Self-professed ‘dirt spoon’ Kim Jae-hoon drinks water in his tiny cubicle home in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

South Korea’s disadvantaged ‘dirt spoons’ rail against President Moon Jae-in

  • A generation of disenfranchised, despondent youths in the East Asian nation have all but given up on the idea of social mobility
  • They say the self-styled ‘reformist’ president, who came to power in 2017 on a platform of social and economic justice, has failed them
Topic |   South Korea

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Self-professed ‘dirt spoon’ Kim Jae-hoon drinks water in his tiny cubicle home in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
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One of the posters seen in Hankuk University featuring the face of a female student surrounded by profanities and threats. Photo: Handout

In South Korea, Chinese and Korean students are clashing over Hong Kong protests

  • Korean students have found themselves at the centre of a political storm, in conflict with Chinese students over Hong Kong’s political unrest
  • More recently, some say they have become the victims of cyberbullying and doxxing
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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One of the posters seen in Hankuk University featuring the face of a female student surrounded by profanities and threats. Photo: Handout
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