Saturday, December 5, 2009

Daily Kor for December 5, 2009: Hang your head in shame

Kim Yuna, how could you?! You were our dream! And now you failed! And in Japan! We throw you in the Hwang Woosuk Memorial Trash Heap of History™. Now we must go back to worshipping foreign-born Hines Ward, who never fails.

  1. Kim Yuna brings shame and despair to South Korea as she wins only second place at Grand Prix Final in Tokyo (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  2. Senior Pyongyang central bank official acknowledges currency revaluation is aimed at weakening role of free markets and to strengthen "socialist principles and order in economic management" (AFP, Yonhap)
  3. ROK government forecasts V-shaped rebound in 2010 fueled by exports (Korea Times)
  4. Eastman Kodak to sell OLED (organic light-emitting diode) business to LG in deal that grants each company "broad access" to the other's patents (CNN, Reuters)
  5. Two members of a South Korean smuggling ring arrested in Inchon while trying to export from China to the US tens of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit designer watches and bags (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  6. Business and labor groups agree to postpone plan for multiple unions (Joongang Daily)
  7. Reflecting efforts to improve relations with Washington, Pyongyang hagiography now claims Kim Jong-il was born in California's Yosemite Valley, beneath the towering Half Dome (AFP


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