FORA.tv Speaker - Sang-Ki Chung
Consul General of South Korea to San Francisco
Mr. Sang-ki Chung, has spent most of his career in the Asian and Pacific region since he joined the Foreign Service of the Republic of Korea in 1977. During his domestic tenure of office, he served as the Director of Northeast Asian Affairs II (Chinese Affairs Division), Assistant Protocol Secretary to the President of the Republic of Korea, and Director-General of Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the first Korean diplomat sent to China in 1990 to set up a South Korea representative office in China, and has received a presidential citation for his dedication to establish diplomatic relations between Korea and China in 1992. When he worked in the Presidential Office, he accompanied President Kim Dae-Jung to North Korea as a delegation of the Summit between Kim Dae-Jung and Kim Jong-il in June 2000. From January to February 2003, he visited the U.S. as an International Visitors Fellow, invited by the US State Department. An expert on Chinese and Japanese affairs, he speaks fluent Chinese and Japanese.
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