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  1. Foreign wives find the going tough

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic violence. Domestic violence may not be specific to South Korea, but it is far less publicly recognised than in many other countries, something which comes as a shock to many foreign women. ... country, fleeing the drunken beatings she suffered at the hands of a South Korean man 16 years her senior. Her case represents the dark side of the growing trend among Korean men - particularly ...

  2. Where purity is sacred, mixed-bloods shamed

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in South Korea and cast an unprecedented spotlight on the hon-hyol in. In a country that prizes itself on ethnic homogeneity, Koreans of mixed race suffered systematic discrimination ... he would have brought attention to the plight of one of South Korea's most discriminated minorities. Mr Park, 59, is from the first generation of hon-hyol in, or literally ...

  3. Unhappy families

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... decades ago, divorce was highly unusual in this traditionally Confucian society, where families were supposed to stay together, no matter what. Currently, South Korea is number three in the world ... in the world. This also surprises everyone, because until recently, South Korea's birth rate was much higher than the global average. There are probably many reasons for the dramatic change. ...

  4. Path to democracy

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of this in Asia - Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, which all emerged from the last world war undeveloped. During the Cold War, for political or strategic reasons they were supported by the west, which allowed them to be governed by autocratic but friendly governments as long as they functioned in the guise of democracy. For decades, these countries prospered with the economic ...

  5. Chaotic scenes reflect South Korea's democratic growing pains

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the passage of the country's first bill to impeach a sitting president reflect the country's authoritarian past and the struggles of a nascent democracy. South Korea has come a long way ... contentious public issues in South Korea also reflect the weak rule of law in the country. 'In Korea, there is a saying that if you want anything, you have to shout loudly for it and the weak ...

  6. A tragic cultural trend HK should avoid

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with depression, has focused attention on the plight of more anonymous souls struggling in a pressure-cooker society. As we report today, South Korea's rapid economic development has added ... News of South Korea's struggle with suicide resonates in Hong Kong, where such tragic acts inflict an all too familiar toll. South Korea grimly boasts the highest suicide rate ...

  7. Reports

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cultural Statistics 2004-2008 South Korea By Korea Arts and Culture Education Services 2005 A Study on Educational Systems for Professional Manpower in Cultural and Arts Education 2005 Preliminary ... in Hong Kong- chapter on arts and culture 2003 Baseline Study on Hong Kong's Creative Industries By Arts Development Council 2010 Annual Art Survey 2006 Research Report on the Development ...

  8. Poverty relief for ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... minorities in these areas, with some bordering countries in Central Asia and South and Southeast Asia. The Chinese government spent 34.24 billion yuan in poverty relief in those areas, a 15 per cent ... yesterday that bridging the wealth gap was necessary to maintain the country's environment, social stability and border safety. Last year, 19.55 million people from ethnic minorities in rural ...

  9. New drug a step forward in battle against Aids

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American neighbourhood or falls below the national poverty line is far more likely to contract HIV than one who does not, regardless of their sexual orientations. Likewise, the poorest countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, have been hit hardest by the global plague. In these countries, women patients often outnumber men. Any effective treatment that can help protect women from Aids ...

  10. Unlucky country for some

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... hardline policies and synonymous with scandal. Locked up indefinitely, Mr Tran had seen the last of his wife who- threatened with the same fate- fled home to South Korea. She was accompanied by her ... divorce complicated the residency process. But Tony continued to build a life in Brisbane, marrying his second wife- from South Korea- before she gave birth to their son, Hai. But in 1999, while ...




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