March 17, 2010

"A more effective US policy on North Korea"

Any observer can see that the US relations with North Korea is at a standstill (or stalemate), with no resolution of contentious issues in sight (the photo shows Amb. Stephen Bosworth, special envoy on North Korea, in Beijing). At this juncture, calls for stepped-up engagement policy with North Korea abound, as this article by John Lewis, professor emeritus at Stanford University and former advisor to the US government, attests.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Over 2 million dogs are brutally killed in South Korea every year.

That's over 5,000 dogs a day who get strangled, burned, electrocuted or beaten to death for their meat.

The South Korean government has accepted Animal Protection Laws which make animal torture illegal, but those laws have never been properly enforced in the country. The dog meat industry continues to thrive and the officials are reluctant and indifferent to ban it. Oh, sorry, except during the 1988 Seoul Olympics and 2002 FIFA Cup when dog meat restaurants were forced to shut down temporarily in fear of bad impressions of South Korea.

Although forbidden to advertise themselves on main streets or in English, over 6,000 restaurants today serve dog meat in South Korea. And they don't get closed down.