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Moon unveils plan to convert DMZ into international peace zone
"'Turning the DMZ into an international peace zone is a matter of building trust through action in return for the actions by North Korea, and through the international community's participation in activities within the DMZ, we can guarantee mutual security for South and North,' he explained."
Intellectuals around country demand reform of S. Korean prosecutors
"Cultural figures, educators, and ordinary citizens from Gwangju and South Jeolla Province have responded to the scandal over the appointment of Cho Kuk as Minister of Justice by making a public call for reform of the prosecutors and the media."
S. Korean Defense Ministry rejects petition from Vietnam ["]War["] civilian massacre survivors
"South Korea sent 312,000 troops to Vietnam between September 1964 and 1972 -during which around 80 massacres of Vietnamese civilians were committed, with a total estimated death toll as high as 9,000."
LG Economic Research Institute offers gloomy forecast for South Korea's growth in 2020
US-China trade conflict and Eurozone slump factors in reduced global growth
LGERI first predicted that a recovery in the global economy is unlikely to happen next year. To begin with, it argued that a dramatic resolution of the US-China trade conflict is unlikely amid the US' growing fears of losing economic dominance if China catches up in emerging industries. The report predicted the Eurozone growth rate would remain around 0% as the German economic slump spreads to other European countries, with the Chinese economic growth rate dipping to 5% amid limitations with its economic stimulus measures.
"Sales and operating profits for companies dropped sharply during the first half of this year, and the decline in profitability is expected to continue next year," it predicted.
APsplainin | North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 02:35:44 AM EST
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AP... | North Korea: No more talks until US ends 'hostile policy'
"The statement didn't say which U.S. policies it was referring to."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 05:49:16 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 07:43:32 PM EST
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yeah, I followed that lie on reddit/ when it popped up in REUTERS and was repeated by every Anglo-merican "outlet." Over the weekend that lie must have /run around the world 3x before DW noticed Chosun Ilbo is a "far-right" rag (read: US bought client) in S. Korea with a reputation for ... lying. Big up DW for being first, iirc, to slam the breaks on the bullshit.

In this case, APsplainin is Pompeo's mouthpiece.

btw, Did you know AP is running a bot? yeah, earlier this year somebody ran PR announcing it at the home page.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 11:34:41 PM EST
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[AP] falsely reports that China denied visas to Korean musicians for concert
The AP reported on Thursday that Jamal Rossi, dean of the Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester in New York, had canceled the Eastman Philharmonia's concert in China and was delaying the tour until all the orchestra members were able to go. Several South Korean newspapers quoted this information in reports of their own.
American news media played up the visa rejection as an extension of the ongoing US-China conflict into the arenas of culture and sports. The Chinese authorities recently cancelled broadcasts of NBA matches after the owner of the Houston Rockets basketball team tweeted his support for the Hong Kong protests.

But when South Korean diplomats looked into the situation, they learned that none of the participants in the concert, including the Koreans, had applied for Chinese visas yet. In other words, it's not true that the American orchestra members received their Chinese visas while Korean members were denied them.
During a Chinese Foreign Ministry press conference on Oct. 30, Spokesperson Geng Shuang was asked about the refusal of visas to the Korean members of the Eastman Philharmonia. With the caveat that he was "not aware of the situation," Shuang explained that "in 2018, about 9.5 million visits were made between China and the ROK [South Korea]. If China refuses to issue visas due to the THAAD issue as some claim," Geng continued, "how could those several million people have made it to China?"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 08:37:21 PM EST
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