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Reporter : Ahn Seong-jin
Sat, February 24, 2024 | 01:46
[Editorial] Growing China risk
South Korea is likely to bear the brunt of China's expected economic slowdown this year, raising the need to reduce its undue dependence on the world's second-largest economy. The question now is how to minimize the fallout from the growing China risk. 한국은 올해 중국의 예상되는 경기 둔화에 직격탄을 맞을 가능성이 높아 세계 2위 경제대국에 대한 과도한 의존도를 줄여야 할 필요성이 제기되고 있다. 이제 문제는 증가하는 중국 리스크로 인한 여파를 어떻게 최소화할 것인가이다.
[Editorial] Another awful collapse
An awful accident occurred Tuesday as the exterior walls of a high-rise apartment building under construction crumbled in Gwangju, 330km southwest of Seoul, trapping six workers inside. The accident occurred barely seven months after a similar disaster in the same city, in which a building under demolition collapsed onto a road, causing 17 casualties, including bus passengers, last June. 서울에서 남서쪽으로 330km 떨어진 광주에서 건설 중인 고층 아파트 외벽이 무너져 안에 있던 근로자 6명이 갇히는 끔찍한 사고가 발생했다. 이 사고는 지난해 6월 같은 도시에서 철거 중인 건물이 도로로 무너져 내려 버스 승객 등 17명의 사상자를 낸 비슷했던 참사가 발생한 지 7개월 만에 일어났다.
[Editorial] Union voice on boards
The National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that will mandate public institutions to appoint a union representative to their boards of directors. If the bill is signed into law, 131 public firms and institutions such as Korea Electric Power Corp. will be obliged to name a nonexecutive director recommended or picked by the chief of a labor union to their boards, starting from ...
[Editorial] Ahn's growing popularity
Minor opposition People's Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo is drawing attention after gaining a double-digit support rate in recent opinion polls. According to a survey by Embrain Public released Monday, Ahn secured a 10.1 percent support rate. 국민의당 안철수 대선후보가 최근 여론조사에서 두 자릿수 지지율을 얻어 눈길을 끌고 있다. 월요일 엠브레인퍼블릭이 발표한 여론조사에서 안철수 후보는 10.1%의 지지율을 기록했다.
[Editorial] Lack of discipline, vigilance
An unidentified South Korean was found to have crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea, raising concerns about the military's security lapse. This case has demonstrated that there is a big hole in the military's readiness posture. 신원 미상의 남한 주민이 중무장된 남북 접경을 넘어 북한으로 탈출한 것으로 밝혀져 군의 안보 실책에 대한 우려가 커지고 있다. 이번 사건은 군의 대비 태세에 큰 구멍이 있음을 보여주었다.
[Editorial] Let's make fresh start
The New Year has just started, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the country. This is an important year for the people of South Korea who are craving for a return to normal life and a better future, all the more so as they will choose their new leader in the March 9 presidential election. 우리나라에 도전과 기회를 가져다 주는 새해가 막 시작되었다. 일상 회복과 더 나은 미래를 열망하는 국민들에게는 3월 9일에 있을 대선에서...
[Editorial] Brazen-faced move
Japan has come under growing criticism for pushing to register as a UNESCO World Heritage Site former mines that used Korean forced labor during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. On Tuesday, Japan's Cultural Affairs Agency proposed a number of mines on Sado, an island in Niigata Prefecture as a 2023 candidate for the UNESCO list. 일본은 1910년부터 1945년까지의...
[Editorial] Lame apology
The wife of main opposition People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol made a belated apology Sunday over allegations that she had falsified credentials for lecturing posts in colleges. During a press briefing at the PPP headquarters, Kim Keon-hee acknowledged she exaggerated or falsified her career to stand out and felt ashamed of such misdeeds. 국민의힘 윤석열 대...
[Editorial] Kim's decade of rule
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking advantage of the 10th anniversary of the death of his father Kim Jong-il to tighten his grip on power. The North held a memorial event for the late Kim in Pyongyang, Friday; and also marked the current leader’s first decade of rule, calling for the people’s “absolute trust” in him. 김정은 북한 국무위원장이 아버지 김정일 사망 10주기를 맞아 권력 장악에 박차를 가하고 있다. ...
Notorious child rapist attacked at home
Notorious child rapist Cho Doo-soon, 69, was attacked at his home by a vigilante, police said, Friday. The injury was not serious. 아동성폭행범 조두순 씨(69)가 본인을 응징하겠다며 자신의 집에 침입한 이에게 피습됐다. 부상 정도는 크지 않은 것으로 전해졌다.
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