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· May, 2008

Stories about South Korea from May, 2008

Korea: Grand Canal Confession

The Grand Canal plan, which the new Korean president dreamed of for a long time even before the election, seems to face another problem since the plan brought out so...

South Korea: Disrespect for Police

Korea Beat translates a local newspapers article which explains the phenomenon of disrespect for the police in South Korea.

Korea: Saving One Life

A netizen shares a cute story that happened on a usual day for him. Helping others might not be so hard. …안녕하세요.. 저는 20대 직장인 남자입니다^^! 다른게 아니라 어제 밤...

Iran: Blogger writes book on the impact of the Internet

Cyrus Farivar is a USA-based blogger, journalist and writer. He is currently working on a book about the impact of the internet on society. Cyrus writes about internet impact on...

South Korea: Links to Kwangju Uprising

Matt puts up very informative links to essays and studies on Kwangju Uprising.

South Korea: Teachers as Part-time Cops

CINA comments on the South Korean government education authority's move in mobilizing 800 teachers to disperse student protesters in the anti-U.S beef rally.

Korea: The birth of the New Political Generation Online

Since the content of the US-Korea Beef Trade agreement was publicized in Korean society, many things have happened. Unexpected scenes of teenage students’ active participation in candlelight vigils against the...

South Korea: Left Wing Politics

Newcham posts an article reviewing the left wing politics since the general election in April.

South Korea: Peace Festival

Seoulidarity blogs about the forthcoming Peace Festival for Conscientious Objection to Military Duty in this weekend.

Korean internet site attacked by Chinese hackers

The biggest auction site in Korea, “Auction,” was involved in a hacker attack in February and lost the personal information of at least 11 million customers. Recently, the hackers were...

Korea: Resignation of the King of Samsung Kingdom

The king of Samsung, Lee Kun-Hee, finally announced his resignation last month. Since this announcement, some netizens collect others’ thoughts on the issue and how much it will influence the...

South Korea: Lee and U.S Beef

Lee Byong-chul from Ohmynews reports on how the new president Lee Myung-bak's popularity was challenged by the recent protest against importation of U.S beef.

South Korea: Mad Cow Image

Matt from Gusts of popular feeling captured some poster images of mad cow and the U.S in the recent anti importation of American Beef.

South Korea: Why Protest Against American Beef?

Korea Beat translated a local report interviewing Korean students on the reason for their protest against the importation of American beef.

Korea: Youth hold Candlelight Vigils against US Beef Imports

Fears of mad cow disease, have led to anger over a new deal to import U.S. beef to Korea. Young people have been holding candlelight vigils for 2 weeks. An...

South Korea: Mad Cow and Anti LMB

Kotaji posted two video clips about the recent protest against the importation of U.S beef (Mad Cow) to South Korea and the issue is also directed against Lee Myung-bak's Free...

China: Nationalism vs. nationalism in Korea

It feels like trampling on an already well-trampled Chinese flag at this point as millions have begun their Olympic host celebrations on the mainland, but carrying on from an earlier...

South Korea: Film Festival

Junni wrote a Korean film festival guide at Ohmynews.

Korea: Chinese students fear for safety after torch relay violence

Last week someone left a comment on a GVO post, something to the effect of 'the whole world hates the Chinese people now' and for a lot of people in...

South Korea: No to U.S. Beef

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs the local news about anti-U.S beef candlelight rally.

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