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· September, 2011

Stories about South Korea from September, 2011

Book Review: ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’

Change in Longitude blog posted a thorough review of the book ‘Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea’ by Barbara Demick. The book’s title comes from a song that...

Colombia: President Santos’ Tour of Asia

Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos toured Japan and South Korea for seven days with the goal of strengthening commercial ties. In Japan, he signed an agreement to protect...

South Korea: The Diplomats Who Can't Speak English

It was revealed on September 13, 2011, that four out of ten South Korean diplomats find it nearly impossible to use proper diplomatic language in English, prompting the public to...

South Korea: More Blocking of Pro-North Korean Internet Content

Quoting DongA newspaper's report on the censorship of internet content in South Korea, Martyn Williams from North Korea Tech blog wrote that there has been a sharp increase of the...

North Korea’s First Cruise Ship Draw Harsh Reviews

Bearded Wiseman from the 2Oceansvibe site wrote about North Korea's first cruise ship, calling it a ‘bit of a joke’.

Korea: WikiLeaks Reveals More on South Korean Policy, Rather than North Korean Realities

Leon V. Sigal from 38 North site posted an interesting analysis on the WikiLeaks cable traffic between Seoul and Washington. The author stressed that the cables shed less light on...

South Korea: Google Raided Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google's South Korea offices have been raided by Korean regulators for a third time on September 6, 2011, over alleged antitrust violations. The raid has reignited numerous debates online about...

North Korea's GPS Jamming Device

Edwin Kee from Ubergizmo site wrote about North Korea's GPS jamming device that can disrupt signals which occur across a wide area, even places 100 kilometers away.

North Korea, Country in a Long Coma

Alex Tabarrok on Marginal Revolution blog wrote about how the dictatorship in North Korea has survived decades despite mass starvation and economic failure. The author, quoting parts from the book...

South Korea: Police Detained Dozens of Activists and Villagers in Jeju Island

Police have detained about three dozen activists and villagers who have been protesting against the construction of a naval base at the scenic Jeju island on September 1, 2011. Twitter...

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