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[Editorial] Ultrafine dust

The cloud of fine dust settling over Korea worsens each year, and with the hazy impact of government measures, the chances of seeing clear skies do not look good. In Seoul, the cubic meter concentra...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:37

[Editorial] Real innovation

The seemingly successful launch of K bank, the nation’s first internet-only bank and the seventh first-tier commercial bank, should be hailed for several good reasons. First, it is good for financia...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:20

[Editorial] Conditions for coalition

All eyes are on whether presidential candidates will unite for one-to-one rivalry against Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea. Now that party nominations are over and as competition among n...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Editorial] Pressuring Xi

As US President Donald Trump will be hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for their first summit later this week, the US government is putting pressure on Beijing to do its due role to resolve North ...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:38

[Editorial] Ahn's rise

Ahn Cheol-soo, former leader of the People’s Party, is quickly rising as a strong presidential contender. According to the Gallop Korea poll conducted from March 28-30, Ahn surged to second place. ...

Updated : 2017.04.02 17:44

[Editorial] Park’s imprisonment

Former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant for Park after interrogating her Thursday. It was a result...

Updated : 2017.03.31 16:24

[Editorial] Pressure on China

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning China’s retaliation against the deployment of a US missile shield system here. Five political parties, including the far-left Justice ...

Updated : 2017.03.30 17:41

[Editorial] Challenges facing Moon

The lineup of primary winners is being finalized. The field for the presidential race is expected to narrow down to four major candidates: Moon Jae-in, Ahn Cheol-soo, Hong Joon-pyo and Yoo Seong-min...

Updated : 2017.03.29 17:41

[Editorial] No more conflicts

The recovered Sewol ferry is set to leave for a port in Mokpo on Thursday, exactly 1080 days after it left Incheon with 476 people aboard. Though rusted and corroded, the main hull of the 6,800-ton c...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:45

[Editorial] Arrest of Park

The prosecution requested an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye on Monday. Park is being investigated as a suspect in the corruption scandal which led to her impeachment. She faces...

Updated : 2017.03.27 17:19

[Editorial] Onlookers

There are abundant signs that indicate tension over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs will be further heightened. First, North Korea is determined to improve its capabilities for developing...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:50

[Editorial] Mudslinging

Negative campaigning is as universal as elections, and Korea is no exception. Almost every election -- big and small -- has been tainted by candidates who focus more on attacking rivals than promotin...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:39

[Editorial] Sewol salvage

The Sewol ferry, which sank April 16, 2014, was lifted above the surface of the water from the seabed Thursday. It came 1,073 days after the ship capsized with 476 people aboard. Of that number, 304...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:19

[Editorial] Go home

Former President Park Geun-hye, who underwent questioning by state prosecutors, now awaits their decision on whether they will seek a detention warrant for her or not. If they do, the final decision ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:46

[Editorial] Anti-reform pledges

Presidential front runner Moon Jae-in reportedly pledged to abolish merit-based pay in the public sector immediately if he takes power. In a ceremony to launch the Confederation of Korean Government...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:45