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· August, 2008

Stories about South Korea from August, 2008

Korea: Korean Mata Hari – North Korean Spy Scandal.

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...

South Korea: Leftwing Economist Arrested for Subversion

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.

South Korea: Religion Divide

Kotaji gives some political background about the anti-president Lee Myung-Bak demonstration by thousands of Buddhist Monk.

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

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...

South Korea: Racism

Ask a Korean! discusses about the different stands in racism by using the Spanish basketball players’ photo.

Korea: Selling Tourism

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole summarized a local magazine's discussion over the lack of selling points regarding Korean Tourism.

Korea: What You Know vs How Much You Know About It

A blogger introduces a graph and talks about what knowledge means and how you can build up the knowledge.

China: Chinese Students on Olympics

Jin Hye-ji from Ohmynews interviewed several Chinese students from different communities on sensitive issues concerning Olympics, the opinions are very diverse.

Korea: Georgia Crisis

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...

South Korea: 100 Days of Candlelight

CINA posts the protesters’ plan for celebrating the 100 days of candlelight protest against the importation of U.S beef on August 15.

South Korea: Hating China

Charles Michel Duke from Ohmynews explains how the popular sentiment towards China has been shaped by the western media.

Korea: Why did Bush come to Korea?

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...

Korea: Threatening Books and Their Popularity

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...

South Korea: Anti Bush / LMB Protest

CINA posts some photos and links of the anti-Bush and President Lee Myung-bak protest on 5 of August.

Korea: National Duty vs Conscience

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...

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