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Reporter : Ahn Seong-jin
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 03:11
[Editorial] More support for chipmaking
President Yoon Suk-yeol has instructed his Cabinet members to map out special measures to boost the semiconductor industry and nurture talented workers. "Semiconductors are a national security asset and a mainstay of our economy, accounting for 20 percent of the total exports," Yoon said during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. 윤석열 대통령은 각료들에게 반도체 산업을 활성화하고 우수 인력을 양성하기 위한 특단의 대책을 마련하...
[Editorial] Time to move forward
The conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) snatched a landslide victory in the local elections Wednesday, giving a political boost to the new Yoon Suk-yeol administration. It won 12 out of 17 races for metropolitan mayors and provincial governors, including Seoul and Busan. It also grabbed five National Assembly seats in parliamentary by-elections in seven constituencie...
[Editorial] Another film achievement
The Korean movie industry made another achievement Saturday by clinching two major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Acclaimed director Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award for his erotically charged thriller “Decision to Leave.” Iconic actor Song Kang-ho snatched the Best Actor prize for his role in “Broker.” 한국 영화산업이 토요일 칸 영화제에서 두 개의 주요상을 수상하며 또 하나의 성과를 이뤄냈다. 호평을 받고...
Ruling party to send delegation to Ukraine after local elections
The ruling conservative People Power Party (PPP) will send a delegation to Ukraine right after the June 1 local elections, the party said Monday. PPP leader Lee Jun-seok will lead the delegation. 여당인 국민의힘이 오는 6월 1일 지방선거 직후 우크라이나에 대표단을 보낼 예정이라고 월요일 밝혔다. 대표단 단장은 국민의힘 이준석 대표이다.
[Editorial] Toward gender equality
President Yoon Suk-yeol has been the target of criticism for his apparent lack of conviction and willingness to tackle gender inequality. This issue emerged once again during a press conference on May 21 following his summit with visiting U.S. President Joe Biden, when a journalist from Washington Post threw a question to Yoon regarding his male-dominated Cabinet. 윤석열 대통령은 성 ...
[Editorial] Broadening alliance
President Yoon Suk-yeol and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden have committed to expanding the two countries' military alliance into a "global comprehensive strategic alliance" to deepen their cooperation in economy and technology. This new meaning of an alliance is set to open a new horizon in bilateral relations to ensure peace, stability and prosperity not only on the Korean P...
[Editorial] Approval of PM nominee
The National Assembly confirmed Prime Minister-nominee Han Duck-soo at its plenary session Friday. The approval came 47 days after President Yoon Suk-yeol nominated Han and 10 days after the Yoon administration took office. It is belated but welcome that the new administration has ended makeshift operations and now has a formal Cabinet. 국회는 금요일 본회의에서 한덕수 국무총리 후보자를 인준했다. 이번 인준...
[Editorial] Accept COVID-19 aid offer
North Korea appears to be facing a more serious COVID-19 situation than previously thought. On Sunday, it reported 15 additional deaths from the coronavirus and 296,180 more people with fever symptoms detected between Friday evening and 6 p.m. Saturday. The tally came three days after the North announced its first official COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began over two year...
[Editorial] Discourteous and undiplomatic
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan has come under criticism for his seemingly inappropriate statement during his meeting with President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday. Wang, who came here to attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony as Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy, offered a five-point proposal designed to promote bilateral relations further. Most notably, he cited the ne...
[Editorial] Full-scale rebuilding
HDC Hyundai Development has decided to demolish all eight apartment buildings at a complex in Gwangju under construction and rebuild them. The builder decided so, judging that it could hardly dissipate would-be residents' safety concerns if it rebuilds only one partially collapsed building. We hope the decision will ultimately serve as an occasion for the company facing a cri...
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