Then US special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to the media in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2017. .Photo: AP
Then US special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to the media in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2017. .Photo: AP

To counter China, US names Joseph Yun as envoy to lead Pacific Island talks

  • Negotiations for US aid to the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau have languished, even as Beijing seeks a foothold in the region
  • Yun previously served as US special envoy for North Korea under former US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump

Then US special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to the media in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2017. .Photo: AP
Then US special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to the media in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2017. .Photo: AP
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