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· December, 2010

Stories about North Korea from December, 2010

North Korea's State-run TV Broadcasted its First Western-made Film

North Korea's state-run television broadcasted its first Western-made film, a heavily edited “Bend It Like Beckham”. The British soccer film contains North Korea's taboo topics, like interracial relationships, homosexuality and...

South Korea Defined North Korea as ‘Enemy’ in Defense White Paper

South Korea Defense ministry has decided to label North Korea as its “enemy” from its newest defense white paper, reflecting the intensified military tension between two Koreas. Some of South...

Korea: Preferential Treatment to Kim Il-Sung Univ. Graduates

Giving preferential treatment to prestigious school graduates is South Korea's chronic disease. @Heoyeonism tweeted a North Korean defector's comment that North Korean defectors who went Kim Il-Sung University, one of the top...

South Korea: Anti-War Protests in Seoul

As tensions in Korean peninsula intensified by yesterday's military drills, protesters in Seoul went out to the streets to demonstrate various anti-war performances, with slogans like ‘Peace to Korean peninsula’ and ‘Halt the vicious...

2010 Chinese blogosphere: Peace and conflict

The top stories among Chinese communities in Northeast Asia in 2010 can be summarized in two words: Peace and Conflict.

South/North Korea: Tensions Escalate in Midst of Live-Fire Drills

South Korean military exercises were underway today near the disputed waters with North Korea, who threatened Seoul to strike back, raising more tensions in the Korean peninsula. The Korean people,...

South/North Korea: A Review of 2010 in Keywords

From Cheonan incident in March to the latest North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong island, Global Voices took a look back at the year’s hottest keywords that have been widely circulated...

China: WikiLeaks, North Korea and Internet freedom

Diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks raise the possibility, among other things, of reunification on the Korean peninsula. The US government's response to the cables, meanwhile, raises questions over online freedoms;...

North Korea: Undercover Citizen Journalists Unveil Darker Side

United Kingdom's The Telegraph has released footage taken secretly by undercover citizen journalists in North Korea who are trying to show an image of their country which is greatly different...

Japan: Confusion and speculations on the North Korean incident

The latest attack by North Korea on South Korea has put Japan on the alert. Is it the beginning of a war? Will it be Japan's turn next time? Or...

South Korea: Spa mogul reaches out to Yeonpyeong Refugees

After an artillery attack by North Korea on a populated South Korean island which killed four people and turned the island into a ghost town, offers of help for the...

Russia: North Korean Construction Workers

At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler writes about North Koreans in Russia.

Singapore: Wikileaks and the “flabby old chap” comment

Apparently, Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew thinks North Korea leader Kim Jong-il is a “flabby old chap who prances around stadiums seeking adulation.” This was revealed through the...

Russia: Online Reactions to Korean Skirmish

People in Russia's eastern-most region Primorsky Krai followed the news of an exchange of fire between North Korea and South Korea on November 23 with special concern over the possibility...

WikiLeaks in Korea: Diplomatic Niceties Lost Regarding North Korean Issues

A WikiLeaks’ page reveals South Korea's former Vice Foreign Minister bad-mouthing Chinese nuclear envoy in front of U.S. Ambassador as someone who “knows nothing about North Korea, nothing about nonproliferation...

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