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Assassination attempt on opposition leader signals decaying political culture
Analysis

Assassination attempt on opposition leader signals decaying political culture

Experts tell Korea Pro that the attack on Lee Jae-myung exposes alarming polarization that threatens Korea’s democracy

Assassination attempt on opposition leader signals decaying political culture
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim January 5, 2024
South Korea faces human rights backslide in 2023
Analysis

South Korea faces human rights backslide in 2023

From classrooms to military barracks, stories of struggle and resilience unfold in the battle for rights and equality

South Korea faces human rights backslide in 2023
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim January 4, 2024
Attack on main opposition leader shakes South Korean political scene
Briefings

Attack on main opposition leader shakes South Korean political scene

With parliamentary elections approaching, violent attack on Lee Jae-myung underscores deepening political divides

Attack on main opposition leader shakes South Korean political scene
KOREA PROKOREA PRO January 3, 2024
Parasite actor’s death ignites debate over South Korea’s ‘war on drugs’
Analysis

Parasite actor’s death ignites debate over South Korea’s ‘war on drugs’

Lee Sun-kyun’s apparent suicide raises serious questions about the severity of Seoul’s anti-drug campaign

Parasite actor’s death ignites debate over South Korea’s ‘war on drugs’
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer December 28, 2023
Gender wage gap in South Korea sees modest improvement, but challenges persist
Briefings

Gender wage gap in South Korea sees modest improvement, but challenges persist

Although South Korea inches toward gender pay parity, the political landscape continues to impede full-scale progress

Gender wage gap in South Korea sees modest improvement, but challenges persist
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 28, 2023
Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023
Analysis

Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023

Korea Pro selected 10 news stories that made international headlines and revealed deep-rooted problems in the ROK

Jamboree woes, heinous murders: Cataloging South Korea’s worst moments of 2023
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim December 27, 2023
South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows
Analysis

South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows

Dozens of support centers set to close after Yoon administration cuts millions in funding, provoking widespread concern

South Korea slashes budget to support foreign laborers, even as workforce grows
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park December 26, 2023
South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions
Briefings

South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions

The steep decline in South Korean students in China signals potential long-term impacts on bilateral relations

South Korean students shifting away from China amid tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 26, 2023
Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings
Analysis

Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings

As general elections draw near, voter sentiment and cultural values drive focus on morality over policy in South Korea

Why moral character dominates South Korean political confirmation hearings
Justin YeoJustin Yeo December 21, 2023
South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3
Podcast

South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3

Korea Pro discusses the problem of racial profiling at ROK airport security amid concerns about undocumented migrants

South Korea’s immigration dilemma, Yoon’s Netherlands state visit — Pilot Ep. 3
KOREA PROKOREA PRO December 15, 2023
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