* Date : 2017-08-22
On August 17th, the Moon Jae-in administration marked their 100th day in office. For the first time in constitutional history, the Moon administration started without a transition committee, due to the presidential vacancy. The public opinion on the achievements of the Moon administration have been generally positive. After the inaugural ceremony, the approval rating of President Moon Jae-in has never fallen below 70%. In addition, a survey conducted by several media outlets on the occasion of the 100th day since the establishment of the Moon administration, showed the state administration exceeded 80% approval rating. The most important reason why the administration has had high approval ratings is 'smooth communication with the people'. The way President Moon Jae-in communicates with the people has been regarded as extraordinary and fresh. On the other hand, the strong commitment to 'eradicate corruption' and efforts to create jobs are among the reasons for the high approval rating of the administration.
The Moon Jae-in administration has been resolving numerous tasks in the hundred days since its launch. But there are challenges that have not yet been solved. The first task the Moon administration should solve most urgently, is the repeated provocation of North Korea. In August, North Korea threatened to attack the U.S. territory of Guam, and the tensions over the Korean peninsula peaked. Another issue that the Moon Jae-in administration should resolve are the 'diplomatic conflicts'. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has criticized the Moon administration for decided to temporarily deploy the THAAD launchers, in a state where relations with China have been frigid, due to the THAAD deployment issue... as this week, we will discuss in detail, the achievements of the Moon Jae-in administration over the past 100 days and their future challenges.