US Compromise on Beef Fails to Dent Kor…

After eight weeks of relentless street campaign against imports of American beef, the center of the South Korean capital of Seoul until this weekend looked like a tent town rising out of some disaster zone. The US agreement not to export beef from cattle more than 30 months old, in response to concerns over mad cow disease, is cooling the situation may have cut the number of protesters, but President Lee Myung-bak still faces truculent opposition from students and unions.

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