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[INTERVIEW] Kim Dae-jung's son offers advice to Trump
A visit to South Korea will be helpful for U.S. President Donald Trump to grasp the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, according to Kim Hong-gul, the youngest son of late President Kim Dae-jung. “I hope President Trump will realize how close Seoul is to the inter-Korean border and how dangerous it is for people when a conflict arises,” Kim said in an interview with T...
North Korea -­ usual suspect in cyberattacks
North Korea’s cyber warfare capability has become a worldwide concern. The North has been accused of being behind numerous cyberattacks on the websites of government agencies and financial institutions. We tend to regard the North as the prime suspect whenever the systems of banks and public organizations are hacked here. In many cases, however, it is difficult to find eviden...
Lawmakers visit Beijing to discuss revitalizing ties
A group of lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties arrived in Beijing, Thursday, for talks with Chinese officials on finding solutions to the North Korea nuclear issue and revitalizing Seoul-Beijing relations. Rep. Chung Dong-young of the People’s Party, who served as a unification minister from 2004 to 2006, will lead the group that includes Reps. Lee Seok-hyun and ...
Nuclear armament, peace treaty get broad support
Six out of 10 South Koreans believe the country should have its own nuclear weapons to counter nuclear North Korea, according to a Korea Times poll. The poll showed 59.3 percent of the respondents support the country having its own nuclear arms, while 38.6 percent were against it. The support for nuclear armament was higher among the conservative-leaning groups such as those ...
[INTERVIEW] Only diplomacy can change North Korea: Assembly Speaker
National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun said he will deliver a message of peace when he meets United States President Donald Trump, Nov. 8. “Dialogue and diplomacy should be the only option to resolve the crisis caused by North Korea’s nuclear program, although sanctions are accompanied,” Chung said in an interview with The Korea Times last week. “I will deliver to President...
Foreign ministry ignores internship abuses in embassies
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was criticized Monday for its inaction about the abuse of unpaid internships at foreign embassies here during a National Assembly audit. Rep. Lee Tae-kyu of the People’s Party grilled Minister Kang Kyung-wha over the ministry’s alleged ignorance of the issue. “According to Article 28 of the Republic of Korea’s Private International Law, foreign...
Gov't slammed for not joining UN action against nukes
The conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) criticized the Moon Jae-in administration for abstaining from a United Nations vote on an anti-nuclear resolution, Monday. The largest conservative party said the government should have kept pace with the international society’s moves against Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. “The Moon government abstained from the vote for i...
LKP leader adamant to expel ex-President
Liberty Korea Party (LKP) Chairman Hong Joon-pyo expressed support for the party’s decision to expel former President Park Geun-hye and two of her key loyalists after returning from a U.S. trip, Saturday. On Saturday, Hong denounced Rep. Suh Chung-won, the de-facto leader of the pro-Park faction, for raising allegations against him, right after his arrival at Incheon Internat...
Contributions to global organizations poorly managed: lawmaker
South Korea needs to create a body that coordinates contributions and donations to international organizations, Rep. Kim Kyung-hyup of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea said Sunday. Rep. Kim said there were overlapping and excessive contributions by government agencies to the United Nations and other international organizations because there was no body in charge of planni...
LKP leader raises ideological attack on President
The tough-talking leader of the largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Hong Joon-pyo, alleged Thursday that “pro-North Korea” officials in Seoul are damaging the Korea-U.S. alliance. While speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., Hong said, “Those who previously staged anti-America rallies to oppose the presence of U.S. forces in Korea and th...
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