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- On Sep. 28, 2016, KoreanLII celebrates its 5th Anniversary with 1400 and more articles ready for readers. As of today the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, often referred to as the Kim Young-ran Act, comes into force while Korean citizens are concerned about confusion and side effects caused by the ambiguity of the law.
- On Sep. 12, two large earthquakes of magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 struck Gyeongju, a Unesco World Heritage Site. This 5.8-magnitude quake was the largest since 1978, when the Korea Meteorological Administration started monitoring seismic activity. Likewise, North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on Sep. 9 poses another imminent threat to the security and survival of Korean people.
- On Aug. 31, Hanjin Shipping, Korea's largest container shipper, filed for a court receivership as the creditors of Hanjin made a unanimous decision not to provide funds any more, which is like "pouring water in a bottomless pit"(KDB Chairman said).
- On Aug. 24, North Korea successfully fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) putting Seoul and its allies on edge, amidst speculation that the unimaginable defection of member of the communist aristocracy including elite diplomat Thae Yong-ho stationed to London could shake the very foundation of the dictatorship.
- On Aug. 19, when Galaxy Note 7, boastful of the waterproof, iris scanning features, was released at retail shops in Seoul, Samsung Electronics' stock price soared to its record highs thanks to the unprecedented Galaxy fever around the world.
Seoksanhwa (꽃무릇) rises in autumn
to the top of a stick like fire.
After red flower blooms
then its leafs appear.
They never meet