Timeline: From the 80-day battle’s end to the controversial leaflet ban
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Dec. 1 - Dec. 31
The most controversial development in Dec. 2020 among the Korea-watching community was the South Korean National Assembly’s passing of the “anti-leaflet bill.” It allows the government to penalize those sending fliers or broadcasting loudspeaker messages over the border with heavy fines or up to three years in prison.
While some supported the bill saying that the freedom of speech is “not absolute” and could be limited when it threatens the lives of border area residents, many human rights advocates criticized Seoul.
As U.S. President Donald Trump is set to leave the White House soon
- 01With only a year left, Moon pitches American public on his hope for peace
- 02How renewed North Korean border trade will affect currency, food and fuel
- 03How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
- 04North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
- 05North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
- 06South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
- 07Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
- 08How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test