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How Might Joe Biden as President Deal with Korea? Corporate Market Power And Consumer Rights Korea Faces Decision on China Because of the Quad
 

How Might Joe Biden as President Deal with Korea?

What could we expect President-elect Biden to do with regard to policy on North and South Korea when he moves into the Oval Office?

Corporate Market Power And Consumer Rights

Conglomerates will likely reduce the market share of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) in the used car market but enhance services for consumers.

Korea Faces Decision on China Because of the Quad

While South Korea is unlikely to join the Quad in an alliance against China, there are opportunities for it to partner with the bloc.

South Korea’s Basic Income Model Focuses on Local Growth

20 October 2020

After universal cash relief in response to COVID, South Korea begins to seriously mull universal basic income as a means to bolster local economies.

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South Korea Weighs Alternative Military Service Programs for Pop Culture Artists

16 October 2020

Following BTS’ billboard success, Seoul deliberates whether to allow pop culture artists to participate in alternative military service programs.

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Obituary: The Death of North Korean Ideology

15 October 2020

In comparison with earlier speeches by North Korean leaders, there was a sharp departure from traditional ideology. There was, in fact, hardly any ideology.

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Does Seoul Listen to Women on Women’s Issues?

14 October 2020

The new pro-choice law falls short of women’s demands, raising questions on the government's engagement with civic organizations.

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North Korea’s October 10 Parade

13 October 2020

North Korea's highly choreographed parade is designed to show that the military is subordinate to the leadership and the party, not the other way around.

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Labor Rights as Public Health Policy

08 October 2020

The campaign to better protect the labor force from COVID-19 is stymied by the ban on public rallies intended to prevent the spread of the disease.

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The Inherent Limitation of a Pro-Engagement Posture

06 October 2020

After the murder of a South Korean official by North Korean soldiers, the Moon administration’s pro-engagement posture creates domestic political stresses.

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Battle over Justice in the Cyberspace

02 October 2020

The government’s effort to restrict digital vigilantism is creating tension with the public that looks to rectify perceived miscarriages of justice.

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Overworked and Underpaid Delivery Service Workers

01 October 2020

Despite recognition of their vital role in the pandemic, South Korean delivery service workers enjoy little protections because only full-time workers are legally protected.

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Suga Likely to Maintain “New Normal” in Korea-Japan Relations

30 September 2020

Although Suga Yoshihide presents a chance to stop the downturn in relations with South Korea, he and President Moon will face difficulties in addressing long-standing barriers to cooperation.

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