Category: Northeast Asia

Doing the math: Stat-politics in South Korea

The power of statistics comes from objectivity – but too often they don’t add up, as South Korean politics goes to show, writes Taehyun Ryu.

That which glitters more than gold: China’s changing attitude towards the Olympics

China has been known for its pursuit of gold medals since its re-entry into the Olympics in 1980. But is China’s gold-or-bust attitude shifting? Although […]

Hidden in plain sight: Korea’s sexist response to spy cams in women’s restrooms

South Korea’s patriarchal society fails to respond to a wave of sexual harassment, contributing to the trauma many women face, writes Henry Cho.

Building Taiwan is more than just independence

Taiwanese youth are increasingly identifying with Taiwan and not China, but President Tsai Ing-wen must continue to grapple with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) […]