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PM Chung Un-chan, “I’m quite liberal, more similar to the Democratic Party”

Former Prime Minister Chung in Former Overseas Students’ Eyes Last Friday, February 3, 7pm I attended the Asia Journalist Association’s quarterly forum, where many journalists and reporters gathered together to listen to Kim Sun-taek, President of Korea Taxpayers Association give a very informative and revealing presentation on the law, media and issues concerning tax evasion […]

‘Last Daybreak’, the sudden and unexpected encounter

In commemoration of George Esper, AP bureau chief in Saigon The worst day in Saigon 28 April 1975, Saigon. I described that day as the worst day of Saigon in my book “The Last Daybreak of Saigon”. A clear blue sky suddenly became dark and the first squall of the rainy season started.  I had to eat something […]

Ambassador Koirala’s Last 24 Hours in Korea

Indonesia-US cooperate in developing ‘unconventional gas’

Indonesia and the United States on Monday agreed to cooperate in developing “unconventional gas” in Indonesia as the country will learn from its counterpart about technology to develop non fossil fuel. Evita Legowo, director general of Oil and Gas in the Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources, said in the U.S.-Indonesia Energy Investment Roundtable, that […]

More Crimes, No Punishment in Egypt

More Crimes, No Punishment in Egypt

For a full year, starting with the fall of Egypt’s ex-dictator Mubarak on 11 February 2011, the ruling power in Egypt – the Military Council – has committed more crimes than reasonable for the Egyptian Revolution. It has been very clear to every humble mind observer that Mubarak and the Military Council are two faces […]

Supreme Court to review Gilani’s contempt in Pakistan

Islamabad, February 01, 2012: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that it may review Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s contempt of court notice if he writes to Swiss authorities for reopening of corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. A seven-member apex court bench, headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, heard the case on Thursday.   […]

Fears over China cadmium spill

Fears over China cadmium spill

Chinese authorities are erecting barrages and pouring tons of chloride into a river in southern China in a desperate effort to prevent a toxic cadmium spill from further tainting water supplies of a major city. Cadmium was discharged into the Liu River in early January and the flow of cadmium has continued in spite of […]

Plight of HIV infected in India

Plight of HIV infected in India

<Video: Pramod Mathur>  Summary of three anecdotes in the video: It is about people living with AIDS in Nizamabad, Hyderabad, India. Part1 Manjula Manjula whose father, mother constructed the house, and after her father’s death they lost everything. Her husband was a truck driver, they got married 15 years back and they also have a […]

Images of Koreans in Foreigners’ Eyes

The number of registered foreigners living in Korea is around 920,000 according to the data of the Statistics Korea. They are living in Korea with Koreans and Korean culture and what do they think of Korea as a whole? AsiaN hosted “Tea with the foreigners living in Korea” at the Seoul office and heard their […]

Passion of the Veteran Journalist

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr K. C. Hwang, former president of Seoul Bureau of Associate Press at his residence in Seoul. At 89 years old , he is the oldest active journalist in Korea if not in the World. He talked about his experience of working with Associate Press for 30 years from […]

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