The role of traditional Korean food and clothing, such as Kimchi and Hanbok, in promoting Korean culture is nothing new. But these icons of unquestionably “Korean” heritage — or at least that is what Koreans have proudly believed for centuries — are playing an unexpected role as China is claiming…

Across the world, COVID-19 seems to be loosening its stranglehold, with the United States taking the lead in distributing vaccines. As of February, some 1.5 million people are being vaccinated every day in the United States as Pfizer and Moderna are promising to exponentially expand the supply of their shots…

After one year of protests in Hong Kong, China’s latest security policy has made the fears of pro-democratic forces a reality. While China eventually withdrew its controversial 2019 extradition proposal, the bill incited cries for a fully democratic and transparent government. Hong Kongers feared this bill set a precedent for…

South Koreans Protest Against Violence in North Korea - Source: NPR

The humanitarian crisis in North Korea has become hidden by politics and media perception. It deserves to be the center of our concerns and negotiations.

Through my exposure to South Korean and Western media, I have seen numerous portrayals of North Koreans: the evil spies on a TV show, dangerous…

Haley Son

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