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· May, 2008

Stories about South Korea from May, 2008

28 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...

23 May 2008

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...

20 May 2008

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

South Korea: Teachers as Part-time Cops

19 May 2008

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...

16 May 2008

South Korea: Left Wing Politics

South Korea: Peace Festival

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...

14 May 2008

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

South Korea: Mad Cow Image

13 May 2008

South Korea: Why Protest Against 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...

11 May 2008

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...

6 May 2008

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...

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