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South Korea's economic future at stake in doctors' strike

Yoon is curbing rowdy unions while seeking to increase labor market flexibility

| South Korea
Doctors in Seoul protest government plans to increase medical school admissions on Mar. 3: Strikers have forced the cancelation or postponement of surgeries for hundreds of people.   © Reuters

Dae Sung Park is chairman of the youth and future committee of K-Policy Platform, a Seoul-based think tank, and the author of "The Great Illusion, The Right Future." He previously served as Korea and Japan public policy director for Meta and was a 2020 National Assembly candidate for the People Power Party. 

This week, the government of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is raising the stakes of its showdown with the country's trainee doctors.

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