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Fri, July 19, 2019 | 17:46
Bull market likely to return in second half
Korea's stock market is expected to turn bullish in the second half of 2019 after continuing to undergo a rollercoaster ride in the first half, according to senior market analysts.
| 2019-01-03 11:20
Elderly women have 'second youth' as puppet performers
DANGJIN, South Chungcheong - The Second Youth Troupe is a rare puppet troupe, comprised of eight mostly widowed elderly women with an average age of 80. The ragtag troupe, led by Moon Young-mi, head of local children's educational theater company Naesoong, was formed last January in the small mid-western rural town of Sanseong-ri, South Chungcheong Province, by the voluntary ...
| 2019-01-02 17:24
[INTERVIEW] China, WHO downside risks for Korea's game industry in 2019
The nation's game industry is facing several negative factors in 2019 such as uncertainty in the Chinese market and the World Health Organization's (WHO) push to designate game addiction as a mental disorder. This will continue to make it difficult for companies to overcome falling sales and other hardships they underwent in 2018, said the head of the Korea Association of Gam...
| 2019-01-02 17:00
'Korea must secure original technologies to counter China threat'
The year of 2019 will likely become a challenging one for high-tech industries here as China is heavily investing in sectors in which Korea has taken the lead - such as semiconductors. In response, Korea needs to develop its own core technologies to get round China’s tightening grip on the high-tech industries, said the president of the Korea Institute of Science and Technolo...
'Young, old generations do not understand each other'
Complaints and conflicts are piling up between the young and old as Korea is rapidly becoming an aging society, which leaves the young working class with a heavier economic burden to take care of elderly citizens. “The rapidly aging population and low birthrate have put our society at risk, inevitably landing the younger generations a more severe economic burden,” said Park J...
Ideological dispute deepening on NK leader's Seoul visit
After decades of ideological conflict that drove North and South Korea to the brink of war at times, the two have undergone a stunning about-face in their relations with an unprecedented reconciliatory mood along with three inter-Korean summits last year alone. However, the advancement of bilateral ties is developing another unforeseen ideological confrontation as organizatio...
| 2019-01-01 17:27
Men, women pointing swords at each other
The gender dispute in Korean reached a serious level last year along with the #MeToo movement, massive women's rallies against spycam pornography and gender-biased police investigations, as well as men's sense of deprivation from the government's “for-women” policies amid a shrinking job market.
Year of 'Golden Pig' comes to town
The Year of the Pig has dawned. As 2019 is the Year of the Golden Pig, coming every 60 years, people expect bigger luck as the pig's plump body and big ears exemplify good luck. Despite being familiar to humans, pigs are often considered filthy animals, but in fact they are very clean with the habit of rolling in mud to cool off. Such a habit is captured in the idiom "happy a...
Korea, Japan urged to form foundation for slave workers
South Korean and Japanese experts urged the two countries' governments and firms to form a joint foundation that could resolve legal disputes over the compensation of South Korean citizens who were victims of forced labor during the 1910-45 Japanese occupation. Diplomatic tensions between the two countries are escalating surrounding the matter with no signs of improvement.
| 2018-12-31 16:14
[INTERVIEW] 'Kim Jong-un should meet Moon before Trump'
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un needs to get advice from President Moon Jae-in for negotiating ...
| 2018-12-31 15:38
'Boycott Japan' becomes more intense, sophisticated
Typhoon Danas to hit Korean Peninsula on Saturday
Israeli president invites Korean Christians to Jerusalem
Korea refuses Japan's call to form arbitration panel
David vs. Goliath: South Chungcheong's battle against coal
Gov't, parties united to fight trade war
Jeolla dialect 'gwin' defines southern hospitality
BOK cuts key interest rate to 1.5 percent
Actor sent to prosecution for sexual assault allegion
Tips to better manage health during flight
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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