08.08.2012 [Businessweek] - President Lee Myung Bak has pushed to expand trade markets, calling it necessary to widen the resource-scare country's “economic territory.” “If you add up these margins, the 15 percent tariff, 8 percent tariff cuts don't really matter,” Bark said
27.08.2012 [Businessweek] - The upgrade is a vote of confidence in President Lee Myung Bak's efforts to strengthen the nation's ability to cope with financial turbulence even as his popularity wanes ahead of the end of a five-year term. The move also reflects South Korea's fiscal
22.06.2009 by Carol E. Lee But when it came time to send a message to the world after Obama's meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Obama's aides decided to mix it up. The volatile situation seemed to call for a bolder image than the usual ones of ...
The global credit crunch has hit South Korea particularly hard amid a steady decline in share prices and reduced consumer spending. Lee Myung Bak, the president, has warned of... - 10.22.2008, AlJazeeraEnglish
30.08.2012 [China Daily] - The move comes after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao agreed in 2010 to open consular offices in respective countries to further promote bilateral exchange. Last month China opened a consular office in South
30.08.2012 [Focus Taiwan News Channel] - Youngsul Yoon, director of the Division of International Relations with the Yonsei University Health System, said South Korea's medical tourism industry has enjoyed year-over-year growth of more than 40 percent since President Lee Myung-bak took office
30.08.2012 [Bloomberg] - In Seoul, President Lee Myung Bak has been embarrassed by corruption charges against his family. Fanning popular anger about South Korea's status in Asia has shifted the national dialog. The same strategy prevails in China. Unwelcome headlines focus
29.08.2012 [The Canberra Times] - On August 10, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak visited the disputed Dokdo/Takeshima Islands midway between Korea and Japan in the Sea of Japan. This visit, the first by a Korean President, provoked a fierce diplomatic response from Tokyo
17.08.2012 [Wall Street Journal (blog)] - A member of the nationalist movement "Ganbare Nippon" punched his fist in the air during a protest against South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's visit to an island--known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan, near the South Korean embassy in
30.08.2012 [allkpop (blog)] - Singer PSY has surpassed soccer sensation Park Ji Sung, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, and figure skating queen Kim Yuna as the #1 Korean that foreigners would like to meet. On August 30th, travel agency 'Cosmojin' revealed, “We conducted a
31.08.2012 [The Hankyoreh] - Civic groups have charged President Lee Myung-bak of saddling Seoul residents with losses by signing an unfair contract with Macquarie Korea Infrastructure Fund (MKIF) to build Seoul Metro Line 9 while he was mayor of Seoul. The Citizens' Coalition for
28.08.2012 [Korea Times] - Few political scientists hesitate to give failing marks to President Lee Myung-bak in this regard. Most noticeable is his lack of checks and balances, the ABC of diplomacy. Ever since Lee took office four-and-a-half years ago, he has shown a Cold War
24.08.2012 [Korea Times] - Korea's ruling and opposition parties agreed Friday to allow a special prosecutor to look into alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped project to build a retirement home for President Lee Myung-bak. The Saenuri Party and the Democratic United Party
15.08.2012 [Korea Times] - Following is an excerpt of President Lee Myung-bak's speech on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of liberation from Japan. – ED. Toward a Greater Republic of Korea Fellow citizens, our beloved brethren in the North and compatriots residing overseas
13.08.2012 [Korea Times] - President Lee Myung-bak Monday approved the nomination of Hyun Byung-chul, the current head of the country's human rights watchdog, to a new three-year term despite fierce opposition from political and civic rights groups. “President Lee approved the
23.08.2012 [The Hankyoreh] - Choi See-joong was the “broadcasting commander” within the Lee Myung-bak administration, but the former Korea Communications Commission chairman was reduced to tears in court. These weren't tears of remorse though - they were the sorry spectacle of
27.08.2012 [People's Daily Online] - 22 after returning to Japan for protesting Lee Myung-bak's high-profile visit to the disputed islets. Analysts believe that Japan's counteractions against Lee's landing on the island will have limited effects. The territorial conflicts are still
25.08.2012 [Taipei Times] - Tension between the North Asian countries flared this month after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak became the first South Korean leader to set foot on the islands claimed by both countries that are known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in
10.08.2012 [동아일보] - President Lee Myung-bak on Friday became the first South Korean president to visit the country`s easternmost, westernmost and southernmost islands after stopping by the Dokdo islets. President Lee paid a surprise visit to Baengnyeong Island on March 30
15.08.2012 [Korea Times] - Cyclists often cite the creation of the nationwide bike road network as one of President Lee Myung-bak's few achievements. Thanks to the construction of bicycle routes along the Han and Nakdong Rivers, bike enthusiasts are able to ride from Seoul to
16.08.2012 [Korea Times] - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of the Republic of Indonesia and President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea have targeted the trade relations between the two countries of $50 billion in 2015 and $100 billion in 2020. This target is also
10.08.2012 [英文中國郵報] - SEOUL -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is scheduled to visit a set of remote islands on Friday, angering neighbor Japan which also lays claims to territory believed to contain frozen natural gas deposits that could be worth billions of dollars.
14.08.2012 [Korea Times] - Last April, President Lee Myung-bak withdrew a construction plan for a new airport in the southeastern region, apologizing for making a ``wrong campaign pledge.” The cancellation came after a feasibility study gave two sites competing for the project
13.08.2012 [英文中國郵報] - ... says Japan gov't must settle colonial-era grievances. SEOUL -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday his unprecedented visit to islands claimed by Japan was intended to press Tokyo to settle grievances left over from its colonial rule.
15.08.2012 [Council on Foreign Relations (blog)] - Lee Myung-bak broke new ground by making a presidential visit to Tokdo, but should the visit be considered as a big statement of Korea's place in the world or is it a product of small thinking about how South Korea can get what it wants from Japan?
30.08.2012 [Radio China International] - Auf einer Plenarsitzung des japanischen Senats wurde am Mittwoch eine Resolution angenommen, wonach der Besuch des südkoreanischen Präsidenten Lee Myung-bak auf der Takeshima-Inselgruppe (in Südkorea als Dokdo bezeichnet) verurteilt worden
30.08.2012 [China Radio International] - Sidang paripurna Majelis Tinggi Jepang kemarin (29/8) menyepakati resolusi yang mengecam kunjungan Presiden Korea Selatan Lee Myung-bak ke Pulau Takeshima (atau Pulau Dokdo menurut Korsel), sekaligus menuntut Lee Myung-bak menarik
13.08.2012 [China Radio International] - Pihak resmi Korea Selatan mengatakan, kunjungan Presiden Korea Lee Myung-bak ke Pulau Dokdo dan politik luar negeri Korea terhadap Jepang adalah dua hal berbeda. Karena itu, Korea Selatan tidak akan mengubah prinsip pokok dalam hubungan luar