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Mon, June 5, 2023 | 18:43
'Attention': Hybe's girl group NewJeans arrives on K-pop scene
The competition among K-pop girl groups will get into full swing following the arrival of much-anticipated rookie act NewJeans, Friday (KST). Its debut album will hit multiple streaming platforms on Aug. 1, and hit store shelves on Aug. 8. 한국 시간으로 금요일 큰 기대를 받는 신예 걸그룹 뉴진스의 등장으로 케이팝 걸그룹 경쟁이 최고조에 달할 것으로 보인다. 이들은 8월 1일 여러 스트리밍 플랫폼에 음원을 발표하고 8일 음반을 발매한다.
Puppy patrols mobilize pooches for safer, cleaner neighborhoods
Chappssal, a four-year-old Dobermann mix, is living a dog's dream life as the busiest puppy in southeastern Seoul's Gangdong District. 네 살배기 도베르만 믹스견 찹쌀이는 서울 남동쪽에 위치한 강동구에서 가장 바쁜 강아지로서 꿈의 구생을 살고 있다.
Korean firms leave China amid growing uncertainties
Once regarded as a "land of opportunity" for its low labor costs and rapid economic growth, China is now considered somewhat notorious among companies from other countries for its unstable political and economic conditions. 한때 낮은 인건비와 빠른 경제 성장으로 '기회의 땅’이라 알려졌던 중국은 현재 불안정한 정치적, 경제적 상황으로 인해 외국 기업들 사이에서 다소 악명 높은 국가로 여겨지고 있다.
[Editorial] Opening new space era
Korea successfully launched a homegrown rocket Tuesday, opening a new space era. The Nuri blasted off from the Naro Space Center in Goheung, a coastal village in South Jeolla Province, and placed its payload of satellites into the target altitude of 700 kilometers above the Earth. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) confirmed Wednesday that the performance verificat...
Drunk bicycling on rise amid nighttime cab shortage
An increasing number of Seoul residents have been caught riding bicycles under the influence of alcohol, which is illegal under the Road Traffic Act, amid an ongoing shortage of taxis at night. 야간 택시 부족 사태가 계속되고 있는 가운데 도로교통법상 불법인 자전거 음주 운전을 하다 적발되는 서울 시민이 늘고 있다.
[Editorial] Expanding diplomatic horizons
President Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to attend a NATO summit will mark a turning point in South Korea’s multilateral diplomacy. The gathering, scheduled for June 29 and 30 in the Spanish capital of Madrid, will provide a rare opportunity for Yoon to expand the country’s diplomatic horizons by stepping up security cooperation with the regional alliance. 윤석열 대통령의 북대서양조약기구(NATO) 정상회의 ...
Young leader vows to transform ruling party
Factional infighting is intensifying within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) as Lee Jun-seok, its young, Harvard-educated leader, clashes with veteran lawmakers over control - and therefore, the future - of the party. 집권 여당인 국민의힘 내에서 하버드 출신의 이준석 당 대표가 향후 당권 문제를 두고 당 중진 의원들과 충돌이 격화되고 있다.
[Editorial] More support for chipmaking
President Yoon Suk-yeol has instructed his Cabinet members to map out special measures to boost the semiconductor industry and nurture talented workers. "Semiconductors are a national security asset and a mainstay of our economy, accounting for 20 percent of the total exports," Yoon said during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. 윤석열 대통령은 각료들에게 반도체 산업을 활성화하고 우수 인력을 양성하기 위한 특단의 대책을 마련하...
[Editorial] Time to move forward
The conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) snatched a landslide victory in the local elections Wednesday, giving a political boost to the new Yoon Suk-yeol administration. It won 12 out of 17 races for metropolitan mayors and provincial governors, including Seoul and Busan. It also grabbed five National Assembly seats in parliamentary by-elections in seven constituencie...
[Editorial] Another film achievement
The Korean movie industry made another achievement Saturday by clinching two major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Acclaimed director Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award for his erotically charged thriller “Decision to Leave.” Iconic actor Song Kang-ho snatched the Best Actor prize for his role in “Broker.” 한국 영화산업이 토요일 칸 영화제에서 두 개의 주요상을 수상하며 또 하나의 성과를 이뤄냈다. 호평을 받고...
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