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[Editorial] Tough road ahead

President Moon Jae-in returned home Monday from the G-20 meeting in Germany, where he highlighted North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats. The meeting of the world’s 20 biggest countries came shor...

Updated : 2017.07.10 17:44

[Editorial] Strengthen defense

Two US B-1B strategic bombers conducted live-fire drills with South Korean fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. The drill was a simulated attack on a North Korean missile launcher, an...

Updated : 2017.07.09 17:41

[Editorial] More active role

President Moon Jae-in held his first summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. At the meeting with Xi, Moon recognized China’s contributions to global efforts to resolve...

Updated : 2017.07.07 17:41

[Editorial] Pressure initiative

North Korea said Wednesday an intercontinental ballistic missile it had test-fired a day earlier had achieved successful re-entry into the atmosphere. Atmospheric re-entry is a difficult technology ...

Updated : 2017.07.06 17:17

[Editorial] Opposition in disarray

The opposition as a whole has been thrust into crisis -- which is obviously a boon to President Moon Jae-in and the ruling party. If the situation continues, it would cost the country dearly. One ne...

Updated : 2017.07.05 17:44

[Editorial] Call for dialogue in vain

It is not rare for South Korean presidents returning from important summit talks with foreign leaders to blow their own trumpet over the outcome. President Moon Jae-in also listed several achievemen...

Updated : 2017.07.04 17:43

[Editorial] Prepare for renegotiation

Seoul and Washington have a trade deal issue left to resolve after their recent summit. US President Donald Trump said as he met with President Moon Jae-in, “We are renegotiating a trade deal right ...

Updated : 2017.07.03 17:58

[Editorial] After the summit

Like other such talks, the first summit meeting between President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump had both ups and downs. The biggest upside is that, dispelling presummit worries, the two ...

Updated : 2017.07.02 17:40

[Editorial] Wrong victims

The case of Mr. Pizza Group, the operator of a major Korean pizza chain, should raise social awareness about the need to rein in and punish those who abuse and mistreat the weaker and more vulnerable...

Updated : 2017.06.30 18:18

[Editorial] Fake testimony

The People’s Party is in crisis over a scandal involving fabricated testimony about suspicions regarding President Moon Jae-in’s son, Moon Joon-yong. Lee Yoo-mi, a member of the party, has been char...

Updated : 2017.06.29 17:42

[Editorial] Go together

President Moon Jae-in’s mission in upcoming summit talks with US President Donald Trump is clear: dispel skepticism about the South Korean government’s position on relations with the US and its polic...

Updated : 2017.06.28 17:42

[Editorial] Wrong choices

Parliamentary confirmation hearings start Wednesday for three minister nominees at the center of a qualification controversy. Opposition parties have demanded they withdraw their nominations, while ...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Editorial] Wrong way

It is not wrong to say there are problems with some of the nation’s elite high schools. It is wrong, however, to shut them down altogether in the name of equality and education reform. A big questio...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:47

[Editorial] Unhelpful disclosure

President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday the entire process of deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system was accelerated “for some reasons that ...

Updated : 2017.06.25 18:10

[Editorial] War on vested interests

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions called for a general strike on June 30. Tens of thousands of its members are expected to join the strike nationwide. It says the major goals of the strike a...

Updated : 2017.06.23 17:56