Japan and South Korea should lead charge for democracy in Asia, argues Hudson Institute analyst John Lee. Recent developments cast doubt on that prospect.
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The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, has announced the city will launch blockchain and AI initiatives as part of its smart city implementation plan.
South Korea’s foreign ministry is doing all it can to ensure the safety of seven North Koreans who were detained in China after fleeing their homeland.
In a biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title.
A survey by Seoul-based human rights NGO say there is unlikely to be accountability for past abuses without a complete change of regime in the North.
South Korea’s conservative political party, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), has declared their aim to use blockchain technology in four major areas.
The National Election Commission started an online voting system called “K-Voting” built on blockchain to have an ever-growing impact on our everyday lives.
Immigration policy could kill dreamers Rhodes award, where students get the chance to study in the University of Oxford in England with all expenses paid.
To defect to the South is an “obligation, not a choice” for North Korean diplomats committed to unification, Thae said, calling Seoul “the outpost” for that task.
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and fine of about $11.5 million on a range of corruption allegations.