The sinister neocon plot to destroy the will of the Korean people to achieve a peaceful and independent unification is rolling along. The linchpin of the master plan is the plan to control the minds of Korea's future leaders. So far, the plot is working perfectly.
Behold! The numbers speak for themselves (Chosun):
The number of Korean students carrying F1 visas in the U.S. stood at 86,600 as of the end of September 2005, placing them in the no. 1 spot among overseas students there. According to statistics by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the number of Korean students increased to 86,626 from the 73,272 in December -- an increase of 13,354 students in just nine months. Korean students accounted for 13.5 percent of all foreign students in the U.S., up from 12.5 at the end of 2004.
Based on statistics from the end of September, India was in second place with 77,220 students or 12.1 percent, followed by China with 59,343 or 9.3 percent, Japan with 54,816 or 8.6 percent, and Taiwan with 36,091 or 5.6 percent. The department said the leading five Asian nations account for 50 percent of all the international students in the U.S.
We are even taking a few North Korean brains:
North Korea, by contrast, sent a mere 199 students to the U.S. for study, putting it in 146th place.
Seriously though, perhaps the could folks at LiNK could try to hook-up with some of those 199 students (although I expect that they would have to be members of the ultra-loyal elite to be allowed to study in the USA).