Why a peace treaty poses a mortal threat to South Korea

Why a peace treaty poses a mortal threat to South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Time is running out for President Moon Jae-In. He has barely more than half a year to leave a legacy in Korean and world history as the leader responsible for bringing permanent peace at last to Korea, North and South. He would like nothing better than to step down […]

Press not free in once-democratic South Korea; Now YouTubers are being jailed

Press not free in once-democratic South Korea; Now YouTubers are being jailed

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2021 The South Korean courts and the government of leftist President Moon Jae-In have stepped up their crackdown on press freedom by imprisoning YouTube commentators who are critical of the regime or entities which support it, a report said. “Freedom of speech continues to be suppressed,” East Asia Research Center’s […]

After Afghanistan, a nightmare scenario for South Korea

After Afghanistan, a nightmare scenario for South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk This nightmare scenario comes to mind: the Chinese have invaded South Korea in the name of the North Koreans, who are sort of an auxiliary force, and the wobbly, weak-kneed American president decides the South Koreans can fight on their own with no American troops, no U.S. air or […]

South Korean group issues powerful indictment of CCP, ‘the enemy of all mankind’

South Korean group issues powerful indictment of CCP, ‘the enemy of all mankind’

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2021 A South Korean group dedicated to shutting down the Confucius Institutes which China uses to spread its communist doctrine worldwide has issued one of the strongest condemnations on record of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP’s domination of “other countries’ education, culture, media and ultimately spirit” via […]

South Korean conservative warns China on ‘election interference’

South Korean conservative warns China on ‘election interference’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2021 A Chinese official committed a “clear violation of sovereignty” by writing an article critical of a South Korean opposition presidential candidate’s policy platform, a conservative lawmaker in Seoul said. In an opinion piece published by South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo on Friday, Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming criticized […]

S. Korean prosecutor who sent former president to jail on bribery charges without evidence, accused of bribery

S. Korean prosecutor who sent former president to jail on bribery charges without evidence, accused of bribery

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2021 A universal pattern with political forces of the Left — accusing foes of its own sins — has been evidenced in a once anti-communist U.S. ally in Asia. The special prosecutor who sent conservative South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to prison for 22 years on charges of bribery has […]

‘Human rights lawyer’ Moon Jae-In defended Chinese mutineers who massacred South Korean crew

‘Human rights lawyer’ Moon Jae-In defended Chinese mutineers who massacred South Korean crew

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2021 The term “human rights lawyer” is often used to characterize the background of South Korea’s leftist President Moon Jae-In. The following “may give pause, at least,” to the use of that phrase before Moon’s name, said Dr. Tara O, president of the East Asia Research Center. Tara O noted […]

Seoul seeks to silence defector on North Korean role in ‘Gwangju incident’

Seoul seeks to silence defector on North Korean role in ‘Gwangju incident’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 26, 2021 The leftist government in Seoul has been relentless in its attempts to silence a North Korean defector and author who detailed the North’s role in the 1980 “Gwangju incident” in which at least 165 people were killed and 75 went missing, a report said. Lee Ju-Seong wrote in “Purple […]

Seoul’s leftist president humbled by crushing defeats in major mayoral elections

Seoul’s leftist president humbled by crushing defeats in major mayoral elections

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2021 Leftist South Korean President Moon Jae-In is likely to rapidly lose his grip on state affairs following crushing defeats his ruling party suffered in mayoral elections in Seoul and Busan, analysts say. The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) won landslide victories over Moon’s Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) […]

Former ambassador: South Korean voters unwittingly enabled ‘quasi-communist’ takeover

Former ambassador: South Korean voters unwittingly enabled ‘quasi-communist’ takeover

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2021 In last year’s disputed parliamentary elections in South Korea, leftist President Moon Jae-In’s Democratic Party of Korea won enough seats to give his party the legislative majority it needed to pass almost any law without the help of other parties. In doing so, South Korean voters may have paved […]

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