Friday, December 26, 2014

2011 21C 한국음악 프로젝트

Yeongdong(영동), Home to Music and Wine [Korea Today]

Korean Traditional Music Part 1

Korean Traditional Music Part 2

Korean Traditional Music Part 3

Korean Traditional Music Part 4

송소희 - 정선아리랑 외 17곡 연속, 민요모음 (51분35초)

국악 명상음악 모음선(Korean Traditional Meditation Music Collection)

윤은자 거문고 공연 수궁풍류 full

백인영의 미친산조

백인영의 미친산조

'Chul Kang' Kayagum Performance '출강' 가야금 연주

[TV ZONE] Two Different Faces of Yeongnamnu Pavilion in Miryang

North Korea Hopes for Reconciliation of Inter-Korea Relations

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

북쪽을 향한 염원 미륵리 석조여래입상

Why Christmas Is Huge in China: A Western religious festival takes on Chinese characteristics.


People pose for photos with Christmas decorations in front of a shopping mall in Beijing. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

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Fact Not Fiction: The Unending Korean War

South Korean soldiers stand guard facing North Korea at the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, June 25, 2014. (Photo: Woohae Cho / The New York Times)South Korean soldiers stand guard facing North Korea at the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, June 25, 2014. (Photo: Woohae Cho / The New York Times)
The fact that the Korean War ended with a temporary cease-fire rather than a permanent peace treaty has given the North Korean government justification to invest heavily in the country's militarization. Another 50 years failed policy that needs to change?
..............More bombs were dropped on Korea from 1950 to 1953 than on all of Asia and the Pacific islands during World War II, with the near possibility of the deployment of an atomic bomb. One year into the Korean War, US Major General Emmett O'Donnell Jr. testified before the Senate, "I would say that the entire, almost the entire Korean Peninsula is just a terrible mess. Everything is destroyed. There is nothing standing worthy of the name . . . There [are] no more targets in Korea."
Nearly 4 million people were killed in the three-year Korean War, which has come to be known by historians as the "forgotten war." In 1953, North Korea, China and the United States, representing the United Nations Command, signed a temporary cease-fire agreement with a promise to sign a peace treaty. That promise was never upheld. Sixty years later, millions of Korean families are still separated by the world's most militarized border - the two-mile wide demilitarized zone (DMZ) - and are still living in a state of war.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Past, Pakistan’s Future

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Past, Pakistan’s Future | World Affairs Journal
For more than two decades, from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s, Pakistan had a higher per capita income than India, the country from which it separated in 1947 and against which it has fought four wars. While independent India enjoyed relative political stability and—following its economic reforms in the early 1990s—material progress, Pakistan has regressed. Poverty and violence have ravaged this country of 160 million people, who suffer from the misrule of an impotent civil government, the paranoia of an omnipotent military and intelligence network, and the terror of radical Islam.

Monday, December 22, 2014

China's Greenland Group to Build $3.2b Tower in Seoul South Korea

The logo of Greenland Group is pictured at the construction site of Greenland Puli Center in Jinan city, east China’s Shandong province, 28 April 2013. [Photo: Imagine China]
Chinese real estate giant Greenland is reportedly investing 3.2-billion US dollars to build a twin-tower in the South Korean capital Seoul.
The announcement comes less than a week after Greenland secured a 6 billion-dollar affordable homes project in Brooklyn, New York.
The Seoul twin-tower will become Greenland's new headquarters in South Korea once completed.
Greenland first entered the South Korean market in 2012.
The company has a huge presence on Jeju Island, where homes are being built to try to attract Chinese investors.
Greenland is expected to reap some 700 million US dollars in sales this year in South Korea.

The Japanese State’s New Assault on the Victims of Wartime Sexual Slavery


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Will China Help US Probe Sony Hack?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

China village petitions to 'isolate' HIV positive boy

Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had begun starting fires.
A Beijing Youth Daily feature on the boy has attracted tens of thousands of comments online.
Officials are reportedly planning to "educate" the villagers.
Discrimination against those with Aids is said to be common in China.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo sends message to the world:


Liu Xiaobo sends message to the world: pay attention to other Chinese activists | World news | The Guardian
The jailed Chinese Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told an overseas friend that he is relatively healthy but wants the world to pay more attention to other Chinese activists.
In a message that was smuggled out of prison, he writes: “The aura around me is enough already. I hope the world can pay more attention to other victims who are not well known, or not known at all.” .
The message was to Liao Yiwu, who posted it on Facebook on Thursday. Liao did not say how he received the message from Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence for inciting state subversion. Liu’s friends have said the message is genuine.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Korea, Vietnam Clinch Bilateral Free Trade Agreement

Korea's Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-jick and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang shake hands after signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Busan on Dec. 10.
Korea's Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-jick and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang shake hands after signing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Busan on Dec. 10.
- See more at: http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/7796/korea-vietnam-fta-korea-vietnam-clinch-bilateral-free-trade-agreement#sthash.2bIm3Xvq.dpuf
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Sunday, December 7, 2014