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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. Destination: Seoul

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Touted as the third biggest urban sprawl in the world, Seoul offers a mix of tradition and pop culture. By Ellen Whyte Quick Notes Population: 10,356,000 downtown and 23,995,000 ... and a main dish that is shared by everyone at the table. Seoul's popular main dishes include bulgogi, slices of barbecued beef wrapped in lettuce or cabbage leaves, and kalbi or galbi, barbecued ...

  4. The Shilla Seoul

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... by Salvador Dali. There is a sculpture park that winds its way along a 1.6-kilometre path, beyond Seoul's old castle walls. Here, there are 21 pieces, including works by some of Korea's ... of the slopes of Namsan, a 263-metre hill smack in the city centre. If you fancy a jog, you can run up the hill to N Seoul Tower, which has a great Korean restaurant, Hancook, with panoramic views ...

  5. Nation in shock after rockers drop trousers on TV

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Band members are arrested and the network apologises The social mores of Asia's most strictly Confucian society have been rudely shaken by the televised antics of two rock stars. The incident happened on Music Camp, a live television broadcast watched by tens of thousands of schoolchildren, when members of indie band the Couch dropped ...

  6. Seoul must know when to draw the line

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... and practically. Still, the overriding question remains: how often does North Korea have to prick the hide of the South before Seoul acts forcefully? The initial response to asymmetric warfare need ... Politicians cringe at the risks. Might North Korea then turn its artillery and missiles on the Seoul-Incheon complex? Would North Koreans fire at less-populated centres, or attack a South Korean guard ...

  7. Seoul should be able to defend itself by now

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow When a South Korean warship recently sank in the Yellow Sea, suspicions immediately turned to North Korea. This scare should remind Seoul that the Korean Peninsula remains ... havoc in any war, but almost certainly would lose badly. The South has more modern, better- trained forces. And America's capabilities are without peer. Yet, Seoul remains unnecessarily ...

  8. Seoul, US write a new chapter

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... of deteriorating, if not breaking down, amid disputes over downsizing US forces, moving them south of Seoul- and leaving command and control to the South Koreans in case of war. The potential impact ... Korea until Seoul used the diagnosis of a case of 'mad cow' disease in the US three years ago as a pretext for shutting down the trade. Nor is North Korea really out of the FTA. ...

  9. PLA massing troops near North Korean border, says Seoul media

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul and Josephine Ma in Beijing Reports that China is massing thousands of soldiers at its border with North Korea have raised concerns that Beijing is preparing for possible turmoil amid talk Kim Jong-il is losing his grip on power. Citing satellite photos and quoting sources in Washington, South Korean media yesterday reported that a 10,000-strong PLA ...

  10. import ban on island stamps

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung Pyongyang has criticised Seoul for banning imports of North Korean stamps that feature a set of disputed islands claimed by South Korea and Japan. In a report carried by North Korean media, the country's 'Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland' condemned Seoul's decision, saying it created artificial barriers ...




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