Gwangju (Korean pronunciation:[kwaŋdʑu]) is the sixth largest city in South Korea. It is a designated metropolitan city under the direct control of the central government's Home Minister. The city was also the capital of South JeollaProvince until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak in Muan County in 2005.
Gwang (광, Chinese letter: 光) means "light" and Ju (주, Chinese letter: 州) means "province." Areas of scenery along the outskirts of the city gave birth to gasa, a form of Korean classical poetry. Located in the center of the agricultural Jeolla region, the city is also famous for its rich and diverse cuisine.
In 1929, during the period of Japanese rule, a confrontation between Korean and Japanese students in the city turned into a regional demonstration, which culminated in one of the major nationwide uprisings against Japanese rule during the colonial period.
Schneiss is well known for requesting German journalist Jurgen Hinzpeter in 1980 to film the military's bloody crackdown on protesters in the southwestern city of Gwangju... In May 1980, he was informed of the Gwangju uprising by his Japanese wife, Kiyoko, who was traveling to Seoul at the time ... Hinzpeter flew to Gwangju and recorded the bloodshed.
These are reportedly the first deaths in the country linked to the highly transmissible variant, Yonhap NewsAgency reported. Health authorities in Gwangju, 329 kM south of Seoul, said two recently deceased coronavirus patients in the city, both in their 90s, have posthumously tested positive for the Omicron variant.
Chong Sin Yong appeared at a news conference held in the southwestern city of Gwangju on Tuesday along with officials of a civic group that supports her and other women who are claiming they were forced to work for a Japanese manufacturer when young and seeking damages from the company ...Korea skip 3-way news conference with U.S.
“Hearing the sudden news he died — though I expected he will one day pass away — I frankly felt empty at that moment.”. Lee, 66, observed firsthand the violent suppression of the 1980 uprising against Chun’s military rule in the southwestern city of Gwangju... “Many Gwangju citizens were filled with rage when they heard the news Tuesday.
His wide-ranging career included stints as a news editor, sports writer, time on the AP's General Desk and two years as correspondent in St ...Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news, dies in Cuba ... He said that "fake news" about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun's refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
Chun quickly consolidated his power by launching a bloody crackdown on a civil uprising in Gwangju... Chun never apologized and refused to acknowledge he was behind orders to fire on demonstrators in Gwangju ... He said that “fake news” about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun's refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
Chun quickly consolidated his power by launching a bloody crackdown on a civil uprising in Gwangju... Chun never apologized and refused to acknowledge he was behind orders to fire on demonstrators in Gwangju ... He said that “fake news” about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun’s refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
... crisis and denied sending troops into Gwangju ... An association of survivors' groups said at a news conference yesterday that it was lamentable that Mr Chun died without apologising for the coup and Gwangju "massacre", vowing to continue seeking the truth and "justice of history".