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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
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July 08, 2016

Why Brexit Makes China Stronger

By David Volodzko
It may not be accurate to say that China "won" from Brexit, but it lost less than the rest of the world.
June 27, 2016

China, the US, and Extrajudicial Abductions

By David Volodzko
China's new willingness to abduct enemies overseas is worrying. But remember the US has been doing the same for decades.

June 15, 2016

Racism With Chinese Characteristics: The Laundry Detergent Ad and Han Privilege

By David Volodzko
Is Chinese society uniquely racist or are the issues it faces more universal?

June 09, 2016

China in Africa, Part III: The Ugly

By David Volodzko
Untangling the diverse threads that make up the "China in Africa" narrative is a herculean task.

June 03, 2016

China in Africa, Part II: The Bad

By David Volodzko
Parsing China's relationship with African dictators, like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
June 01, 2016

China in Africa, Part I: The Good

By David Volodzko
A closer look at the fact and fiction surrounding China's involvement on the continent.

May 18, 2016

Hollywood's Latest Superhero: 'Captain China'

By David Volodzko
The directors of Marvel's wildly successful Captain America films will be producing a superhero series for China.
May 06, 2016

Does China Hate the West?

By David Volodzko
China's officials rail against Western values even while Chinese people flock to Western cultural icons.

April 27, 2016

China's Strange Relationship With the Mango

By David Volodzko
The mango's journey from a Maoist icon to a craved consumer good.

April 18, 2016

Are Gay Rights Really Making Progress in China?

By David Volodzko
Was China’s recent lawsuit over same-sex marriage a victory or a defeat?

April 12, 2016

China's Medical Diplomacy

By David Volodzko
China's latest contribution to the WHO is part of a long history of using medical diplomacy as soft power.
April 04, 2016

China's Role in the North Korean Puzzle

By David Volodzko
Can China actually take a leading role on the North Korea issue?

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