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Tue, January 18, 2022 | 22:50
Fear of unsanitary Chinese imports triggers 'eat safe kimchi' campaign in Korea
Video footage showing a naked man submerged waist deep in a pool filled with cloudy water and cabbages at an unspecified kimchi factory in China caused an uproar among Koreans in March. Disturbed by the video, Korean consumers have started to boycott kimchi produced in China and to look more carefully into how the food they eat has been made before it ends up on dining tables...
Award-winning 'Man in the Mirror' photo captures true self of surgeon-novelist
Korea Times photographer Shim Hyun-chul's “The Man in the Mirror” won the Best Portrait Photo of the month award from the Korea Press Photographers' Association. In the award-winning work, Shim zoomed in on the plastic surgeon-novelist Kim You-myung, 50, seen in a mirror in his clinic in Seoul's affluent southern district of Gangnam.
Best-seller lists do not coincide with ideals
The most-read articles and top 10 best-selling books at bookstores compiled by media outlets have one thing in common: readers here don't seem to find well-researched, insightful works to be fascinating.
Books about Yoon Seok-youl: like parable of the blind and the elephant
Former Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl, 61, has yet to declare a bid to run in the 2022 presidential election slated for March 22. Despite rampant rumors about his candidacy, he has played a waiting game about his presidential run.His every action, word and whereabouts spark speculation about his motives, maybe because he is currently one of the most popular - albeit unoffi...
'Grandpa Nomura is a living saint'
Activist Choi In-gi's camera was damaged and broken during a photo project in Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market on Oct. 29 of last year. At that time, he was shooting photos of dozens of fish merchants who were protesting the closure of the old market space where they used to sell fish, refusing to move into a brand-new building that was built a few years back.
'Mine': Everyone has darkness. So do superrich
Mystery thriller TV series “Mine” has enjoyed durable popularity since its first episode aired on tvN on May 8 with a relatively high viewership rating of 6 percent.The latest episode, which aired last Sunday, hit 9.4 percent ratings.
Studying death and dying
Former football star Yoo Sang-chul is the latest well-known figure whose life was cut short by cancer. After receiving his diagnosis with stage four pancreatic cancer in October 2019, he fought for his life. He died at the age of 49 earlier this week. Fans and fellow footballers have paid their tributes to the late World Cup star. In its social media post, FIFA wrote, “Once a...
China's Confucius Institutes facing calls to leave Korea
A group of nine middle-aged activists gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul on June 2, accusing the Chinese government of its alleged use of the state-funded Confucius Institutes (CIs) to infiltrate Korean universities and high schools to disseminate the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda.
'Dear Mr. President': Presidential petition site becoming career launch pad
“A man, who was once politically powerful enough to influence others but disturbed many of us (with his flawed ethics and double standard on justice), is said to have released a memoir. We've been told that over 100,000 copies have been sold so far… Sorry but I should say that his memoir doesn't deserve to be called a book. Rather, it's a collection of meaningless pieces writ...
Actor Jun Ji-hyun denies divorce rumor, warns of legal action against rumormongers
Actor Jun Ji-hyun, also know as Gianna Jun in English, has denied a rumor that she and her husband have been living apart for six months and that a divorce is imminent.
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