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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Mon, December 11, 2023 | 11:07
Ruling bloc's optimism over housing market stabilization leaves many baffled
The ruling bloc is confident that soaring housing prices are under control, after the issue has dragged down the approval rating of the Moon Jae-in administration and the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK).
Opposition party seeks breakthrough by overhauling presidential campaign
The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) and its presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol made a drastic decision Monday to completely overhaul their election committee and campaign, hoping to stop a sharp decline in approval ratings of the candidate and the party with just two months left before the March 9 presidential election.
North Korea ignores South Korea, US due to domestic issues: experts
Diplomatic observers said, Sunday, North Korea's domestic challenges, such as COVID-19 and poor economic conditions, had led its leader to shy away from addressing South Korea and the United States in his closely watched year-end speech, adding that such a situation is expected to continue for some time. However, they added that Pyongyang made it clear that it was on course f...
[Q&A] Lee Jae-myung to promote fair distribution to bolster growth
Polarization has been aggravated here in various social sectors as well as the economy and education, especially for the last two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But the resolution to this problem doesn't lie in a choice between growth and distribution, because distribution through efficient means will lead to a virtuous circle of consumption, demand, investment and growth,...
[INTERVIEW] 'Choosing between US, China is disgraceful,' ruling party's presidential candidate says
South Korea is torn between the United States and China in their intensifying strategic competition, as Washington is a longtime security ally, while Beijing is the nation's largest trading partner. This situation has thereby led South Korea to take a stance of so-called strategic ambiguity, a policy of refraining from any overt actions that would suggest Seoul is taking side...
Inter-Korean summit unlikely at Beijing Olympics: FM
The South Korean government's hopes to hold another inter-Korean summit and eventually improve its ties with North Korea on the occasion of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics is unlikely to be realized, its foreign minister said, Wednesday. However, he added that South Korea and the United States have practically agreed on a draft version of Seoul's proposed declaration to ...
Rival parties clash over debate between presidential candidates
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), and his main opposition rival Yoon Suk-yeol of the People Power Party (PPP) are sparring over when to hold debates. Lee, known as a skilled conversationalist in political circles, is urging Yoon to hold head-to-head debate sessions as often as possible to show voters their respective poli...
Conflict between Korea, USFK simmers
Deep-seated tension between the South Korean government and U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is coming into public view, as a former American four-star general has belittled the Moon Jae-in administration's security pledges, struck back by Cheong Wa Dae and the defense ministry.
South Korea reiterates 'no Beijing Olympics boycott' stance
South Korea reaffirmed its position, Thursday, to continue strengthening its strategic partnership with China, as part of its efforts to gain Beijing's support for North Korean nuclear talks, despite the U.S.' continuing pressure on Seoul to join its anti-China campaign. Amid the intensifying strategic competition between the U.S. and China, South Korea finds itself caught be...
US ambassadorial vacancy could send bad message: experts
Amid a lengthy absence of a U.S. ambassador to South Korea, diplomatic observers are expressing disappointment that U.S. President Joe Biden, who is moving fast to reinvigorate its alliances and partnerships after the tumult of Donald Trump's presidency, has yet to nominate an ambassador to South Korea, adding that the vacancy could deliver a negative message in terms of Sout...