July 20, 2024


John Lee

John Lee

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.


Deadlock over radioactive waste jeopardizes future of South Korean nuclear power

Political disputes have obstructed efforts to build more storage, putting energy security and economic growth at risk

John LeeJohn LeeMay 29, 2024

South Korea-China summit meeting highlights opportunities and challenges

Seoul seeks to expand trade and investment with Beijing, but with new markets come new risks

John LeeJohn LeeMay 27, 2024

ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency

Some ruling party members appear willing to back investigation into marine’s death, siding with opposition over Yoon

John LeeJohn LeeMay 23, 2024

Why Samsung’s surprise semiconductor shakeup is a high-stakes gamble

Firm aims to minimize disruption by only replacing semiconductor division chief but needs decisive action to stem losses

John LeeJohn LeeMay 21, 2024

Why South Korea’s AUKUS Pillar 2 aspirations may be a distant dream

Systemic security flaws and technology leaks have called into question Seoul’s readiness for the advanced military pact

John LeeJohn LeeMay 13, 2024

How Chinese e-commerce giants are disrupting the South Korean market

Temu and AliExpress have expanded with aggressive pricing and marketing, spurring regulators to scramble for solutions

John LeeJohn LeeMay 7, 2024

Controversial deportation of foreign students highlights ROK’s immigration woes

Mismanagement and financial pressures leave students vulnerable as universities seek to offset declining enrollment

John LeeJohn LeeMay 6, 2024

Why universal cash handouts would have unintended consequences for South Korea

Experts say opposition leader’s proposal to give every citizen $180 could exacerbate economic issues amid high inflation

John LeeJohn LeeApril 23, 2024

Choo Mi-ae’s path from judicial bench to national political reformer

Former justice minister could become next parliament speaker, setting her up to challenge long-time rival Yoon Suk-yeol

John LeeJohn LeeApril 19, 2024

Yoon Suk-yeol’s economic agenda faces uncertainty after opposition election win

Gridlock looms as Democratic Party looks set to challenge South Korean conservatives’ push for deregulation and tax cuts

John LeeJohn LeeApril 11, 2024
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