Mr. Ha is a foreign news editor at the Donga Ilbo. He previously served as the editor for the city and national desks. Having previously been chief correspondent to Beijing, he is fluent in Chinese and well versed in East Asian geopolitical affairs. Over his 23 years as a reporter, Mr. Ha specialized in legal affairs and served as a correspondent to the prosecutor`s office, the Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of the Interior Affairs. Mr. Ha has received several prominent awards—The Reporter of the Year Award by the Journalists Association of Korea, The Best Report of the Month Award (6 times), and the Media Gold Medal awarded by Citi Bank. Mr. Ha is also the author of The Republic of Thieves published in 1997. He received a B.A. in mass communications from Seoul National University and joined the Donga Ilbo in 1990.