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Tae-jun Kang

Tae-jun Kang

Tae-jun Kang is a correspondent and columnist for The Diplomat.

Tae-jun Kang 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 14, 2020

With Sudden Death of Seoul Mayor, South Korea’s 2021 By-Elections Gain New Importance

By Tae-jun Kang
Next April, voters will choose new mayors for Seoul and Busan. Can the Democratic Party keep those seats?
July 09, 2020

Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
The boycott movement is still going strong, a year later.

July 06, 2020

Seoul Doubles Down on North Korea Gambit With National Security Reshuffle

By Tae-jun Kang
Moon Jae-in has put figures with long histories of engaging North Korea into top foreign policy and national security posts.

June 19, 2020

How Will South Korea and the US Respond to North Korea’s Latest Provocation?

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang hints that its next moves will depend on the reactions from Washington and Seoul. What should we expect?

June 12, 2020

South Korea Faces Domestic, International Criticism Over Anti-Pyongyang Leaflet Crackdown

By Tae-jun Kang
Despite rising criticism from rights advocates at home and abroad, Seoul is pushing forward with a controversial plan to punish groups that send leaflets across the inter-Korean DMZ.
June 05, 2020

South Korean Government and North Korean Defectors Clash over Leaflets

By Tae-jun Kang
Seoul moved to ban leaflet dropping after a demand from the North, prompting outrage from defector groups.

May 29, 2020

On Hong Kong, South Korea Is Caught Between China and US

By Tae-jun Kang
The Hong Kong issue is adding urgency to South Korea’s need for a new balancing strategy between the U.S. and China.
May 22, 2020

South Korean Politician Adds China Interference Charge to Election Rigging Claim

By Tae-jun Kang
Min Kyung-wook is claiming China helped rig the April parliamentary polls.

May 13, 2020

South Korean NGO’s Role in Supporting ‘Comfort Women’ Questioned

By Tae-jun Kang
Accusations from a former victim of pilfered donations have sparked controversy.

May 11, 2020

Can South Korea Boost Its Economy by Turning to Gaming?

By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea is hoping to cash in on the coronavirus-driven boom in mobile gaming. But critics say it needs to address problems in the industry first.

May 01, 2020

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea almost never reacts to reports in foreign media. What's different this time?
April 15, 2020

South Korea’s Coronavirus-Era Online Learning Hits Snag 

By Tae-jun Kang
The roll-out of distance learning is off to a rocky start.

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