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· November, 2010

Stories about South Korea from November, 2010

WikiLeaks About Korea

While Robert Koehler wrote some talking points about WikiLeaks in about Korea, Allahpundit from Hotair.com coalesced and commented on media reports on WikiLeaks regarding Korea's possible reunification and its relation with China.

Korea: S.Korean Island Hit by Artillery Shots Became ‘Off-limit’

A South Korean Twitterer posted a photo of an abandoned white dog sitting on a pile of rubble of the Yeonpyeong island, a South Korean island hit last week by a North Korean artillery attack....

Korea: Artillery Shots Heard From South Korean Island

Sounds of artillery shots were heard inland of North Korea this afternoon, audible from South Korea's YeonPyeong island. Although the firing was not directed at South Korea, it has successfully...

The Cold War Origin of Asia's Troubled Waters

Andy Yee reviews the Cold War history and the role of the U.S in the Northeast Asia territorial conflicts in Asia Sentinel.

Korea: Paulo Coelho Joined the #Prayforkorea in Twitter

After North Korea's artillery shelling on a South Korean island, killing two marines and two civilians and wounding at least a dozen people, twitterers, both local and international, have joined the #prayforkorea discusssion. Paulo Coelho,...

South Korea: Twitterers Mourn Over Loss of Two Marines

South Korean Twitterers mourned over the death of two marines who were killed by today's deadly skirmish between two Koreas, by (re)tweeting a photo of chrysanthemums with the deceased names on.

North Korea/South Korea: Deadly Skirmish, Live On Twitter

North Korea has fired more than a hundred artillery rockets at South Korea's YeonPyeong Island near its western border, killing two South Korean marines, injuring at least a dozen and...

North Korea fires on South Korea, Security Camera Shows

One South Korean soldier has been killed after North Korea fired dozens of rounds of artillery onto YeonPyeong Island, the South Korean populated island bordering North. Twitterers have retweeted KBS's security...

Korea: Concerns loom over volcanic activity on Baekdu Mountain

In South Korea, public concerns are looming over the possible eruption of volcanic Baekdu Mountain, located on the border between North Korea and China. Experts predict that Baekdu’s damage could...

Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or...

China: Reporter steps up to Obama and asks for trouble

At a press conference held by American president Obama in Korea this week, one highly popular young reporter became the center of polarizing controversy at home not due to the...

South Korea: Korea's Presidential Office's First Facebook Account

South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae opened a Facebook account[ko]. Local media outlets defined it as a move aimed at improving relations with young internet users.

Korea: Serious Concerns Over Possible Volcanic Eruption in N. Korea

As South Korean government discusses launching a task force to prepare for possible volcanic eruption of Mount Paekdu, the highest mountain in North Korea, twitterers have nervously retweeted Wikitree's article[ko] telling that the Paekdu's eruption...

S.Korea:A Boy Band's Innovative Word Describing His Roots Made To Trending List

South Korea's boy band, U-Kiss's member, Alexander has placed #Korean American and #Xandernese at Twitter's top trending list. The word ‘Xandernese’, which Alexander invented while describing his origin, is getting...

S.Korea:Korea's Human Rights Watchdog On the Verge of Collapse

South Korea's National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) is rapidly falling apart due to severe internal conflicts initially caused by the elegibility of the new head of the watchdog group who has no proven track...

North Korea: A Closer Look At North Korea, By A Russian Web Designer

Photos of North Korea taken by a Russian web designer, has been retweeted by @chakanangma, @demoon84 and many other South Korean Twitterers.

South Korea: An Indie Band's Death and the ‘Acorn’ Controversy

Following the death of indie band member Lee Jin-won, Korean bloggers and Twitterers are boiling mad over the music industry's unfair distribution system. Lee is reported to have lived near...

Video: It Gets Better for Queer Youth

The It Gets Better Project was started by Dan Savage as a way of preventing gay teens from committing suicide through videos explaining what gay adult life could be: lots...

South Korea: Unicef T-shirt Guy Blocked From Entering G20 Venue

As G 20 Summit kicks off tomorrow, the summit venue is under maximum security. The government's ‘too much security’, though understandable, has drawn public annoyance online. Twitterer @michaelPARK83 tweeted that he had been blocked...

South Korea:Airport-Level Security At G20 Summit Venue

With the G20 Seoul Summit (Nov. 11 and 12) drawing near, the administration has toughen security at the Summit's official venue, the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center. Several thousands of...

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