Killing of Asian-American on subway prompts questions of racism on CNN, Weibo

| December 6th, 2012
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Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?

One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.

On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news [...]Read more…

Sun Yang: never taken Park Tae-hwan’s provocation seriously

| July 29th, 2012
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From Sina Weibo:

Sun Yang (Weibo) He Won! 20 years old, 1.97meters tall, 3 minutes 40 seconds 14! When Sun Yang roared in the swimming pool like a lion, who knew all the hardship, persistence, pressure or tears behind this glory… At the mixed interview zone after the race, Sun Yang covered his face to sob several times, crying like a kid with a pair of red eyes, “The Park Tae-hwan incidence in the morning inspired me. I have no reason [...]Read more…

Sex scandal between 3 Korean diplomats with a Shanghai woman

| March 13th, 2011
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From ifeng:

A shocking sex scandal is exposed in Korea consulate in Shanghai. 3 Korean diplomatic officers were reported to be sexually involved with a 33-year-old Shanghai woman who has a 10-year marriage with another Korean man.

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Blood on short track, Korean skater cuts Chinese skater with blade

| December 12th, 2010
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Sports.cn Shanghai December 12,  Unexpected event happened on the last day of ISU Short Track World Cup 2010 season Shanghai stop. In the men’s 500 meters B final, Chinese skating star Han Jialiang;s stomach and arms were scrapped by South Korea’s Jin Bingjun two skates, he is being carried out of track on an emergency stretcher.

Into the last day of Shanghai Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, in the men’s 500m B final, Han Jialiang, Charles Hamelin of Canada, and [...]Read more…

Chinese reporter cuts in front of Korean press to ask Obama a question, saying he represents Asia

| November 14th, 2010
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(Netease) November 12, 2010, The G-20 Summit in Korea has ended, during President’s Obama’s press conference CCTV anchor Rui Chenggang seized the chance to ask the last question given to the Korean press. He also claimed to be representing the entire Asia. His action stirred up some debates on the net.

During the press conference President Obama wanted to leave the last question to the South Korean press, but Rui stood up…

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National sentiment controlled by rumors

| June 25th, 2010
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Recently, Chinese netizens organized the anti-“Super Junior” and their fans movement (the 69 Jihad), and then Chinese Internet users’ feeling of resentment towards (Hahanzu) “Korean Wave” have fermented, the situation gradually developed into anti-Korean sentiment. After we talked about the “69 Jihad” and the recent “Simida Zongzi gate”, many readers strongly reacted to these incidents. This article on Netease is in line with some of the readers’ views: In fact, since the new century almost all anti-Korean sentiments are [...]Read more…

Simida Zongzi Gate: dispute over Dragon Boat Festival between China and South Korea

| June 16th, 2010
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Dragon Boat Festival  (or Duanwu Festival) occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. In 2010 this day falls on June 16. According to the custom the celebrations includes eating zongzi, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.

Recently, a forum post titled “Korean beauty student teaches you how to eat zongzi” stirred up a storm on the Internet.  One girl claimed to be a Korean student studying in a Language University in Beijing, accused Chinese [...]Read more…

“69 Jihad” incident, Chinese Internet users’ holy war against Korean pop fans

| June 11th, 2010
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Recently, "69 Jihad" incident broke out in China. That is, hundreds of thousands of Chinese Internet users collectively scheduled attacks (spamming and condemning) on well-known forums and websites of Korean celebrity stars and their fans at 7 pm on June 9, 2010. The slogan of 69 Jihad was “NC don’t die, Jihad never ends”. (NC: 脑残 mentally ill, brain damaged) Now historically so-called “69 Jihad” is an significant incident of the Chinese Internet Culture conflict in 2010.

Trigger of the War:

From [...]Read more…

Awesome Chinese version of a kimchi commercial

| April 23rd, 2010

This Korean kimchi company EXCELLENTLAND (金地杰) is developing a market in China. Check out this awesome commercial…

First version is a music video.

Version A: What does youth taste like? What does love taste like? What does missing someone taste like? What does kimchi taste like? delicious, good life, Korean kimchi, Excellentland (金地杰)

Version B: The passion when first met The sweetness of being [...]Read more…

Korean singer Jang Nara: “I will go perform in China whenever I am short of money” angers Chinese netizens

| November 13th, 2009
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Jang Nara is a very popular Korean singer and actress. She also sings in Chinese and is known there by her Chinese transliteration name (张娜拉 Zhang Nala).

[East Daily] Recently Jang Nara said in a television program “Every time when I am short of money I will always go to China to make more!” This remark was immediately bombarded by the netizens. They threatened to blacklist her. Today evening (12th), Jang Nara posted an announcement in her blog, apologizing for such [...]Read more…