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China tries to dispel fears it will cover up spread of Wuhan virus

China tries to dispel fears it will cover up spread of Wuhan virus

As medical practitioners race against time to contain the spread of the new coronavirus from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the country's leaders have a second battle to fight - defending its credibility in the face of widespread scepticism about its commitment to transparency. The outbreak, which had infected more than 300 people across China and around half a dozen overseas by Tuesday evening, apparently originated from a seafood market.

South Korea going into detail on individual tours to North Korea

South Korea going into detail on individual tours to North Korea

South Korea is revving up a plan to allow individual tours to North Korea, coming up with a draft that it believes would not violate international sanctions. After President Moon Jae-in floated the idea in his New Year Press conference, Jan. 14, the unification ministry presented the measures, Monday, to move forward with the contentious plan, over which Seoul is at odds with Washington.

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Harris disliked by liberals and conservatives alike

Harris disliked by liberals and conservatives alike

U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris is gaining the status of persona non grata among the Korean public, if not yet officially designated as such by the Korean government. His words and acts that defy diplomatic protocols dismay and make Koreans feel humiliated. Conservatives and progressives agree on this assessment, which is rather unusual in the extremely polarized nation.Since he took up the post in July 2018, Harris, a former admiral who was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a U.S. Navy officer, has been under fire by even many conservatives, who in general view the United States and its representatives far more favorably.

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US welcomes South Korea's troop dispatch to Strait of Hormuz

US welcomes South Korea's troop dispatch to Strait of Hormuz

The United States said Tuesday it welcomes South Korea's decision to send troops to the Strait of Hormuz to safeguard its citizens and vessels passing through the strategic waterway. South Korea's defense ministry announced earlier that it will expand the operational area of its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden to cover the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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McDonald's fires head of Korean unit

McDonald's fires head of Korean unit

What seems like an easy job for many wasn't easy for Joh Ju-yeon, the former managing director at McDonald's Korea.

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Chinese art-rock band Guiguisuisui returns to Korea

Chinese art-rock band Guiguisuisui returns to Korea

Two-piece art theater performance project Guiguisuisui is returning to Korea for the first time since 2014 - and it will be member Dann Gaymer's third tour here since he left Korea in 2011.

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