News of North/South Korea today

I like to keep tabs on the country I am living in.  I have found that when someone ‘important’ happens, it purely dominates any search results, thereby making it nearly useless on those days.  Sure the topic may be important but I’d like a little more variety.  Luckily this is a relatively rare occasion so I still get a decent view of the world around me.  Today let’s see what we got.

Again more rumblings from the North. North Korea said that it has a “right to launch a satellite into orbit as part of a peaceful civilian space program.” and yet in the same day they also said that “it would keep developing rockets and testing nuclear devices to counter what it sees as U.S. hostility”.  So is that like says “we’re doing peaceful things but we’ll also blow you guys up if you keep bugging us.”?

Even China is getting disgruntled with North Korea.  Lat time North Korea did something a little to ‘big for its britches’, China said nothing, which was a statement itself.  Now it seems they are openly annoyed with the little upstart country.

Like every other country, jobs have become a little more scarce.  Korea has quite a few unemployed people and is helping them find jobs overseas it seems.  Which is a bit odd because I read about how there will be a shortage as the aging population will be retiring faster than the replacements.  I suppose this is just a temporary measure till they need more people at home, then it’ll be reversed and foreigners will have an easier time getting work here.  They have made a few things easier(immigration requirements are a little less….a little) and a couple of things harder(security deposit for a foreign business doubled to $100,000) for foreigners here.  They call North Korea the ‘hermit kingdom’ but many South Koreans are not happy with foreigners in their country.

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Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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