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In the summer of 2019, South Korean media discussed the country’s relations with China, the United States, North Korea, and Japan. Specifically, they covered: (1) the Xi-Kim summit; (2) the G20 summit in Osaka, with three sub-topics: Seoul’s diplomatic leverage, the US-China trade war, and Abe’s decision to forego a bilateral summit with Moon⁠; (3) the Trump-Kim meeting in Panmunjom and the ensuing debate on North Korea’s nuclear freeze; and (4) rising tensions between Japan and South Korea, with four sub-topics: Japan’s export restrictions, South Korea’s response, US intervention in the dispute, and security implications of the trade frictions.

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