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The Reformers

Following his upset election victory in December, South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun was a guest speaker at an Úlite gathering of the country's captains of industry. It was an introduction of sorts. Roh, a crusading human-rights lawyer who washed into office on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment among young voters, is a political outsider virtually unknown to the influential tycoons who traditionally had close ties to the top leadership. Roh's campaign was financed without contributions from Big Business, according to an official at the President's office, and as Roh spoke he implied that his presidency wasn't in anyone's pocket. "Isn't...

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