South Korea: B. C. Lee's World

In the coastal city of Ulsan last week, old and new Korea came into symbolic confrontation. The spring mists filtering across the landscape were mixed for the first time with ammonia clouds, and Korean farmers wearing traditional costumes stood side by side with businessmen and government officials in trim, Western-style business suits. All had gathered for the dedication of the Korea Fertilizer Co.'s new urea plant, which, with an annual capacity of 330,000 tons of fertilizer, will be one of the world's largest. Presiding over the ceremonies, suitably enough, was Byung...

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