February 28, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lina Park

Lina Park

Lina Park is a news trainee at NK News. She previously researched North Korean human rights issues at Hanvoice and South Korean foreign relations at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Analysis

Singlehood surges in South Korea as youth rethink marriage

Economic pressures and personal goals lead to varied family units, reflecting changing societal norms and policy needs

Lina ParkLina ParkFebruary 22, 2024
Analysis

Poverty and increased life expectancy mean many senior South Koreans must work

But labor market for elderly Koreans is plagued by low-wages, lack of stability and few opportunities

Lina ParkLina ParkFebruary 15, 2024
Analysis

Satellite parties and political machinations test South Korean elections

Korea Pro answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the ROK’s complicated election system

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkFebruary 9, 2024
Analysis

Why young South Koreans’ rural dream meets harsh farming reality

Many young people who move to countryside for better life end up returning to city due to lack of government support

Lina ParkLina ParkJanuary 24, 2024
Analysis

South Korea’s new focus on economic security reflects China, US trade concerns

Experts tell Korea Pro that National Security Office expansion part of effort to brace for ‘weaponized’ supply chains

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkJanuary 12, 2024
Analysis

Leadership challenges shake South Korea’s major parties before general election

Struggling with low approval rates and intra-party dissent, the PPP and DP face a fractured political landscape

Lina ParkLina ParkJanuary 3, 2024
Analysis

South Korea’s immigration dilemma puts Southeast Asians in the spotlight

Tough immigration checks raise questions on racial profiling amid concerns about undocumented migrants and illicit drugs

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkDecember 8, 2023
Analysis

Why a controversial new law allows South Korean women to give birth anonymously

Law aims to improve outcomes for babies of unwed mothers, but experts say children also have right to know parents

Lina ParkLina ParkNovember 10, 2023
Analysis

Between protection and prosecution: South Korea’s self-defense paradox

Amid recent violent attacks sparking demand for self-defense equipment, experts weigh in on “justifiable defense”

Lina ParkLina ParkOctober 6, 2023
Analysis

Why opposition leader’s hunger strike is different from those that came before

While past political figures used protest to advance South Korea’s democracy, experts say Lee’s protest is more nuanced

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina ParkSeptember 22, 2023