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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

A three-hour military parade and a fireworks display in Pyongyang on January 14 punctuated the end of the 8th Congress of the Workers Party of Korea.  The 8th Congress, which lasted eight days, was the first such high party gathering since 2016 and only the second since the 6th Congress was held in 1980.  Such…

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Region: Asia

January 19, 2021