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Tae-jun Kang

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

Posts by Tae-jun Kang
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July 22, 2019

North Korea Turns to Russia for Cash

By Tae-jun Kang
Since the Putin-Kim summit, North Korea has been stepping up economic ties with Russia.
July 13, 2019

North Korea Further Boosts Online Learning

By Tae-jun Kang
There are signs that online courses are increasing the range of North Koreans who have access to university education.

June 29, 2019

North Korean Universities Join Hands With Pyongyang in Nurturing the Science Sector

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korean universities are increasing their focus on new technology and scientific research.

June 21, 2019

Can South Korea Remain Relevant to Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula?

By Tae-jun Kang
Xi's trip to North Korea raises concerns that China will take a larger role in negotiations, and sideline Seoul in the process.

June 14, 2019

South Korea’s Pension Fund to Adopt New Hiring Policy Amid Staff Exodus

By Tae-jun Kang
The NPS has been having trouble attracting experienced portfolio managers -- so it's looking at training its own.
June 01, 2019

South Korea’s Uphill Battle to Revive Its Shipbuilding Industry

By Tae-jun Kang
A planned merger between South Korea's two largest shipbuilders faces backlash at home and abroad.

May 24, 2019

North Korea Places Its Hope in Science and Technology

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang is putting more emphasis on developing its science sector in hopes of transforming the economy.
May 11, 2019

South Korean Journalist Under Fire for Being 'Rude' to President Moon

By Tae-jun Kang
Is a journalist asking a president a serious question inappropriate?

May 03, 2019

Why South Korea Is Seeing a Boom in Mobile Animal Cremation Services

By Tae-jun Kang
More Koreans are raising pets and want them cremated when they die. But no one wants a cremation facility in their town.

April 29, 2019

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Virtual Currency Ambitions

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea is signalling increased interest in digital currencies, possibly as a way to help avoid sanctions.

April 15, 2019

South Korea Needs to Get Serious About Its Pension Fund

By Tae-jun Kang
Rather than using it as a political tool, the government urgently needs to reform the fund -- before it runs out.
April 08, 2019

North Korea’s Internal Struggles Hint That Sanctions Are Working

By Tae-jun Kang
Reports of business closures and food price spikes are more evidence that North Korea's economy is struggling.

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