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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:13
Cheong Wa Dae's untimely arrogance
“Before my inauguration, I visited the four opposition parties first, and I invited the party and floor leaders to Cheong Wa Dae for talks 10 times during the 20th National Assembly. I also convened a tripartite standing consultative committee involving the government and both the ruling and opposition parties.”
Key summit meetings looking increasingly unfeasible within the year
This has been a bad year for summitry due to COVID-19, but Cheong Wa Dae has nonetheless shown strong determination for arranging the Korea-Japan-China summit as well as the Korea-China summit.
Moon's special envoy to Russia stirs speculations of political comeback
Cheong Wa Dae's announcement to send ruling party heavyweight Woo Yoon-keun as a presidential envoy to Moscow next week is raising speculations that the former three-term lawmaker could soon be making a political comeback, possibly as the next presidential chief of staff. Woo has stayed out of politics following his service as Moon's first ambassador to Russia from October 20...
USFK service members may be first in Korea vaccinated for COVID-19
United States Forces Korea (USFK) personnel may become the first in Korea vaccinated for COVID-19. Latest media reports have suggested that COVID-19 vaccinations will begin later this month at U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, with the U.S. Department of Defense expected to notify military bases outside the U.S. of the timing of vaccination...
Catholic Church starts celebrations for bicentenary of first Korean-born priest St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon
Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon (1821-1846), the nation's first Catholic priest who was canonized and made a saint during Pope John Paul II's 1984 visit to Korea.
Why did Kim's sister resume verbal attacks on Seoul?
Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has come under the spotlight again for a statement she issued Wednesday in response to South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha's recent remarks about the reclusive state's anti-COVID-19 measures. Media interest has been drawn to the event as it is the first time the North's most powerful woman has issued a state...
US Forces Korea under fire for 'no-mask' party
The United States Forces Korea (USFK) has come under fire for a party which took place at a restaurant on its main base where the owners and patrons ignored the Korean government's social distancing rules banning large gatherings and requiring people to wear masks.
Specter of lame duck looms over President Moon
President Moon Jae-in faces multiple, months-long issues that have been preventing him from moving forward with state affairs - housing prices that never go down despite dozens of government measures, the ongoing conflict between Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae and Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl over prosecutorial reform, and the year-long COVID-19 pandemic that is now resurgi...
Additional Cabinet reshuffle looming
Speculations are rising that President Moon Jae-in will undertake another Cabinet reshuffle in the coming weeks to renew policy momentum as he enters the final phase of his presidency next year.
Moon's election pledges causing division
President Moon Jae-in started off the fourth year of his term in office with a focus on achieving “outcomes” on his campaign pledges that prioritized values such as social justice, balanced national development and improvement in the people's livelihoods.
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