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N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

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N. Korean paid informants risk lives but send dubious news

In North Korea, radio signals are jammed, internet connections blocked and cell phones monitored. Outside news organizations pay underground stringers to smuggle news out. Read how U.S. newspapers treat this info, and see our list of North Korean news websites.

Posted: February 4, 2010 16:21   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

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Worldfocus Radio: North Korea’s Economic Catastrophe

Martin Savidge hosts Barbara Demick of the LA Times and Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project. They discuss North Korea's recent currency devaluation, how the state is closing underground markets, the grim economic reality for the North Korean people and the prospects of U.S. economic engagement with this rogue and isolated nation.

Posted: January 26, 2010 21:46   Comments: 3
S. Korean boxes way to top after defecting from North

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S. Korean boxes way to top after defecting from North

Choi Hyun-mi is a female boxer who has found popularity and success in South Korea after defecting from the North with her family in 2004. Now known as South Korea's "Million Dollar Baby", the 19-year-old has been the reigning WBA featherweight champion since 2007. Al Jazeera English's Rahul Pathak has more.

Posted: January 25, 2010 12:10   Comments: 0
South Korea’s president proposes controversial river plan

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South Korea’s president proposes controversial river plan

Worldfocus contributing blogger Jamblichus analyzes the leadership style of conservative South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. He argues that Lee, a former CEO of Hyundai Engineering, has a penchant for mammoth projects such as a controversial plan to dredge Korea's major waterways.

Posted: January 20, 2010 14:50   Comments: 1
Young North Korean defectors strive to assimilate in South

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Young North Korean defectors strive to assimilate in South

Worldfocus is partnering with Pearl World Youth News, an initiative of Daniel Pearl Foundation and iEARN, to bring the voices of young reporters to our viewers. Ji Eun Lee writes about the challenge of integrating young North Korean defectors into South Korean society.

Posted: December 1, 2009 17:46   Comments: 6
Week in Review: President Obama’s trip to Asia

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Week in Review: President Obama’s trip to Asia

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and James Rubin of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss President Barack Obama's trip to Asia and the focus of U.S.-China relations.

Posted: November 20, 2009 17:20   Comments: 7
North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

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South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

South Korea’s Unification Ministry has requested funds to beef up its resettlement facilities for defectors from the North -- as the number of refugees arriving from its destitute neighbor keeps climbing. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the chronic unemployment among 16,000 North Koreans now living in the South.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:50   Comments: 1
Rewriting history in East Asia

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Rewriting history in East Asia

Hsin-Yin Lee blogs about whether China, South Korea, and Japan are ready to collaborate on a common history book. The history of imperial Japan has caused tension in the region for decades.

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:57   Comments: 2
South Korea turns green with tidal power plant

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South Korea turns green with tidal power plant

South Korea has pledged to make alternative energy efforts profitable by 2015. The country's ambitious plans include a tidal power plant that officials say would be the world's largest. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports.

Posted: October 7, 2009 11:37   Comments: 3

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