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Reporter : Jung Da-min
Thu, January 20, 2022 | 07:28
Outspoken lawmaker stands ground in party despite Buddhist backlash
An outspoken lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), Jung Chung-rae disclosed Wednesday that he was pressured to leave the party against his will but decided to stand his ground. Recently, the three-term lawmaker said he had an unexpected visitor, whom he called “Mr. Lee's core associate,” derived from “Mr. Yoon's core associate,” which refers to a confidant o...
Retired professor critical of President Moon joins Ahn Cheol-soo camp
A retired professor of Sogang University, Choi Jin-seok who has criticized the Moon Jae-in government, joined the minor opposition People's Party to spearhead the Ahn Cheol-soo camp as an election campaign chairman. The two met on Tuesday at Choi's home in Hampyeong County, South Jeolla Province after Ahn went all the way down to the rustic southern countryside to bring the a...
Seoul expresses 'strong regret' over Pyongyang's continued missile launches
The presidential National Security Council has expressed "strong regret" over North Korea's testing of two presumed short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM), Monday, holding an emergency meeting about an hour after the latest launch was detected by the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Should rising Ahn Cheol-soo join Lee-Yoon debate?
The rival presidential candidates of the country's two major parties, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), are set to face off in a two-way TV debate before the Lunar New Year holiday. The two sides are currently in discussions about the schedule before announcing th...
Gender reemerges as hot button issue in presidential election
Some controversial issues that could cause division and conflicts between the sexes have risen again in Korean politics with less than two months left to go to the March 9 presidential election. One such issue has come to the fore after Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), pledged to abolish the Ministry of Ge...
Controversy rises over Yoon's preemptive strike remarks
Tensions are rising over main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol's remarks that South Korea would have no choice but to carry out a preemptive strike to prevent North Korea's possible missile attack if necessary, following the North's latest launch of what it called a hypersonic missile.
Education sector divided over lowering minimum age for political party membership
The education sector has been divided over the recent passage of a bill that lowered the age of eligibility for joining a political party to 16. Some welcomed the change which could open up chances for political participation to younger people, while others expressed concerns over possible consequences like ideological conflicts and divisions among students.
KOICA's efforts to narrow digital gap in int'l community recognized by OECD
The Korea International Cooperation Agency's (KOICA) efforts to narrow the digital gap between developed and developing countries by expanding support for digital transformation in the latter have been recognized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the agency said, Tuesday.
Presidential candidates focus on micro pledges linked to daily life
The rival candidates of the country's two major parties are promoting campaign pledges that are closely linked to people's daily lives, in a bid to appeal to the public by presenting plans on how to improve their welfare.
China strengthens COVID-19 regulations on arrivals from Korea
The Chinese government has strengthened quarantine guidelines for people arriving from South Korea, citing the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among those arriving from the country. The Chinese Embassy in Korea announced Thursday that those entering China from Korea would be required to get two PCR tests for COVID-19 before departing, after previo...
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