Ben Jackson
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More Bad News for Environment: Another Coal-Fired Power Plant Coming to S Korea

Residents of South Chungcheong Province and environmental campaigners reacted angrily on Wednesday after the South Korean government granted last-ditch approval for a new coal-fired power plant in the city of Dangjin. Representatives of Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) held a press conference outside the Board of Audit and Inspection

Seohoi Stephanie Park
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South Koreans Compete for Government Jobs as Economy Flounders

Last Thursday, a 30-year-old man committed suicide on a mountain near Mapo district, Seoul. He was a gongsisaeng — a student preparing to take a civil service exam for officials-to-be in lower levels of management. In his hand was a piece of paper on which he had calculated his score

Jieun Choi
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Only High School Using Park Geun-hye’s History Textbook Faces Rough Year

This year’s opening ceremony at Munmyeong High School in North Gyeongsang Province was cancelled. The chairs in the hall are left empty, as students and parents protested against the school’s decision to adopt a state-issued history textbook. (Source: JTBC) The only high school in South Korea to adopt

Jihye Lee
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"Step Down, Park": Anti-Government Protestors Occupy Downtown Seoul

Masses of South Korean protesters took to downtown Seoul Saturday for a candlelight vigil and a march, demanding that President Park Geun-hye step down – with no barricades nor scuffle, in what has been praised as a surprisingly peaceful demonstration. Police estimated the size of the crowd at 45,000. The