Jul 06, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
After Taiwan and South Korea broke off diplomatic relations in 1992, anti-Korean sentiment was aroused among the people at that time. For example, in baseball games against South Korea, signs such as "Korean sticks" and "Koreans eat dog meat" were held high, but other than that, The public does not know much about the details of the Taiwan-South Korea cutoff. When the Republic of Korea decided to cut diplomatic ties with the government of the Republic of China in Taiwan, the South Korean side issued an expulsion order to the Taiwanese embassy personnel in Seoul, requiring the Taiwanese personnel to leave South Korea within 24 hours. The flag of the Republic of China was stopped at the Korean Overseas Chinese School in Taiwan, and the civil aviation of the two sides was suspended, and the relationship between Taiwan and South Korea once dropped to a freezing point. In response to a series of diplomatic actions between Taiwan and South Korea, a South Korean official explained to the "Key Review Network" afterwards, emphasizing that "the errors related to the break-off of diplomatic banner design relations between Taiwan and South Korea are related to the indecision of then President Roh Tae-woo and his antinomy." On May 10, 2022, when Taiwan and South Korea broke off diplomatic relations for the 30th year, President Yoon Sek-yue, who had a clear pro-American stance, took office, proposing to adjust the pro-China policy of the Moon Jae-in government, and at the same time to respond strongly to North Korea's ballistic missile threat. Given such a situation, can we expect Taiwan-ROK diplomatic relations to improve? In May, "Key Review Network" interviewed Choi Mo-sun, a professor at the National Institute of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, explaining Yoon Seok-yue's future foreign policy, including the policy adjustment policy towards Taiwan, the United States, China and North Korea. Cui Moshan received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research areas include international security, U.S.-China relations, U.S. foreign policy, and Northeast Asian security. The Research Fellow of the center conducts research and currently serves as the Minister of Security and Unified Research at the National Institute of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.