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Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin is a correspondent for The Diplomat.

Mitch Shin was previously a journalist for Asia Times for a year and a half, working in Seoul, South Korea. Shin was also a news assistant for contributors at DW and Al Jazeera before joining the team. Follow him on Twitter: @MitchShin5
Posts by Mitch Shin
December 01, 2020

South Koreans Brace for 3rd COVID-19 Outbreak

By Mitch Shin
As the number of new coronavirus cases continues to climb, there are increasing calls for the government to institute stronger social distancing measures.

November 27, 2020

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits South Korea After a Two-Day Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
The Chinese foreign minister arrived in Seoul on Wednesday night for a meeting with his Korean counterpart and President Moon Jae-in.
November 23, 2020

South Korea’s Fight Against the ‘Sea of Japan’ Pays Off 

By Mitch Shin
The country’s long battle for co-use of the names “East Sea” and “Sea of Japan” is over as the IHO decided to adopt a new numerical system.

November 17, 2020

South Korea Faces Another Possible Outbreak of COVID-19

By Mitch Shin
With more than 200 newly confirmed cases per day recently, Seoul has strengthened social distancing yet again. 

November 16, 2020

South Korea’s Government and Top Prosecutor Clash Once Again

By Mitch Shin
The country has been divided as the government and prosecutor general tussle over prosecution reform.

November 09, 2020

South Korea’s After-School Child Care Workers Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Mitch Shin
Workers want the government to guarantee pay for their extra working hours and stop a move to shift management of the industry from schools to local governments. 
November 02, 2020

Who Is South Korea Rooting for in the US Presidential Election?

By Mitch Shin
Apparently, Joe Biden is unofficially favored by South Korea, but there are serious concerns about his approach to North Korea.

October 29, 2020

North Korea’s Elite Defectors

By Mitch Shin
Despite its avowedly socialist nature, North Korea is governed by a rigid class system – and not all defectors come from the bottom.

October 27, 2020

Amid Rising Panic Over Deaths, South Korean Government Urges People to Get Flu Shots

By Mitch Shin
As more than 59 deaths were reported soon after a shot, the South Korean government is asking people to trust its health officials that the vaccine is safe.

October 26, 2020

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78

By Mitch Shin
Two different – and contrasting – reviews of the electronics icon’s leadership have emerged since the announcement of Lee’s passing.

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