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November 2, 2011

Dokdo

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:13 am

We will introduce the beautiful Liancourt Rocks, Dokdo.
[1]South korea administers the islets of Dokdo, whose address is Dokdo-ri, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung Country, North Gyeong sang province.
[2]Dokdo actually consists of Dongdo and Seodo, Dokdo is made of volcanic rock.

[3]Dokdo is rich in natural resources.
For example, it has a lot of gas hydrates, a treasure chest of marine resources, abundant natural gas, oil resources, and coal.
[4]Recently, the korea government established “Dokdo day”, which is October 25.
[5]Dokdo is evidently Korea’s territory, but korea is in conflict with Japan over territorial rights.
south korea government is trying to protect dokdo islet to local investigation and historical survey.

* territorial : (adjective) belonging or relating to a territory.
* volcanic : (adjective) relating to or produced by a volcano or volcanoes.
* abundant:(adjective) existing in large amounts.

Question.
1. Is Dokdo the territory of South korea? Why?
2. Why is there a territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over Dokdo?
3. Is the Korean government trying to protect Dokdo?
Why do you think so?

* reference site
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dokdo
[2] http://100.naver.com/100.nhn?docid=48656
[3] http://100.naver.com/100.nhn?docid=48656
[4] http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EB%8F%85%EB%8F%84%EC%9D%98_%EB%82%A0
[5] http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=104&oid=001&aid=0000942485

* Class 125, Group #5, Group Members:
이윤아
이윤지
배민선

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