Posts Tagged ‘korean’

Korean Companies in China Being Frustrated in Strict Electricity Restrictions

Korean companies in China have encountered operational difficulties due to strict power use restrictions. For these companies, a Korean expert says, it is useless to plead with Chinese authorities, regardless of the losses they suffer from the policy. Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd (POSCO), a Korean steel giant, recently told the Yonhap News Agency […]

Half A Million South Korean Workers Walk Off Jobs In General Strike

Above Photo: Members of the Korean Health and Medical Workers Union, a KCTU affiliate, gather in front of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Sejong City, South Korea, on June 23, 2021, to demand improved working conditions and expand public health care. KCTU. On October 20, at least half a million workers in South […]

Ukrainian Hackers Instead of North Korean Hackers

On October 15, 2021, the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) reported that four members of an unnamed money laundering organization, including its leader, were detained in a joint investigation that involved Ukrainian police, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Interpol. Three Ukrainians and another foreigner are accused of distributing the Clop ransomware that paralyzed […]

Museum’s “Korean” Ru Ware Bowl Is Chinese and Now Worth $21 Million!

It’s not unusual for people to have antique heirlooms or other rare items laying around that are far more valuable than they realize. Of course, no one would expect that to happen in a museum, where highly trained experts are paid to identify every artifact that comes into their possession. So the revelation that the […]

More on the Restoration of Inter-Korean Lines of Communication

In our previous piece on inter-Korean relations, we touched on Kim Yoo-jung’s remark that in case of “maintaining impartiality and respect for each other”, both the restoration of the North-South bureau and the inter-Korean summit could be discussed constructively. “The end of the war will also be proclaimed in due course.” During this time, North […]

Korean Peninsula’s Missile Race Continues in Earnest

On September 1, 2021, the ROK tested (incidentally, earlier than North Korea) a ballistic missile from a submarine, and on September 12, North Korea launched a new cruise missile with a range of 1500 km, which has already stirred up the region. Since South Korean missile news doesn’t usually make the front pages, everyone stigmatized […]

South Korean President Suggests Banning Dog Meat

South Korea’s president on Monday floated the idea of imposing a ban on eating dog meat, a traditional yet controversial practice decried by animal rights activists but defended by farmers who want to retain the right to raise dogs as livestock. The remarks from South Korean President Moon Jae-in came after he was briefed by the […]

South Korean Missiles and the Launch of an SLBM from a Submarine

South Korea’s armed forces have recently engaged in a series of demonstrative exercises. Had they occurred in the North, they would have prompted alarmist headlines, glib political rhetoric, and angry speeches at the UN Security Council. As reported on September 7 by the Korean Agency for Defense Development, on September 1, 2021, there was a […]

North Korean Сruise Missiles

On September 11-12, North Korea successfully test-fired a new type of long-range cruise missile. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that the missiles “traveled for 7,580 seconds along an oval and pattern-8 flight orbits in the air above the territorial land and waters” in North Korea “and hit targets 1,500 km away,” and all […]

South Korean Military Exercises and North Korean Response

Every spring and autumn, inter-Korean relations are notoriously tested by the annual US-South Korea joint military exercises. Pyongyang has long criticized the South Korea-US military exercises, calling them a “rehearsal for an invasion of the North”, while Seoul and Washington emphasize their regularity and defensive nature. The level of escalation may vary depending on what […]

Sex and Violence in the South Korean Army

During a meeting with the country’s top military leaders on August 4, 2021, South Korean President Moon Jae-in stated that the Republic of Korea’s armed forces must work to regain the people’s trust. The armed forces have been undermined by several recent incidents, most notably a high-profile sex scandal. Recall that it all began on May […]

Another US-ROK Joint Exercise – a New Reason for Inter-Korean Aggravation?

Another event is approaching that may turn out to be a new reason for inter-Korean aggravation or at least a marker of the current state of inter-Korean relations. Yet another US-ROK joint exercise. Let’s recall: The United States and the ROK usually conduct major joint exercises twice a year in March and August and smaller-scale […]

Old and New Scandals Surrounding the South Korean Intelligence Service

The Republic of Korea’s intelligence agency has changed its name and motto several times, but this has not boosted its reputation.  The scandals associated with its previous leadership have not gone away, and new ones have piled on top of those. Let’s start with the old ones, because the “case of trolls in uniform”, and […]

Iran’s frozen money in Seoul to pay off Korean exports: ambassador

TEHRAN – South Korea’s new Ambassador to Tehran Yun Kang-hyeon has said Iran’s frozen oil money in his country will be used to pay off Korean companies that had previously exported basic commodities to Iran. Speaking in a meeting with the Head of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Masoud Khansari, Yun noted […]

The North Korean workers in east Russia making money for themselves and Pyongyang

On a popular advertising site in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok, there’s a separate page with listings devoted to North Korean workers available for home construction jobs. The contact information on one post led to a North Korean man who tells The Washington Post he has worked in Russia for “many years”. He said […]

Why Won’t the South Korean President Go to Tokyo?

The author has repeatedly told his readers about the complexities of Japan-ROK relations and the role that militant nationalism and President Moon’s policies play in them. Here’s another story of how, on the eve of the Olympics, the South Korean President, pinned down by the situation, made an unsuccessful attempt at reconciliation and how it […]

Kimsuky or New Adventures of “North Korean Hackers”

There is a lot of writing about North Korean hackers, and every six months or a year the author makes a kind of summary, pointing out how the stories about the Pyongyang trail have become a self-replicating myth, and the expression “Hackers believed to be linked to North Korea” – a proof. Moreover, spring-summer 2021 […]

British Influencer Comes Out As ‘Trans-Racial’ – Identifies as Korean

White British influencer Oli London has come out as trans-racial and now identifies as Korean having undergone surgery to make him look Asian. “TRANSRACIAL is a thing! I invented it! If you can be transgender you can be TRANSRACIAL. Live your life to the fullest, be who you want to be and spread love,” Oli […]

British ‘Influencer’ Now Trans-Racial, Identifies as Korean

A deluge of ignorant trans-racial haters responded to Oli’s announcement by suggesting that trans-racial is not a thing. Follow on Twitter: Follow @PrisonPlanet ——————————————————————————————————————— Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ Source

Yet Another Story Involving Rape and Suicide in the South Korean Army

After one well-known story about “mass rapes in the DPRK Army,” the author is trying to keep track of how a similar situation looks occurring in the South Korean Army, and thankfully when describing that he does not have to solely rely on the tearful and unreliable stories told by defectors, but on more valid […]

North Korean woman defector says USA is a Crazy Anti-White Racist Communist Utopia

    [embedded content] As American educational institutions continue to be called into question, a North Korean defector fears the United States’ future “is as bleak as North Korea” after she attended one of the country’s most prestigious universities. Yeonmi Park has experienced plenty of struggle and hardship, but she does not call herself a […]

South Korean and US Military Drills 2020-2021

On March 15, 2021, Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, issued a statement condemning the staging of scheduled joint military exercises by the United States and ROK. She stated that whether or not relations between the DPRK and South Korea “return to the new starting point of peace and prosperity as witnessed in those spring days […]

Belgium Recalls South Korean Ambassador After Chinese Wife Slaps Shop Clerk

Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea has been recalled after his China-born wife slapped a shop assistant in Seoul, causing an uproar across the country. On May 28, Belgium’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmes had decided to end Ambassador to South Korea Peter Lescouhier’s tenure this summer, a post he […]

Joe Biden’s “New” North Korean Policy

At the end of April 2021, the US administration finally unleashed the new concept of policy toward North Korea that the expert community had long awaited. The waiting period was, of course, accompanied by occasional statements by press secretary Jen Psaki that the process was underway, as well as analytical reports and statements by experts […]

Japanese government sued by South Korean fishers over planned release of Fukushima contaminated water

Two South Korean fisheries associations have filed a lawsuit, demanding the Japanese government’s compensation over its plan to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The court filing is seeking 10 million won ($8,850) per day from the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) due to the […]

South’s Moon hopes to restart N. Korean diplomacy with Biden

South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea saying that Biden favors a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The White House recently said officials completed a review of North Korea policy and suggested the Biden administration […]

The Goryeo Dynasty: Buddhist Unifier of the Korean Peninsula

The Goryeo dynasty was a Korean dynasty that existed between the 10 th and 14 th centuries. The Goryeo dynasty was established following the unification of Korea’s Later Three Kingdoms and ended when it was overthrown by the Joseon dynasty. The history of the Goryeo dynasty is closely intertwined with events that took place in […]

Atlanta massacre sparks a political awakening in the Korean church

Churches can no longer stay silent about racism, said Pastor Han Byung-chul from the Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, who recently formed an anti-AAPI hate group in the city with 11 other religious leaders. “It should be a time that Asian Americans reflect on their indifference and irresponsibility,” Han said in an interview, using […]

From prison camp to ballot box: North Korean defector seeks UK elex win

Sixteen years after she was left to die unremembered outside a labor camp in North Korea, Jihyun Park will enter the British political history books if she wins office in local elections this May. Human rights activist Park said she wants to repay a debt of kindness shown by residents in the northern English town […]

North Korean embassy staff leave Malaysia as countries sever diplomatic ties over US extradition row

DPRK diplomats departed from Malaysia on Sunday, after Pyongyang cut ties with Kuala Lumpur over the extradition of one of its citizens to the US on money laundering charges. Before the two buses containing diplomats departed for the airport, North Korean Charge d’Affaires Kim Yu Song read out a statement on the porch of the […]

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