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South Korea’s presidential office apologizes for overseas direct purchase fiasco
Briefings

South Korea’s presidential office apologizes for overseas direct purchase fiasco

Lack of consultation and consideration of public sentiment leads to confusion over overseas direct purchase regulations

South Korea’s presidential office apologizes for overseas direct purchase fiasco
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 21, 2024
Yoon pushes for R&D boost, scrapping feasibility studies to drive growth
Briefings

Yoon pushes for R&D boost, scrapping feasibility studies to drive growth

South Korean president’s plan aims to accelerate innovation but raises concerns over resource allocation

Yoon pushes for R&D boost, scrapping feasibility studies to drive growth
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 20, 2024
Choo Kyung-ho: From finance minister to ruling party floor leader
Profiles

Choo Kyung-ho: From finance minister to ruling party floor leader

Korea Pro profiles Choo, 63, who will lead the People Power Party’s conservative economic policy support

Choo Kyung-ho: From finance minister to ruling party floor leader
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 17, 2024
Unexpected speaker, Dior pastor and unintended trade benefits — Ep. 20
Podcast

Unexpected speaker, Dior pastor and unintended trade benefits — Ep. 20

The Korea Pro team unpacks the National Assembly speaker surprise, the first lady’s Dior scandal, and US tariffs

Unexpected speaker, Dior pastor and unintended trade benefits — Ep. 20
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 17, 2024
South Korea’s surge in dating violence exposes lack of protections for women
Analysis

South Korea’s surge in dating violence exposes lack of protections for women

Brutal killings have highlighted a disturbing trend, but experts say law still treats partner violence as a minor crime

South Korea’s surge in dating violence exposes lack of protections for women
Lina ParkLina Park May 16, 2024
Yoon Suk-yeol courts opposition support with labor reform proposal
Briefings

Yoon Suk-yeol courts opposition support with labor reform proposal

South Korean president’s proposal may gain opposition support but could weaken organized labor

Yoon Suk-yeol courts opposition support with labor reform proposal
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 15, 2024
South Korea’s eldercare crisis leaves families buckling under caregiving weight
Analysis

South Korea’s eldercare crisis leaves families buckling under caregiving weight

High costs and inadequate public support force families to shoulder the burden, leading to tragic consequences

South Korea’s eldercare crisis leaves families buckling under caregiving weight
Hyojin KimHyojin Kim May 14, 2024
South Korean elites breaking bad? Nuclearization debate with Victor Cha — Ep. 19
Podcast

South Korean elites breaking bad? Nuclearization debate with Victor Cha — Ep. 19

Victor Cha discusses his new report on South Korean elites’ fragile opposition to nuclearization and the risks ahead

South Korean elites breaking bad? Nuclearization debate with Victor Cha — Ep. 19
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 14, 2024
Yoon administration faces pressure amid Japan’s Naver move
Briefings

Yoon administration faces pressure amid Japan’s Naver move

Opposition’s calls for a firm response to protect South Korean corporations from overseas complicates Seoul’s calculus

Yoon administration faces pressure amid Japan’s Naver move
KOREA PROKOREA PRO May 14, 2024
Yoon’s press conference: Apologetic tone, unchanged stance on key issues
Analysis

Yoon’s press conference: Apologetic tone, unchanged stance on key issues

South Korean president softens approach but maintains position on domestic and foreign policy matters

Yoon’s press conference: Apologetic tone, unchanged stance on key issues
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 10, 2024
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