South Korea

大韓民國(韓語:대한민국/大韓民國 Daehan Minguk */?),簡稱韓國(韓語:한국/韓國 Hanguk */?),亦稱南韓,是位於東亞朝鮮半島南部的共和制國家,首都為首爾。 --來自 維基百科


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2020/06/19 | Voice of America

Kim Jong Un Keeps Quiet as North Korea Turns Up Heat

Kim Yo Jong has become the public face of North Korea’s more aggressive stance toward the South.

2020/06/15 | Deutsche Welle

Kim Jong Un's Sister Threatens Military Action Against South Korea

Seoul has held an urgent security meeting after the latest threat of military action from Pyongyang. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said her army would "surely" take action against the South.

2020/06/09 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea to Sever All Communication With South Korea

North Korea says it will shut down all cross-border hotlines with the South at noon on Tuesday. Kim Jong Un's sister had threatened to cut ties over Seoul's failure to stop activists from sending leaflets across the border.

2020/06/08 | Timothy S. Rich

Survey: South Koreans Oppose a More Open Refugee Policy

A study of South Korean attitudes towards refugees shows general opposition to a more open approach. Welcoming non-Korean and Muslim refugees receives lower support than welcoming North Korean refugees.

2020/05/15 | Deutsche Welle

Is South Korea's LGBT+ Community Being Scapegoated for Covid-19 Spread?

South Korean authorities warn that overt homophobia is hampering their efforts to trace the thousands of people who visited Itaewon over the weekend to celebrate the relaxing of social distancing restrictions.

2020/05/14 | Chen Ching-de

Today, South Koreans Celebrate One of Their 13 Annual Valentine's Days

May 14 marks one of South Korea's 13 annual Valentine's Days. What is this monthly ritual really about?

2020/05/05 | Deutsche Welle

How Major Sports Are Returning in South Korea

South Korea's baseball and soccer competitions will kick off this week, providing global sports fans with rare live action. But both leagues will be operating under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

2020/04/27 | The Interpreter

Rumors Around Kim Jong Un Reveals Crisis in South Korean Media

Less than half of South Koreans trust their local media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, and even less trust their coverage of powerful entities. The reasons for this lie in South Korea's authoritarian past.

2020/04/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea Ruling Party Wins Election With Parliamentary Majority

The party of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has won a landslide victory in a parliamentary election. The vote had the highest turnout in decades despite being held under strict health controls due to coronavirus.

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.

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.

2020/01/22 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

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.

2019/11/29 | 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.

2019/07/24 | Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

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.

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.

2018/05/09 | Policy Forum

East Asia's Biggest Problem: Aging

All three countries at this week's Trilateral Summit are facing a demographic crunch, but China may have it the worst.

2018/05/07 | The Interpreter

Trains, Planes and Nuclear Disarmament: Who Will Host the Trump-Kim Summit?

The host city for the summit will need to meet strict security and logistical requirements, and the choice will be highly symbolic.