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· December, 2012

Stories about South Korea from December, 2012

South Korea: X-Mas Mass-Scale Speed-Dating

The first-ever mass speed-dating on the Christmas Eve in South Korea turns out to be a complete failure where 90% of participants were male. Reportedly over 20,000 people signed up and...

From Gangnam Style to Jailed Tweeter: Korea in 2012

Starting from North Korean leadership change, to Gangnam Style spreading over the world and finally the presidential election in December, 2012 has been a dramatic year in South Korea. Here...

Are Dynastic Politics Making a Comeback in East Asia?

First, Kin Jong-un took over North Korea after the death of his father. Then, Xi Jinping, the son of a communist politician veteran Xi Zhongxun, was announced the new leader...

Former Dictator's Daughter Elected As President of South Korea

On December 19, 2012, Park Geun-hye was elected as the next President of South Korea. She is from the ruling conservative Saenuri party and daughter of the former dictator Park...

Korea: Tracking North Korean Satellite

North Korea Tech blog wrote a detailed post on the North Korean satellite which many news reports claim to have been put into space successfully. The blogger explains how to verify...

Review of South Korea's First Presidential Debate

South Korea's presidential election is just right around the corner and three top contenders had their first heated TV presidential debate. The Marmot's Hole blog wrote a review of the...

Signature Campaign Against the Revival of Oligarchic Politics in South Korea

South Korean NGO, National Association of Professors for Democracy (NAPD), initiated a signature campaign calling for the support of academics in Asia against the revival of oligarchic politics in South...

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