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Hither and Yon

U.S. military and both Korean armies on alert as ‘progressives’ rampage on the streets of Seoul

By World Tribune on December 8, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

The many thousands of protesters who’ve been marching toward the walls of the restored palace of Korea’s dynastic kings toward the Blue House of latter-day presidents have been ignoring a likely target. That’s the American embassy, looming large, brightly  Read More 
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Media freedom on trial in Seoul

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By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
The zeal with which the Korean government pursued the case of Tatsuya Kato, charged with criminal libel, bears disturbing parallels to the records of other countries that prosecute critics. The charge of libel is a favorite weapon of authorities in Singapore and Malaysia, to name  Read More 
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Civilization vs China and Russia: TPP is more than just a trade deal

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By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
SEOUL — The Trans-Pacific Partnership carries implications far beyond the commercial benefits that President Obama and others claim would result from it.
Arguments pro and con in terms of the advantages and disadvantages for each of the 12 countries that have signed on to TPP are sure  Read More 
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As Pope Francis Beatifies Korea's martyrs, Will He Remember Christian Martyrs Up North?

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
The visit of Pope Francis to Korea coincides with the 69th anniversary tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 15, of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.
The eyes of the world will be on the pontiff as he celebrates Mass in Daejeon’s World Cup Stadium on Asian Youth  Read More 
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