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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.
2016/09/19 | Mo Tz-pin
Murder in Chapel Prompts South Korea to Rethink Chinese Tourism
Chinese tourism has been a boon for the South Korean economy, but a rise in violent crime has some worried.
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.
OPINION: Beijing Talks Tough About 'New Cold War' in Asia
Emblematic of Beijing’s pugilistic mentality is a series of war games staged with Russia. Perhaps not by coincidence, 22,000 American military personnel held exercises in waters around Guam.
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.
2017/03/28 | ZiQing Low
South Korean Retailer Strains to Win Back Chinese Customers
Nearly 90 Lotte stores in China have been shut down amid China’s boycott of South Korea.
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.
2017/05/10 | 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.
2016/10/19 | Andrei Lankov
Learning to Live with a Nuclear North Korea
Like it or not, it is time to learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.
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.
2017/06/08 | Hwa Ryung Lee
Big Business Reform Set to Take Off Again in South Korea
South Korea’s newly elected President Moon Jae-in emphasized the importance of chaebol reform during his campaign
2017/03/10 | TNL Staff
South Korean President Removed: Reactions
South Korea and the world reacts to the historic ruling this morning upholding the president's impeachment.
2017/02/16 | Kazuhiko Togo
‘Comfort Women’ After the Fall of Korean President Park Geun-hye
The demise of Park Geun-hye’s presidency since October 2016 due to the ‘Choi Soon-sil affair’ is an astonishing development in South Korean politics. Many Korea-friendly Japanese have watched it with a sense of concern, hoping that the South Korean people would find a way to overcome their present difficulties and come back to Northeast Asian politics with invigorated energy.