Tagged: north korea

I Was Quoted in The Korea Times about Investors in Korea

I Was Quoted in The Korea Times about Investors in Korea

Here’s an article from the December 20, 2010 issue of the Korea Times: Chinese investor pulls out due to tension By Cathy Rose A. Garcia Some prospective foreign investors are increasingly becoming concerned about the escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula, with one Chinese investor already postponing plans to invest...

Overcome with Emotion From Singing the Hymn to Kim-Il Sung

I'm reading Under the Loving Care of the Father Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty, by Bradley K. Martin.  Here's an account of the composition and first singing of the hymn to Kim Il-sung on his 60th birthday, as told and interpreted for Kim Jong-il's official biographers. Apparently Kim...

The New Chinese Province of Chosun

The Lost Tribe of China There's a lot of talk in Korea about the way Korean history is being taught in Japan. The two countries don't usually see eye-to-eye about Japanese colonial rule of Korea between 1910 and 1945. Lately, the debate around whether or not Japan had an official...

A Summary of Dr. Victor Cha’s Interview on Korea Business Central

A Summary of Dr. Victor Cha’s Interview on Korea Business Central

The Korea Business Interview Series continues at Korea Business Central (KoreaBusinessCentral.com).  The latest interview was held with Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs in the White House's National Security Council and current Director of the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. Dr. Cha is author of Beyond the...

The North Korean Economy with Marcus Noland

The North Korean Economy with Marcus Noland

We hosted another installment of the Korea Business Interview Series at Korea Business Central a couple weeks ago. This time, our very own Tom Tucker discussed the North Korean economy with author and economist Marcus Noland.  Here's the link to the 29 minute podcast interview: In addition, the discussion at...

What’s Going On in the North? – Part 2

What’s Going On in the North? – Part 2

After sending yesterday's post to my friend Dan, he replied, "As I suspected – It's quite a different story than the fear-mongering in the news [here in the US]". And that got me to thinking… Interpreting the situation in the North is just not so easy and I was worried...

What’s Going On in the North?

What’s Going On in the North?

A friend emailed me today asking for my opinion on the "real" climate in the South Korean community regarding North Korea. I had a little more to say than I expected when I first started replying. Here's what I wrote: Hi Dan, Nice to hear from you. Koreans are so...