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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Daily news – February 5, 2022

AFRICA African Union: Focus on Rights, Justice at Summit. Human Rights Watch: President Macky Sall of Senegal should ensure that civilian protection, human rights, and justice and accountability are the focus of the African Union’s agenda as he takes over leadership of the 55-country body, Human Rights Watch said today. The African Union (AU) summit is […]

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China, South Korea aim for greater openness under RCEP: ministry (Yin Yeping, Global Times)

Under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), China and South Korea will make high-level commitments to greater openness, while creating better conditions for the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Thursday. China, South Korea aim for greater openness under RCEP: ministry – Global Times

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South Korea inks largest arms export deal with UAE for missile interceptor (Brian Kim, Defense News)

 South Korea has inked a deal with the United Arab Emirates to export midrange surface-to-air missiles, marking the Asian country’s largest-ever arms export deal in history. Valued about $3.5 billion, the contract for the Cheongung II KM-SAM weapons was singed Jan. 16 during a meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Emirati Prime Minister Mohammed bin […]

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Democracy should feature in South Korean development assistance (Simon Bruns, East Asia Forum)

South Korea has been praised for its successful COVID-19 containment strategy, which has managed to keep deaths significantly below the global average. In April 2020, the country also held parliamentary elections amid the pandemic which attracted the highest voter turnout in 28 years. This was a testament to South Korea’s democratic development, confirming that it has become a […]

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South Korea’s embrace of Australia goes beyond China (Chris Khatouki, The Interpreter)

The elevation of a “comprehensive strategic partnership” between South Korea and Australia during South Korean President Moon Jae-In’s state visit last month has left analysts torn about its impetus. Is South Korea simply seeking to expand economic ties? Or are we witnessing a “quiet alignment” with Australia against China’s assertive behaviour in the region? South […]

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Entrepreneurs from China, Japan and South Korea pin hopes on the RCEP: survey (Zhang Dan, Global Times)

Despite the ongoing pandemic and geopolitical volatility, most entrepreneurs from China, Japan and South Korea are optimistic about China’s economic growth in 2022 and the recently implemented mega trade pact – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), according to a joint survey by the Global Times Research Center, Maeil Business Newspaper and Nikkei. GT Investigates: […]

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South Korea’s middle power aid diplomacy (Jeffrey Choi, East Asia Forum)

Official Development Assistance (ODA) is likely to become an increasingly important part of South Korea’s middle power diplomacy in Asia. Although South Korea expresses eagerness to adopt global norms in this space, the pace, scope and degree of their adoption will depend on the standards and criteria of key actors such as the South Korean […]

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South Korea’s anti-feminism surge offers political gain, but long-term pain (Kaylin Kim, East Asia Forum)

Despite being the first archer in Olympic history to win three gold medals at a single Games, An San received thousands of hate comments online. She was criticised not for her performance at the 2020 Olympics, but because of her short haircut and enrolment at Kwangju Women’s University. Commentors accused An of being a feminist, a label that is stigmatised by […]

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The Korean way towards green growth (Elizabeth Thurbon, John A Mathews, East Asia Forum)

Like its East Asian neighbours, South Korea was relatively slow to turn away from fossil fuels and start building a new energy system based on wind and solar power. But once the transition began, it was pursued with dedication and ambition, drawing on the same developmental mindset that drove the country’s approach to fossil-fuelled industrialisation in the latter half […]

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S.Korea’s disgraced ex-president Park freed after nearly 5 years in prison (Hyonhee Shin, Reuters)

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday nearly five years after being convicted of corruption, fuelling debate over whether she would play any role ahead of a March presidential election. S.Korea’s disgraced ex-president Park freed after nearly 5 years in prison | Reuters