‘President is a spy’: Revolt in South Korea widens as government consolidates power

‘President is a spy’: Revolt in South Korea widens as government consolidates power

by WorldTribune Staff, January 8, 2020 As critics continue to protest what they say is a threat to the rule of law and national sovereignty by the leftist South Korean government, citizens have even resorted to calling an emergency espionage hotline to report President Moon Jae-In as a spy, a report said. The man “was […]

Seoul rocked by revolt over ruling party’s apparent power grab

Seoul rocked by revolt over ruling party’s apparent power grab

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2019 South Korea’s National Assembly on Monday canceled a vote on fast-tracked legislation being pushed by leftist President Moon Jae-In after a massive protest by opposition lawmakers and their supporters in the streets outside the parliament. “I will not open a plenary session today because it won’t be possible to […]

Hunger strikes in Seoul over alleged ‘judicial reform’ power-grab by government

Hunger strikes in Seoul over alleged ‘judicial reform’ power-grab by government

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2019 Several South Koreans are going on hunger strikes in front of the presidential Blue House in Seoul to protest what they say is the Moon Jae-In government’s undermining of separation of powers under the guise of “judicial reform.” Tara O, Director at East Asia Research Center, authored a report […]

North Korea’s ‘Gat-Geun Tactic’ aims to destroy South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations

North Korea’s ‘Gat-Geun Tactic’ aims to destroy South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral relations

FPI / November 21, 2019 By Tara O, East Asia Research Center Gat is a hat Korean men used to wear during the Chosun Dynasty. It has a large brim with two strings that go around the sides of the face to tie in the middle to secure the hat in its place. According to […]

Seoul’s pro-North government days away from break with U.S. on Japan intel ties

Seoul’s pro-North government days away from break with U.S. on Japan intel ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2019 Despite pressure from the U.S. to back down, South Korean President Moon Jae-In is seen as intent on terminating a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, reports say. Nov. 22 marks the deadline to terminate the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between Seoul and Tokyo which was signed […]

Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

Massive conservative protests rock Seoul government; Powerful leftist resigns

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Scandal-plagued South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk resigned on Oct. 14 as the opposition turned up the heat on the leftist Moon Jae-In administration, charging a dual system of justice and discrimination against North Korean defectors. On Oct. 9, thousands of protesters jammed the streets near City Hall in […]

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2019 The Washington dramas were half a world away for an estimated 3 million generally conservative protesters in Seoul near City Hall on Oct. 3. Despite several rival rallies, the demonstrators — some waving Korean and American flags — were unified in calling for the ouster of South Korean President Moon Jae-In […]

Defector: How to denuclearize the North; Why Trump doesn’t trust Seoul leader

Defector: How to denuclearize the North; Why Trump doesn’t trust Seoul leader

FPI / September 29, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com [Editor’s note: The following was written by Jong Ho-Ri, a former senior North Korean economic official. His last assignment was in Dalian, China as head of the Korea Daehung Trading Corporation, which is managed by Office 39, a clandestine organization under direct control of the ruling Kim family. Office […]

Oct. 1: South Koreans urged to celebrate China’s 70th birthday, but not their Armed Forces Day

Oct. 1: South Koreans urged to celebrate China’s 70th birthday, but not their Armed Forces Day

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2019 Seoul’s City Council Hall is decked out in decorations celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. “Are we China’s vassal state? Have we ever celebrated another country’s founding day?” one South Korean resident asked, according to a Sept. 27 report by the East […]

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