· January, 2013

Stories about South Korea from January, 2013

North Korea: A Sign of Change or the Same-Old Rhetoric?

  29 January 2013

Kim Jong-un’s New Year message emphasized, among other issues, the importance of inter-Korean relations. While many observers read this as a signal that North Korea plans to open-up in 2013, others say it contained the same old rhetoric of the past half century.

South Korea's Four Rivers Project is a Train-Wreck

  21 January 2013

In South Korea, the highly controversial Four Rivers Project has finally proven to be a train-wreck. Contrary to government claims, the latest audit report finds that the project has worsened water quality and hemorrhaged an astronomical amount of taxpayer money due to defective construction.

South Korea: The Secret Agent's Illegal Electioneering

  8 January 2013

The police launched another round of investigation on a secret agent for conducting illegal electioneering in a progressively-oriented humor site with using 16 different IDs. The Marmot's Hole blog, though dismissive of the claim that this is a part of an organized political effort, briefly summarized the incident and linked back to related articles.

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