When increased infections were tracked back to gay bars in Seoul—the result of a couple of careless individuals—conservatives looked to blame the whole LGBT community.
Donald Kirk is a journalist and the author of several books about Asian affairs, including Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine (2009); Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent (2013); Kim Dae Jung and the Quest for the Nobel (with Kim Kisam, 2016)
South Korea beat the pandemic’s first wave with mass testing and contact tracing, an example to the world. Now it’s trying to lighten up—but there's a surge of new infections.
Few countries have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as South Korea. Now they're playing ball there, with some Americans on the field, and many watching on ESPN.
Younger sister Kim Yo Jong looks like the understudy waiting in the wings. But if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dies, it’s fair to say all hell could break loose.
The North Korean leader may have been fucking with us to get attention, but don’t believe what the May 1 photo spread appears to show.
It's been more than two weeks since North Korea's leader was seen in public. He has missed major events, and questions about his health are growing. But this is not the first time.
Like her brother, Kim Yo Jong has cultivated a special relationship with President Donald Trump but has given up nothing on the nuclear and missile issues.
She’s been the rising political star in a dynasty where other would-be heirs to the Kim dynasty wound up dead.
There is reason for concern, but not consternation as South Korean researchers look at 51 patients thought to have recovered who then tested positive for the disease again.
Not to put too fine a point on it, Trump screwed up hugely, and fatally, in the coronavirus fight, and now he wants help from the people he’s still trying to screw.