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2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
Anxiety Heightens As Virus Spreads to Taiwan and the US
The mysterious new strain of the coronavirus has penetrated Taiwan and the United States. International health organisations urge caution.
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
Internet Censorship is Part of South Korea’s Democracy Package
Democracy does not automatically lead to the absence of censorship. South Korea, for example, is tightening its internet freedom and censoring "harmful" content.
2020/02/21 | Voice of America
South Korea Reports First Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase'
With South Korea seeing an increase in novel coronavirus infections and reporting its first death, the country is stepping up measures against the outbreak and the economic fallout.
2019/11/29 | Mongabay
South Korea Exports Pollution By Funding Overseas Coal Plants
South Korea is the third biggest public investor in overseas coal plants, virtually exporting pollution to Southeast Asian countries and reaping the financial rewards from the investments.
2017/02/06 | Rosemary Chen
Taiwan Hits Record Tourist Numbers Despite Plunge in Chinese
A record 10.7 million people visited Taiwan in 2016 with a boost in tourists from Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia offsetting a sharp decline in Chinese.
2017/05/10 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: New President Must Tackle Rights Across Korean Peninsula and the Region
The new South Korean government should tell Beijing that returning North Koreans back into the clutches of Pyongyang is unacceptable because it condemns those refugees to certain torture, imprisonment and in some cases, death, argues Phil Robertson.
2017/09/05 | Marcella Ho
If South Korea's Pop Culture Can Make It, What About Hong Kong?
If Hong Kong’s popular culture was once a sharp sword, does its society have any interest in sharpening the rusty weapon?
2015/11/15 | Yuan
80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down
The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.
Get Ready for Unification: South Korea's Looming 'Berlin Wall' Moment
'The consequences of Korean unification, while important in economic terms, can also have far-reaching consequences for the political and strategic relationships among Asian nations as well as the international order.'
2016/12/01 | The Japan Times
Another Twist in the Park Scandal
Even if Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist; yet if she remains in office, Park will be too wounded to govern.