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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.

Long Shadow of the Samsung’s Fight with International Activist Investors

September 17, 2020
The presence of foreign activist investors may discourage the government from probing into Samsung’s alleged impropriety.

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Will Seoul Become Asia’s Media Hub?

September 16, 2020
Following the New York Times, other media outlets may move staff from Hong Kong to Seoul – if only because other options in Asia are so limited.

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Public Image Decline of South Korean Churches

September 15, 2020
As headlines about churches tied to coronavirus outbreaks circulate, Christianity continues to see a decrease in popularity.

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Policies to Stabilize Housing Prices in Korea

September 14, 2020
The steep increase in housing prices has become a key social and economic issue in Korea and is blamed for a sharp fall in President Moon’s approval rating.

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Stricter Regulations on Social Media Marketing

September 12, 2020
South Korea’s antitrust body plans to take strong action against online advertisements that are deemed false or deceptive.

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The Economic Impact of Covid Bolsters Samsung’s Legal Position

September 10, 2020
COVID-19 is helping entrench the skewed power dynamic between large private corporations and the public.

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Change in Korea-Japan Relations Unlikely Despite Abe Resignation

September 9, 2020
While a new prime minister presents opportunities for resetting ties between Seoul and Tokyo, there is little evidence to suggest any significant changes.

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Flooding and COVID and Sanctions! Oh My! Are These Problems Behind Changes in the DPRK News Format?

September 8, 2020
As Pyongyang has attempted to deal with increasingly complex challenges, a particularly significant change in the format of media reporting took place.

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