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· November, 2011

Stories about South Korea from November, 2011

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South Korea: Comedian Sued for Making Fun of Politicians

  23 November 2011

Politics is seen as a fair target for most comedy shows, but in South Korea a politician is suing a comedian. The lawsuit - claiming that the performer defamed all politicians - has drawn immediate criticism from various parts of Korean society, inundating social media with jokes and comments.

North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed

  18 November 2011

North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an email and talking to ordinary North Koreans. A travel blogger from the Tripified.ca left sarcastic comments on North Korea's tourism...

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

  17 November 2011

Italian clothing giant Benetton is getting heat for its ad images of world leaders locking lips with their rivals or enemies, such as an image of President Obama kissing his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao. Robert from the Marmot's Hole blog commented on a photo-shopped image of South Korean President smooching...

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China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

  9 November 2011

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it faces, beginning with access to the seas it borders.

South Korea: Anti-FTA Protesters Hit with Water Cannons

  3 November 2011

A series of protests against Free Trade Agreement with the United States have continued for near a week in South Korean capital, Seoul. Twitter user @hoongkildong [ko] is among many Twitterers live-tweeting various rallies and he posted this photo of riot police firing water cannons at protesters.

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