All posts tagged "Park Geun-hye"

  • Pop artist Lee Ha's poster of former president Chun Doo-hwan (Korea Times file)
    S. Korea convicts artist for satirical artwork of president

    By The Korea Times Seoul staff The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s conviction of a pop artist charged with putting up satirical posters of former president Chun Doo-hwan. Lee Byung-ha, 47, known as Lee Ha, was...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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  • (Screenshot of a New York Times opinion piece critiquing the South Korean government's efforts to rewrite history textbooks)
    S. Korean gov’t draws criticism for pressuring foreign press

    By Yi Whan-woo South Korea’s government is drawing international concern for allegedly putting pressure on foreign journalists who have published articles that are critical of President Park Geun-hye and her style of governance. The Ministry of Foreign...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • K-pop boy band SHINee
(Korea Times file)
    First K-pop concert held in Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic saw its first K-pop concert Friday as South Korean President Park Geun-hye made an official visit to Prague to meet with its leaders. K-pop already has some exposure in Central Europe, with a Hallyu...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka Thursday for talks on how to boost substantial cooperation. (Yonhap)
    Park holds talks with Czech prime minister

    PRAGUE (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye met with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Thursday for talks on how to boost substantial cooperation in a wide-range of areas. The two leaders are set to adopt an action...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • Protesters wearing masks pull ropes to topple a police bus during a rally in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, on Nov. 14. The ruling Saenuri Party is moving to ban activists from wearing masks to hide their identity. (Yonhap)
    President Park compares masked protesters to ISIS

        On Nov. 14, over 70,000 people openly protested South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s policies on labor reform and rewritten history textbooks in Seoul. Violent clashes erupted, which included police firing tear gas and water cannons...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • South Korean riot police officers spray water cannons as police officers try to break up protesters trying to march to the Presidential House after a rally against government's policy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in what was believed to be the largest protest in South Korea's capital in more than seven years.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    [NYT Op-ed] South Korea targets dissent

      South Koreans can be as proud of their country’s emergence from dictatorship into a vibrant democracy as they are of the rags-to-riches development that made their country a global industrial powerhouse. So it...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • South Korea's President Park Geun-hye looks observes a minute of silence during a state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Singapore. During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of Lee's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centers across the island and leaders and dignitaries from more than two dozen countries attended the state funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    President Park’s approval rating hits 11-week low over textbooks row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye’s job approval rating fell to an 11-week low over the controversy surrounding the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks, a poll showed Friday. The survey by Gallup Korea showed 40...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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