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Will Moon ditch his `competent' event planner?
The five-year policy roadmap, unveiled last week by President Moon Jae-in’s de facto transition committee, drew attention because it envisioned policies much different from those carried out by the previous conservative administration. Equally notable, however, was how the roadmap was disclosed to the public at Cheong Wa Dae.
Spy agency's neutrality
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has aroused controversy by announcing that it will conduct internal investigations into 13 dubious cases in which its agents were involved.
Duty free licensing scam
It is shocking that the Korea Customs Service (KCS) fabricated the rankings of duty free store applicants by distorting data during the Park Geun-hye administration. There had been many suspicions of illicit favors in the customs agency’s awarding of duty free licenses, and such suspicions have now been proven to be true.
Moon's perilous energy policy
It is not news that Korea is devoid of any viable energy resources except coal. After being liberated from Japan’s colonial rule in 1945, South Korea managed to survive on electricity transmitted from North Korea.
Readjust policies to reality
“Couldn’t be better.” No other phrase would better describe the new Moon Jae-in administration that has passed its first month in office.
How important is Korea to US?
It is not uncommon to see Koreans who weigh how important Korea is to the United States. They mostly share the notion that Korea is vital to the world’s most powerful country, enumerating America’s participation in the 1950-53 Korean War, their decades-old alliance and the presence of U.S. Forces Korea.
Ousted president indicted
The prosecution has indicted former President Park Geun-hye on 18 charges including bribery. She is the third former leader to be arrested and charged for corruption following Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo.
China, THAAD and Moon Jae-in
Despite China’s fierce opposition and economic retaliation, a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery is likely to be operational before the May 9 presidential election. The brouhaha over the deployment of the U.S. anti-missile system has shown what ``two-faced China’’ is like _ being docile to America offering the controversial missile shield while being utterly ...
Hyundai Motor vs. labor union
No one can deny that Hyundai Motor is one of the two pillars bolstering Korea Inc. along with Samsung Electronics. Employing nearly 68,000 workers, the nation’s top automaker posted 93 trillion won in sales last year. The company’s problems are often seen as a harbinger of Korea’s economic turmoil.
New Year: Time to talk about hope again
People want to talk about hope as the New Year dawns. Having hope can offer solace at least, although things don’t always work out as they wish.
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