Korea scene 

Korea’s ‘N-Po’ Generation Looks to New Administration for Jobs

May 31, 2017

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Less than a month into his new presidency, South Korea’s new leader, Moon Jae-in, already faces a multitude of challenges, foremost of which are heightened tensions on the Peninsula over North Korea’s missile threat. But as the new administration sets its policy agenda, the concerning rise in youth unemployment will no doubt also be near the top. T… Read more

Downtown Seoul at night 

Korea Marks 20 Years as OECD Member: What do Next 20 Years Hold?

December 14, 2016

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This month, Korea celebrates 20 years of membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the 35-member forum of mostly high-income countries that helps advance economic sustainability and the market economy. Only the second Asian country to join OECD, it is hard to imagine that just two decades ago, Korea was itself… Read more


Korea Elections: A Shocking Eruption of Public Dissatisfaction

April 27, 2016

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Voting officially closed at 6 p.m. for Korea’s April 13 general elections, but 30 minutes earlier, I received the early exit poll results from a joint poll conducted among three major national networks including my company, MBC, where I head the evening news desk. The poll surveyed 800,000 voters in 2,600 balloting stations across the country. As w… Read more