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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 03:27
Politicians under fire for choice of masks
The use of face masks for protection against COVID-19 has emerged as a subject of political controversy among supporters of the ruling and opposition parties.
China supports vaccine development
The Chinese Embassy in Korea has made a donation for vaccine development to a Seoul-based international research center. The donation has gained attention as it was made while the rivalry between China and the U.S. is deepening and nations around the world are eager to develop a coronavirus vaccine, although the embassy and the center said the donation would be used for vacci...
China's Yang Jiechi may raise complex requests during Busan visit
High-level talks between Korea and China to facilitate speedy results on primary bilateral issues, particularly Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Korea this year, are gaining speed despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
DPK leader's election losing public attention
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) plan to hold a nationwide convention to pick its new leader has hit a snag as massive gatherings have been banned due to fear of COVID-19 infection clusters, and a major candidate for the leadership, Rep. Lee Nak-yon, has been put under self-quarantine due to coming into close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.
Opposition party courting Jeolla residents
The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) is drawing attention for attempting to embrace the Jeolla region, the traditional stronghold of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK). Kim Chong-in, the chairman of the UFP's emergency committee, visited, Wednesday, a memorial cemetery for the fallen members of the May 18 Gwangju pro-democracy movement.
Moon's new political aide starts off on the wrong foot
Choi Jae-sung, President Moon Jae-in's new senior secretary for political affairs, is already stirring concerns over Cheong Wa Dae's sincerity toward cooperative politics. Charged with a timely mission to improve relations with the National Assembly, Choi was took his current post during a recent reshuffle of the presidential office due to his strong ties with the President. ...
Moon's offer for talks with Japan raises doubts
President Moon Jae-in underlined Saturday during a speech to mark Liberation Day that Korea is open for talks with Japan to sort out pending bilateral issues.
Opposition overtakes governing party. What is to blame for reversal?
The main opposition conservative United Future Party (UFP), formerly the Saenuri Party, is ahead of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) in public approval ratings for the first time since the end of October 2016, according to a poll released Thursday. A Realmeter survey showed the approval rating for the DPK stood at 33.4 percent, 1.7 percentage points down from the pr...
Who will be Moon's new chief of staff?
Cheong Wa Dae named two new senior presidential secretaries, Wednesday, to replace two of the six senior aides who offered their collective resignation last week. But there was no mention about presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min, who initiated the offer of resignations on Aug. 7 to take responsibility for the recent situation.
Senior presidential aides offer to resign
Presidential chief of staff Noh Young-min and five other senior presidential aides have offered to resign, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The surprise announcement follows negative public sentiment toward the Moon Jae-in administration over mismanagement of a range of primary policies affecting people's livelihoods. In particular, more people are abandoning their support for the ...