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Stories about South Korea

26 March 2014

South Korea Singles Out Elderly Drives With ‘Silver Mark’

Seniors must place a special sticker on the back of their car to signify that they are elderly. Rates of fatal crashes involving seniors is on the rise.

22 March 2014

South Korea Moves to Restrict Young People's Online Overseas Shopping

Young South Koreans are getting their hands on foreign products not available in their country as well as Korean products at cheaper prices by buying from international sellers.

4 March 2014

The Best in Korean Street Food: From Sweet Pancakes to Live Baby Octopus

From sweet pancakes, to wriggling baby octopus eaten alive, Korean street food has attracted foodies worldwide.

3 March 2014

K-pop Music Booms, But Censors Still Loom

K-pop is a success story of music exports and glamour, but a long history of censorship and regulation still affects music markets in South Korea.

28 February 2014

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

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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

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

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.

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