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  1. Japan and South Korea Want More Military Firepower (Thanks to China and North Korea)

    Nationalinterest.org - Politics 07.24 / 11:21 nationalinterest.org
    Rod Lyon Security, Asia We should have seen this coming.  Too often, current tensions in Northeast Asia are seen through one of two dominant lenses: either the growing strategic competition between China and the US—‘destined for war’?—or the sharper and more immediate concerns posed by North Korea. But I want to focus here on a different point: namely, the specific effect that both the North Korean situation and the relentless modernisation of China’s military forces are having in spurri…
  2. South Korea to raise taxes on high-income earners, conglomerates

    Poandpo.com - Politics 07.24 / 08:30 poandpo.com
    The new South Korean government under President Moon Jae-in will push to raise taxes on super high-income earners and large conglomerates amid overwhelming public support. The government and the ruling Democratic Party held a meeting Monday, agreeing to change its economic growth strategy from the high and exporters-driven growth to the…
  3. South Korea extends deadline for talks with the North

    Wsws.org - Asia 07.24 / 06:30 wsws.org
    Seoul has reassured Washington that its proposal is not meant to undermine the larger demand for the complete denuclearization of North…
  4. South Korea to come up with mid-term plan to intensify cybersecurity measures

    Tech.firstpost.com - Technology 07.24 / 01:37 tech.firstpost.com
    The move comes as government offices and other public agencies in Korea are facing growing cyberthreats. The post South Korea to come up with mid-term plan to intensify cybersecurity measures appeared first on…
  5. South Korea: A Cheap Option

    Seeking Alpha - ETF 07.23 / 09:49 seekingalpha.com
    Summary The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:EWY) has risen significantly over the past year, outperforming most major markets. Table 1 shows the return of EWY versus a number of ETFs that track large markets. The outperformance of EWY over the past one year in the face of impeachment of the country’s former president, Park Geun-hye, corruption charges associated with Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF), and increasing peninsula risks is impressive. The reasons for the o…
  6. Russia, China warn against US missile system deployment in South Korea

    English.irib.ir - World 07.22 / 22:05 english.irib.ir
    Russia and China have warned against a possible deployment of an advanced US missile system in the volatile Korean Peninsula allegedly to counter potential threats from Pyongyang.According to Press TV, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a Friday joint press conference with his visiting Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that North Korea’s missile tests should not become a pretext for the US to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. “We are go…
  7. Canada routs South Korea 91-45 at women's under-19 basketball World Cup

    Local2.ca - Ontario 07.22 / 15:33 local2.ca
    UDINE, Italy — An all-around attack led Canada past South Korea 91-45 on Saturday in the opener for both teams at the FIBA under-19 women's basketball World Cup. Shaina Pellington of Pickering, O…