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[Editorial] Decision on NK

A Cheong Wa Dae decision made a decade ago has emerged as the top issue of the presidential election. It was about whether the presidential office asked the North Korean authorities for their opin...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:33

[Editorial] Dangerous view on history

Chinese President Xi Jinping was belatedly reported to have said during his summit talks with US President Donald Trump, “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” His remark was revealed by Trump...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:06

[Editorial] Hollow promises

Major presidential candidates have announced a barrage of election promises to increase welfare without offering ways to raise funds. They have pledged cash allowances to older people, young job see...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:36

[Editorial] Change in security views

Two leading presidential candidates have showed inconsistent views on national security. They have been changing their stances, with national security emerging as a hot campaign issue amid mounting...

Updated : 2017.04.19 17:52

[Editorial] Missing issue

The labor reform issue is lying low in presidential campaigns. Korea has been advised by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and the International Monetary Fund to reform its labor market. The...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:52

[Editorial] Self-reinforcement

North Korea continues to resort to brinksmanship despite the growing international pressure against its nuclear and missile provocations. Defying warnings, including the strongest yet from the US, t...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:47

[Editorial] Moon-Ahn debate

The official campaign began today after candidates completed their respective registrations for the presidential election, Saturday and Sunday. The duration of the campaign is just 22 days, as the...

Updated : 2017.04.16 17:48

[Editorial] Unsustainable pledges

Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea pledged economic growth through increased fiscal spending. Though he named his vision “human-centered economic growth,” its point is the government will ...

Updated : 2017.04.14 18:26

[Editorial] Hope for change

The ongoing presidential election is different from past ones in many respects. Most of all, the election is being rushed as a result of the first-ever ouster of the president due to impeachment. Al...

Updated : 2017.04.13 17:45

[Editorial] Pre-emptive strike

Concern about possible armed clashes on the Korean Peninsula is mounting, with North Korea expected to conduct an atomic bomb test in the near future and a US aircraft carrier group heading to South ...

Updated : 2017.04.12 17:51

[Editorial] Still under delusion

The state prosecution’s investigation of detained former President Park Geun-hye is in its final stretch, with prosecutors expected to indict her soon. Her indictment will end the first stage of the...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:39

[Editorial] Negative campaigning

Two leading presidential candidates, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party, are escalating attacks on each other as the competition heats up. The Moon ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:45

[Editorial] Uncertain future

Barking dogs seldom bite. US President Donald Trump lived up to that idiom as he apparently did not push -- or failed to -- Chinese President Xi Jinping over North Korea as hard as he had said would....

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:44

[Editorial] Fair vetting

Campaigning for the May 9 presidential election is heating up, with contenders bolstering attacks against their rivals. This means voters should be attentive and prudent about not letting the vetting...

Updated : 2017.04.07 17:27

[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