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What does Yoon Seok-yeol’s presidency mean for South Korea?

Right-wing candidate Yoon Seok-yeol triumphed in South Korea’s presidential election by a razor-thin margin last week. What might his presidency mean for the peninsula?

Conservative candidate elected South Korean president with razor-thin majority

The results show that election was effectively polarized between ruling Democratic Party’s Lee Jae-myung and opposition People Power Party’s Yoon Seok-yeol

Two polarizing choices in South Korea’s presidential election

As the mainstream parties offer competing visions for South Korea’s future, the fractured progressive left finds itself without real influence.

South Korean president Moon Jae-in South Korea declares multilateral agreement to end Korean War

South Korean president Moon Jae-in announced that the four parties in the Korean War, which ended in a stalemate in 1953, have agreed “in-principle” to formally declare its end, indicating a major step towards peace

Korean Feminists Shout “Ni Una Menos” (Not One Less)

Korean women mobilized on November 25 as part of international protests against gender based violence and state inaction on the issue

“We Are Chun Tae-il!”: the South Korean workers struggle continues

Steven Lee of the International Strategy Center reflects on the historic day of workers’ struggle in South Korea on November 13

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate survivors of sexual violence during World War II

A lower court in Seoul ordered Japan to compensate 12 Korean women, who were forced to serve as “comfort women” for its military during the Second World War. The verdict is expected to pave the way for more such judgments

South Korean auto workers set to intensify strike action

Automotive workers of Kia Motors Corp in South Korea are set to hold partial strikes till Thursday and a six-hour walkout on Friday. They have been protesting for over a month demanding better wages and working conditions

South Korea doctors strike ends South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government 

Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students went on strike from August 23, protesting the government’s proposed healthcare reform plan

US envoy visit to South Korea Talks with North Korea figure prominently in US envoy’s visit to Seoul

While the US has repeatedly attempted to downplay the significance of talks with North Korea, US envoy Stephen Biegun said on the day of his arrival to Seoul that the Trump administration is “open” to talks with the North

South Korea elections 2020 Liberal-Progressive alliance wins by a landslide in South Korean parliamentary polls

The massive victory of the coalition backing incumbent president Moon Jae-in is being viewed as a verdict on the government’s efforts to contain and deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in the country

For the dismissed workers of the 2009 Ssangyong motors strike, the struggle continues

The 2009 Ssangyong strike took place in a post economic recession scenario, where the recession had been used by international capital as a justification for the crackdown on unionization and workers’ rights

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