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The Peninsula

The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

What is Korean about K-pop?

Korea View
July 22, 2021
The establishment of new bands modeled on K-pop's style and regimen gives rise to the question on what constitutes "authentic" K-pop.

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The limited capacity to shape corporate governance

Korea View
July 21, 2021
The government’s focus on enabling parents to work longer hours suggests its ability to shape corporate culture is limited.

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Global shipping container shortage hits Korean small businesses

Korea View
July 20, 2021
Korean exporters are struggling to keep up as shipping and transport networks prioritize larger-scale shipments from China.

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How digitalization is leaving the elderly behind

Korea View
July 19, 2021
The older generations in Korea are struggling to keep up with services that are being digitalized in response to the pandemic.

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Enigmatic Foreign Ministry Article Accuses U.S. of “Sinister Political Purpose” in Providing Humanitarian Aid

Robert King
July 16, 2021
A recent article from North Korea on U.S. humanitarian aid—despite the discussion of the “sinister political purpose” of aid—may be a first cautious outreach.

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Erosion of Data Privacy?

Korea View
July 15, 2021
Recent scandals involving encrypted communication and cryptocurrencies create an environment where politicians may demand restrictions on data privacy.

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Backlash from teachers sparked by bad communication

Korea View
July 14, 2021
Poor guidance and communication from the government rile up teachers on new mandatory drug screening.

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The Korean New Deal

Randall S. Jones
July 13, 2021
One year ago, President Moon Jae-in launched the Korean New Deal, which aims to “set the foundation for Korea’s next 100 years.”

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