Daily Press 02/21/2012

Daily Press 02/21/2012



1. Shift Expected as North Korea Sets Party Meeting

2. NK kept China in the dark on death of leader

3. N. Korean envoy arrives in China for talks with U.S.

4. SKorea conducts live-fire drills near disputed sea boundary despite NKorean threat to attack

5. Seoul to raise N.K. defector issue at U.N.

6. Popular but secretive NK restaurant keeps 'North' part low-key

7. ‘Asia hero’ to offer help to North

8. One of NK's richest men said to serve in assembly hall

9. Kim Jong-un attends concert for late father

10. Iraqi foreign ministers hints at Korean T-50 training jet buy

11. N. Korea turns down S. Korea’s offer of Red Cross talks

12. U.S. dismisses N.K.’s call for troop pullout

13. Diplomat blasts China for withholding data on defector deportations



14. KORUS FTA to take effect on March 15

15. NK store 'exchanges foreign currency at market rates'

16.Seoul to be exempted in some part of Iran sanction

17.Deja vu all over again at Korea’s savings banks

18. BoA study shows elections have no impact on economy

19. Parties’ welfare pledges could cost W340 trillion

20. Lenders stalling on income diversification

21. Household debt continues to climb

22. Private sector R&D to surpass record 41 tln won this year

23. Big four car importers face antitrust probe

24. Major conglomerates see profits decline in 2011

25. Kospi expected to stay near 2,000, Greece willing

26. Bank of Korea Starts Revamping Board

27. S Korea: an emerging debt favourite

28. Where Are the Missing W50,000 Banknotes?

29. Farming emerging as new job of choice


South Korean Politics and News

30. Park Chung-hee memorial hall opens amid dispute

31. Seoul bolsters sovereignty over Dokdo

32. Lee to reiterate position on KORUS FTA, naval base plan

33. Parties snub conservative values in election year

34. Suspicion lingers over draft of Seoul mayor's son

35. NEC wades into parties’ constituency disputes

36.Cash reward reels in whistle-blowers

37. Parties fire back at accusations of ‘populism’

38. NK defectors joining campaigns to free comrades in China

39. Park hits back at opposition over FTA

40. Debate on airport in southeast area coming up again

41. Lee calls on Koreans to seize job, business opportunities in Middle East

42. FM orders diplomats to uphold ethical standards

43. Ruling party considers nominating heroic ship captain for April elections

44. Swing voters in Busan sound off

45. Hefty rewards bust illegal campaign

46. Han takes trade post day after quitting envoy job

47. Outgoing S. Korean ambassador meets Clinton

48. Teachers unhappy about dual homeroom teacher system

49. Political podcasts capture hearts of young voters

50. Korea gears up to deal with ‘death with dignity’

51. Border town brothels cohabit with military



52. N. Korean defectors: never-ending sorrow

53. Retirees and pensioners

54. Truth, Half-truth and lies

55. Bursting car price bubble

56. What to do on Saturday

57. Campaigning over FTA

58. Envoy to Washington

59. Why protest the nuclear summit?

60. Who controls the main opposition party?

61. Is Seoul’s student rights ordinance proper?

62. Having a Baby in Korea Is Too Expensive