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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Wed, July 6, 2022 | 10:43
Will Korea's east-west political divide occur again this election?
Though not a big nation, Korea has long been divided whenever voters head to the polls. Voters in the nation's western regions sweepingly support liberal candidates, whereas their counterparts in the eastern regions predominantly vote for conservative party candidates. The vote divide between Korea's east and west is similar to how the United States has, in recent years, beco...
Vaccine pass temporarily paused ahead of election
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) shut down the COVID-19 vaccine pass system on March 1, allowing people nationwide to enter restaurants, malls, supermarkets and other public venues without proving whether they have been vaccinated by scanning their QR codes upon entry.
Despite small role, actor thrilled to debut on small screen
Making his acting career debut in Netflix's 2019 hit “Kingdom,” Yu Eui-tae is thrilled to have finally landed a role in a domestic TV series. Yu will feature in “Business Proposal,” an SBS romance drama based on a popular Korean online novel series of the same title published on Kakao Page.
Huh Kyung-young calls current election law 'unconstitutional'
Minor presidential candidate Huh Kyung-young filed a petition to a court on Feb. 28, asserting that Korea's current election law is unconstitutional and that TV debates that invite just the leading presidential candidates and exclude the minor ones need to be banned.
[INTERVIEW] Minor presidential candidate reveals wildest dreams
Huh Kyung-young, candidate No. 6 in the March 9 presidential election in Korea, is determined to shake up the current presidential cabinet and the National Assembly ― whether or not it will actually work out.
Yeoju mayor touts nationwide use of on-site PCR tests
Yeoju was the first city in Korea to use on-site polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to help verify whether people were infected with COVID-19. The method is known for its precision as well as drastic saving of time due to not having to move collected samples to a separate laboratory for actual testing. The city in Gyeonggi Province began employing the method in December ...
Gwangju mayor dubs Yoon's pledge to build city mall 'populist idea'
Gwangju Metropolitan City Mayor Lee Yong-seop criticized People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and the party's leader Lee Jun-seok for their common pledge to build a large shopping mall in the city, calling it “populism politics mindful of votes” in the run up to the March 9 presidential election.
Yoon, DPK clash over floating wind turbines in Ulsan
People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and his rival Lee Jae-myung's ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) clashed over a renewable energy project to build floating wind turbines in Ulsan. Speaking in front of Lotte Department Store in the southeastern coastal city, Feb. 19, Yoon said that DPK lawmakers are trying to benefit only their allies through t...
[INTERVIEW] Presidential candidate seeks 'new politics' through bottom-up revolt
A throng of some 20 people walked the streets of Insa-dong in the afternoon of Feb. 17, among which was presidential candidate Kim Dong-yeon. With some of the canvassing group hollering “Kim Dong-yeon for president!” and some handing out his name cards to passersby, Kim, wearing sneakers and a varsity jacket with his candidate number 9 on it, visited one store after another i...
Wildfire contained in Yeongdeok
A wildfire in the mountainous Yeongdeok County region has been contained in less than two days, after the national forest authority promptly deployed a massive force using firefighting equipment machines and personnel.