· May, 2007

Stories about South Korea from May, 2007

South Korea: Allow Chaebol to Own Bank

Jamie from Two Koreas comments about the recent agreement between Chaebol (national corporates) and right wing presidential candidates to own financial institutions such as bank: at the moment the banking sector is overwhelmingly foreign owned, but even where the government owns banks it runs them in the same way, investing...

Korea: The Kaesong Industrial Complex

  7 May 2007

Jamie from Interlocals.net has written up his visit the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea. The complex is a result of the Korean government's unification policies. It is also designed to benefit small and mid-sized Korean firms having trouble competing with low wage light manufacturing firms in China and Southeast...

Korea: Bloggers and Donuts

  4 May 2007

A blogger who worked at the fast food chain Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea exposed what he said were unsanitary conditions at the factory in his blog on a portal site. The company quickly asked the portal site to delete the post, saying it constituted libel. This response by the company,...

South Korea: Libel?

  3 May 2007

Michael Hurt expresses his frustration as a foreigner in South Korea. This time, his friend is caught in a libel case because he has told the truth.

Korea: On Parents’ Love, Power and Money

One Korean chaebol (head of a conglomerate) apparently watches too many Hong Kong and Korean gangster films. The CEO of Hanwha, one of the ten biggest companies in South Korea, was questioned recently by police about an alleged revenge attack for injuries inflicted upon his son, who studies in the...

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