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Postby CielOnTap on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:43 pm

10-29-2010 23:30
Will Putin’s daughter tie knot with Korean?
By Lee Tae-hoon

Questions have been raised over whether the youngest daughter of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will marry her Korean boyfriend as a host of local media reported about their decade-long courtship and the possibility of marriage.

Media outlets here speculated that Yekaterina Vladimirovna Putina, 23, is planning to live in Korea after marrying her 25-year-old fiance, identified only as Yoon, the youngest son of former Admiral Yoon Jong-gu, who worked at the Korean Embassy in Russia as a military attache in the late 1990s.

However, Yoon’s family refuted the claim, only acknowledging that the two have maintained a long friendship. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/10/116_75460.html
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Daughter of Putin dating Samsung Electronics worker
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s younger daughter Yekateria Putina (Katya), 24, is confirmed to be dating with an employee of Samsung Electronics. Samsung officials said that he is a 26-year-old Yoon who has been working at a local corporation of the Korean electronics giant in Moscow since he finished his study at University of Illinois last August.

Katya and Yoon have been known to date for years in the ethnic Korean community in Russia. The couple had been friends since middle school days and has developed to dating relations since several years ago. Domestic media reported their dating around 2006. However, their friends and relatives have been mum about their date in consideration of Yoon’s position.

It is too sensitive to predict the male and female relationship. Furthermore, the relationship could affect political life of Prime Minister Putin, father of the second daughter Katya. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/10/182_75402.html

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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:53 pm

11-04-2010 19:13

'A chance to show Korea’s potential'

By Bae Ji-sook

With just a week remaining before the G20 Seoul Summit, the streets are refurbished, media outlets are all abuzz with news associated with the historic meeting and residents of the capital are being asked to smile to incoming guests. But what do people really feel about the event? And moreover, what do they want from the leaders?

“I want them to take a deep breath and talk frankly about themselves. I want them to step down, give back a little for the community and start talking with open hearts,” Han Hyo-joo, a popular actress and also goodwill ambassador of the G20 summit, said in an interview.

Han has just finished the hit MBC epic drama, “Dong Yi,” starring as an innovative queen who leads her king to stand up against corrupt aristocrats and seeks a better world, and said she has learnt that constant negotiations, talking and listening are what it takes to make a good decision.

“I hope they will seek what is good for the world,” she said. Admitting that she is not familiar with political or economic affairs, she said the key issues for the summit are still tricky for her to understand.
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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:11 am

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South Koreans rally against G-20 summit
Police fire pepper spray at thousands of activists

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Thousands of people chanted anti-globalization slogans in South Korea’s capital Sunday to protest this week’s Group of 20 summit. Part of the crowd attempted to march down nearby streets but were stopped by riot police, who fired pepper spray.

The protesters sang, danced and waved signs reading “We oppose the G-20” at a large plaza near Seoul City Hall. South Korea is hosting a gathering of leaders from the G-20 advanced and developing economies on Thursday and Friday.

Some protesters danced and played traditional Korean drums, while about 9,000 riot police and many police buses encircled the rally site to keep order. Police said about 20,000 people took part in the rally. http://www.thespec.com/news/article/273984--south-koreans-rally-against-g-20-summit
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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:20 am

South Korea has Sejong City as the site where most government ministries will be relocating from Seoul, its capital. The new administrative city is named after King Sejong, who was responsible for the creation of Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and other achievements.
Just as Brazil did with its creation of Brasilia, a city developed to redistribute some of the country's economic wealth from its coastal areas, South Korea hopes to have a completely modern, barrier-free and green urban place to provide work/life/recreational opportunities for the civil servants and their families. However, there is a two-hour journey between Seoul and Sejong City, so if the South Korean president calls for a meeting in the capital, bureaucrats must trek there.

The city just had its first anniversary as an entity, as it was officially began to exist as of July 1, 2012.
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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:25 am

Heather Cho, the daughter of a Korean Airlines executive, was sentenced last week by a South Korean court over her "nut rage" incident aboard a Korean Airlines plane on US soil. Ms Cho had resigned from all of her airline posts following the public media attention that the incident garnered.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2015/02/16/2015021601476.html
A district court in Seoul said Cho deposited W100 million each for the purser and flight attendant who fell victim to her on-board tantrum at the JFK International Airport in New York in December last year.

Cho's attorney said she deposited the money as a "sign of her sincerity as she was unable to apologize to them in person due to her arrest." But the purser and flight attendant refused the money and Cho was sentenced last week to one year behind bars on charges of forcing an aircraft to change course.

She has since appealed.

A court official said, "If the deposited money had been accepted, the court would have viewed this as settlement and would have reduced her sentence. There's still a chance that her sentence could be reduced if the deposit is accepted during appeal, or the court could recognize that she has at least tried to reach a settlement."
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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:35 pm

Wanting to do business in South Korea? It is essential to understand the chaebol system in existance in the modern country.
The chaebol may deserve much of the credit for South Korea’s rapid economic development, but many now fear the country’s massive conglomerates have become far too powerful. Samsung Group alone now accounts for roughly 20 per cent of South Korea’s gross domestic product.

South Korea’s economy has slowed sharply in recent quarters, and is pushing up against the limits of its export-led growth. Economic observers say the chaebol’s dominance is now suffocating the country’s attempt to shift gears and foster a more innovative services-oriented economy powered by small businesses.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/south-koreas-chaebol-problem/article24116084/

Global consumers recognize some of the brand names in automotive and consumer appliances and electronics that are headquartered in South Korea. Korean popular culture has been part of the brand name promotion efforts as well.
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Re: South Korea - Politics

Postby burnt fare on Mon May 15, 2017 1:15 pm

France was not the only country to have a recent election for president. South Koreans voted in a new president as well.

President Moon Jae-in: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/05/15/2017051501237.html

Some of the new envoys that will represent South Korea abroad are shown: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/05/15/2017051500957.html
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