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Mon, January 24, 2022 | 16:09
Facebook's comedy of errors
Translation is a difficult task and that is why professional translators make a living by doing it. Both as an author and translator, I have never seen a writer have their text translated into other languages without it being scrutinized by the person who will do the job. Almost all writers understand that translators can be traitors, as the saying goes.
Deepening inequality
The widening wealth and income gap has become a global phenomenon amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. It is sad to see the devastating economic impact of the public health crisis make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Finding a link between Confucianism and competitiveness
Confucianism has long had a great influence in East Asian countries. It is intriguing to figure out how Confucian values have contributed to strong performance at schools and workplaces, leading to remarkable economic achievements in those nations.
Apologies and forgiveness
The death of former President Roh Tae-woo reminds us of how crucial apologies and forgiveness are to healing the wounds of the victims of the bloody crackdown on the May 1980 pro-democracy uprising in the southwestern city of Gwangju.
Learning from Afghan failure
The chaotic U.S. exit from Afghanistan and the Taliban's return to power speak volumes about America's foreign policy and its future courses of alliance with other countries.
Kim Jong-un's fear about hallyu
In North Korea, the spread of South Korean pop culture - widely known as hallyu - is nothing new. But to a large extent it has gained traction - particularly since the global outbreak of COVID-19 last year.
Embracing winds of change
Water that fails to flow is bound to become stagnant. This old Korean saying seems to have never been more relevant than at present, as far as the country's politics is concerned.
Go beyond alliance
The May 21 summit between President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart President Joe Biden has set a new stage for the bilateral alliance. It has also significant implications for South Korea's foreign policy amid the escalating Sino-U.S. rivalry.
No. 1 enemy of ruling elite
The Moon Jae-in administration and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) are still reeling from the crushing defeat in the April 7 mayoral by-elections in Seoul and Busan. Now the question is whether they can regain public trust and escape the political deadlock.
VIP treatment for suspect
Kim Jin-wook, head of the Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO), is under fire for offering his official car to Lee Sung-yoon, chief of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, to help the latter secretly enter his office in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, for questioning as a suspect.
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