Bill Gates sparks Korean controversy

April 24, 2013 4:04:34 PM PDT
A handshake between Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the president of South Korea has sparked debate and is making headlines worldwide.

Critics are accusing Gates of being rude for keeping one hand in his pocket while shaking hands with the president.

Korean culture, a one-hand shake is appropriate among friends, the same age or younger. Otherwise, it is seen as expressing superiority to the other.