Sunday, January 9, 2011

Daily Kor for January 9, 2011

Pyongyang really, really, really wants to talk. If Seoul doesn't respond to their requests, all that saber-rattling and killing in 2010 will have been for nothing.
  1. Pyongyang reiterates call for unconditional talks (AP via WaPo, Yonhap, Korea Times)
  2. Hackers mark Kim Jong-un's birthday by posting messages and video insulting North Korean heir apparent (ha!) on official DPRK Twitter and YouTube accounts (YonhapNPR, video here)
  3. South Korea halts imports of German meat products in orgy of anti-Americanism over issue of dioxin contamination of feed (Bloomberg
  4. South Korea confirms new cases of foot-and-mouth disease, indicating failure of quarantine efforts (Yonhap, Korea Times)
  5. Government asks universities to freeze tuition costs (Korea Times)
    • Government freezes utility rates for first half of year (Joongang Daily)
  6. Forget it. I couldn't come up with anything as silly as real-life story #2

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