The New York Times officially launched its new Asia hub in the heart of Seoul Monday after moving its digital news operation from Hong Kong.
A South Korean publisher released North Korean founder Kim Il Sung’s memoirs for the first time, without seeking government approval, sparking controversy domestically.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, international president of The New York Times Company, said the high level of press freedom in Korea is the key reason the newspaper is moving its digital news operation from Hong Kong to Seoul.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Korea and other American allies can be "good partners" in efforts to protect Western democratic values from Chinese threats.
China recently shared with Korea information on its push for a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, apparently to seek Seoul’s support amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington.