Thursday, November 01, 2007


As the plane approached Seoul, it flew over the many new factories, ready for FTA. Although the Korean congress has yet to vote to endorse the pact, the Korean govenment and private companies have embraced the proposal. There are protests against the attempts by the government to break the strong workers movement here. There is a bill to allow "irregular" workers, which would undercut union strength.
The hotel has a post card in the room which shows a shiny 70s image.Now the hotel looks a bit different. The entrance is hidden behind shops on both sides and a tangle of wires.In cupboard of the bed side table is an emergency rope and a smoke mask.It doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

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