· March, 2012

Stories about South Korea from March, 2012

China: Netizens Reactions to North Korea Satellite Launch

  29 March 2012

On March 27, North Korea announced that it would not abandon its satellite launch in mid April despite U.S. President Barack Obama's high profile visit to South Korea this week. China's President Hu Jintao has been rather prudent in expressing his position, while in the social media, netizens' viewpoints are divided.

Blogger Analysis on North Korea's Expected Rocket Trajectory

  26 March 2012

North Korea Tech blog wrote about North Korea's rocket launch which is scheduled for next month. The blogger, after analyzing the International Maritime Organization's documents, predicted that the rocket will drop to earth in two stages off the western coast of South Korea and to the east of Luzon Island in the Philippines.

South Korea: Guidelines for Stopping Jeju Naval Base Constructions

  13 March 2012

The Global Justice blog wrote about what individuals can do to promote and encourage protests against the Jeju naval base construction which has been blamed for destroying a rare ecosystem and disrupting the resident's livelihoods. Recently violent clashes between the government and protesters erupted as the construction launch date draws...

Korea: Criticisms Mount against China for Repatriating North Korean Defectors

  13 March 2012

The Marmot's hole blog displayed interesting discussion threads on Chinese repatriation of North Korean defectors. Several reports revealed last week Chinese government sent back 31 North Korean defectors to North Korea where even families who helped those to escape from the country are being arrested and interrogated.

South Korea: Protest Against Start of Jeju Naval Base Construction

  9 March 2012

Villagers from Gangjeong, South Korea, have been protesting against the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island for several years. On March 7, the South Korean navy together with the construction company Samsung Corporation, started blasting out rock foundations in the coastline.

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