People Power Party Wins by Landslide in Seoul, Busan

Bloomberg Politics published this video item, entitled “People Power Party Wins by Landslide in Seoul, Busan” – below is their description. Apr.07 — Candidates from South Korea’s main opposition People Power Party have won by a landslide in Seoul and Busan mayoral elections. The results are a troubling sign for President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party. … Read more People Power Party Wins by Landslide in Seoul, Busan

Back to the future: South Korean professor’s self-driving car was decades ahead of the curve

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Back to the future: South Korean professor’s self-driving car was decades ahead of the curve” – below is their description. A South Korean professor built an autonomous vehicle and test-drove it across the country in the 1990s. Han Min-hong came up with his invention years before … Read more Back to the future: South Korean professor’s self-driving car was decades ahead of the curve

South Korean cinemas adapt to new realities amid pandemic

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “South Korean cinemas adapt to new realities amid pandemic” – below is their description. Despite a 70 percent drop in business, cinemas in South Korea have managed to stay open, unlike most of the other film industries worldwide. The Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest … Read more South Korean cinemas adapt to new realities amid pandemic

South Korea hosts Asia’s largest international film festival

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “South Korea hosts Asia’s largest international film festival” – below is their description. Asia’s largest annual film festival has begun in South Korea. A film from Hong Kong opened the event – Busan International Film Festival. It has been a bad year for the movie industry, as … Read more South Korea hosts Asia’s largest international film festival

Typhoon topples trees, knocks out power in South Korea

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Typhoon topples trees, knocks out power in South Korea” – below is their description. Typhoon Haishen made landfall just north of the South Korean city of Busan on Monday morning, cutting power to homes and factories, toppling trees, and forcing trains to be cancelled and flights grounded. … Read more Typhoon topples trees, knocks out power in South Korea

Typhoon Maysak Rips Through South Korea

Bloomberg QuickTake News published this video item, entitled “Typhoon Maysak Rips Through South Korea” – below is their description. A powerful Typhoon Maysak ripped through South Korea’s southern and eastern coasts after hitting Okinawa, Japan on Tuesday. Maysak unfurled tree-snapping winds and flooding rains on Thursday, knocking out power to over 270,000 homes and leaving … Read more Typhoon Maysak Rips Through South Korea

Korean Peninsula battered by its second typhoon in a week

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Korean Peninsula battered by its second typhoon in a week” – below is their description. Powerful Typhoon Maysak has swept up the Korean Peninsula, leaving at least one person dead. It hit the southeastern city of Busan early on Thursday and swept north where people living further … Read more Korean Peninsula battered by its second typhoon in a week

China, South Korea discuss Korean Peninsula issue, COVID-19 pandemic

Senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi has wrapped up his two-day visit to #SouthKorea. He held talks in the port city of #Busan with South Korea’s top national security adviser, Suh Hoon. Both sides vowed to develop bilateral relations and uphold multilateralism and free trade. They also reiterated a commitment to trilateral cooperation among #China, South … Read more China, South Korea discuss Korean Peninsula issue, COVID-19 pandemic

Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Chinese envoy in South Korea for talks

China’s senior diplomat Yang Jiechi is in Busan, South Korea, for a two-day visit till Saturday. The trip comes amid the pandemic and stalled denuclearization talks. According to the ROK’s presidential office, the two sides “plan to exchange opinions on issues of mutual concerns such as coronavirus response cooperation, bilateral relations including high-level exchanges as … Read more Korean Peninsula Diplomacy: Chinese envoy in South Korea for talks

Train to Busan: Peninsula (2020) – Exclusive Official Clip

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: … Read more Train to Busan: Peninsula (2020) – Exclusive Official Clip

Busan Streets Overflow with Floodwater After Heavy Rain Drenches South Korea

At least two people were killed when intense rainfall and high tide caused flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, reports said. Local news reports said at least four inches of rain fell in Gyeongsang Province and the Korea Meteorological Administration warned of one to two more inches of rainfall per hour overnight. Seoul, … Read more Busan Streets Overflow with Floodwater After Heavy Rain Drenches South Korea

South Korea reopening: Domestic tourists flock to Busan’s beaches

South Korea is going ahead with its annual opening of its beaches for the summer, but with special arrangements in place because of the pandemic. Rob McBride reports from the city of Busan, which is a favourite tourist destination. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more South Korea reopening: Domestic tourists flock to Busan’s beaches

South Korea launches world’s biggest container ship

The world’s biggest container ship has been launched in South Korea, just as global trade is suffering a sharp downturn due to the pandemic. But having largely controlled the spread of the disease in its country, the government is now looking to repair the economic damage. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from the port city … Read more South Korea launches world’s biggest container ship

Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings

Arch-critics of development aid posit a fundamental divide between trade on the one hand – shorthand for encouraging private investment, encouraging the rise of new businesses and job creation – with aid (characterised by these same critics as money that is wasted at best, opening avenues for corruption, mismanagement and dependence at worst). The argument … Read more Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings