Stories about South Korea from August, 2008
While the Beijing Olympics was held, Koreans were excited about news of a series of medals. It even seemed that hot attention to political issues and arguments among the citizens since the inauguration of the new President have slowly diminished. The rate of support for the new President, which drastically...
Robert Koehler criticizes the South Korean government for arresting a most renowned economist for speaking out against capitalism under the excuse of violation of the National Security Law.
Kotaji gives some political background about the anti-president Lee Myung-Bak demonstration by thousands of Buddhist Monk.
Korea Beat translated a local news about the implementation of sex offender bracelets policy: beginning on September 1st the bracelets will be able to report the movements of sex offenders 24 hours a day.
Ask a Korean! discusses about the different stands in racism by using the Spanish basketball players’ photo.
Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole summarized a local magazine's discussion over the lack of selling points regarding Korean Tourism.
A blogger introduces a graph and talks about what knowledge means and how you can build up the knowledge.
Jin Hye-ji from Ohmynews interviewed several Chinese students from different communities on sensitive issues concerning Olympics, the opinions are very diverse.
While Koreans enthusiastically follow the Beijing Olympics, they are also busy studying what’s going on between Russia and Georgia and what the attack means to world politics. It has been one of the main topics among bloggers.
CINA posts the protesters’ plan for celebrating the 100 days of candlelight protest against the importation of U.S beef on August 15.
Charles Michel Duke from Ohmynews explains how the popular sentiment towards China has been shaped by the western media.
Bush’s visit to Korea for one night and two days on the fifth of August made a lot of people busy: A big group who welcomed his visit in one street of Seoul, another big group who were opposed to his visit in the other street of Seoul, the police...
Several days ago, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Korea categorized 23 books as threatening books and decided to forbid those books in libraries in the army units because they could ruin soldiers’ minds. Since the announcement, it led to an interesting reaction – sales of those books have...
CINA posts some photos and links of the anti-Bush and President Lee Myung-bak protest on 5 of August.
A young man who is serving his military service as police decided not to go back to his military unit after vacation and announced the declaration of conscience. The reason was that he felt guilty after suppressing civilians who attended candlelight vigils. There have been a lot of responses to...