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Tue, May 30, 2023 | 20:20
[ANALYSIS] China's ban on Micron tests Washington-Seoul alliance
Security experts in Washington and Seoul do not question whether the Joe Biden administration's detailed and aggressive moves in technology and semiconductors are important as the U.S. is facing an inflection point with China's rise in the sector.
[INTERVIEW] NK's cybercrimes expected to prompt US to bolster crypto rules
Last year alone, North Korea is said to have stolen at least $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies, nearly four times more than the amount the Kim Jong-un regime pilfered in 2021, according to Chainalysis, a U.S.-based blockchain analysis firm.
[ANALYSIS] Biden subsidies: double-edged sword for Korean firms
The Biden administration's implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS Act) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) clearly represents Washington's strategy of pursuing a “manufacturing renaissance” in the world's largest economy.
[INTERVIEW] North Korea's crypto hacking faces turning point
Over the last few years, a secret group of hackers has been launching campaigns apparently aimed at stealing classified data from think tanks, financial institutions, government agencies and academics in South Korea and the U.S., while laundering cryptocurrencies on the side.
[ANALYSIS] Seoul-Tokyo detente to impact Fukushima water issue
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's gesture of sympathy toward (South) Koreans forced into various industrial slavery during Japan's past aggression on the Korean Peninsula, came on the sidelines of his visit to Seoul for a recent summit with President Yoon Suk Yeol.
[INTERVIEW] OLED displays: another axis in S. Korea-US alliance
The core of today's high-profile contest between the United States and China is Washington's aim of trying to curb Beijing's steady growth in chip-related areas. Especially in artificial intelligence, quantum technology, nanotechnology, quantum computing and data science.
[INTERVIEW] EU's crypto rules could affect Terra's Do Kwon
Both Korean and U.S. authorities have requested the extradition from Montenegro of a Korean national, Kwon Do-hyeong, or Do Kwon, a co-founder of crypto company Terraform Labs.
[ANALYSIS] Why Yoon is final piece in Washington-Seoul-Tokyo jigsaw
South Korea has clearly shifted the political focus of its regional strategy to supporting “strategic clarity” from “strategic ambiguity.” The key question now is what the deliverables will be from the policy transition and how the incumbent Yoon Suk Yeol administration will solidify its alignment with the rules-based international order.
[INTERVIEW] Terra-Luna collapse puts Binance in jeopardy
Following the collapse of the once-trusted algorithmic blockchain platform behind the TerraUSD stablecoin and its sister cryptocurrency Luna, which wiped out at least $40 billion from the crypto industry and set off a panic, the co-founder of crypto company Terraform Labs Kwon Do-hyung (aka Do Kwon) is wanted by the authorities in both the United States and South Korea.
[ANALYSIS] US could ask S. Korea to join OLED sanctions against China
The United States has implemented unprecedented initiatives in semiconductor policy over the last few years, identifying computer chips as the most crucial element of Washington's rivalry with Beijing. Because the U.S. semiconductor production chain is based off shore, Washington asked its allies including Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands to stand together to stay ahe...
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