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Major foreign, domestic hurdles await new South Korea President

South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol is widely expected to strengthen South Korea's military alliance with the US. PHOTO: AFP
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SEOUL - From North Korea's growing nuclear threat to the intensifying rivalry between the US and China, South Korea's newly inaugurated president Yoon Suk-yeol will have to face major challenges.

While he wants to move even closer to the United States, China will keep reminding him not to rock the boat.

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