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What makes Moon-Kim summit historic
The two leaders of the rival Koreas will arrive at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday, for the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. The upcoming meeting is historic in many aspects. The two summits respectively in 2000 and 2007 took place in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. This time, President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to gat...
Ruling party wishes for successful summit
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) held a rally, Wednesday, to wish for the success of the inter-Korea summit on Friday. “The miracle never comes miraculously. The summit is the fruit of great patience, tears and prayers,” DPK Chairwoman Rep. Choo Mi-ae said. “Please let this miracle keep going and end the Korean War so we can have peace for good.”
'Hasty declaration to end war may cause confusion'
While speculation is circulating that “ending the Korean War” could be on the table in the upcoming inter-Korean summit, a legislative forum raised concerns that a hasty declaration to end the war may cause confusion. The National Assembly Human Rights Forum led by Rep. Hong Il-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party called on the government to prioritize denuclearization and a peace ...
Is Kim following Deng Xiaoping's path in transforming North Korea?
After North Korean leader Kim Jong-un put emphasis on economic development in tandem with his move toward denuclearization, experts say the young leader may pursue economic reform in the same way as Deng Xiaoping did in transforming China. Deng, who led China from the 1970s to 90s, opened the nation's door to the global economy with his iconic “cat theory” that refers to the ...
Vietnam massacre victims testify at mock trial
Two survivors of a 1968 Vietnam War massacre, allegedly committed by South Korean soldiers, gave their testimonies in a hypothetical court hosted by local civic groups over the weekend, calling on the nation to admit to and apologize for the wartime killings. The two Vietnamese women who have the same name - Nguyen Thi Thanh - respectively from Phong Nhi Village and Ha My Vil...
Moon loyalist sticks with election bid
Rep. Kim Kyoung-soo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) announced his bid for the gubernatorial race in South Gyeongsang Province, Thursday, despite opinion-rigging allegations against him. “From now on, I will unwaveringly carry out the election campaign,” Kim said in a press conference held at the National Assembly.
Ruling party launched primaries for key election battlefields
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) officially launched its primaries, Wednesday, to select candidates for mayoral and gubernatorial elections in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Gwangju. All candidates will be announced by next Tuesday at the latest, the party said.
Opposition parties call for special probe into 'druking' case
Opposition politicians, Tuesday, called for the designation of an independent counsel to investigate an opinion-rigging case involving an influential blogger nicknamed “druking” and Rep. Kim Kyoung-soo, a loyalist of President Moon Jae-in. Hong Joon-pyo, chairman of the largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP), likened the Moon administration to “Goebbels” in a Facebook...
[INTERVIEW] Korea must learn lessons from USKI disaster
South Korea should learn lessons from the recent fiasco involving the Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) to overhaul its public diplomacy, a prominent Korean-American activist said Tuesday. Kim Dong-suk, executive committee chairman of Korean American Civic Empowerment, called the USKI case demonstrates the plight of the country's public diplomacy, especially ...
Parties clash over opinion rigging probe
The rival parties exchanged barbs, Monday, over opinion rigging allegations against Rep. Kim Kyoung-soo of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), considered a loyalist of President Moon Jae-in. Since the DPK nominated Kim as its candidate for the gubernatorial election in South Gyeongsang Province in June, the case may hamper the ruling party's election plan. The scandal...
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