Category Archives: South Korea

South Korea | South Korea’s Labor Fight against Moon’s “Flexible Work Hour” Policy

160,000 South Korean workers walked off the job last month to protest President Moon Jae-in’s labor policy.

The following is an interview with Wolsan Liem of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) about the strike, the current government’s labor policy, and the state of South Korea’s economy.

US, ROK to reduce scope of ‘Foal Eagle’ military drill – Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday a joint military exercise with the Republic of Korea called “Foal Eagle” would be reduced in scope next year so it does not harm diplomatic efforts with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

“Foal Eagle is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy,” Mattis told reporters.

The Daewoo-Madagascar land grab: Ten years on

On 18 November 2008, The Financial Times exposed a massive deal being negotiated between Daewoo Logistics and the government of Madagascar. Through this deal, the South Korean company was seeking access to no less than 1.3 million hectares to grow maize for export back home while the local communities were uninformed. The breaking of this story helped lead to the overthrow of the Malagasy government a few months later, and woke the world up to an outrageous new trend of global land grabbing for agricultural production driven by the food and financial crises.

South Korea | Kim-Moon agree to denuclearize Korean peninsula at Pyongyang summit

Leaders of the two Koreas agreed Wednesday to end military tensions and try to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in made the pledge at a joint press conference in Pyongyang.

South Korea | Korea News: North-South Relations

Moon and Kim to Meet again in September; U.S. Ambassador says “Too early” to End the Korean War