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[Editorial] Close a back door

The US and China remain apart on solutions to North Korean nuclear threats. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed in their meeting Saturday to work togeth...

Updated : 2017.03.19 17:06

[Editorial] Conservatives in lethargy

With the presidential election just about 50 days away, the conservatives have sunken into lethargy. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was favored by conservatives when he returned home t...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:31

[Editorial] Fixing the system

The revision of the Constitution is emerging as a top political issue ahead of the presidential election on May 9. How it evolves could affect the election in which a liberal is favored to win for no...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:53

[Editorial] Prudent assessment

A local think tank made an absurd argument Monday that foreign and national security policymakers of the current government should do nothing until the presidential election because President Park Ge...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:59

[Editorial] Real end

There are several good reasons for the state prosecution to hasten its investigation of former President Park Geun-hye over the influence-peddling and corruption scandal involving her and her confida...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:39

[Editorial] Recognize ruling

Former President Park Geun-hye has expressed her disapproval of her impeachment and the corruption allegations against her. In a message delivered Sunday by Rep. Min Kyung-wook, formerly her spokesp...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:27

[Editorial] Root cause

The Constitutional Court’s historic decision to oust Park Geun-hye as president confirmed what many of us had believed: The president has too much power and it paved the way for Park to abuse her pow...

Updated : 2017.03.12 17:32

[Editorial] Leaving crisis behind

It was a fair and legitimate judgement. The Constitutional Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the parliamentary impeachment of Park Geun-hye, now a former president, demonstrated that -- as the cou...

Updated : 2017.03.10 17:55

[Editorial] Loopholes in sanctions

The UN Security Council Wednesday condemned North Korea’s violations of its resolutions for firing ballistic missiles, but the North does not appear to be bothered. It has violated them many times b...

Updated : 2017.03.09 17:46

[Editorial] Rule of law

The Constitutional Court set Friday for announcing its verdict on the parliamentary impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The court’s verdict will take effect immediately. A ruling that confirms t...

Updated : 2017.03.08 17:38

[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