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Gwangju

Voice for the silenced

It might have shocked South Koreans and ignited a searing controversy in the country, but Silenced has yet to bring closure to the victims of the sex crimes the film so harrowingly depicts.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Reflections of a tragic uprising

Kwangju

As South Korea celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to democracy, a film opening next month will open old wounds by fictionalising the most traumatic - and bloodiest - event of the nation's struggle under authoritarian rule.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

The highs and lows of an extraordinary football contest

After 32 days of high drama, the 2002 FIFA World Champions will be crowned at Yokohama Stadium in Japan tomorrow.

The first World Cup finals to be held in Asia have been a revelation and a breath of fresh air.

29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Gwangju welcomes China team

The southwestern city of Gwangju will host China's first match against Costa Rica at the World Cup Stadium tonight.

Most mainland fans arrived in Gwangju yesterday, as did the team from their training base on Cheju Island.

A grand welcoming concert laid on for the visitors included a performance by Taiwanese boy band F4 at the city's Chosun University.

4 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Just desserts

When military strongmen get their just desserts it is more often by the sword of a vengeful opposition than by the sword of blind justice.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Road to democracy

THE agreement that yesterday ended a month of wrangling in the South Korean parliament marks another stage in the country's move away from its old authoritarianism. While the road to democracy has not been smooth, remarkable progress has been made since President Kim Young-sam's inauguration in February 1993.

15 Mar 1995 - 12:00am