Olympic badminton players disqualified for deliberate poor play

| August 2nd, 2012

The following is a guest post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal

Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women’s doubles competition at the London Olympic Games for deliberately playing poorly in Tuesday’s matches.

Two pairs from South Korea, and one each from Indonesia and China, including World Champions and top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China, were accused of “not using best efforts” in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

In the women’s doubles […]Read more…

Tie for silver, but China’s national flag placed at bottom led to controversy

| July 30th, 2012

From Netease:

In the London Olympics men’s 200 meters freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang tied South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan for silver at 1:44:93.  France’s Yannick Agnel took gold with 1:43:14 and United States’ Ryan Lochte was fourth.  Lodon Olympics Games are very exciting, but the amusing incidents of the Organizing Committee are endless.  In the award ceremony of the men’s 200 meters freestyle, Organizing Committee again made a serious mistake.  China’s Sun Yang and South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan […]Read more…

Why South Koreans are entitled to rage upon the coast guard incident

| December 16th, 2011

 

Starting from Dec 13rd, South Koreans groups have been protesting in front of China embassy for 3 consecutive days because of the death of a coast guard resulted by Chinese fisherman. While some media manipulates the incident as “rightful defense” of the accused fisherman and depicts South Koreans as narrow-minded and over-reacting ethnicity, the majority of mainstream media in China remain cool-headed and manages to present the in-and-out of the whole incident. Here is a good example from Netease who […]Read more…

Coast guard killed by Chinese fisherman, South Koreans protest

| December 13th, 2011

(From Netease) According to South Korean news agency Yonhap on Dec 12, a South Korean coast guard was killed and another injured when trying to detain a Chinese fishing boat 85 km to the southwest of Small TsingTao Island. 9 crews including the captain were transferred to Incheon for investigation. The press also said that the captain refused to admit guilty.

On Dec 13rd, some Korean groups totaling over 300 people gathered in front of the […]Read more…