Stories about South Korea
6 May 2014
Many interpreted the U.S. president's actions on his much-ballyhooed "pivot to Asia" as a not-so-subtle message to China.
3 May 2014
A law that prohibits kids from playing online games at night was declared constitutional. How will it affect the game industry, students' rights and net freedom?
2 May 2014
Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 young people. Were they too "obedient"?
29 April 2014
It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.
23 April 2014
18 April 2014
A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.
12 April 2014
7 April 2014
A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.
2 April 2014
South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.
26 March 2014
Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.
22 March 2014
Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.
15 March 2014
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28 February 2014
It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...