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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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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

‘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
‘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.

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
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

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
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

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
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.

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
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
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
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

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

9 Nov 2018 - 6:20AM
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

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
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.