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South Korean host bars – for women South Korea’s rapid economic development has meant some startling changes within its conservative social structure, including the rise of so-called host bars, where wealthy women pay the equivalent of thousands of dollars for male company. In the dim light … Continue reading

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Doing business in London’s Little Korea By Laurence Knight Business reporter, BBC News Ever heard of New Malden? A lot of Koreans have. The unobtrusive south-west London suburb contains the biggest population in Europe of natives of ths East Asian country. Around 20,000 Koreans by … Continue reading

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Obituary: Roh Moo-hyun (BBC)

Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, who has died after falling into a ravine, was a controversial figure whose administration ended last year dogged by scandal and infighting. At the time of his death, which police are treating as a … Continue reading

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