I must admit that I was among those who greeted the news of long-time South Korean opposition leader Kim Dae-jung’s selection last December as his nation’s next president with a certain degree of apprehension. Today, following his recent (25 February) inauguration, things look considerably brighter. There’s no doubt about it, during the two-plus month transition period, Kim Dae-jung was an outstanding president-elect. He demonstrated extraordinary instincts and did and said everything right.
PacNet #9 – New ROK President Kim Dae-jung: Can the Momentum be Maintained?
February 27, 1998