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· August, 2010

Stories about South Korea from August, 2010

South Korea: Government Plan To Increase Cigarette Price Meets Public Backlash

South Korea’s health department announced on tripling the price of cigarettes to curb the nation’s high smoking rate, prompting a new round of cigarette price disputes online. Many Koreans agree...

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

North Korea: Former President Carter Rescued A Detained American from North Korea

South Korea: Controversy Overshadows Woman Climber’s World Record

South Korea's Oh Eun-sun is believed to be the first woman to have climbed the world's 14 highest mountains. One of her peaks was being disputed and bloggers have delved...

South Korea: Kim Yuna, the Star Figure Skater Parted Ways With Her Coach

South Korea: Civil Service Exams Removed, Years of Studies Wasted?

Many South Koreans are angry over a government's decision to replace the civil service exam with open recruitment. The exam has been praised for giving equal opportunities to applicants regardless...

South Korea: North Korea's Stealth War Manual Disclosed

South Korea: Small Tips for Green Growth

China and the U.S: Trouble Waters

North Korea: A North Korean Jet Fighter Crashed

South Korea: North Korea's Twitter Is Limited In South

South Korea: Shrewder Commercials As Viewers Get Smarter

In South Korea, an indirect type of commercial was apppeared in the country's largest network's prime time news. It was a netizen who caught it, proving once again that the...

South Korea:South Korean President Opened His Twitter

South Korea: A Pastor Facing Arrest for Visiting North Illegally

South Korea: Lax Safety Control Lead to Bus Explosion

An ordinary bus in Seoul has exploded with a loud bang, injuring 17 people. The accident was due to overheated gas tanks but fear is growing among the people as...

South Korea: Police Raided Google Korea In Street View Probe

South Korea : Lost in Translation, Especially During Vacations

Translation is probably one of the most grueling and painstaking works in the world. In South Korea, to add the translator's already full baggage, people are venting their stress from...

South Korea: Iran Envoy Said South Korea To Avoid Sanctions on North

North Korea: North reopened A hotel at Mt. Kumgang Resort Without Approval

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

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