New Korean Science City Caught in Political Crossfire

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Science  05 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5966, pp. 630
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5966.630

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Plans for a new $34 billion Korean science city inched forward last week when the South Korean administration unveiled enabling legislation that will eventually go to the National Assembly. But opposition political parties may thwart the city, proposed for a spot 120 kilometers south of Seoul named Sejong after a former Korean king, in protest of the administration backing away from also making the location home to 13 ministries and government agencies. If the revised plans are blocked, the scientific projects might also be given up.