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· February, 2014

Stories about South Korea from February, 2014

28 February 2014

GV Face: Beyond Gangnam Style – Censorship and Korean Pop Music

GV Face

It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...

22 February 2014

South Korean Figure Skater Yuna Kim's ‘Robbed’ Sochi Gold Becomes Photoshop Meme

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.

20 February 2014

Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

Searching for Blame in Deadly South Korean Building Collapse

Ten college students were killed and 105 injured in a building collapse during a university's orientation.

16 February 2014

South Korea: Being Native English Teacher and Reverse Racism

Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

13 February 2014

Activists Ask China to Ban Bear Bile Farming

In China, moon bears are kept in captivity and their bile is harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

11 February 2014

South Korean Film About Samsung Worker's Death Slowly Winning Over Moviegoers

In a country where electronics giant Samsung has enormous influence, the film is receiving little promotion and few screenings, but it is being met with positive reviews online.