Pyeongchang 2018

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

Analysing the impact choosing sport or studies has on the future of a young South Korean.

The price of success for young South Korean athletes

Asia Pacific

Separated Korean families remember their ancestors

In South Korea, families split between the two Koreas gather to remember relatives on the other side of the border and hope for the opportunity to reunite with loved ones.

The Listening Post

Pyeongchang 2018: Sport, politics and the media game

The media get caught up in North Korea's diplomatic games at the Winter Olympics. Plus, journalism in post-coup Turkey.

Pyeongchang 2018

Concerns over Pyeongchang's Olympic legacy

All sorts of concerns have been raised about what will happen after the last Olympians go home at the end of this month.

Pyeongchang 2018

Olympics brings focus on South Korea's dog-meat culture

Calls increase to end sale of dog meat in South Korea and for the country to part with culture and tradition.

Olympics brings focus on South Korea's dog-meat culture

Asia Pacific

Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

A survey in South Korea, before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics began, showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics.

South Korea

S Korea: Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

The woman at the centre of the scandal that brought down former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has been jailed for 20 years for corruption.

South Korea

S Korean ex-president's friend sentenced to 20 years

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's confidante found guilty of using her ties for personal gain.

S Korea: Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

South Korea

Pyeongchang 2018 volunteers braving sub-zero weather

In spite of a number of hiccups in organisation, and extreme temperatures hovering around -20C, the Pyeongchang Olympics volunteers are putting heart and soul into their work.

Opinion

Olympics diplomacy cannot solve the Korea crisis

We should not mistake Olympic goodwill for geopolitical change on the Korean Peninsula.

J Berkshire Miller

by J Berkshire Miller

J Berkshire Miller

North Korea

S Korea sees 'strong will' to improve inter-Korean ties

Three-day visit of North Korea's Kim Yo-jong was high on symbolism and appeared to reflect a longing for unification.

South Korea: Cautious optimism after North's visit

Asia Pacific

Korea's unified ice hockey team debuts at Olympics

The unified Korean women's hockey team lost 8-0 against Switzerland during their Olympic debut, but the occasion was seen as being about a lot more than sport.

Politics

Life at the border dividing the Koreas

Scenes from one of the most militarised zones in the world.

Korean Demilitarized Zone: Life at the border

South Korea

N Korean leader invites S Korean president to Pyongyang

Rare invitation is received with caution by Seoul as it seeks dialogue between the US and North Korea.

North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang

Pyeongchang 2018

Landmark handshake at Winter Olympics ceremony

South Korean president shakes hands with North Korean leader's sister during opening ceremony.