G20

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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David Cameron’s G20 sightseeing

by Philip Gowman 21 November 2010
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Ambassador Uden chronicles David Cameron's sightseeing outside of the G20 summit. http://bit.ly/dBNnxv #: a visit to Gloster Valley, jogging with the Spanish Prime Ministry, shopping in Insadong and tea at Bongeunsa. Keywords: General post tags: G20

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Irrational exhuberance or sober restraint? The contrasting tastes of 18th century neighbours

by Philip Gowman 16 November 2010
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Leaving aside the question of whether you would fork out £53 million (including taxes and buyer’s premium) for an object that a careless cat could smash to smithereens in an instant, which vase would you rather have on your mantelpiece? On the left, the exhuberant, flamboyant, labour-intensive masterpiece produced by Qing dynasty ceramic artisans (and […]

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The Gyeongbokgung at night

by Philip Gowman 14 November 2010
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More nice photos from @rjkoehler. This time, Gyeongbokgung Palace at Night – the palaces were kept open for the G20 summit. There’s a sample above. Visit his site for the rest: http://bit.ly/bpH9vZ # Keywords: General post tags: G20

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The G20 Summit at the Seoul Lantern Festival

by Philip Gowman 14 November 2010
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It was a nice idea to create a special lantern in honour of the G20 leaders as part of the Seoul Lantern Festival. The bit in the red circle contains their likenesses. But unfortunately there was a misunderstanding about the country represented by one leader: Korea welcomes 'Julia von Trapp'. As the Marmot says: Australia, […]

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Korea’s treasures on show at the G20

by Philip Gowman 11 November 2010
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Nice idea for the National Museum of Korea to showcase these treasures to the G20 visitors at a reception. http://bit.ly/cgWHF3 # “In celebration of the G-20 Summit, the National Museum of Korea recently designated 20 masterpieces (dubbed the “M20”) among its vast collection of cultural and historical artifacts. Fourteen of them will be displayed in […]

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Kim Jong-un has plot to disrupt G20, says Radio Free Asia

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2010
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Well, I guess it would be a surprise if they DIDN'T have a plot to disrupt the G20 meeting. http://bit.ly/c0WHKe # “The defense commission regards the G20 meeting as a plot by world financial powers to isolate North Korea internationally,” RFA said. “To prevent it from happening, a concrete set of measures were discussed.” It’s […]

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