Category Archives: South Korea

Maryland’s Republican governor pays South Koreans to fix problem they caused?

The Washington Post has the details.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) spent $9.46 million in state funding to import 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea that turned out to be flawed and weren’t used, emails, documents and interviews show.

As it became clear that the much-touted tests could not help detect which Maryland residents had contracted the novel coronavirus, the Hogan administration quietly paid the same South Korean company $2.5 million for 500,000 replacement tests.


Female politician wears dress inside Parliament; one person accuses her of showing up to “collect payments for alcohol”

One woman wears one dress to one Parliament session and sexism runs rampant.

Yonhap has the details.

Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong of the progressive minor Justice Party drew public attention as photos of her walking down an aisle during a plenary parliamentary session Tuesday in a red wrap dress circulated online. 

As online reactions were largely divided on the fashion choice of Ryu, the youngest member of the assembly at age 28, some internet forum users launched misogynistic verbal attacks on the lawmaker. 

A member of a pro-government Facebook forum on Wednesday said Ryu looked as if she “came to the main assembly hall to collect payments for alcohol.” 

ATTENTION Pittsburgh Pirates fans: Kang wants to play ball again

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 20Jun2018

Jung-ho Kang. A name that many Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fans won’t forget, even if they wish they could.

He’d like to play baseball again. Yonhap picks up the story.

Kang left Incheon International Airport, just west of Seoul, at about 7 p.m. Friday. Following the requirement for all international arrivals during the coronavirus pandemic, Kang will enter a two-week quarantine.