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Annie Gugliotta

South Korea’s presidential election slugfest

South Korean pop culture has taken the world by storm in recent years. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of K-pop sensation BTS, the Oscar-winning film Parasite and the dystopian Netflix series Squid Game.

But the biggest show in South Korea these days is the presidential election campaign, which has featured so many gaffes, insults and scandals that it seems made for reality TV.

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The Two Koreas: Insights From Veteran Korea Correspondent Jean Lee | GZERO World

The two Koreas: Insights from veteran Korea correspondent Jean Lee

Veteran Korea correspondent and former AP Pyongyang bureau chief Jean Lee discusses the two Koreas with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. From K-Pop supergroup BTS to Oscar-winner Parasite to Netflix global sensation Squid Game, South Korea seems to be churning out one massive cultural hit after another. And North Korea is taking notice.

Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: The Korean Peninsula from K-Pop to Kim Jong-un

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Why North Korea Isn’t Happy About South Korea’s Pop-culture Soft Power | GZERO World

Why North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s pop culture soft power

South Korea is having a global pop culture moment. Right now Squid Game is top show on Netflix. Parasite was the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. And then there's BTS, breaking records with their songs and even making a splash at the UN, further proof of K-pop's influence beyond music along with online fans ruining a Trump rally in Oklahoma. As South Korea expands its soft power, Kim Jong Un sees it as a growing threat to his rule over North Korea, and says K-pop is a "vicious cancer."

Watch this episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer: The Korean Peninsula from K-Pop to Kim Jong-un

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South Korea's Pop Culture Moment | Journalist Jean Lee | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

South Korea's pop culture moment

First it was Parasite at the Oscars. Then BTS dazzling young people worldwide. Now everyone's glued to Squid Game. What will South Korea come up with next? For veteran Korea correspondent Jean Lee, the country is definitely punching above its (geographical) weight on soft power. She says South Korea has the potential to shape global culture like England did in its heyday. Watch a clip from her interview with Ian Bremmer on the upcoming episode of GZERO World.

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