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Lee Myung-bak

Lee Myung-bak is a South Korean politician and the President of South Korea. Prior to his presidency, he was the CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction and the mayor of Seoul. He is married to Kim Yoon-ok and has three daughters and one son. His older brother is Lee Sang-deuk, a South Korean politician.
Lee altered the South Korean government's approach to North Korea, preferring a more hardline strategy in the wake of increased provocations from the North, but is also supportive of regional dialogue with Russia, China, and Japan. Under Lee, South Korea weathered the Global Financial Crisis and has emerged as a major player on the international scene through hosting the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Chinese President's Visit to South Korea Is Seen as Way to Weaken US Alliances
2014-07-03
“Xi can't afford to miss this opportunity to make bad relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea as bitter as possible,” said Chun Yungwoo, the national security adviser to the former South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, in an interview here.
(Boston.com)
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Ruling allows Lee ally to retain Assembly seat
2014-06-26
It also reversed the initial ruling of the Seoul District Court and some of the secondary rulings of the Seoul High Court that Chung, as a close confidant of former President Lee Myung-bak, had colluded with Lee's older brother, the political ...
(The Korea Herald)
  1. Top court orders review of ruling on prominent lawmaker

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Japan Says It Worked With South Korea on WWII Sex Slave Apology
2014-06-20
Abe and Park have yet to hold a bilateral summit. Relations between the two countries have also deteriorated since then-President Lee Myung Bak in August 2012 visited the disputed islets known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese.
(Businessweek)
  1. 4 Signs Japan-South Korea Ties Aren't Improving
  2. Japan furious at S Korea live-fire drill near disputed islands
  3. South Korean navy holds live-fire drill on disputed islands in spite of ...

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Assessing Threats Facing the US-Korean Alliance
2014-06-18
And they've advanced markedly under President Obama, who developed close ties with former President Lee Myung-bak, and now with President Park Geun-hye. I want to underscore up front that the growth in our relationship, and the scope of what our two ...
(US Department of State (press release))
  1. North Korea Newsletter 318 (June 19, 2014)
  2. Assessing Threats Facing the US-Korean Alliance

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Park's private sector aid to North Korea falls to all time lows
2014-06-16
The decision is consistent with the hard-line policies of the Lee Myung-bak administration since 2009, but this year unification-related civic groups are feeling especially disgruntled. Their complaint is that President Park Geun-hye had built up hopes ...
(The Hankyoreh)
  1. N. Korea blames South for ruining bilateral ties

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North Korea's Peace Commission Is Very Bad At Its Job
2014-06-09
In March, responding to military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, the Committee referred to the “military hooligans” in the South Korean army and lamented the “tragedy of the nation that the group of cursed traitors like Lee Myung Bak is still ...
(ThinkProgress)

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    Live connection from Saenuri Party Headquarters
    2014-06-04
    Former Seoul mayor Lee Myung-bak was elected President in 2002 running on his accomplishments as the top administrator of the city. The Seoul mayoral post has also been an important governmental post for the President to go forward with managing ...
    (Arirang News)
    1. Voters split their judgment in local polls
    2. [Newsmaker] Park seals second term with clear election win
    3. Park Withstands Public Anger Over Ferry Sinking in S. Korea Vote

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    S Korea vote shows tight race after ferry tragedy
    2014-06-04
    President Park's predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, was a former Seoul mayor and there has been widespread speculation that Park Won-soon may consider a presidential run in 2017. The too-close-to-call contests comprised a number of key races, including that ...
    (Channel News Asia)
    1. S.Korea begins local elections after ferry sinking disaster
    2. Polls let S. Koreans deliver verdict on ferry tragedy

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    Samsung Everland to seek IPO
    2014-06-04
    ... Gun, president of corporate watchdog CEOSCORE. Lee Kun Hee was pardoned by former President Lee Myung Bak after a court in 2009 found him guilty of causing losses at SDS by selling convertible bonds to his son at artificially low prices in the 1990s.
    (BDlive)

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