested and strained in recent years, as a result of policy differences and more fundamental 'vision' differences between Washington and Seoul.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Conservative rides high on S Koreans' hope for change

Conservative candidate Lee Myung-bak looks set to win South Korea's presidency with a landslide in Wednesday's election - the last polls before the ballot gave him ratings of more than 40 per cent, while liberal rival Chung Dong-young mustered only 15-17 per cent.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am