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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 04:37
President orders military to expedite launch of drone unit following failure against NK drones
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday criticized the military's response to North Korean drones that intruded across the inter-Korean border the previous day, saying the incident exposed some problems with South Korea's readiness. Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, Yoon said the military should be better prepared for such intrusions by North Korean drones and vowed to create a milit...
[INTERVIEW] China's covert police stations should alarm South Korea: Danish scholar
Media reports accusing China of operating secret police stations overseas, including at least one in South Korea, have so far established considerable evidence for further inquiry, with over a dozen countries now investigating the allegations.
Korea set to introduce anti-abuse rules to better protect asylum-seekers
Korea is set to introduce a set of new rules on March 6 to better protect asylum-seekers and others at government detention facilities for foreign nationals, a year after the country drew international criticism for the inhumane treatment of a detained Moroccan who sought asylum.
[EXCLUSIVE] Safeguard Defenders offers to help South Korea probe China's secret police station
Safeguard Defenders, the Madrid-based human rights group that released a bombshell report accusing China's government of operating more than 100 “secret police stations” around the world, has offered to help South Korean authorities find them in their territory. The offer comes two days after South Korean officials told reporters that an investigation had begun to confirm the...
Korea to introduce human trafficking act to better protect victims
A new law calling for a clearer definition of human trafficking and improved protection for victims will come into force on the first day of 2023.
Korea launches probe into China's secret police station
Korea has launched an investigation into allegations that the Chinese government is operating a “secret police station” here to monitor and terrorize Chinese nationals as part of Beijing's efforts to keep them under its influence.
[ANALYSIS] Doubts raised over North Korea's spy satellite claims
North Korea claimed Monday that it conducted a final-stage test for the development of its first spy satellite, vowing to complete preparations for the project by April 2023. Accompanying the report by the North's official Korean Central News Agency were black-and-white, low-resolution images showing two South Korean cities ― Seoul and Incheon. North Korea's National Aerospac...
[ANALYSIS] North Korea's latest weapons test aims to undermine kill chain system
North Korea has tested a high-thrust solid-fuel motor that analysts say could allow quicker and harder-to-detect launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with the apparent aim of undermining - and ultimately incapacitating - South Korea and the U.S.' anti-missile system. The missile engine test, which was conducted Thursday under the supervision of leader Kim J...
Consumerism emerges in North Korea as middle class grows
Although many North Koreans still worry about how they will find their next meal, North Korea's growing middle class and its interest in consuming culture have given rise to more diverse goods and services in the North, as the regime embraces it as contributing to stability rather than as a threat, a recent study shows.
Chinese envoy blames Korean media for China-bashing
Chinese Ambassador to Korea Xing Haiming blamed the Korean media for creating anti-China sentiment among the Korean public, claiming that some media outlets are using China coverage as click bait.