Saturday, January 15, 2011

Daily Kor for January 15, 2011

It's not big news, but Park Chanwook's celebrated thirty-minute iPhone thriller, Paranmanjang, is coming to theaters in South Korea. I guess if people will pay money to watch a documentary about dinosaurs, they'll watch a half-hour film that looks like home video. And while it's not directly Korea-related, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged China to embrace political reform.
  1. North Korea is reportedly "ready to talk on all issues" with South Korea (Xinhua)
    • US Secretary of Defense says diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang "possible" (Yonhap)
  2. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says US-China summit must produce "real action on real issues" (Reuters)
    • Clinton urges Beijing to vigorously enforce sanctions against North Korea (Yonhap)
  3. South Korean court sentences North Korean to ten years for plotting to kill high-profile defector Hwang Jang-yop (AP via WaPo)
  4. Detained South Korean students in Philippines to return home (Korea Times)
  5. Hyundai Motors to buy Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Reuters)
  6. South Korea ends in draw with Australia, 1 to 1, in soccer's Asian Cup (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  7. North Korean military unit makes Guinness Book of World Records with largest ever "living photograph" of a chocolate-dipped biscotti (Chosun Ilbo)

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