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To improve relations with the North, South Korea is trying to replicate the success of the “sports diplomacy” at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
South Korea wants to push through with a unified dictionary of the Korean language to achieve peace but there is silence from the North.
A new law in South Africa intends to stop residents in the South from sending materials to the North. HRW has urged that the bill be scrapped.
South Korea’s democratic system contrasts its northern neighbor’s repressive communist system yet it is intimidating North Korean rights groups.
South Korea held legislative elections this week, the world’s first nationwide vote of the coronavirus, history was made with North Korean defector elected.
A coalition of rights-oriented groups says the South Korean government should re-engage on promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea.
Japan and South Korea should lead charge for democracy in Asia, argues Hudson Institute analyst John Lee. Recent developments cast doubt on that prospect.
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.