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David Volodzko

David Volodzko

David Volodzko is the national editor for The Korea JoongAng Daily, the sister paper of The International New York Times in South Korea.

David Volodzko is the national and sports editor for the Korea JoongAng Daily, the sister paper of The New York Times in South Korea. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live, discussing China’s illegal logging industry, and his writing has been published with The Wall Street Journal, Vice, South China Morning PostGlobalPost, The Jamestown Foundation, openDemocracy and The Washington Monthly, among others. He is a former university lecturer at Soongshil University, Seo Kyeong University, and Cheongju National University of Education. He tweets @DavidVolodzko and is the author of the blog Mogu Gallery.

Posts by David Volodzko
January 14, 2017

The Trouble With Trump's Taiwan Approach

By David Volodzko
Trump's remarks about the 'one China' policy misread the psychological aspect of the Taiwan issue.

November 19, 2016

South Korea's Million-Strong March

By David Volodzko
Seoul's protesters are united not only in anger at their president, but in hope that their voices can force change.
October 24, 2016

What China Is Missing as It Watches the US Presidential Campaign

By David Volodzko
The worst aspects of Trumpism are already entrenched in China.

October 14, 2016

South Korea Sees Frictions With China's Maritime Militia: What's Next?

By David Volodzko
China is walking a tightrope, balancing foreign relations in one hand and the nationalism of its people in the other.

October 05, 2016

Why Are Chinese Tourists So Badly Behaved?

By David Volodzko
Narratives of exceptionalism and nationalism are crucial ingredients in making an "ugly Chinese" tourist.

September 23, 2016

Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?

By David Volodzko
Despite what one prominent blogger says, the answer is a definite no.
September 14, 2016

Air China Travel Tip Sparks Fresh Accusations of Chinese Racism

By David Volodzko
This time, the incident was handled swiftly.

September 08, 2016

The Trouble With Chinese Mega Projects

By David Volodzko
Breakneck speed and rampant corruption threaten Chinese engineering projects, from the flashy to the mundane.

September 04, 2016

Resources, 'National Unity' Underpin Xi's Trip to Western China

By David Volodzko
Xi Jinping's recent trip to Qinghai highlights what Beijing sees when it looks to China's western regions.

August 22, 2016

At Rio Olympics, China Embraces a New Outlook

By David Volodzko
China's long-standing obsession with gold medals is giving way to something simpler: having fun.

August 05, 2016

Matt Damon Film Sparks New Round of 'Whitewashing' Controversy

By David Volodzko
Actress Constance Wu calls out The Great Wall for casting non-Asian actors in the starring roles.
August 02, 2016

How China's Anti-Corruption Intersects With the South China Sea

By David Volodzko
Xi Jinping has tightened his control over every sector of China. Now, what will he do with that power?

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