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[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

[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