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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.

The OECD’s 2020 Survey of Korea Focuses on Policies to Overcome the Pandemic

29 September 2020

The OECD now projects that Korea’s real GDP will decline 1.0% in 2020, a mild contraction compared to the United States, Japan, and the euro area.

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Government Struggles to Juggle Messaging around the Crisis

28 September 2020

Public opinion sours as the government’s subsidies for corporations appear at odds with calls for personal sacrifice to overcome the pandemic.

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Moon Jae-in’s UN General Assembly Speech – Did He Say Anything New about Peace?

25 September 2020

Some commentators sat up when they read President Moon’s remarks because they took it as a unilateral call to end the Korean War Armistice.

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What Woodward’s Book “Rage” Tells us about U.S.-Korea Relations

24 September 2020

The main Korea story to emerge from the new book “Rage” is the letters between Trump and Kim, but perhaps odder are Trump’s efforts to mirror the language.

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Anti-Graft Proposal and Compulsory Military Service

22 September 2020

The main opposition party plans to tighten laws on illegal favors in procedures related to military service, reflecting sensitivities to the issue.

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Long Shadow of the Samsung’s Fight with International Activist Investors

17 September 2020

The presence of foreign activist investors may discourage the government from probing into Samsung’s alleged impropriety.

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Will Seoul Become Asia’s Media Hub?

16 September 2020

Following the New York Times, other media outlets may move staff from Hong Kong to Seoul – if only because other options in Asia are so limited.

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Public Image Decline of South Korean Churches

15 September 2020

As headlines about churches tied to coronavirus outbreaks circulate, Christianity continues to see a decrease in popularity.

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Policies to Stabilize Housing Prices in Korea

14 September 2020

The steep increase in housing prices has become a key social and economic issue in Korea and is blamed for a sharp fall in President Moon’s approval rating.

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Stricter Regulations on Social Media Marketing

12 September 2020

South Korea’s antitrust body plans to take strong action against online advertisements that are deemed false or deceptive.

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