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  1. Seoul mates invest heavily

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Korean Wave, the phrase used to describe the popularisation of Korean pop culture throughout Asia, takes on another meaning in Qingdao, which has enjoyed a strong investment relationship with South Korea since the 1980s. This is due mainly to geographical proximity as the city is only 610km away from South Korean capital Seoul. Foreign direct investment from South Korea ...

  2. A woman's place

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung, Seoul My best friend's five-year-old daughter, who attends an expensive private nursery school in Seoul, was recently told by her class teacher to draw pictures ... in Seoul's fashionable southern district, and it is likely to be swarming with women, young and old. They have too much money, too much time and too little to do. Often it seems that the more ...

  3. Lion city stays on top

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing (98), Seoul (91), and Hong Kong (82). Singapore also ranked fifth on a global basis, after Vienna (154), Barcelona (148), Paris (147) and Berlin (138). In global rankings, Sydney (up from ...

  4. Exceptional array of works on offer

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seoul Auction's Modern and Contemporary Art sale offers works by renowned and emerging Western and Asian artists worth an estimated HK$60 million. Seoul Auction, Korea's leading ... artists, and emerging artists from Korea, Japan, China, India and Indonesia. Misung Shim, managing director, Seoul Auction Hong Kong, says: 'We are delighted to present Western and Asian ...

  5. Tricky business on Wen's agenda in Seoul

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Seoul was planned before the latest crisis between the two Koreas, which will now overshadow his talks with the leaders of South Korea and Japan. ... will be pivotal. Ahead of the predictable investigation findings, Beijing had contacts with both sides, hosting North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and sending its foreign minister to Seoul. Wen should, ...

  6. Seoul's factories in North Korea make for trouble with US

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Kaesong, South Korea A public spat between Seoul and Washington over a flagship inter-Korean economic project has highlighted their deep divisions over the policy ... cheap North Korean labour. Kaesong is a model of North-South co-operation, but it has also become one of the most high-profile points of conflict between Washington and Seoul over North Korea ...

  7. Minority rule

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee Down a narrow alley called Pimatgol, behind Seoul's main downtown boulevard of Jongro, small restaurants abound, selling fish, pancakes and other local delicacies. They have ... the whole area is blighted by ugly, low-rise buildings that have been around for what seems like forever. It is a shame that such squalor remains behind Seoul's modern, wide streets ...

  8. Seoul sees itself as bridge in relations

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Seoul is eager to drive co-operation forward with an eye to the future. It sees itself as a useful bridge between the two larger powers, whose mutual suspicions run deepest of all. South Korea ... of official pacifism. Seoul believes its military needs to expand to protect its interests. Regional military sources warn such an escalation risks fuelling tensions, particularly with no formal ...

  9. Seoul seeks a capital change from China

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The mayor of Seoul has called on China to change the name it uses to refer to the South Korean capital and has suggested an alternative Chinese designation for the city. Chinese refer to Seoul by its ancient name Hancheng but Mayor Lee Myung-bak said this term had largely fallen out of use. 'Over 100 years have passed since Seoul itself used the name ...

  10. FRESH faces

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destinations, some cities have attracted growing interest. These include Seoul in South Korea, Hanoi in Vietnam and China's Hainan Island. Of the three, Seoul has taken an aggressive approach as the Korea National Tourism Organization and Seoul Tourism Organisation have tried to attract international events. Seoul has five exhibition centres and 68 3-star to 5-star hotels. The Korea ...




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