Yuna Kim unveils Olympic torch

Feb 9, 2017

Yuna Kim unveils Olympic torch

The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and an International Olympic Committee delegation led by Gunilla Lindberg, who heads the IOC’s coordination commission ...

Feb 8, 2017

China halts construction at major Lotte project amid THAAD tension

South Korea’s Lotte Group said Chinese authorities have halted construction at a multibillion dollar real estate project in the northeastern city of Shenyang after a fire inspection. South Korean media have described a string of inspections at Lotte’s Chinese ventures as retaliation over the ...

Blacklist casts pall over South Korea's artists

Feb 8, 2017

Blacklist casts pall over South Korea's artists

During the release of a documentary on the deep sea divers who retrieved around 300 bodies, mostly schoolchildren, from a South Korean ferry disaster, tickets sold out — but the film played to half-empty cinemas. There was no indication at the time, but “Diving ...