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Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
Podcast

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22

John and Lina discuss potential abuse of presidential power, LGBTQ rights and conservative attacks on sex education

Yoon’s latest scandal, LGBTQ festival, nuclear waste and book removals — Ep. 22
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 31, 2024
Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Analysis

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate

Aging population is forcing policymakers to reevaluate popular senior welfare programs introduced decades ago

Free subway rides for seniors strains South Korea’s railways, and ignites debate
Choi HaanChoi Haan May 31, 2024
New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions
Analysis

New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions

Revelation of president’s phone calls to ex-defense chief risk turning case into all-consuming political controversy

New allegations Yoon meddled in marine death case fuel scrutiny of his actions
John LeeJohn Lee May 30, 2024
Deadlock over radioactive waste jeopardizes future of South Korean nuclear power
Analysis

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

Deadlock over radioactive waste jeopardizes future of South Korean nuclear power
John LeeJohn Lee May 29, 2024
Trilateral summit in Northeast Asia faces uphill battle amid rising tensions
Briefings

Trilateral summit in Northeast Asia faces uphill battle amid rising tensions

Geopolitical dynamics and entrenched disputes pose significant hurdles for South Korea, Japan and China

Trilateral summit in Northeast Asia faces uphill battle amid rising tensions
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 27, 2024
Samsung’s new chipmaker head, short-selling ban, overseas purchases — Ep. 21
Podcast

Samsung’s new chipmaker head, short-selling ban, overseas purchases — Ep. 21

The Korea Pro team discusses a range of business and economic issues that dominated the headlines in the past week

Samsung’s new chipmaker head, short-selling ban, overseas purchases — Ep. 21
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 24, 2024
South Korea’s chip industry faces uphill battle despite massive support package
Briefings

South Korea’s chip industry faces uphill battle despite massive support package

$19 billion investment fails to tackle key challenges as Taiwan’s TSMC outpaces in R&D spending and government support

South Korea’s chip industry faces uphill battle despite massive support package
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 24, 2024
ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency
Analysis

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

ROK parliament threatens to override Yoon veto, and undermine his presidency
John LeeJohn Lee May 23, 2024
South Korea extends short-selling ban pending “reliable system” implementation
Briefings

South Korea extends short-selling ban pending “reliable system” implementation

While aiming to curb illegal practices, prolonged ban may impact market efficiency and investor confidence

South Korea extends short-selling ban pending “reliable system” implementation
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 23, 2024
Gyeonggi Province’s book removals from school libraries spark fierce debate
Analysis

Gyeonggi Province’s book removals from school libraries spark fierce debate

Educators and conservative groups clash over the impact on students’ access to information on sensitive topics

Gyeonggi Province’s book removals from school libraries spark fierce debate
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Lina Park May 22, 2024
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