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· December, 2010

Stories about South Korea from December, 2010

North Korea's State-run TV Broadcasted its First Western-made Film

North Korea's state-run television broadcasted its first Western-made film, a heavily edited “Bend It Like Beckham”. The British soccer film contains North Korea's taboo topics, like interracial relationships, homosexuality and...

South Korea: Court Rules In Favor of Free Internet Speech

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a law that bans the spreading of false information online is unconstitutional in a petition filed by a famous online blogger ‘Minerva’, who was indicted...

South Korea Defined North Korea as ‘Enemy’ in Defense White Paper

South Korea Defense ministry has decided to label North Korea as its “enemy” from its newest defense white paper, reflecting the intensified military tension between two Koreas. Some of South...

Korea: Preferential Treatment to Kim Il-Sung Univ. Graduates

Giving preferential treatment to prestigious school graduates is South Korea's chronic disease. @Heoyeonism tweeted a North Korean defector's comment that North Korean defectors who went Kim Il-Sung University, one of the top...

South Korea:Cows Culled As Mouth and Foot Disease Spread

As the mouth and foot disease spread around South Korea, the government ordered farms to slaughter their cattle, including yet healthy cows and pigs to slowdown the wide spread the disease. @Biguse...

South Korea: Anti-War Protests in Seoul

As tensions in Korean peninsula intensified by yesterday's military drills, protesters in Seoul went out to the streets to demonstrate various anti-war performances, with slogans like ‘Peace to Korean peninsula’ and ‘Halt the vicious...

2010 Chinese blogosphere: Peace and conflict

The top stories among Chinese communities in Northeast Asia in 2010 can be summarized in two words: Peace and Conflict.

South/North Korea: Tensions Escalate in Midst of Live-Fire Drills

South Korean military exercises were underway today near the disputed waters with North Korea, who threatened Seoul to strike back, raising more tensions in the Korean peninsula. The Korean people,...

South/North Korea: A Review of 2010 in Keywords

From Cheonan incident in March to the latest North Korean attack on Yeonpyeong island, Global Voices took a look back at the year’s hottest keywords that have been widely circulated...

Tweet Photos of South Korea on Cold Snap

A cold snap has lingered in South Korea for several days now, marking the lowest temperatures of this winter. Twitterer @Ssanmart, in line with other Twitterers, shared how cold the weather is...

South Korea: A Controversy Over Free Internet Calls

In South Korea, as new applications offering the free internet phone calls via smart phones became available, the nation's two largest communication companies have decided to limit the use of...

South Korea: Free School Meals Debate Sweeps the Nation

A serious debate on the free school meals system has swept South Korea this week, as a minority opposition party succeeded in passing a bill through parliament that expands free...

South Korea: Korean Parliament In Chaos on Next Year's Budget Bill

In South Korea, as the ruling Grand National Party rammed next year's budget bill through parliament today, not a few injuries have reported amid fierce protests from opposition sides. @Malsuda...

China: WikiLeaks, North Korea and Internet freedom

Diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks raise the possibility, among other things, of reunification on the Korean peninsula. The US government's response to the cables, meanwhile, raises questions over online freedoms;...

South Korea:The ‘350 Concert’ by Green Foundation Held in Seoul

The ‘350 Concert’, in line with the ‘350 campaign’ that works to reduce the carbon concentration level in the air from current 380-390 parts per million to 350ppm, was held in Seoul today. Numerous artists and...

Japan: Confusion and speculations on the North Korean incident

The latest attack by North Korea on South Korea has put Japan on the alert. Is it the beginning of a war? Will it be Japan's turn next time? Or...

South Korea: Spa mogul reaches out to Yeonpyeong Refugees

After an artillery attack by North Korea on a populated South Korean island which killed four people and turned the island into a ghost town, offers of help for the...

Russia: North Korean Construction Workers

At Desolation Travel, Jane Keeler writes about North Koreans in Russia.

Russia: Online Reactions to Korean Skirmish

People in Russia's eastern-most region Primorsky Krai followed the news of an exchange of fire between North Korea and South Korea on November 23 with special concern over the possibility...

WikiLeaks in Korea: Diplomatic Niceties Lost Regarding North Korean Issues

A WikiLeaks’ page reveals South Korea's former Vice Foreign Minister bad-mouthing Chinese nuclear envoy in front of U.S. Ambassador as someone who “knows nothing about North Korea, nothing about nonproliferation...

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