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China will not be the answer to South Korea's economic troubles

Yoon Suk-yeol has been surprisingly soft toward Beijing, but faces new dilemmas

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Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul in November 2022: The South Korean president is likely to soon face hard choices with potentially bigger stakes.   © Reuters

Peter S. Kim is an investment strategist with KB Financial Group in Seoul. The views expressed here are his own.

Yoon Suk-yeol narrowly won the South Korean presidency last year on a pronounced right-wing platform focused on pro-growth measures and market reforms, along with a reemphasis on Seoul's alliance with the U.S.

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