2010 in South Korea

Events in the year 2010 in South Korea.

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IncumbentsEdit

 
South Korean and US Navy admirals inspecting the wreckage of the Cheonan at Pyeongtaek on September 13, 2010.
 
Leaders of the G-20 countries present at the Seoul Summit.
 
A building damaged by fire after the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong.

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 2 – The Ministry of Education creates a new teacher evaluation system.
  • March 26 – The ROKS Cheonan sinks while carrying 104 personnel off the country's west coast, killing 46.[5]
  • March 30 – One South Korean naval diver is hospitalized and another diver, Han Ju-ho, dies after losing consciousness whilst searching for survivors from the Cheonan.[6]

AprilEdit

  • April 3 – The South Korean government calls off the rescue operation for the missing Cheonan sailors.
  • April 15 – The Cheonan's stern is raised from the seabed and is transported to the Pyongtaek navy base for investigation.[7]
  • April 21 – South Korea discovers two North Korean assassins plotting to assassinate Hwang Jang-yop, a senior official who defected from North to South Korea.[8]
  • April 23 – North Korea seizes five properties owned by South Korea in Mount Kumgang.[9]
  • April 24 – The bow portion of the Cheonan is salvaged. The bodies of 40 seamen out of the 46 killed are recovered.
  • April 26 – The South Korean government announces the completion of the world's longest seawall in a reclaimed tidal flat in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province.[10]
  • April 27 – Oh Eun-Sun becomes the first woman to successfully scale all of the world's 14 highest peaks.[11]
  • April 29 – The deceased sailors of the Cheonan are given a joint funeral.

MayEdit

  • May 20 – A South Korean-led investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden presents a summary of its investigation into the Cheonan sinking, concluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo fired by a midget submarine.[12]
  • May 29 – President Lee Myung-bak, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama meet in Jeju in a trilateral summit to discuss strengthening trade ties and the effects of the Cheonan incident.

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 1 – The historical cities of Masan, Changwon, and Jinhae, merge to create the Unified Changwon City, with a population of 1.04 million.[15]
  • July 9 – The Bank of Korea unexpectedly raises interest rates from 2% to 2.25%.[16]
  • July 26 – South Korea and the United States begin navy and air force maneuvers in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) with intent to "rattle" North Korea.[17]
  • July 28 – Grand National Party wins five out of eight seats in National Assembly by-elections.[18]
  • July 29 – Prime Minister Chung Un-chan offers his resignation.[19]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 2 – More than 55,000 animals are culled after a breakout of foot-and-mouth disease at pig farms in South Korea.[43]
  • December 13 – The 8.2 kilometer Busan-Geoje Fixed Link opens.
  • December 18 – A Chinese fishing boat capsizes during a scuffle with a Republic of Korea Coast Guard boat, leaving one dead and two missing.[44]
  • December 20 – The Republic of Korea Marine Corps hold live-fire drill exercises on Yeonpyeong Island. North Korea said it will not retaliate.[45]
  • December 25 – Three fishermen from the People's Republic of China are released from South Korean custody.[46]

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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