Protesters wave South Korean and US flags during a rally denouncing South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul in November 2018. Moon’s once sky-high approval ratings have fallen to earth over the country’s economic performance, and his support for negotiations between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have not paid off so far. Photo: AP
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Opinion

Donald Kirk

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in may be the biggest loser of the Trump-Kim summit flop

  • With opposition mounting at home and sanctions still blocking inter-Korean cooperation, the relative calm on the peninsula may be small consolation for Moon Jae-in

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Protesters wave South Korean and US flags during a rally denouncing South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul in November 2018. Moon’s once sky-high approval ratings have fallen to earth over the country’s economic performance, and his support for negotiations between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have not paid off so far. Photo: AP
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Banners for the US-North Korea summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: EPA-EFE
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SCMP Editorial

US-North Korea talks remain best way to achieve lasting peace

  • It may have been a letdown for the nuclear disarmament cause, but the collapse of the Hanoi summit did not entirely come as a surprise and both parties must continue to meet

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Banners for the US-North Korea summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: EPA-EFE
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