NK Still Sees Seoul's Pursuit of Engagement as `Sunburn Policy'
Pyongyang still categorizes President Kim Dae-jung relentless pursuit of engagement with the North as the ``sunburn policy,'' which might expose North Koreans to skin cancer and have them take off not only coats but also clothes.
According to Scott Snyder, research fellow of the U.S. Peace Institute, North Koreans still wondered whether the intended effect of Seoul's Sunshine Policy is to get the man to take off his coat or to get him to take off his clothes as well.
``Rather than taking the well-known risks of skin cancer that are associated with over-exposure to sunshine, the North Korea may well choose to sweat it out on their own,'' Snyder said in an English book titled the Kim Dae-jung government and Sunshine Policy, which was published by the U.S. Georgetown University and the Yonsei University.
Kim Ki-jung and Yoon Deok-ryong, professors of the Yonsei University, predicted that political stability and strong leadership are necessary to …
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Publication information: Article title: NK Still Sees Seoul's Pursuit of Engagement as `Sunburn Policy'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Korea Times (Seoul, Korea). Publication date: November 14, 1999. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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