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[Editorial] Missile launch

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles Monday, and a day later, its state-run news agency said the country had conducted a missile launch exercise targeting US military bases in Japan. The report...

Updated : 2017.03.07 17:40

[Editorial] Double shock

The Korean economy, already struggling with sluggish domestic consumption, rising household debt and youth joblessness, is facing double shocks from its two biggest economic partners -- China and the...

Updated : 2017.03.06 17:42

[Editorial] US-China dialogue

China appears to be taking its pressure on South Korea over a US antimissile system to extremes. A clear sign is its recent ban on package tours to South Korea. The number of Chinese tourists visit...

Updated : 2017.03.05 17:24

[Editorial] Consumption cliff

Concerns that a “consumption cliff” might damage the economy are mounting. According to the industrial activity report for January released by Statistics Korea on Thursday, the drop in retail sales ...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:12

[Editorial] New Samsung

The reforms announced by Samsung Group are welcome, but the conglomerate’s own efforts will not be sufficient to address the problems that impelled it to revamp itself, such as corrupt ties between b...

Updated : 2017.03.02 15:29

[Editorial] THAAD pressure

The Ministry of National Defense has secured a golf course as the site to host a US anti-missile system here. The ministry Tuesday signed a contract with Lotte International to swap military land fo...

Updated : 2017.03.01 17:41

[Editorial] Half success

The team of independent counsel Park Young-soo on Tuesday ended its investigation into the influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil, as acting Pre...

Updated : 2017.02.28 17:43

[Editorial] Biochemical weapons

North Korea’s chemical and biological weapons are in the spotlight, as Pyongyang has been accused of using VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of its leader Kim Jong-un, at an airpo...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:24

[Editorial] Dealing with N. Korea

US President Donald Trump has spoken from time to time about North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, but he has not given any convincing clues as to his administration’s future course of actio...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:28

[Editorial] Preventing disaster

The latest government statistics on the low birthrate and fast population aging offer a clear demonstration of the gravity of the demographic challenges the country faces. Indeed the current flood o...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:17

[Editorial] Political solution

With the day of reckoning approaching on the impeachment motion for President Park Geun-hye, the two conservative parties have proposed a “political solution.” It calls for Park to step down before ...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:16

[Editorial] Familiar denial tactic

It is nothing new for North Korea to tell bold lies after committing vile terrorist acts. Many still remember how the country behaved after committing mass killings such as a bomb attack on a South ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:37

[Editorial] Park faces ultimatum

The Constitutional Court appears determined to decide on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye before March 13, when its acting chief justice Lee Jung-mi is to retire. The court made it clear t...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:31

[Editorial] Killer regime

As expected, many factors strongly suggest that North Korea was behind the vicious killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This leaves Malaysia and the world wit...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:25

[Editorial] Postarrest step

The arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, on bribery and other charges Friday shocked the nation. Lee is the first head of Samsung to be arrested in its 79-year history. ...

Updated : 2017.02.19 17:26