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Tae-jun Kang

Tae-jun Kang is a correspondent and columnist for The Diplomat and is currently based in Southeast Asia. He was previously a journalist for The Financial Times for four years, working in both Seoul and Hong Kong. Follow him on twitter: @taejun_kang

South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
September 22, 2018
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
Many conservatives are looking to Hwang Kyo-ahn to reunite a divided movement.
South Korea's Former PM Emerges as New Conservative Torchbearer 
South Korean Right's YouTube Dominance Catches North Korea's Eye
September 17, 2018
South Korean Right's YouTube Dominance Catches North Korea's Eye
Pyongyang is worried by a new trend: the rise of South Korean conservatives on YouTube.
South Korean Right's YouTube Dominance Catches North Korea's Eye
What Is Happening With South Korea's Pension Fund?
September 14, 2018
What Is Happening With South Korea's Pension Fund?
What's going on with South Korea's the National Pension Service? That's what a lot of Koreans are wondering.
What Is Happening With South Korea's Pension Fund?
How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?
September 07, 2018
How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?
The idea seems far-fetched, but Pyongyang is actively trying to advance the necessary technology.
How Far Has North Korea Come With Cryptocurrency?
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
August 31, 2018
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
Amid international sanctions, selling North Korean art is a creative way to bring in foreign currency.
North Korea's 'Artistic' Way of Making Foreign Money: Art Sales
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
August 25, 2018
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
A closer look at how foreign companies could enter North Korea -- and whether it's worth the risk.
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
How a Russian 'Treasure Ship' Makes Waves in South Korea's Stock Market
August 15, 2018
How a Russian 'Treasure Ship' Makes Waves in South Korea's Stock Market
For decades, firms claiming to have discovered the Dmitrii Donskoi have caused major fluctuations in the stock market.
How a Russian 'Treasure Ship' Makes Waves in South Korea's Stock Market
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
August 10, 2018
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
Online communities once used mostly for gossip have become central in victims coming out about sexual abuses.
South Korea’s Online 'Bamboo Forests' Take Center Stage in #MeToo Movement
What's Behind North Korea's New Internet Opening?
August 04, 2018
What's Behind North Korea's New Internet Opening?
Is North Korea really giving its people greater access to information?
What's Behind North Korea's New Internet Opening?
North Korea's Influence Operations, Revealed
July 25, 2018
North Korea's Influence Operations, Revealed
North Korea is ramping up its efforts to manipulate opinions online, especially targeting South Koreans.
North Korea's Influence Operations, Revealed
North Korea's Quest for Autonomous Technology
July 13, 2018
North Korea's Quest for Autonomous Technology
North Korea is pursuing autonomous technology for both military and economic purposes.
North Korea's Quest for Autonomous Technology
North Korea's Mysterious Magic Industry
July 11, 2018
North Korea's Mysterious Magic Industry
Now you see it...
North Korea's Mysterious Magic Industry
Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?
July 05, 2018
Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?
The country is a small but determined player in this space.
Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?
Will South Korean Universities See Return of North Korean Studies?
June 22, 2018
Will South Korean Universities See Return of North Korean Studies?
South Korean businesses are hunting for North Korea experts. Why are they so hard to find?
Will South Korean Universities See Return of North Korean Studies?
Investing in North Korean 'Bonds'
June 20, 2018
Investing in North Korean 'Bonds'
Why some investors are looking at buying up North Korean debt -- and what that means in practice.
Investing in North Korean 'Bonds'
Don’t Forget France in Laos
June 15, 2018
Don’t Forget France in Laos
The former colonial power continues to retain influence in the Southeast Asian state.
Don’t Forget France in Laos
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
June 04, 2018
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
From bullet train to air purifier: North Korea's ambition for scientific technologies.
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
Online Learning in North Korea
May 25, 2018
Online Learning in North Korea
Is North Korea going through an online learning revolution?
Online Learning in North Korea
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
May 21, 2018
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
Hankering for North Korean Food? You Might Want to Reconsider.
May 11, 2018
Hankering for North Korean Food? You Might Want to Reconsider.
South Koreans are clamoring for North Korea food and products, but subpar safety standards call for caution.
Hankering for North Korean Food? You Might Want to Reconsider.
'Visit Laos Year 2018': A Real Boost for the Tourism Industry?
May 08, 2018
'Visit Laos Year 2018': A Real Boost for the Tourism Industry?
Efforts are underway, but it remains an uphill task.
'Visit Laos Year 2018': A Real Boost for the Tourism Industry?
More South Koreans Are Learning Vietnamese. Why?
April 25, 2018
More South Koreans Are Learning Vietnamese. Why?
The growing interest in Vietnamese reflects booming economic ties.
More South Koreans Are Learning Vietnamese. Why?
Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries
April 20, 2018
Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries
As Laos continues its hydropower ambitions, concerns around the future of the Mekong River are only growing.
Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries
What Happened to North Korea's Defense Minister?
May 15, 2015
What Happened to North Korea's Defense Minister?
South Korea's NIS allegedly told lawmakers Hyon Yong-chol was executed via anti-aircraft gun.
What Happened to North Korea's Defense Minister?
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