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Juwon Park
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South Korea Looks to Hong Kong and Singapore in Fight Against Corruption

Corruption permeates all levels of South Korean society, from local banks and state-owned enterprises to the office of the president. Just the latest in the country’s many scandals revealed that over 95 percent of new hires in state-owned casino resort Kangwon Land had got their jobs because of ties

Steven Borowiec
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Corruption Suspicions Another Hiccup in Massive U.S. Military Relocation

Suspected corruption in South Korea threatens to undermine what has been called the largest construction project in the history of the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. military is currently undertaking a massive relocation of its forces out of bases in and north of Seoul and toward

Raphael Rashid
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Relaxing Anti-Graft Law: Rooting out Corruption or Rooting for More Roots?

Just one year after the launch of a groundbreaking anti-graft law, the South Korean government may be about to water down its terms. The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act was introduced to root out bribery and corruption in South Korea. It went into effect on Sept. 28, 2016, following months

Daniel Corks
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Weekly Brief: Oct. 10th - 16th

Blacklist of artists surfaces The president’s office has blacklisted nearly 10,000 singers, authors, directors and other artists. The reason? They’ve either signed a petition criticizing the government’s response to the 2014 Sewol disaster or supported two opposition politicians, both of whom are likely to run