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Stories about South Korea

2 April 2014

South Korea Launches Probe of Violence and Rape Culture in Sports World

South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.

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

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

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.

31 January 2014

Have Acne? South Korea Will Tax Your Treatment

Taxing your pimple outbreak? It is indeed a creative way to collect more taxes.

29 January 2014

Samsung Withdraws Controversial University Quota Policy in South Korea

South Korea isn't notoriously nicknamed "The Republic of Samsung" for nothing.

24 January 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft Hits 20 Million South Koreans

In an effort to quell public anger, authorities have released tougher regulations, but people remain livid.

21 January 2014

Korean Seniors Prompt Boycott of McDonald's and Get McResolution

Korean elderly made headlines in New York City, as they loitered at McDonald's from early in the morning till well after dark - a not unfamiliar scene to South Koreans.

20 January 2014

South Korea Accused of Rewriting History in High School Textbook

The South Korean government is blamed for favoring textbooks that support their political views and grant them excuses for their past flaws.

2 January 2014

South Korean Authorities Discredit Dissenting Voices as ‘Not-Real’ News

One media veteran said 'once the government gets to decide what is 'news' or not, news report in that nation disappears and only propaganda are left'.

28 December 2013

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

24 December 2013

PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown by 4,000 South Korean Police is Epic Failure

Over 4,000 South Korean riot police broke into the headquarter of the nation's 2nd largest trade union center without a search warrant, angering South Korean net users.

21 December 2013

PHOTOS: Protesting South Korea's Election Manipulation in New York, Paris, London

South Koreans living abroad held candlelight vigils in New York, Paris and London this weekend, accusing the government bodies' manipulation of the latest presidential election

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