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Thai action star Jaa sets sights on Hollywood

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 2:28PM UTC

Thai action star Tony Jaa says his Hollywood debut is a “matter of time” after his latest movie, ‘Ong Bak 2′, was released in the United States last week. Thailand’s answer to Jackie Chan and Jet Li has built up a solid box office record in the U.S. His last

Hwang Woo-suk convicted

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 11:52AM UTC

But of course will serve no prison time because he is so remorseful. Also of course, his die-hard fans continue to stand by him.

Minerva saga continues with lawsuits

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 11:46AM UTC Minerva saga continues with lawsuits

Looks like I know who to hire if someone turns Korea Beat into a book without my permission: 31-year old Park Dae-seong, the controversial internet “Minerva”, has complained to police that a fake Minerva known as Mr. K used Mr. Park’s name in the monthly magazine Shin Dong-A. Mr. Park’s

Face of the Day

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 9:47AM UTC Face of the Day

A participant in a re-enactment of the Chosun era civil servant exam at Gyeongbok-gung on October 25 contemplates how to compose his essay on King Sejong. Some participants brought electronic dictionaries instead of cumbersome printed Chinese-Korean dictionaries.

China reports third swine flu death

By Tue, Oct 27, 2009 9:19AM UTC

Chinese officials moved to give swine flu vaccinations to thousands of Muslims making their pilgrimage to Mecca in the coming days as health authorities reported the mainland’s third death from the illness. China has acted aggressively to detect and contain swine flu cases after being accused of failing to move

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