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What Happened In April, the Defense Ministry announced a new law that will compensate members of the Korean Liaison Office (KLO) that worked under the UN and United States during the Korean War. KLO veterans have no documented military record in South Korea because they performed clandestine operations under foreign command. The KLO was first brought to public attention…

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Region: Asia

May 21, 2021

What Happened In a May 10 speech, Moon explained that the opposition's mayoral victories in April reflected the public’s dissatisfaction with the ruling Democratic Party’s handling of the housing issue. In response, Moon promised to modify several housing policies. A poll from May 7 shows that many view the housing situation as one of the most important current issues, second…

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Region: Asia

May 20, 2021

By KEI Advisory Council President Joe Biden and President Moon Jae-in are scheduled to meet in Washington D.C. on May 21. For President Biden, this will be his second summit with a world leader following his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on April 16. Ahead of this engagement, KEI reached out to members…

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Region: Asia, North America

May 17, 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