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· November, 2007

Stories about South Korea from November, 2007

South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers

Jamie from Two Koreas posts the call for international solidarity by local labour union against the government violent crackdown of migrant worker union. More background can be found at local...

South Korea: Wartime Propaganda Movie

Matt looks into a propaganda movie Volunteer (Jiwonbyeong) from 1941 in detail to study traces of Korean contemporary nationalism.

South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Leaders Arrested

CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).

Korea: Foreigners on Korean TV

A TV program in Korea featuring foreign women who are able to speak Korean and who give their opinions about Korean society and culture has been popular recently. Participants in...

Korea: The Entrance Examination for Colleges

The entrance examination for colleges finished last week. Every year it comes along with several events and stories. A story that is never omitted is a tragedy where examinees give...

South Korea: Arrested for Calling Police

Michael Hurt blogs in detail how he got arrested by police because he called up the police to report on a street harassment by a drunken man.

South Korea: Anti War Protest

CINA blogs about the weekend anti-war protest against the ongoing presence of S.K. troops in Iraq.

Korea: Samsung Scandal

Samsung lobbying scandal – the creation of a slush fund, the bribery of prosecutors and government officials, and an effort by the chairman, Lee Kun Hee, and his aide to...

South Korea: Workers’ Protest

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs more on last weekend's workers’ protest commemorating Chun Tae Il, a worker who immolated himself in the early seventies in protest of the regressive labour...

South Korea: Cheering for Test Takers

Matt from Gusts of Popular feeling blogs about the cheering activities related to the annual university entrance examination in Seoul.

Korea: Role of the National Election Commission for the Coming Presidential Election

The National Election Commission (NEC) announced on the 22nd of June that internet netizens can’t support or criticize specific parties or specific candidates for the presidential election on the internet....

South Korea: National Worker Rally Not Just Anti-FTA

CINA from Jinbo net criticized AP and Reuter for interpreting the recent rally as an Anti-FTA protest. It is an annual national worker rally and this year the messages included...

Korea: Conflicts over Subway Seats

Young people respect old people. Old people take care of young people. That is one of the major traditional philosophies in East Asia. Regarding this perspective, excessive behavior is now...

Taiwan: South Korea's Experience in China Trade

Michael Turton comments on The European Chamber of Commerce's criticism over Taiwan's trade policy. The Chamber chair suggested Taiwan to learn from South Korea's experience while the blogger wondered what...

South Korea: Ancestral Worship

Matt gives more background on the politics of ancestral graves.

Korea: Special Compartments for Women on the Subway

What do you think about special compartments for women on the subway? One reason given for its necessity is to protect women from male sex criminals. A new policy that...

South Korea: Mourning for Dead Migrant Workers

On Sunday, Buddhist groups and migrant workers mourned for imported labours who have died as a result of accidents that occurred in the difficult, dirty and dangerous industries. More from...

Korea: Punishments at school

What is the best education? A series of recent incidents in Korean schools reflects the difficulty of striking a balance between the demands of teachers, students and parents. Teachers’ qualifications...

South Korea: E-Land and its Conflict with Temporary Workers

Jae Young Lee from Ohmynews reports on E-Land, a company specializing in the fashion business and distribution industry, and its recent conflict with temporary workers.

South Korea: Samsung Bribery Fund Scandal

Mins0306 from Marmot's Hole blogs about Samsung's scandal of bribery fund.

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