- Title: South Koreans express support for Clinton during first U.S. presidential debate
- Date: 27th September 2016
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SOUTH KOREANS WALKING THROUGH SEOUL STATION SOUTH KOREANS WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON TELEVISION SCREEN LETTERS ON SCREEN READING (Chinese, Korean): "FIRST U.S. PRESIDENTIAL (DEBATE)" SOUTH KOREANS WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SOUTH KOREAN MAN LOOKING ON WHILE WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SOUTH KOREANS WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 53-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN RESIDENT, PARK JIN-WOOK, SAYING: "Regarding the stance on military and tax problems in South Korea, Hillary is friendly towards South Korea on these issues, whereas Trump is not. After watching the debate, Trump criticises others a lot and I am leaning towards supporting Hillary." SOUTH KOREANS WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE / U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON AND U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP ON TELEVISION SCREEN SOUTH KOREAN MAN STANDING AND WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE PEOPLE WALKING PAST TELEVISION SCREEN AND GLANCING AT IT (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) 60-YEAR-OLD SOUTH KOREAN RESIDENT, LEE YOUNG-HYE, SAYING: "(North Korea) is committing provocative actions and Trump is calling for unstable policies such as the withdrawal of U.S. forces in South Korea. I would like to support Hillary because she is friendly towards South Korea." SOUTH KOREANS SITTING AND WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SOUTH KOREAN MAN LOOKING ON WHILE WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE VARIOUS OF SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE SITTING AND WATCHING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE EXTERIOR OF SEOUL STATION
- Embargoed: 12th October 2016 05:41
- Keywords: South Korea Clinton Trump US election debate election debate U.S. president
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00151CBCJR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korean commuters and travellers on Tuesday (September 27) watched the first U.S. presidential debate on television at a station in the capital, Seoul.
Most South Koreans expressed support for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rather than her Republican rival Donald Trump over security issues related to North Korea.
The debate, the first of three between the rival candidates, began at 9 p.m. local time on Monday (September 26) (0100 GMT on Tuesday).
Clinton has said she would call for a nuclear posture review, last completed in 2010, as one of her first acts upon taking office.
Trump has said he would be open to reversing decades of U.S. policy and allowing allies such as Japan and South Korea to acquire their own nuclear weapons to deter a strike from North Korea, which carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test this month.
The gap between the two candidates in recent national opinion polls has narrowed in the past week, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.
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