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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Mon, December 4, 2023 | 22:40
Learn from failures
This year got off to a rocky start with China’s stock market tumble clouding economic prospects and North Korea's claimed hydrogen bomb test raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and through Northeast Asia. The two episodes have significant ramifications not only for South Korea but also for the world.
Giving and sharing
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have set a new example of philanthropy by pledging to give away 99 percent of their company shares - valued at $45 billion - during their lives to make a happy and healthy world.
Let historians do the job
The controversy over the government’s push for state-published history textbooks has raised a fundamental question: Why do we have to learn history? The answer is simple. History education aims to enable both the nation and the people to learn lessons from the past and provide new perspectives for the future.
Danger of hospital infections
The health authorities have suffered another setback in their fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after the last released patient tested positive again for the virus. This will inevitably delay their plan to declare the country free of the infectious disease at the end of this month.
'Curse of skyscraper'
I went to the Han River Park in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, on Sunday night. It was nice to breathe cool, fresh air in the early autumn night two weeks before the Chuseok holiday. What caught my eye was the near-completed Lotte World Tower, which dwarfs all other high-rise apartments and buildings in the area. If completed next year, it will be 555 meters high, with 123 floor...
Korea University journalism school recruits students for fall semes
The Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Korea University is recruiting possible candidates for the 44th Advanced Media Program (AMP) beginning in September, the school announced Wednesday.
What Lotte owes to people
When I was in middle and high school in the 1970s, I often wondered why the National Library of Korea building stood at the foot of Mount Nam, denying schoolchildren easy access to it.
For shareholder value
Samsung C&T's victory against activist U.S. hedge fund Elliott Associates over its merger with Cheil Industries has significant ramifications not only for Samsung Group but also for the nation’s unique chaebol system.
Prevention is better than cure
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak has raised the question of how well Korea is prepared to protect and treat its people from such a deadly, contagious disease.
Denial tactics
Korean politicians are infamous for categorically denying any allegations against them whenever a graft scandal emerges. They usually do not hesitate to tell lies to avoid criminal charges. A case in point is the ongoing bribery scandal related to the late Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong, who left a memo before committing suicide on April 9.