· June, 2009

Stories about South Korea from June, 2009

South Korea: Old city is gone

  22 June 2009

Matt from Gust of popular feeling showed how a large part of the old Seoul city, Pimatgol/Cheongjin-dong area north of Jongno between Gwanghwamun and Jonggak Station, has been shrouded by steel and blanket fences in preparation for demolition.

South Korea: June 10 democracy demand

  10 June 2009

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the June 10, 1987 victory over the military dictatorship. Over 1200 professors at six universities have jointly signed a statement concerning the “death of democracy” in Korea under Lee Myung-bak's presidency. (via Judy Han)

North Korea: Two American Journalists Sentenced to Hard Labor

  9 June 2009

News coming out of Pyongyang is not encouraging. After being accused of illegally crossing the border to North Korea, American Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. The bleak outcome is eliciting strong reaction online from those who support freedom of press and want North Korea to release the two journalists.

Chinese people's reaction to North Korea missile test

  3 June 2009

While the international society is working hard to maintain the security and peace on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has conducted the second nuclear test on 25 May and launched several missile tests the following days. As the Chinese government has been in good relation with North Korea, it would...