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[Editorial] Cool head

The scandal surrounding Choi Soon-sil and President Park Geun-hye is battering the nation. Many Korean citizens, already in a state of shock, anger and despair, are fearful of what is to come. This i...

Updated : 2016.10.31 14:49

[Editorial] Stop and reset

Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol convened an irregular meeting of senior officials at the central bank last Thursday to discuss pending economic issues. The Finance Ministry -- in coordination with th...

Updated : 2016.10.30 15:41

[Editorial] Tamed prosecutors

South Korea’s prosecutors are believed to have been quite loyal to President Park and her predecessor Lee Myung-bak, both of whom came from the Saenuri Party. The prosecution’s stance is in contr...

Updated : 2016.10.28 17:31

[Editorial] Park’s job

All the recent presidents here encountered difficulties in the final phase of their presidencies due to wrongdoings committed by their relatives, aides and associates. Some of them went to jail on ch...

Updated : 2016.10.27 16:19

[Editorial] China’s tourism limit

The Chinese government appears to be embarking on economic retaliation against South Korea over the decision by Seoul and Washington to station the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system on the p...

Updated : 2016.10.26 14:47

[Editorial] Park’s about-face

It seems obvious that President Park Geun-hye proposed amending the Constitution in the belief that it would help divert political and public attention away from the scandals that have been engulfing...

Updated : 2016.10.25 14:45

[Editorial] Policymakers’ wealth

While the government is set to unveil measures to curb spiraling apartment prices in the coming weeks, the issue of officials’ private interests during decision-making procedures has been at the cent...

Updated : 2016.10.24 16:28

[Editorial] Sending message to Pyongyang

South Korea and the US are key players in the efforts to cope with nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, which for now come in two forms -- sanctions and military deterrence. It seems that p...

Updated : 2016.10.23 16:13

[Editorial] Park is none the wiser

It is like peeling an onion. The scandal that centered on President Park Geun-hye’s longtime associate Choi Soon-sil is turning up one new allegation after another day by day. What’s distressing is ...

Updated : 2016.10.21 16:35

[Editorial] FSC’s misconception

Small investors’ anger over the Sept. 30 share-dumping scandal involving Hanmi Pharmaceutical is showing no signs of abating. A core allegation is that massive short sales were conducted simultaneou...

Updated : 2016.10.20 16:09

[Editorial] Fit for president?

The controversy sparked by former Foreign Minister Song Min-soon’s memoir is agitating the political community partly because of the deep-rooted ideological divide between conservatives and liberals,...

Updated : 2016.10.19 15:09

[Editorial] Wealth drain

Korean conglomerates are actively tapping tax havens worldwide for the apparent purpose of reducing their income tax burdens, a development that was highlighted during the National Assembly’s audit l...

Updated : 2016.10.18 16:06

[Editorial] Pathetic approach

The controversy touched off by former Foreign Minister Song Min-soon’s memoir exposes – once again – how naive, censurable and risky the South Korean government’s policy toward North Korea has been. ...

Updated : 2016.10.17 15:21

[Editorial] Apartment prices

Apartment prices in Seoul and other major cities have shot up over the past two years in the wake of the record-low key rate set by the central bank and the reconstruction boom. The situation is tot...

Updated : 2016.10.16 16:27

[Other View] Clinton should consider simpler tax code

Hillary Clinton already had an elaborate plan for tax reform. This week she added to it, again. She now wants to double, to $2,000, the tax credit granted to parents of young children, and to make it...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:09