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Our final look back at 2015: mainly domestic news stories from South Korea. In the news After 62 years of adultery being a criminal offence in the ROK, the constitutional court decided to decriminalise it by a vote of 7 to 2.  Four out of ten married Korean males heaved a sigh of relief  and shares […]

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Hyundai Motor celebrates 10 years in UK with London photo mosaic

by Philip Gowman 15 October 2015
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To celebrate its 10th anniversary in the UK, Hyundai are sending their latest hydrogen fuel cell car in a journey to map The Knowledge in partnership with Ordnance Survey. On the way they are taking photos which will be combined together into a time-lapse video and a giant mosaic. Today’s Evening Standard has more details. […]

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Looking back at 2014: Domestic news

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2015
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Our final look back at 2014: mainly domestic news stories from South Korea: The Sewol and safety culture The MV Sewol capsized on 16 April, causing the death of 304 passengers. A number of factors contributed to the disaster, including lax safety inspections, unsafe modifications, unsecured cargo, overloading, and an inexperienced crew hired on temporary […]

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Daewoo, Hyundai and Samsung battle to build the biggest ships

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2015
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Only two years ago there was the naming ceremony for the world’s largest container ship, the Maersk Triple E built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. At 398m long and with a capacity of 18,270 twenty-foot equivalent containers, the ship had its own website, www.worldslargestship.com. Two days ago, the newest largest container ship, the CSCL […]

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Korea’s Economy in Transition – a report from the recent evening at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 24 October 2014
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Sometimes, when you go along to an evening talk, you are looking forward to the networking rather than the substance of what the speakers will be saying. Perhaps you think you won’t learn much, and you’re going along out of a vague sense of duty, because other people will expect you to be there. Well, […]

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Hyundai to support Tate Modern commissions and acquisitions

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2014
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When you think of Korean arts sponsorship in the UK perhaps you think of Samsung (you can normally bet that a Korean video art show has some Samsung assistance) and Asiana (who support a lot of the KCC’s activities, particularly when it comes to travel). But now, don’t forget Hyundai. They already have a 10-year […]

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A look back at 2011 – part 3

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2011
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In the final part of our look back at 2011, we summarise some of the news stories which caught our eye. China This year the region’s biggest economy continued flexing its muscles: it conducted the first test flight of its new stealth fighter, announced that it had deployed stealth missile speedboats in the East China […]

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Hyundai comes to Piccadilly circus

by Philip Gowman 4 June 2011
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Hyundai is to replace Sanyo in illuminated advertising at Piccadilly Circus http://on.ft.com/kMS6Ec #. It’s a costly place to hire. Keywords: Companies: Hyundai Other tags: Advertisements

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Concert notes: Jeajoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem

by Philip Gowman 16 April 2011
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra orchestra and 90-strong Chorus together with soprano soloist Inhye Kim convened in the Cadogan Hall on 12 April to perform Jeajoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem (2007). It was composed to honour Hyundai founder Chung Ju-yung, who passed away 10 years ago in 2001, and also dedicated to Korea’s past generations, who […]

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Requiem for Chung Ju-yung: Jaejoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem at the Cadogan Hall

by Events Editor 8 April 2011
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Jeajoon Ryu’s Sinfonia da Requiem was composed to commemorate the Chung Ju-yung, founder of Hyundai, who died ten years ago, and the generation of Koreans to whose lot befell the task of rebuilding Korea in the wake of the 1950-1952 war. Premiered at the 12th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Warsaw, in March 2008, it […]

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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Hyundai’s overseas construction projects

by Philip Gowman 3 July 2010
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This kind of thing completely dwarfs export earnings from film and TV drama: Hyundai's huge construction projects including the proposed Hanoi Marriott (above) http://bit.ly/cyoeS0 # Keywords: Companies: Hyundai

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KIA gets plenty of quality airtime in Australian Open

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2010
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I wonder how much KIA had to pay for all those advertising billboards at the Australian Open men's final? Whatever, they’re getting plenty of quality airtime. # Keywords: Companies: Hyundai | Kia

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How Chaebol bosses get out of jail

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2009
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How Chaebol bosses get out of jail: the Marmot on Lee Kun-hee’s release to spearhead the Pyeongchang 2018 campaign. http://bit.ly/6GlQ9l. | 3:56 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from bit.ly Jaekoo: Indeed it was an interesting news to me as well. Don’t know why business professors and some media use jargons like Chaebol when more neutral (or […]

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Hyundai Pony named design icon

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2009
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Hyundai Pony voted the most iconic industrial design in Korea over last 50 years by Design magazine http://bit.ly/4lzdRl. # Designed by the famous Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1975, the Pony was praised for its sleek and modern design and is thought to have elevated the level of design of Korean industrial products to […]

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Saying Sorry with cash

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2006

I haven’t been following the Hyundai Slush Fund story, but Hyundai hopes to have drawn a line under it with a $1bn charitable donation. Samsung apparently adopted a similar approach to the tune of $840mn last year. Lone Star, meanwhile, is making a $100mn donation as a goodwill gesture in relation to its KEB purchase […]

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