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[VOICE] Should foreign athletes get special naturalization?

With Korea’s sports stars becoming more diverse ... Should foreign athletes get special naturalization? Never has it been more difficult to define what it means to be Korean. Unprecedented immigra...

Updated : 2012.06.04 20:32

[VOICE] How can Korea end poverty?

With large numbers of people unable to afford basic goods ... How can Korea end poverty? Korea’s meteoric rise to prosperity since the 1960s is often cited as an almost unparalleled example of suc...

Updated : 2012.05.28 19:51

[VOICE] Is Korea at risk of a housing bubble?

With prices high despite a market slump... Is Korea at risk of a housing bubble? The property market is stagnant and needs a jolt. At least, that’s the view of the government, which on May 10 anno...

Updated : 2012.05.21 19:42

[VOICE] How can Korea boost tourism?

With the nation lagging behind some of its neighbors in visitor numbers ... Korean tourism has seen something of a boom in recent years. Foreign tourist numbers grew almost 50 percent from 2007-2011...

Updated : 2012.05.14 20:21

[VOICE] Is domestic violence taken seriously in Korea?

With more than half of surveyed spouses reporting abuse... Is domestic violence taken seriously in Korea? Domestic violence is often out of sight, occurring behind the closed doors of the family ho...

Updated : 2012.05.07 19:55

[VOICE] How effective are the police?

After a bad month for the reputation of the force ... How effective are the police? April has been a devastating month for the public image of the Korean National Police Agency. The bungled police ...

Updated : 2012.04.30 19:17

[VOICE] Should Korea increase its missile range?

With North Korea developing new long-range weapons ... Should Korea increase its missile range? The display of a new type of missile by North Korea during its celebrations for the centenary of its ...

Updated : 2012.04.23 20:36

[VOICE] Are multicultural schools a problem waiting to happen?

With Korea opening schools specifically for multi-ethnic children ... Are multicultural schools a problem waiting to happen? Korea’s children are ethically and culturally diverse as never before. ...

Updated : 2012.04.16 19:24

[VOICE] Has populism taken over politics?

With the parties making big election pledges ... Has populism taken over politics? It’s a charge both the ruling and opposition parties have faced since election season began: Unrealistic campaign...

Updated : 2012.04.09 21:00

[VOICE] Can Korea break the two-party mold?

With two main parties vying for power in the next Assembly Can Korea break the two-party mold? Korea, like so many democracies, broadly fits the definition of a two-party system made up of liberal ...

Updated : 2012.04.02 21:37

[VOICE] Does Korea have enough Internet freedom?

Following the latest negative Reporters Without Borders report ... Does Korea have enough Internet freedom? South Koreans often point out that they have one of most the Internet-connected societies...

Updated : 2012.03.26 19:50

[VOICE] Is Korea doing enough for N.K. refugees in China?

With Beijing refusing to budge ... Is Korea doing enough for N.K. refugees in China? China’s forced repatriation of North Korean defectors in the country may have exploded onto the national and in...

Updated : 2012.03.19 20:43

[VOICE] Is North Korea closer to denuclearization?

With the latest deal between the U.S. and Kim regime ... Is North Korea closer to denuclearization? The start of the month saw a headline-making development in the decades-long effort to get North ...

Updated : 2012.03.12 09:38

[VOICE] Is Korea soft on white-collar crime?

With many offenders escaping punishment ... Is Korea soft on white-collar crime? It is a common public perception: Korea is soft on white-collar crime, particularly when it involves high-level poli...

Updated : 2012.03.05 22:41

[VOICE] Should big companies have to share profits?

With economic inequality shaping up as an election issue... Should big companies have to share profits? The concept of profit-sharing has been controversial since its announcement in early 2011 by ...

Updated : 2012.02.27 19:22