South Korean President Moon gave his New Year's address on January 7th. He begged Kim Jong-un to visit South Korea yet again. Moon said, "I am ready to meet often and carry on our dialogue without end. I will continue my effort to reopen Kaesong Industrial Park and KeumKang resort." Moon added that he would pursue the inter-Korean railroad project, seek to host the 2032 Olympic Games together, economic cooperation in the border region, and vitalization of tourism for North Korea.
However, the North Korean propaganda media are slamming Moon with abusive language every day. External propaganda medium MeAri (meaning echo) heavily criticized South Korea on January 7th, saying that it should learn from its failed policy toward North Korea and that "South Korean authorities are engrossed in advertising their ragged North Korea policy."
MeAri posted, "President Moon's essay entitled 'Planning for Peace in Korean Peninsula' that appeared on the 'Project Syndicate' magazine last year was just as useless as his New Year's address." It added, "President Moon claims that the South Korean government's leadership was responsible for the formation of the flow of peaceful dialogue in the Korean peninsula and that the South Korean government had a major role in preventing danger for war. It is very annoying to hear his self-ingratiating praises and excessively delusional North Korea policies."
MeAri offered the advice to the Moon government that they should pay attention to what the people of South Joseon really think rather than spreading the false impression that its policies are getting public support. "The South should stop claiming to be a mediator with its delusional thinking."
This propaganda outlet condemned the South Korean government officials, press, and experts for the total failure of the North Korea policy. "For example, the South has been clamoring about 'peace through balanced power,' caused the North to become wary, and spurred on a 'security crisis' by acquiring F-35A stealth fighters and other cutting-edge weapons from the U.S. That gives North Korea justification to develop new weaponry, such as SLBM. Especially, the North's latest weapons can destroy military objects within minutes all over the South. There is no way to intercept them. The South's 'balanced power' tactic has caused the irreversible military inferiority for them."