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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Fri, August 19, 2022 | 23:23
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.
Chung pressed to withdraw from nomination as health minister
Health Minister nominee Chung Ho-young was grilled at a National Assembly confirmation hearing, Tuesday, over allegations that he used his position to help his children enter a highly coveted medical school.
Mosque construction triggers standoff in Daegu
DAEGU - Daehyeon-dong, located in Buk District of Daegu, the nation's third-largest city, looks no different from any other residential area in Korea. Neighbors who have known each other for decades are seen chatting casually in the alleys, while wallet-friendly restaurants and cafes cater to students from nearby Kyungpook National University. But things are not so peaceful i...
Cultural Heritage Administration hit for discrimination against foreign children
The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) is drawing criticism for its discriminatory policy against children of foreign nationality, which initially excluded them from free admissions to royal palaces on Children's Day.
OECD expresses concerns over prosecutorial reform in Korea
The Working Group on Bribery (WGB) under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has expressed concerns over a controversial bill here which seeks to reduce the prosecution's investigative powers.
Journalists worldwide discuss pandemic-related misinformation
Around 100 journalists from 60 countries met in Seoul Monday to discuss self-regulatory activities of the media and effective fact-checking systems at the World Journalists Conference 2022, hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK).
Foreign residents suffer discrimination in health insurance system: report
Residents of foreign nationality who are enrolled in Korea's national health insurance program suffer from discrimination in the system compared to their Korean national counterparts, according to a recent report released by the National Assembly Research Service.
Eating in cinemas, planes and public transport allowed starting today
Starting Monday, eating snacks in cinemas, sports venues, planes, long-distance buses and interregional trains will be allowed, as the government has further eased antivirus regulations amid the phased transition to post-Omicron daily life. In addition to their decision to remove social distancing measures on business operating hours and private gatherings from April 15, the ...
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