During the first meeting of the National Economy Advisory Council, Jay Kim, as a member of its subcommittee on fair economy, said, “It is more difficult for SMEs to enter foreign markets due to weakness in brand recognition,” and “the government needs to help them to develop joint brands with U.S. companies by using the FTA with the U.S. and to enter the Chinese market as well as other markets together.”
The council is a presidential advisory body established under Article 93 of the Constitution. As the only presidential advisory council for economy, it will actively participate in shaping the nation’s economic policy.
Jay Kim was appointed as a member of the National Economy Advisory Council. He attended the first meeting of the Council, presided by President Park Geun-hye, on May 29.
Jay Kim visited United Dental, and praised its effort to develop global competitiveness through its expansion into the U.S. market as a good example of a creative economy that the Park Geun-hye administration has been pushing forward.
Jay Kim appeared on TV Chosun on May 20. He discussed North Korea issues, Korean-Americans’ anger at the Yoon Chang-jung scandal, and Japanese House Representative Nishimura Shingo’s remarks.
In his interview with WOW TV on May 8, Jay Kim talked about the results and future tasks from President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the U.S.
He talked about the alliance between South Korea and the U.S., President Park’s popularity, China’s role in the North Korea nuclear problem, the nuclear umbrella of the U.S., the atomic energy agreement between South Korea and the U.S., and the FTA between the two countries.
In his interview with Weekly Donga on May 6, Jay Kim talked about South Korean politics, provocations from North Korea, responses to them from South Korea and the U.S., Japan’s rightist turn and a way to use it for South Korea, economic democratization, and the bright future for South Korea.
Jay Kim talked about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots on “Remembering the L.A. Riots: Part 2” aired by News Y on April 27. He completely denied the story of the press that a racial conflict with Black Americans was the reason why Koreatown was damaged heavily during the riots.