· December, 2007

Stories about South Korea from December, 2007

South Korea: DLP Leaders to be Resigned

  31 December 2007

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 reported that the DLP leadership is to be resigned.

Korea: Three Singers and Military Service

28 December 2007

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 Korean citizenship, debuted in Korea in 1997. With a sweet voice and fit body, he got attention instantly and has...

South Korea: Thoughts on Lee Myung-bak

  21 December 2007

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

  21 December 2007

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).

Korea: Election Day

  19 December 2007

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 the history of the Republic of Korea. Bloggers and netizens in towns and provinces are busy updating the voting news...

Korea: Drama and Politics

  18 December 2007

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 New Democratic Party at the National Assembly, Lee Myung Bak’s supporters broke into the National Assembly to protest the request...

South Korea: Corruption Scandal at the Eve of Election

  17 December 2007

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” candidate — they’re voting for him because he’s the “I’ll get shit done” candidate.

Korea: Upcoming Election

  16 December 2007

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 program, Chujeok 60 Minutes, showed something else. The least popular candidate got the first ranking after analyzing election pledges and...

Korea: When You Can't Sleep…

  15 December 2007

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 up redecorating your bedroom or falling asleep with a piece of onion under your nose.

South Korea: Unionists Deported

  14 December 2007

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?

  14 December 2007

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

  11 December 2007

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

Korea: Entertainers and Politicians

  10 December 2007

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 entertainers who step into politics seems to be increasing. This presidential election has brought with it entertainers’ politics. Is it...

Korea: Wetland and Politics

  6 December 2007

A wetland in Korea will disappear due to money and politics. Saemangeum (pronounced “say-man-gum”) is a 40,100 ha construction project on the west coast of South Korea. It is the world’s largest “reclamation,”… Vast bird-rich tidal-flats and sea-shallows are being replaced by land and a huge freshwater reservoir, both still...