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18-year-old Kim Dong-sik: From trainee to human weapon in North-South spy war

Exploring the North-South ‘Spy War’ Part 1: The life and times of North Korean spy Kim Dong-sik The world of espionage is neither glamorous nor romantic....

Submarine scandal: Did South Korean tech aid Taiwan’s naval project?

In late September of last year, Taiwanese media simultaneously reported that classified files on the Hai Kun, Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine, had been handed...

From rumors to retaliation: The inside story of Korea’s submarine blueprint leak to Taiwan

In early 2019, an intriguing rumor began circulating among the employees at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME, now Hanwha Ocean) in Geoje, South...

North Korean defector children born abroad discriminated as Chinese kids

“We must not turn our backs on children who have given up their Chinese nationality to become South Korea,” says Myung-sook Cho, the principal...

Trapped between three nations: The identity dilemma of North Korean defector children

“Mom, am I South Korean, Chinese, or North Korean?” “You are neither Chinese nor North Korean. You are a South Korean.” Jung-ah Kim (alias), a North...

China-born North Korean defectors battling discrimination in South Korean schools

“I hope there will be no more human discrimination. During COVID-19, I was bullied simply because I came from China.” Soo-young Park (alias, 19), the...

Children of North Korean defectors born in third countries: ‘No place to call home’

Following is a story of Min-young Kim (alias), a child born to a North Korean defector mother in a third country, shared with the...

Unraveling Taiwanese submarine spy mystery: Did China weigh on South Korea?

In January 2022, an unexpected visitor appeared at the South Korean Mission in Taipei. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Ma Wen-chun, carried an unidentified...

Bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows sparks pandemic fears

The fundamental difference between bacteria and viruses lies in their methods of reproduction. Bacteria reproduce by splitting into two, creating another identical entity. In...

Peter Lee, Microsoft’s ‘secret weapon’ and AI pioneer, emphasizes Small Language Models

Since starting to invest in OpenAI in 2019, Microsoft has secured a 49% stake by investing a total of $13 billion, including $10 billion...