The latest issue of #Shigak recaps and analyzes some of the top stories and reports between May and June, focusing on a labor dispute at Kia Motors, an Ivy League pipe dream, and the political and economic consequences of the MERS outbreak.
Just across the border from North Korea, water issues around private vegetable plots are causing friction among local residents and government officials. Adam Cathcart translates.
A demographic revolution has brought about manifold economic and political changes in South Korea over the last few decades, and might even be changing the way South Koreans think about the “nation.” Steven Denney reviews some of the relevant literature and talks with an agent of social change.
#Shigak returns with fresh analysis of South Korea’s declining export competitiveness, a mixed assessment of media freedom, a by-election drubbing or three for the NPAD, and the judicial outcome of an unseemly defamation lawsuit.
Interpreting economic data in and about North Korea is tricky; individual data points can balloon out of control. Christopher Green looks at the debate over North Korean economic growth and what really happened on May 30.