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· December, 2007

Stories about South Korea from December, 2007

South Korea: DLP Leaders to be Resigned

CINA pointed out the Democratic Labour Party has the greatest loss in the Presidential election as their sympathizers/members had voted for the right wing candidate Lee Hoi-chang. The mainstream had...

Korea: Three Singers and Military Service

How much can military service change your life? There were three singers in Korea. The first singer, Yoo Seung Joon, who grew up in the U.S., but still kept the...

Korea: Why the Internet didn't Influence the Presidential Election This Time

The presidential election of the Republic of Korea was held on the 19th of December. While the election ended in the predicted result to many, it shocked others. In particular,...

South Korea: Thoughts on Lee Myung-bak

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs his thoughts on the new president, Lee Myung-bak: There’s just something about him that says, “I’m going to get shit done.”

South Korea: The Bulldozer Triumphant

Matt blogs about the demolition of Dongdaemun Stadium, a place for street vendors who previously were relocated from the old Cheonggye expressway (the present Cheonggyecheon).

South Korea: Sexual Minorities Neglected

Cho Eunseok from newcham translated an article about sexual minorities’ previous encounter with the newly elected president Lee Myung-Bak.

South Korea: A Black Day for Progressive?

CINA describes the winning of Lee Myung-bak in the presidential election as a black day for progressive movement in South Korea.

Korea: Election Day

I am writing this post in the middle of election day (2 hours left) in Korea. Not surprisingly, until now, the turnout of voters is recorded as the lowest in...

Korea: Drama and Politics

With time running out before Wednesday’s presidential election, the event has turned more dramatic. Following a chaotic and physical fight between members of the Grand National Party and the United...

South Korea: Corruption Scandal at the Eve of Election

Robert Koehler bets that the reinvestigation of presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak's involvement in the BBK scandal wouldn't change the election result because: nobody’s voting for Lee because he’s the “clean”...

South Korea: Civil Organization to Expel All Illegal Aliens

CINA blogs about the establishment of a “civil organization” campaigning to expel all migrants without legal document.

Korea: Upcoming Election

Only a few days remain until the presidential election in Korea. While one candidate is much more popular than other candidates according to statistics from major media, a TV panel...

Korea: When You Can't Sleep…

What is your tactic when you have difficulty falling asleep? Check these methods that Korean netizens recommend and see whether you agree or not. If you do, you may end...

South Korea: City Redevelopment Plan

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole blogs pictures of the latest downtown city redevelopment plan to be completed by June 2009.

South Korea: Unionists Deported

Two unionists from Migrant Trade Union were deported yesterday in South Korea and a solidarity action was organized in Montreal today. Jamie from Two Koreas has the most updated news.

South Korea: Economy Over Human Rights?

Cho Eunseok from chamnews translated a debate over anti-discrimination bill in South Korea. Apart from conservative religious group, the Korean Employers Federation is a major opposing force.

South Korea: Student Suicide

Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling blogs about the problem of student suicide due to the pressure of college entrance examination.

South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Demonstration

CINA blogs some pictures about the last Sunday demonstration organized by Migrant Worker Trade Union against the government crack down.

South Korea and Hong Kong: Worst Oil Spill

mins0306 from the Marmot's Hole blogs about the worst oil spill happened in South Korea last weekend.

Korea: Entertainers and Politicians

Every time before the presidential elections, politicians make use of any means to get more attention from voters, and entertainers are among the most useful means. And the number of...

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