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September 13, 2020

What Happened On the week of April 25, North Korean defector group, Fighters for a Free North Korea, launched balloons with anti-DPRK messages into North Korea. These balloons were launched in defiance of South Korea’s anti-leaflet bill, which was finalized by the National Assembly in March in concert with efforts to improve relations with Pyongyang. Seoul’s Metropolitan…

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Region: Asia

May 14, 2021

What Happened Incheon, the longtime destination for Seoul’s garbage, is demanding Seoul city Mayor Oh Se-hoon adhere to Incheon’s request that Seoul finds a new landfill for its waste by 2025. With the increase in home deliveries during COVID-19, plastic and recyclables were thrown away at an unprecedented rate in 2020. China’s 2017 ban on trash and recyclable imports has…

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Region: Asia

May 13, 2021

What Happened On April 27, senior ROK government officials met to prepare for next month’s Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) summit. At this preparatory meeting, Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong reiterated President Moon’s statements on the importance of implementing South Korea’s carbon goals before next month’s summit. Despite Moon’s pledge to reduce emissions during a U.S.-led climate summit…

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Region: Asia

May 10, 2021

What Happened The South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced plans to make it easier for a child to take either parent's surname at birth, alongside other changes. The announcement also included plans to conduct a public opinion survey on the ethics of having a baby through surrogacy and donating eggs and sperm to unmarried…

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Region: Asia

May 5, 2021