· May, 2006

Stories about North Korea from May, 2006

North Korea: Foreign bureau opens

  26 May 2006

International news agency Associated Press has opened a bureau in the North Korean capitol of Pyongyang, blogs Asiapundit‘s myrick, making it the third to do so after China's Xinhua and Russia's Tass: “It will be interesting to see what sort of copy the local staff will produce for AP. But...

China: Technorati learns Chinese

  26 May 2006

Welcome news on Danwei today of Technorati's announcement of a partnership with public relations firm Edelman which will see an increase of the blog aggregator's services to include five new languages. While Chinese is one of the languages on the list, a focus on mainland users brings with it some...

Japan: Korean terrorists interested

  23 May 2006

I am the Japanese rightist blogger yellowpeep continues her series of posts this month exposing religious and right-wing terrorist groups in Japan with a story that shows the various roles Koreans expats play in the organizations and violence.

North Korea: Comfort women escape

  23 May 2006

Two questions from reading posts from Joshua and James J. Na today at The Korea Liberator: Do comfort women still exist in North Korea today? Does Kimchi cause cancer?

Taiwan: Chinese spy confesses

  19 May 2006

A Taiwanese agent for the Chinese government wasn't so covert in trying to purchase an F-16 fighter jet engine and cruise missiles, blogs James J. Na at The Korea Liberator, followed up by a post from Joshua on the defection of another senior North Korean scientist: “The bad news is...

South Korea: Human rights campaign

  17 May 2006

Prior to tomorrow's kick-off to Project Sunshine—a two-week campaign for human rights for North Koreans—a documentary was screened and a mock funeral procession held in, says Joshua at The Korea Liberator, “what appears to be either Myongdong or Apkujeong, but in any event, one of Seoul’s tonier neighborhoods.” Photos included.

Hong Kong: Making fun of news

  15 May 2006

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates a blog post which takes a humorous look at the ten hottest news stories on the internet this past week.

North Korea: Human rights observed

  10 May 2006

It's a small step in the right direction, says The Korea Liberator blogger Joshua, of a change in South Korea's National Human Rights Commission's tendency to shy away from documenting human rights abuses in North Korea.

South Korea: Korean studies congress

  4 May 2006

A call for papers has been sounded, blogs Hunjangûi Karûch’im‘s Antti Leppänen, for the third world congress of Korean studies set for October this year. “There doesn't seem to be any DPRK involvement this time,” he writes, “which I must tell is fortunate, considering the experiences from the 2nd ‘world’...

North Korea: Execution carried out

  1 May 2006

Joshua at The Korea Liberator blogs on a North Korean political prisoner who was executed this past weekend, and then two posts from James Na on the meager turnout at a North Korea Freedom Day rally held in Washington DC just three days later.

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