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South Koreans rally to support Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

More than 20,000 Koreans sign a petition urging action from President Moon Jae-in as many remember their own history of protest.

2 Jul 2019 - 10:54AM

More than 20,000 Koreans sign a petition urging action from President Moon Jae-in as many remember their own history of protest.

South Koreans rally to support Hong Kong protests against extradition bill
Paris Hilton shows South Korea why she is the original influencer – and that she never turns down a selfie request

Hilton is the original influencer, creating the blueprint for a new breed of celebrity who uses social media to gain attention, and then turn that attention into their own brand. She was in Korea recently for a skincare brand launch.

7 Jun 2019 - 8:56AM

Hilton is the original influencer, creating the blueprint for a new breed of celebrity who uses social media to gain attention, and then turn that attention into their own brand. She was in Korea recently for a skincare brand launch.

Paris Hilton shows South Korea why she is the original influencer – and that she never turns down a selfie request
Skype therapy? South Korea’s lack of mental health help forces stressed out foreign students to seek it online

South Korea has some of the highest rates of suicide of any developed country. As record number of overseas students move there to study, the stigmas surrounding mental health are beginning to affect them, too.

30 May 2019 - 12:16PM

South Korea has some of the highest rates of suicide of any developed country. As record number of overseas students move there to study, the stigmas surrounding mental health are beginning to affect them, too.

Skype therapy? South Korea’s lack of mental health help forces stressed out foreign students to seek it online
Islamic month of Ramadan fuels faith in distant places: how Muslims around Asia are breaking fast

Kaleidoscopes of the religion emerge from snapshots of Ramadan in three destinations – Singapore, Seoul and the southern Philippines.

13 May 2019 - 3:13PM

Kaleidoscopes of the religion emerge from snapshots of Ramadan in three destinations – Singapore, Seoul and the southern Philippines.

Islamic month of Ramadan fuels faith in distant places: how Muslims around Asia are breaking fast
South Korea’s Moon tries to leave US-China orbit, but lands back on Beijing’s belt and road

The South Korean president is touring Central Asia in a bid to further energy deals and break free from a reliance on Washington and Beijing. But he will find it hard to escape the influence of China’s Belt and Road

17 Apr 2019 - 10:21AM

The South Korean president is touring Central Asia in a bid to further energy deals and break free from a reliance on Washington and Beijing. But he will find it hard to escape the influence of China’s Belt and Road

South Korea’s Moon tries to leave US-China orbit, but lands back on Beijing’s belt and road
How do you arouse interest in South Korea’s adult industry? Life-size sex dolls, for a start

The country’s US$177 million sex toy market is heating up and South Koreans are becoming less conservative as adult shops proliferate, but are they lacking education about sexual awareness?

26 Mar 2019 - 9:27AM

The country’s US$177 million sex toy market is heating up and South Koreans are becoming less conservative as adult shops proliferate, but are they lacking education about sexual awareness?

How do you arouse interest in South Korea’s adult industry? Life-size sex dolls, for a start
South Korea, Hyundai Motor pin hopes on hydrogen cars as new energy source and money-spinner

But analysts are not convinced it is the right move for the carmaker, which is fifth-largest in the world by sales but struggling to regain market share in the US and China.

7 Feb 2019 - 2:16PM

But analysts are not convinced it is the right move for the carmaker, which is fifth-largest in the world by sales but struggling to regain market share in the US and China.

South Korea, Hyundai Motor pin hopes on hydrogen cars as new energy source and money-spinner
Wartime sex abuse in spotlight as South Korea-Japan rift deepens

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says South Korea will host an international conference on sexual violence in conflict this year in latest sign relations between the two countries are worsening

28 Jan 2019 - 10:58PM

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha says South Korea will host an international conference on sexual violence in conflict this year in latest sign relations between the two countries are worsening

Wartime sex abuse in spotlight as South Korea-Japan rift deepens
Class war: do native English speakers deserve special treatment when teaching in South Korean schools?

Korean teachers complain that foreigners make more money than them for doing the same work, and locals can do the job just as well.

19 Jan 2019 - 10:39PM

Korean teachers complain that foreigners make more money than them for doing the same work, and locals can do the job just as well.

Class war: do native English speakers deserve special treatment when teaching in South Korean schools?
South Korea chokes on smog and once again seeks to blame China

Air pollution has spiked in other parts of Asia during the past week, with India, Thailand and mainland China all affected

14 Jan 2019 - 10:12PM

Air pollution has spiked in other parts of Asia during the past week, with India, Thailand and mainland China all affected

South Korea chokes on smog and once again seeks to blame China
‘Netflix of Asia’ to take on US streaming giants like YouTube as Korea’s Oksusu and Pooq team up

Alliance between Korea’s Oksusu and Pooq has partnerships with Hong Kong’s ViuTV, Malaysia’s iflix and China’s iQiyi. It will focus on creating better original content to take on Netflix and other rivals.

14 Jan 2019 - 12:13PM

Alliance between Korea’s Oksusu and Pooq has partnerships with Hong Kong’s ViuTV, Malaysia’s iflix and China’s iQiyi. It will focus on creating better original content to take on Netflix and other rivals.

‘Netflix of Asia’ to take on US streaming giants like YouTube as Korea’s Oksusu and Pooq team up
As trains cross the DMZ between the Koreas, hopes rise for an energy supergrid

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing an ambitious project to connect the Korean peninsula to Eurasia via transport and energy links

23 Dec 2018 - 9:23PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing an ambitious project to connect the Korean peninsula to Eurasia via transport and energy links

As trains cross the DMZ between the Koreas, hopes rise for an energy supergrid
US$168 million cocaine haul sparks fears South Korea becoming drug smugglers’ gateway to China, rest of Asia

Customs officials in the southern port city of Busan seized 64 kilograms of cocaine on Monday that they say was bound for mainland China

19 Dec 2018 - 9:39PM

Customs officials in the southern port city of Busan seized 64 kilograms of cocaine on Monday that they say was bound for mainland China

US$168 million cocaine haul sparks fears South Korea becoming drug smugglers’ gateway to China, rest of Asia
For South Korea’s struggling taxi drivers, ride-hailing app a matter of life and death

57-year-old taxi driver leaves note addressing politician and journalist after lighting himself on fire in protest of a new ride-hailing service.

11 Dec 2018 - 8:28PM

57-year-old taxi driver leaves note addressing politician and journalist after lighting himself on fire in protest of a new ride-hailing service.

For South Korea’s struggling taxi drivers, ride-hailing app a matter of life and death
When will Kim Jong-un visit Seoul? If he knows, he’s not telling
  • A guessing game is under way over a potential trip by the North Korean leader after officials from both sides met on Friday. But a visit would prove controversial on both sides of the peninsula
7 Dec 2018 - 10:53PM
  • A guessing game is under way over a potential trip by the North Korean leader after officials from both sides met on Friday. But a visit would prove controversial on both sides of the peninsula
When will Kim Jong-un visit Seoul? If he knows, he’s not telling
Young Kim could win California congressional race but not all Koreans are happy about it

Although some South Koreans support Kim, others are troubled she won as a Republican when the party is accused of divisive politics and intolerance towards immigrants

11 Nov 2018 - 11:06PM

Although some South Koreans support Kim, others are troubled she won as a Republican when the party is accused of divisive politics and intolerance towards immigrants

Young Kim could win California congressional race but not all Koreans are happy about it
E-sports could compete with Fifa for viewers and ad dollars if Tencent and others can calm health concerns
All hail South Korea’s sharing economy (except its taxi drivers)

Taxi drivers protesting against a car-pooling app by Kakao are fighting a losing battle. The tech savvy country finally appears to be embracing the sharing economy – and not even its chaebol firms are immune to change

4 Nov 2018 - 10:08AM

Taxi drivers protesting against a car-pooling app by Kakao are fighting a losing battle. The tech savvy country finally appears to be embracing the sharing economy – and not even its chaebol firms are immune to change

All hail South Korea’s sharing economy (except its taxi drivers)
Kim, Trump, Moon: Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Oddly, it makes sense

Koreans are sceptical – it’s been nearly 20 years since a Korean president last received the prize, and there is still hostility. Even so, this time there’s reason to believe that, in a strange way, it could contribute to a real lasting peace.

4 Oct 2018 - 12:07PM

Koreans are sceptical – it’s been nearly 20 years since a Korean president last received the prize, and there is still hostility. Even so, this time there’s reason to believe that, in a strange way, it could contribute to a real lasting peace.

Kim, Trump, Moon: Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Oddly, it makes sense