Samsung is the top chaebol - the name given to South Korea's monolith corporations. But there are calls for the new government to reign in its power and breathe new life into the economy.
An appeal court has freed but not exonerated Lee Jae-yong after he was convicted of bribery involving an ex-president. The ruling said the "main players in this scandal" had been the president and her confidant.
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in will look to fundamentally alter the country's policy toward North Korea and the US. On the domestic front, too, he has to initiate reforms, says DW's Alexander Freund.
South Korea was taken by surprise with the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung, over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. DW talks to expert Stephan Haggard about the repercussions.
The future of South Korea's electronics giant Samsung hangs by a thread after a court in Seoul sentenced the company's heir Lee Jae-Yong to five years in prison. What would be its impact on the South Korean economy?
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