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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 07:30
[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.
'Maximum pressure had worked': Pence's memoir reveals how Trump dealt with North Korea
North Korea had long been the master of its own game: The regime knew exactly how to get what it wanted through war threats while suggesting it would give up its nuclear weapons while seeming to have no intention of actually doing so. However, when the Trump administration reacted differently to Pyongyang's renewed bombast and threats with far more serious and realistic conse...
Seoul, Beijing agree to seek summit in South Korea
The foreign ministers of South Korea and China agreed to strengthen bilateral diplomatic ties, Monday, as the two countries seek to hold high-level exchanges, including a summit in Seoul, “in the new era of cooperation.” According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Park Jin and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held a virtual meeting and agreed to “maintain exchange m...
Motion calling for sacking interior minister approved
The opposition-controlled National Assembly passed a motion, Sunday, calling for removing Interior Minister Lee Sang-min from the Cabinet post over his “failure” in handling the Itaewon crowd disaster, which killed at least 158 people on Oct. 29.