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Song E. Young is a professor at the School of Economics at Sogang University in Korea. He teaches and researches in the field of international trade, economic integration, and economic…

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January 27, 2021

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January 27, 2021

For North Korea to return to some semblance of its pre-COVID existence it will need to vaccinate its population, but acquiring the necessary vaccines will not be the only challenge North Korea faces. Once North Korea has acquired a vaccine to begin dosing its population, it will still need to have a proper cold chain…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, North
January 27, 2021

What Happened Severe Disaster Law was passed to protect employees working in environments with insufficient safety regulations. While the new legislation intensifies punishments for chief executives, it does not provide supplementary safety regulations. The effectiveness of the new bill is questioned as workplaces with fewer than 5 employees are not affected by the new legislation despite…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South
January 26, 2021

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January 26, 2021

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January 25, 2021

What Happened As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to grow, the government extended its current business restrictions until January 17. However, the government’s decision to allow some businesses to reopen for their daily care role sparked an outcry among excluded businesses. Some restricted shop owners have called for protests against what they see as the government’s unfair and…

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Location: Korea, South
January 25, 2021

What Happened The ruling Democratic Party is developing a plan to incentivize big corporations to share part of their profits with entities that were heavily affected by COVID-19. The ruling party wants to promote voluntary participation through incentives such as tax benefits and administrative support. Some National Assembly delegates and policy commentators voiced their demand for more…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South
January 22, 2021

What Happened A 16-month-old toddler was killed by her adoptive parents in 2020. An investigative report revealed that the police and other protective services were aware of possible abuse prior to her death. A nation-wide campaign led to the National Assembly Legislative Judiciary Council advancing new legislation requiring public agencies to investigate all reports of child abuse. Implications: Despite the South…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South
January 22, 2021

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January 22, 2021