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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, May 18, 2022 | 22:16
Immigrant voter turnout declines in local elections
A record-high 120,000 foreign residents are expected to be eligible to vote in the upcoming June 1 local elections. As a result, the turnout of these voters has drawn the attention of both political parties and candidates. The local elections are the only chance for non-Korean nationals to express their opinions on issues by voting, but previous turnouts show that such voters...
North Korea wrestles with worst health crisis
The situation in North Korea has gone from bad to worse since the reclusive country confirmed its first official case of BA.2, the “stealth” variant of Omicron, on May 12. The country added 392,920 new cases of fever on Sunday, with eight new deaths. The aggregate number of suspected cases of the coronavirus now stands at 1,213,550, with 50 deaths, according to North Korea's ...
Korea's next step in COVID response remains uncertain amid absence of health minister
The government's next step toward a return to normalcy from the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain with the appointment of a new health minister still in limbo. The cabinet vacuum is feared to hinder President Yoon Suk-yeol administration's plan to implement a new pandemic management framework and achieve the smooth implementation of response measures.
Candidate registration commences for June 1 local elections
Candidate registration for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections began on Thursday for a two-day period, according to the National Election Commission (NEC), amid widespread anticipation that the upcoming elections will act as a litmus test for the Yoon Suk-yeol administration.
Migrant policy needs to focus on recruitment and retention
The Republic of Korea will see an increased number of migrants in the years to come. This reality has already been unfolding regardless of who won the recent presidential election. Understanding and accepting both the need for migrants and the benefits of well-managed migration to Korea is key to successful migration policies. The reality of the demographic challenges faced b...
Yoon's inauguration ceremony raises hope for inclusive, multicultural society
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony held in the National Assembly on Tuesday has raised hope for an inclusive society among the multicultural community in Korea. The ceremony featured a performance by the Rainbow Choir, a choral group made up of the children of multicultural families, and an immigrant from Cambodia, who was selected as one among 20 members of the ...
Multicultural children's choir opens Yoon's inauguration ceremony
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony kicked off on Tuesday with the national anthem sung ...
Koreans express hopes for incoming government
Korean citizens expressed a wide range of hopes and expectations of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, from the easing of home mortgage regulations, to tailoring welfare policies to those in need, to making society safer for children. Though their expectations differ in the details, they all hope that the policies carried out by the Yoon administration will concretely improve ...
Cheong Wa Dae online petition platform comes to an end
The popular online public petition platform launched by the outgoing Moon Jae-in government will shut down today, with the end of Moon's presidency. The public petition platform on Cheong Wa Dae's website was introduced in Aug. 19, 2017, 100 days after Moon took office, with the aim of gathering public opinions better through direct communication with citizens and reflecting ...
Korea still grappling with acceptance of Muslim residents
The ongoing neighborhood standoff between Muslim immigrants and non-Muslim Koreans surrounding the construction of a mosque in the southern city of Daegu is one of the latest major displays of xenophobia in the country.
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