Joel Ivre, editor, Sweden.
The day before the summit I brought up the topic to a Korean friend. “This is amazing, isn’t it?” But he shook his head. “I have stocks in foreign currency, and the Korean Won is already increasing in value. This is not
The summit between the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is quickly approaching. The inter-Korean meeting is set to take place on April 27, on the southern side of the Korean Demilitarized Zone; Kim Jong Un’s southern trip is
Earlier in January, US President Donald Trump expressed interest in rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the condition that the United States strike a “substantially better” deal than before. Recently, reports of such reconsideration have again resurfaced.
There are reasons to believe that the comment at
Paradise is officially closed. In a move aimed at saving the Philippines top tourist destination from further environmental degradation, President Duterte has ordered the closure of the island of Boracay starting April 26 for up to six months. During that period, no tourists, foreign or
How Quality Street Art is Colouring Korea and Crossing Cultural Barriers
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Drinking lake water without any governmental approval, the people of Laos seemed perfectly content, though tests revealed unusual pH (acidity), TOC (total organic carbon), and TN (total nitrogen) levels in the water. A few thousand kilometers from Laos lies a country obsessed
George Orwell once wrote, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Modern media technologists seem to be taking the denial and obliteration to another level by not only reinventing the history and historical facts,
From March 22 to 24, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea made a three-day state visit to Vietnam. The most noticeable outcome of this trip was the signing of the Joint Declaration between the two heads of state, reaffirming the “Strategic Cooperative Partnership” status; ensuring
I have never been comfortable with the term “China watcher.” It is an awkward expression. It brings to mind a beardy, near-sighted academic in his ivory tower, peering through a spyglass at a country the West has never entirely managed to make sense of. Throughout