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  1. Mystery of the Korean DMZ

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Birdwatchers believe the reason for a smaller-than-expected rise in the number of black-faced spoonbills this year lies on a few islets in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. The birds are seen as emblems of conservation in East Asia because their numbers have recovered from a critically endangered 294 in 1989-90 to 1,760 this year. ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul court grants woman refugee status A South Korean court has granted refugee status to a woman who fled China after helping escapees from North Korea there, saying she could face severe punishment from Beijing if sent back. The Seoul Administrative Court ruled in favour of the woman, an ethnic Korean identified only as Lee, a court spokesman ...

  3. Grim realities of the Korean success story

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Korean success story. In fact, says the OECD, rapid growth over the past decade was marked by a rise in income inequality, and social problems were exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis. Problems besetting the Korean economy manifest themselves in any number of ways. First, the chaebol, or family-owned conglomerates, are smothering small and medium-sized enterprises ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The reason for our harsh treatment [in China] was our activities were highly systematic, as [we] had experience of underground activities South Korean activist Kim Young-hwan, who says he was tortured while detained in Dandong Her role is like a big sister to me, she helps me all the way and I am really grateful to her Gold medallist Wu Minxia (above) praises fellow diver Guo Jingjing ...

  5. HK to help develop Shenzhen pilot zone

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong will use its strength in financial services and logistics to promote development of service industries and hi-tech industry in a pilot zone in Shenzhen, under ... to take part in planning for development of the 10 square kilometre zone. A Hong Kong official said the agreement would state the intention of both cities to co-operate in developing Qianhai, ...

  6. Business - Money - GAMING

    Italy's gambling addiction set to worsen

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to the effects of the euro-zone crisis. On the contrary, says Feder, there is evidence to suggest that many Italians have reacted to a downturn in their disposable incomes by turning to gambling. ...

  7. A sad end for a Korean corruption-fighter

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The suicide of former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun brought a tragic end to the life of a politician who did much to strengthen democracy at home and ease tensions with communist North Korea. He enjoyed a reputation in his country's scandal-ridden politics as a clean leader, yet, barely a year after leaving office, he was questioned as a suspect ...

  8. Beijing pledges 95b yuan for quake zone relief

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing has pledged to spend at least 95 billion yuan (HK$106 billion) on reconstruction and relief operations after the Sichuan earthquake as the nation ended its three days of public mourning yesterday. The State Council, at a meeting cha ...

  9. S Korean consulate inundated with adoption offers for rejected child

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The South Korean consulate has been flooded with offers from families to adopt the Korean girl given up by a Dutch diplomat and his wife. 'They have been coming from ... from a more recent photograph distributed throughout the Korean community, in which she has a sad, vacant stare. At the time this picture was taken, her adoptive parents claimed she ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Koreans seem much more greedy than the worst pirates. They stole every possession... including underpants Boat owner Sun Caihui, on the treatment of his crew members (above) ...




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