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Juwon Park
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South Korea Looks to Hong Kong and Singapore in Fight Against Corruption

Corruption permeates all levels of South Korean society, from local banks and state-owned enterprises to the office of the president. Just the latest in the country’s many scandals revealed that over 95 percent of new hires in state-owned casino resort Kangwon Land had got their jobs because of ties

Jieun Choi
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Woo Byung-woo: One Who Must Not Be Forgotten

Some of the most powerful figures in South Korean society were arrested as a result of Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal: Lee Jae-yong, the de facto chief of Samsung, former ministers of culture and health, former Blue House aides who yielded significant power, and of course, former president Park Geun-hye

Steven Borowiec
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Hwang Kyo-ahn: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King

When President Park Geun-hye was impeached, her Prime Minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn was named the acting president. Upon taking the top job, Hwang made no effort to distance himself from the disgraced Park, and went as far as to take responsibility for her plight: He said that the whole mess was