- South Korea may block Android Market due to game laws.
- The Wall Street Journal has a focus on the designer nicknamed "Genghis Kim" who is trying to turn MCM into a Korea-driven powerhouse of fashion again.
- The Finance Ministry's mobile glossary iPhone app is proving very popular.
- Hyundai plans to sell 3.5 million cars this year, an increase of 11 percent over 2009. Because selling more cars as quickly as possible is what got Toyota ahead.
- The conservative ruling party and the progressive opposition are at odds over offering school lunches to all students, not just the needy, a $1.7 billion move the Hannara Party says is irresponsible.
- Seventeen South Korean companies were among seventy-six companies chosen as "supplier of the year" by General Motors.
- The Chosun Ilbo has a focus on the South Korean couple credited with bringing simplicity to South Korean fashion.
- South Korea and ASEAN are working to expand free trade.
- BBC has interviewed Kim Jong-il's personal shopper, the guy who wrote that book.
- North Korea has launched an ambitious ten-year development plan. It goes hand-in-hand with their ten-year survival plan.
- The Constitutional Court has given its okay, 5-4, for the death penalty, sparking a new debate over capital punishment.
- Meanwhile, the Korea Times asks, in light of Kim Kiltae's arrest for the murder of a thirteen-year-old girl in Pusan, just how safe South Korea really is. And with a 20 million won reward at stake, citizens and the police are arguing over who is responsible for cracking the case. And the mystery of the timeline in her death grows.
- South Korea may have to choose expensive "pyroprocessing" as a way to deal with nuclear waste, the capacity for which South Korea is quickly running out of.
- The Los Angeles Times reviews Mother, the latest Korean film to be the darling of American film buffs. And so does the Christian Science Monitor.
I'm curious...what exactly is the Democratic Party's position on the political spectrum? You just called them progressive but Wiki calls them center-right.ReplyDelete
The reference to the progression opposition (several parties, by the way, not just one) is South Korea, not the US Dems. And yeah, I would label the US Democratic Party as left of center, not progressive, though there are progressive elements in the party.ReplyDelete