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Today in Korean history

2017/12/07 14:00

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Dec. 8

1995 -- Former President Choi Kyu-hah receives a summons for testimony in relation to a coup and massacre in Gwangju.

1997 -- Daewoo Motor announces plans to take over Ssangyong Motor.

2002 -- South and North Korea agree to open a temporary road between Seoul and Sinuiju

2003 -- The parliamentary panel endorses plans to build an administrative capital.

2008 -- A new round of six-way talks begins in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear weapons program and how to verify its accounting of the program.

2013 -- South Korea announces a new air defense zone to counter China's unilateral decision to expand its own, bolstering Seoul's sovereignty over a reef and other islands off the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula.