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Ruling party candidate Lee to focus on presidential campaign
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has stepped down from his post as Gyeonggi Province governor to focus full-time in the race for the presidential election slated for March. Lee is expected to speed up his campaigning as it has already taken 15 days for him to quit his post after winning the party's primary, due to a Nati...
Seoul, Washington remain apart on North Korea policy
The top envoys from South Korea and the United States charged with negotiations regarding the denuclearization of North Korea still remain poles apart over the details of any engagement policy toward Pyongyang. Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim met in Seoul, Sunday, to di...
Military urged to prepare for personnel shortage amid demographic cliff
Calls are growing for the government to discuss how to deal with an upcoming personnel shortage in its armed forces, as the country is facing a demographic cliff, a major drop in the working population amid low birthrates. The military has already been reducing the armed forces to counter the demographic cliff as well as pursue a change in the method of warfare by switching i...
Main opposition party trying to appease angry residents in Gwangju, Jeolla
The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) has been baffled by remarks by its leading presidential contender, Yoon Seok-youl, which seemed to defend former dictator Chun Doo-hwan and angered citizens of Gwangju and the Jeolla region who suffered from his brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests. Out of concern that the comments may diminish support for the party from resi...
PoliGround aims to offer public opinion through virtual stock market
Seo Jung-ho, 52, has long worked in the IT industry, engaged in information-offering services and software download services for 25 years since 1996. In July, Seo launched an online platform offering public opinions of politicians through a sort of virtual stock market, named PoliGround, where users are given free cyber money to make transactions on politicians who are repres...
PPP floor leader under fire for objecting to anti-discrimination law
The floor leader of the conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP) is facing a barrage of criticism for objecting to an anti-discrimination bill proposed by the minor progressive Justice Party and some lawmakers of other liberal political camps.
Academic activist protests Led Zeppelin's use of Rising Sun flag on anniversary T-shirts
Activist professor Seo Kyoung-duk said Friday that he has sent an email to legendary English rock band Led Zeppelin, to protest its use of the Japanese Rising Sun flag on T-shirts being sold to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band's first Japan concert tour in 1971. The anniversary T-shirts with the pattern of the Rising Sun flag and faces of the four band members are...
Support for Lee Jae-myung drops despite victory in primary
It has been usual for a presidential candidate of a party, either ruling or opposition, to see an increase in their support rate right after being selected to represent the party, as public attention and expectations have usually escalated during the months of primary campaigns. But for Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung, who was selected on Sunday as a final candidate ...
Finding Korean architecture's beauty through night tours
ANDONG / YEONGJU, North Gyeongsang Province - Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more travelers are discovering the charms of uncrowded outdoor places. Some also prefer visiting tourist destinations at night to have an even less crowded experience. But besides the lack of crowds, nighttime trips themselves offer a unique experience, providing different perspectives...
Lee Jae-myung becomes ruling party's presidential candidate
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung has become the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) presidential candidate after winning the 11th and final regional primary in the country's capital, Sunday. In Seoul's regional primary, the 56-year-old won 45,737 votes of the total 88,893 cast, or 51.45 percent, followed by former DPK Chairman Lee Nak-yon with 32,445 votes, or 36...
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