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Korea condemns Japan for claiming sovereignty over Dokdo in textbook guidelines
The government strongly denounced Japan, Friday, for claiming sovereignty over Dokdo in its guidelines for high school textbooks. Protesting the move, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned in Japanese Ambassador to Korea Yasumasa Nagamine. “The government strongly criticizes the Japanese government for confirming the guidelines that include an inappropriate argument about ...
LKP withdraws pro-Park statement after drawing fire
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Thursday, withdrew a statement it issued the previous day to defend former President Park Geun-hye. The party issued the statement hours after the prosecution disclosed the results of its investigation, Wednesday, into what Park did during seven hours on the day of the ferry Sewol sinking in 2016. The prosecution concluded that P...
Ruling party supports Xi-Kim summit
The political parties showed mixed reactions over North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's surprise meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping which was officially announced Wednesday. The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) praised President Moon Jae-in's diplomatic skills that it credited for the China-North Korea summit, saying the party looks forward to its positive influence ...
Jeju joins race to host Trump-Kim meeting
Jeju Island Governor Won Hee-ryong proposed the island as a venue for the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May, in a video message posted to Trump's Twitter page, Monday. The governor emphasized Jeju is an ideal venue for the summit because it has a long history of inter-Korean cooperation as well as turbulent ideologic...
Moon submits constitutional revision bill to Assembly
President Moon Jae-in submitted his constitutional revision bill centered on reforming the country's presidential system and enhancing people's basic rights Monday, despite protests from the opposition parties. Moon approved the bill using an electronic signing system while visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after the Cabinet endorsed it earlier the same day. Prime Minis...
Jeju Island marks 70th anniversary of 1948 massacres
JEJU ISLAND - Camellia, called "dongbaek" in Korean, is an iconic flower of Jeju Island. The flower bursts into bloom during winter and begins to fall from trees as spring comes. Islanders, fearing misfortune, tend not to plant dongbaek trees on their properties. The bloody red flowers falling remind of families and friends beheaded in the bloody spring of 1948. Seventy years...
[Reporter's Notebook] Why 'geullo' is improper word for Constitution
Last week, Cheong Wa Dae held press conferences for three consecutive days to unveil President Moon Jae-in's proposals for a constitutional revision. In the first conference, Tuesday, Moon's senior secretary for civil affairs Cho Kuk said Moon decided to use the word “nodong” instead of “geullo” to refer to labor under his proposals. Both words translated to labor, but they h...
Moon proposes 2-term, 4-year presidency
President Moon Jae-in proposed changing the current single five-year presidential term to a possible two-term, four-year presidency in his plan for a constitutional revision, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday. Under the new system, the president's power will be curtailed, while the prime minister and the National Assembly will be given more power. The envisioned changes aim to ensu...
Moon's Constitution proposals justify capital relocation
The government will be able to redesignate the nation's capital according to laws under President Moon Jae-in's proposed constitutional amendment, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Announcing key elements of the proposal for a second consecutive day, the presidential office said there will be a legal basis for the transfer of the capital city, and local governments will have more...
Controversy erupts over Moon's constitutional revision bill
Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday, unveiled part of President Moon Jae-in's constitutional revision bill that had an emphasis on fundamental human rights and democratic values. The opposition parties, however, voiced concern en masse over some ideologically controversial elements, signaling a tough battle ahead over the constitutional amendment.
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