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Mr. Tritium | SeoulPodcast #174

Mr. Tritium | SeoulPodcast #174

Mr. Tritium

Japan will be releasing water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. Are you ready? Korea sure isn’t. Join us in our talk about the latest K-Tantrum.

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April brings beautiful cherry blossoms balanced with the echoing speaker blasts of election campaigns. As with previous elections, this one is full of oddities but also with some hope.

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Free Michael Spavor | SeoulPodcast #172

Free Michael Spavor | SeoulPodcast #172

Free Michael Spavor

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Jon Dunbar

Leo Jehn

https://FreeMichaelSpavor.com

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In December 2018, China separately arrested two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, in response to Canada detaining powerful Chinese businesswoman Meng Wanzhou to be extradited to the United States for fraud. Even though it was obvious to the international community that China arrested the two Canadians as political pawns, China insists they arrested them for spying. 

The news disturbed Seoul’s expat community because Michael Spavor had been a longtime influential member.

On this special SeoulPodcast, I talked with two of Michael Spavor’s closest friends in Seoul, Leo Jehn and Jon Dunbar.

Production note, Jon Dunbar was speaking to us from his phone in a stairwell at The Korea Times, and his reception wasn’t ideal.

Here is my talk with them. 


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The Week of Unnecessary Brain Pokes

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Gyeonggi Foreigner Problem?

Gyeonggi Province is requiring ALL FOREIGNERS to get COVID-19 tests by March 22nd or face fines. Is this for the public good or security theater? Why all foreigners and why only foreigners? How does this contribute to Korea’s history of labeling foreigners as diseased?

 

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NOTES

 

Administrative Order for Corona 19 Diagnosis Test for Foreign Workers and Employers with Foreigners

https://www.gg.go.kr/bbs/boardView.do?bIdx=18300979&bsIdx=464&bcIdx=519&menuId=1535&isManager=true&isCharge=true&page=1&fbclid=IwAR3FGEW2hJKjOnpr6K1E6S0BBs7buk-rUprosnmy92tpET-DIwD9wWAkFYc

Foreign Workers Diagnosis and Inspection_-Administrative Order Notice_English

Background

COVID-19 clusters in factory dormitories in Namyangju

 

The Orders

The Problems

  • Haphazard communication
  • No clear lines if it’s all foreigners or foreigners working in certain industries
  • Employers are responsible for communication, but workers bear brunt of punishment
    • How do they know?
  • Is this a public health strategy or a PR strategy?
    • A history of image before substance — Appear to do something without actually doing something — It’s all for show
    • Are they also testing Korean workers at those facilities?
    • Are Korean family members of foreign workers required to be tested?
  • Gyeonggi’s defense
    • They have tested Coupang centers and churches, too
  • Recent history of oopsies with foreigners this past year
    • Free masks campaign
    • Financial support campaign
    • Each time they were brought to task, they used the excuse that they weren’t aware–that they didn’t mean to do it. And now they’ve done it again!
  • The foreign community is uniquely sensitive to disease-related discrimination
    • AIDS requirement that went to the Human Rights Council
    • 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu
    • News programs and articles about diseased foreigners
    • Itaewon in May

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