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- On Oct. 10, 2016, Samsung Electronics temporarily stopped producing its flagship Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of new explosion cases involving the replaced gadgets. By the way, on Oct. 6, Elliott Management Corp., a U.S. hedge fund, demanded Samsung Electronics to split into a listed holding company and a operating company and to give out dividends of 30 trillion won ($2.7 billion) to shareholders.
- On Oct. 1, in a speech at a ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day, President Park Geun-hye issued a blunt message to urge North Korean soldiers and citizens to defect to the South, which would hopefully undermine the North Korean regime.
- On Sep. 29, POSTEC reported that it has built a fourth-generation synchrotron radiation facility called the X-ray Free Electron Laser, next to the United States and Japan, which makes it possible for researchers to monitor and analyze the microstructures of materials with immense precision in real time.
- On Sep. 28, 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.
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