Most Young Koreans Turned off by China

  • By Kim Myong-song

    April 25, 2023 11:56

    Young South Koreans take a dimmer view of China than North Korea.
    Their aversion for the two countries was apparent in all age groups, genders and regions, according to a civic group that monitors fake news and polled 1,001 people in their 20s and 30s earlier this month.
    Some 91 percent of respondents said they do not like China, followed by 88 percent who cited North Korea. Some 63 percent do not like Japan, but 67 percent like the U.S.
    When asked about the impact the four countries have on South Korea's security, 83 percent said North Korea poses a threat, while 77 percent pointed to China.
    Some 53 percent view Japan as a threat and 37 percent as a benefit to their country, while 74 percent believe the U.S. is helpful to South Korea.
    Some 61 percent said reunification with North Korea is not absolutely necessary, while only 24 percent felt it must be achieved and the rest were unsure.
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