John Lee is the editor of KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Prior to that, he was a contributor for NK News and KOREA PRO. His focus is on South Korean foreign policy and ROK-U.S. relations.
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2024 proposal raises spending by least amount in nearly two decades, cutting R&D investment but hiking pension payouts
Lingering nationalism and threat of Chinese backlash threaten to undermine agreements reached by US, ROK and Japan
In the wake of violent crimes, nation seeks to navigate human rights with perceived necessity for severe punishment
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Yoon administration says it seeks to maintain public order, but critics see effort to roll back basic democratic right
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