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On the Spot
: Do Je-hae
Wed, July 24, 2019 | 05:25
Working women's hardships
At the beginning of the year, President Park Geun-hye said her administration aims to build a country that promotes the quality of women’s lives by creating an environment where working women are able to raise children without any excessive financial burden or strain on their careers. The latest survey reflecting some of the harsh realities of Korea's working mothers and single women shows the President has much work to do to keep her word.
| 2016-08-15 17:07
Korea marks the 71st anniversary of liberation from the 1910-45 Japanese occupation on Monday. More than 70 years have passed since Korea achieved independence, but some historical issues stemming from the colonial era remain unresolved because Japan continues its attempts to whitewash history.
| 2016-08-12 17:23
Chaebol's smart farming
Farmers are strongly protesting against LG Group’s latest agricultural venture. Its IT affiliate LG CNS plans to open the Smart Biopark, which has a high-tech greenhouse and facilities for processing, distribution and research and development. Last month, the company said it would invest 380 billion won into the smart farming project in the Saemangeum area in North Jeolla Province.
| 2016-08-12 17:21
New growth strategy
Korea badly needs to develop new growth engines because its key industries such as automobiles and electronics are losing their competitiveness against their global rivals, particularly with the swift rise of China and its tremendous R&D spending. Against this backdrop, the government announced a 10-year project Wednesday to develop future industries during a meeting presided over by President Park Geun-hye at Cheong Wa Dae. The government chose five projects through which to develop new growth engines - self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), light materials a...
| 2016-08-11 17:18
Historic archery feat
Korea accomplished a historic archery feat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday in capturing the gold in the women's team event. Korean women archers have now finished at the top of every Olympic team event since 1988. The trio consisting of Chang Hye-jin, Choi Mi-sun and Ki Bo-bae made their nation proud by extending Korea's unprecedented reign in the women's event with their brilliant victory over the Russian team. President Park Geun-hye sent them a message of congratulations, saying the eighth successive gold in women's archery was a “glorious record that will go down in Olympic hist...
| 2016-08-09 17:03
Debate on tax revision
Assembly needs to address loopholes in current system One of the biggest frustrations of average Korean workers is that they have been paying more taxes while incomes remain stagnant. Resistance to taxation is higher than ever among workers because they are unconvinced that the current tax system is fair. Many don’t believe that their taxes are being spent wisely or that they benefit from paying such high taxes. The average taxpayer is right to be angry, as a recent state report confirms that workers are shouldering more taxes on their incomes than before. According to the la...
| 2016-08-07 17:27
Stop youth allowance
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's clash with the central government is intensifying over his program to provide cash to jobseekers in their 20s. Park defied the Ministry of Health and Welfare's order to stop the program and pushed ahead with the payment of cash subsidies, vowing to fight back in court against the ministry’s order.
| 2016-08-07 17:25
Worries over Rio
There has been a flurry of negative press about the Rio Olympic Games. The world's biggest sporting event will start this weekend, but concerns about Rio's preparations are still ongoing. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Rio’s Olympic woes may cause the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become more cautious about holding the Games in the developing world. The shift from its previous goal of expanding the games to various cities is sensible. Cities that show signs of instability, whether it be political or financial, should not be given the chance to host the Olympics.
| 2016-08-04 17:12
Assimilating foreign monks
The American monk Ven. Hyon Gak’s recent Facebook message has sparked debate on various problems within the Jogye Order, Korea’s largest Buddhist sect. The monk slammed the discrimination against foreign monks within the order.Hyon Gak has enjoyed popularity as an author and translator of books on Korean Buddhism. Many Koreans sided with the Harvard-educated monk and expressed regret about his intent to distance himself from Korean Buddhism. But some raised issue with Hyon Gak’s message. Critics include Achim Bayer, an associate professor at Seiryo University, Japan, who hi...
| 2016-08-03 17:28
Ewha night school row
Ewha Womans University President Choi Kyung-hee on Monday suspended a plan to establish a night school in 2017 after protests by students who claim it is nothing but a money-making scheme.
| 2016-08-02 17:15
South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplanes in its airspace
South Korea warns Russia strongly over airspace violation
Anti-Japanese car movement sparks backlash
Korean victims of forced labor file for sale of seized Mitsubishi assets
'Tokyo's removal of Seoul from whitelist undermines fair trade'
Korean gets 14 years' jail for armed robbery in Vietnam
Japan's third invasion
Chaebol expands US investment to minimize fallout from Seoul-Tokyo conflict
Lawmakers of S. Korea, Japan to meet next week to discuss trade conflict
Trump: 'very positive' correspondence recently with N. Korea
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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