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  1. Mobile manners

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with their liberal interpretation of personal space, mean that the potential for wider irritation is often sacrificed for instant personal gratification. Like many other Asian countries, South Korea has ... the experience is mildly irritating; for others it is deeply infuriating. Now, in an attempt to crack down on such anti-social behaviour, one of South Korea's largest wireless operators, KTF, has ...

  2. History book a chance to set the record straight

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea and Japan. At issue has been how Japan's colonisation and occupation of its neighbours between 1910 and 1945 should be viewed. While Chinese and South Korean students are taught ... in China and South Korea about the publication of several new Japanese textbooks, which were condemned as 'whitewashing' historical events. One referred to the massacre of Chinese ...

  3. Seoul's electricity offer challenged

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to have its neighbour, and technically its enemy, controlling a large chunk of its energy supply. But Unification Minister Chung Dong-young dismissed a scenario where South Korea might decide ... to halt shipments of 500,000 tonnes of oil a year to the state. The oil was shipped under a 1994 accord between Pyongyang and the US, Japan, South Korea and European allies. Under the agreement, ...

  4. South Korea considers mainland its jewel in the crown

    Posted Oct 17th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and profit margins get slim. In the 13 years since the two countries normalised diplomatic relations, China has become South Korea's number one export market, trading partner and destination ... Conference of Chinese Businessmen opened last Monday, was attended by 3,300 entrepreneurs from 30 countries and opened by South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. Minister of Commerce, Industry ...

  5. Marathon mania

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee Amid a flurry of Hollywood-style blockbusters, a small, low-budget movie about an autism sufferer has emerged as South Korea's biggest box-office hit. Marathon is based on the true story of autism patient Bae Hyung-jin, who completed the 26 miles, 385 yards in less than three hours. The film was made for only US$1.5 million, a fraction of the cost of most other South ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sovereign Asset Management has twice attempted to oust the chief executive of SK Corp, South Korea's largest oil refiner, but has never launched a takeover bid for the company. This was erroneously noted in a picture caption on B5 on Monday. ...

  7. Hong Kong set sights on quarters

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong look set to reach the quarter-finals in both men and women's team events as they kick off their Asian Championships campaign in Jeju, South Korea today. Seeded second in the women's team event, Hong Kong will play against Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and Mongolia in the preliminary round while the men's team, the third seeds, will face Macau and Sri ...

  8. All-clear for Chinese kimchi after lead scare

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the consumption of kimchi in canteens and restaurants. Those reports have irritated Beijing. 'The Chinese Foreign Ministry has officially requested us [South Korea] to co-operate to ensure South Korean press fairly reports on China's kimchi exports,' South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a Seoul official as saying. Chinese imports of kimchi have been gaining ...

  9. On the move

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Baltrans Holdings is circling acquisition targets in South Korea as the China-centric freight forwarder looks to widen its distribution network in north Asia. According to chairman and single largest shareholder Anthony Lau Siu-wing, Baltrans has been in the market for a Korean subsidiary for the past two years and is targeting firms with annual sales of about US$10 million. ...

  10. World Animation and Shorts 1

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Animated films including Sweden's Desmond's Trashed Apple Tree (2003), Germany's Lucia (2004), Norway's Through My Thick Glasses (2004), South Korea's I Love Picnic (2002, above) and Hong Kong's Utopia. Various languages with English and Chinese subtitles. Today, 3pm, Jul 24, 5pm, Jul 31, 7pm, HK Space Museum, Lecture Hall, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, ...




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