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[INTERVIEW] 'FTA lawyer' runs for Assembly seat
Amid a series of trade and tariff issues involving the United States, a lack of trade experts in the National Assembly has been regarded as a key barrier in resolving disputes with other countries. Lawyer Song Ki-ho, renowned for his expertise in free trade issues, believes he can help address the problem as he is running for a seat in a by-election as a contender of the ruli...
FSS chief dispute engulfs political sector
Kim Ki-sik, the embattled new head of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), has become a thorny issue in politics over alleged ethical lapses during his days as a lawmaker; with the opposition demanding his resignation while the ruling party is defending him. The opposition parties are demanding Kim resign or President Moon Jae-in sack him, after it was revealed that he we...
'USKI presented no proper records'
The Korean government decided to cut funding for the U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) because it neglected a bipartisan request from the National Assembly to provide proper records on how it has used funds from Korea, National Assembly sources said Thursday.
DPK candidate to dominate Seoul mayoral race: poll
The Seoul mayoral race will be dominated by the candidate from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) candidate, whoever is chosen, according to a survey released Sunday. The DPK primary to choose its candidate for Seoul mayor in the June 13 local elections is currently a three-way race among incumbent Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Reps. Woo Sang-ho and Park Young-sun. ...
South Korean gov't at odds with US think tank
Tension is mounting between the Korean government and the U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI), a think tank at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), after the government announced it would cut off its funding for the Washington, D.C.-based institute beginning in June. Since its foundation in 2006, the think tank, which runs 38 North specializing on North Kore...
Ruling party dragging feet in freeing public broadcasters
Opposition parties blasted the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), Thursday, for dragging its feet in revising the Broadcasting Act to ensure political neutrality of public broadcasters. In 2016, 162 lawmakers, including 116 of 121 DPK lawmakers, submitted a revision bill to prevent the government's intervention in public broadcasting. At the time, the predecessor of DPK ...
Unions want legal basis to participate in management
The nation's two umbrella labor unions _ the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) _ submitted a joint proposal for a constitutional revision to the National Assembly, Tuesday, putting emphasis on empowering workers' rights. Specifically, the unions touted “equal benefit sharing between labor and management” which obligates p...
Bills seek better definition of rape
Following a series of #MeToo claims here, politicians are competitively creating bills aimed at preventing sexual crimes and strengthening criminal punishment for assailants. Among them, some to feature revising the definition of rape in existing criminal law that rape should involve “violence or intimidation.” Based on the definition, local courts have acquitted some alleged...
Moon attends Jeju Massacre anniversary
President Moon Jae-in will attend an annual ceremony, Tuesday, for massacres committed by state forces on Jeju Island between 1948 and 1954 amid the escalating ideological conflict following the nation's liberation from the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial rule. It will be the first time for a President to attend the ceremony in 10 years. Two former conservative presidents - Lee M...
'Korean Dream' selected as DIA reading list
The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) included the book “Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea,” written by Moon Hyun-jin, chairman of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), on its reading list for this year. Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, director of the DIA, nominated 94 publications in three categories: leadership and professional development, history and global analysis. Moon's book is one of those recommended in global analysis section.
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