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Reader riposte: Korea-Australia people-to-people ties


Fergus Hanson


16 April 2008 08:59

Hans van Leeuwen writes in with this comment on our Korea thread started here and here.

While it's true that the Australian media largely ignores Korea and the government seems to follow suit, on an interpersonal level, I would argue the relationship appears to be thriving. Anyone living around Bondi Beach may find this hard to believe, but for the past two years, the number of young Koreans in Australia on working-holiday visas has exceeded the number of Britons. Having said that, it's unfortunately still a bit of a one-way street; Australians don't seem to share the rest of the Asian region's enthusiasm for Korean culture or visiting that country.