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Uncovering Park's hidden assets
As the independent counsel is digging deeper into the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil, the prime suspects, for their part, are going all out to defend themselves.

Let checks and balances work
People once again are asking a tricky question: Why have almost all South Korean presidents been involved in an influence-peddling and graft scandal while in office or after retirement?

State leader without empathy
She used to be a princess. She lived in a castle, surrounded and attended to by people who catered to her father, a strongman. After her mother was killed, she took the role of the queen on behalf of the mother.

Time to enjoy year end
Last Friday, Dec. 9, was a meaningful day in Korean history. The National Assembly passed the motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Park's fate in 'pungsu' theory
Fresh allegations are popping up every day, proving "criminal acts" by President Park Geun-hye, who had already been cited as a suspect by the prosecution. This time Park was allegedly styling her hair while over 300 people were trapped in the sink..

Stay the course of openness
Much of the nation is wrapped up in the political influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hyes confidant Choi Soon-sil, but across the globe, respective countries are moving forward and taking steps to either promote their indust..

Time to make wise decision
President Park Guen-hye cannot avoid her responsibility for undermining the countrys hard-won democracy by letting her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil meddle in state affairs and exercise influence to benefit herself.

Scandal from a child's point of view
With a journalist for a mother, my eight-year-old daughter has been forced to watch the evening news at home for the past weeks; her mother has had to watch the news for developments regarding the massive scandal involving President Park Geun-h..

Help senior drivers
Dear Abby, an advice column carried by The Korea Times, is one of my favorite sections. I enjoy reading it every day.

'Choi gate' and economic justice
President Park Geun-hye has plunged the nation into chaos by admitting she let her long-time confidant Choi Soon-sil engage in state affairs. It is embarrassing that Choi made the final touches in presidential speeches and had prior information on ..

Sino-US big deal
As North Koreas nuclear development becomes an acute threat to the United States, China is finding it increasingly difficult to play a double game over its bellicose neighbor. While dragging its feet in joining international sanctions against Pyo..

Similarities between US, Korean elections
As the campaigning for U.S. presidential election enter its last phase, its irrefutably becoming clear that Americans may well be choosing among two candidates that they do not necessarily like. Or maybe for some voters, the choice is now easier ..

Zero tolerance for corruption
It has been only a week since the anti-graft law, better known as the Kim Young-ran Act, went into effect; so it is too early to tell whether it is a success or a failure. The sure thing is that the nation should implement the law smoothly and fait..

Simple words, 'I'm sorry'
Choi Yun-ju lost her nine-year-old girl in an alleged medical malpractice in 2014. For more than two years since, she has struggled to revise a relevant law, according to which a government-run arbitration body could not start the mediation process..

Why don't you get married?
Koreans celebrated a long weekend Chuseok holiday last week. Chuseok, often compared to American Thanksgiving, is one of the most celebrated and festive holidays in Korea. This holiday is a time of the year that reconnects and brings families toget..

Toward transparent, fair society
The controversial Kim Young-ran Act, or anti-graft law, has been the talk of the town before it takes effect Sept. 28. The Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), which introduced the law, has unveiled a list of 49,919 organizations who..

NK's evolving threats
This year alone, North Korea has conducted missile tests 15 times - all in violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. The tests, which were mainly with Rodong and Musudan mid-range ballistic missiles with ranges up to 3,00..

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