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Ten Useful Korean Dating Terms

If you’ve ever been in Korea around Valentine’s Day (or Peppero Day, or Christmas), you know that Korean dating culture is no joke. To help you navigate the world of relationships in Korea, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful Korean words to describe different aspects of dating and relationships.

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Moon Jae-in’s Economic Agenda Three Months In

As this week marks the end of Moon Jae-in’s first three months in office, what does the administration’s economic agenda look like so far and how is it being received?

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Presidential Puppies in the Blue House

South Korean President Moon Jae-in garnered attention last week with the announcement of the newest presidential resident, a rescue dog named Tory.

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As Chinese Tourists Continue to Drop, Korea Turns to the Middle East

As several KEI analyses have shown, South Korea’s tourism industry has been one of the main casualties of China’s economic retaliation over deployment of the THAAD missile defense system.

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What Do the Trump Administration’s NAFTA Objectives Mean for the KORUS FTA?

Last week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation, providing a window into how the administration may pursue updating the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA).

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Since Trump’s Election, the U.S.-Korea Trade Deficit Has Been Reduced by One-Third

Last March, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to prepare an Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits within 90 days.

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The Growth of the Korean Adoptee Community and Its Impact on Adoption in South Korea

Since the end of the Korean War, over 200,000 children from South Korea have been adopted around the world.

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Korean Summer Reads 2017

With summer already well underway, KEI staff members wanted to share a few books that are on our personal reading lists before autumn is on our doorstep!

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U.S. Forces in South Korea Open Their New Headquarters

The U.S. Eighth Army, the main symbol of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), transferred its headquarters from Yongsan base in central Seoul to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek on July 11.

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One Small (and Medium) Step for Korea’s Economy

The future of Korea’s economy may depend on SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) just as much as is does on the large traditional companies, the chaebol.

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