Massive digital messaging may have swept current president to power in Seoul

Massive digital messaging may have swept current president to power in Seoul

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The ongoing scandal, in which the governor of South Gyeongsang Province, Kim Kyung-Soo — a top ally of President Moon Jae-In, was involved in a computer program that automatically generated millions of “likes” or “dislikes” for polls and postings on individuals and vital topics, may have been […]

Kim Jong-Un’s journey leads now to a ride on Vietnam’s capitalist road

Kim Jong-Un’s journey leads now to a ride on Vietnam’s capitalist road

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Everybody knows Kim Jong-Un has a lot to learn from the capitalist success of nearby Communist countries. No example is better than that of China, whose leaders have urged him to walk the capitalist road to success. His late father, Kim Jong-Il, was photographed during trips to China traipsing […]

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk NEW DELHI ― The prospect of President Trump abandoning friends and allies resonates here for reasons that have nothing to do with North or South Korea. While focusing on whatever deal he is likely to cook up with Kim Jong-Un, let us not forget the priorities in the capital […]

Diplomatic moves in Tokyo, Seoul and Pyongyang precede Trump-Kim summit

Diplomatic moves in Tokyo, Seoul and Pyongyang precede Trump-Kim summit

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2019 U.S. envoy Steve Biegun led an American delegation that arrived in Pyongyang on Feb. 6 for denuclearization talks with North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok-Chol. The U.S. delegation’s arrival in North Korea was one of a flurry of region-wide diplomatic moves ahead of a second summit between President Donald Trump […]

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

Retired S. Korean generals slam Kim-Moon ‘fake peace’, ‘collapse of security’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2019 The administration of liberal President Moon Jae-In is engaged in a “fake peace” process with an “unreliable” Kim Jong-Un regime, a group of more than 400 retired South Korean generals said in a pair of statements. Moon met with Kim three times last year and has invited the North […]

South Korea’s Samsung stands to benefit from crackdown on China’s Huawei

South Korea’s Samsung stands to benefit from crackdown on China’s Huawei

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2019 A series of moves by the United States and several other nations to ban China’s Huawei from their 5G networks could result in South Korea’s Samsung climbing to the forefront of 5G, tech industry analysts say. The United States suspects that Huawei equipment might provide a backdoor for Chinese […]

North Korea: ‘Rotten-to-the-core American lifestyle is dominating South’

North Korea: ‘Rotten-to-the-core American lifestyle is dominating South’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2019 The United States has colonized South Korea and by forcing its lifestyle on the South is eroding true Korean identity and culture, according to lecture materials given to North Korean Workers’ Party directors. “American imperialists dominate South Korea and use whatever means necessary to force South Koreans to follow […]

Report: South Korean president made large, unrefunded donation to left-wing newspaper

Report: South Korean president made large, unrefunded donation to left-wing newspaper

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2019 South Korean President Moon Jae-In was among a group of investors who made large donations in the 1980s to establish the left-wing Hankyoreh Media Group, a report said. Moon gave 200 million won ($552,000 in 2019 dollars) to the media group, which established the far-left Hankyoreh newspaper in 1987, […]

No ‘peace treaty’ please: ‘Love’, nukes and missile fatigue on the Korean peninsula

No ‘peace treaty’ please: ‘Love’, nukes and missile fatigue on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The revelation of another “undeclared” North Korean missile base should send shock waves through all those concerned about the safety and security of the region, notably South Korea. Actually, however, it’s hard to find ordinary people too worried about the latest report by esteemed experts at the Center for […]

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

Trump prepares for 2nd Kim summit by playing hardball with Seoul over defense costs

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 Amid preparations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, U.S. President Donald Trump is turning up the heat on Seoul by demanding it pay more for the 28,500 U.S. military personnel stationed in the South. Some Korea analysts say that U.S.’s leverage with Pyongyang, backed by […]

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