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: Kang Hyun-kyung
Sun, October 17, 2021 | 02:01
A China strategy
Back in 2011, when China emerged as the world's second-largest economy, replacing Japan, there was a debate among some journalists about the forthcoming U.S.-China rivalry and its possible impact on South Korea.
Talent shows become cash cow for news channel
TV Chosun has hit another jackpot with its latest K-pop audition show. In its first episode, which aired on Thursday, the cable television channel's audition show, tentatively translated into English as, “Korea's Next K-Pop Star,” hit 16.1 percent in viewership, the highest among recent nighttime TV shows.
| 2021-10-11 15:05
Ode to strong Korean 'mothers'
Jung Young-shin's latest photo book, “Homeland Mothers,” is her tribute to the responsible, sacrificing Korean mothers who have lived selfless lives and had to overcome tremendous odds to feed their children and send them to school.
| 2021-10-06 13:49
Hangeul in the age of AI: survival of the fittest?
Million-selling author Yi In-hwa's latest science fiction thriller, “2061,” published by StoryFriends, is a futuristic piece featuring the nationalistic theme of “Hangeul supremacy.” Humans and highly sophisticated humanoid robots coexist in a society powered by fully developed artificial intelligence (AI) four decades from now. Some humans and robots marry each other and giv...
| 2021-10-04 08:05
'Success breeds failure': liberal critic's advice for conservative party leader
Kang Jun-man, a professor emeritus of Jeonbuk National University and a liberal political commentator, has advised conservative main opposition People Power Party (PPP) leader Lee Jun-seok to move on from being an irresponsible amateur politician to becoming a tolerant and mature politician.
| 2021-09-24 15:13
Farmer of Seoul's last remaining rice growing region in upbeat mood
Farmer Kang Han-sung, 65, beamed with a smile of satisfaction, while checking with his tanned hands the ripening rice grains of the plants in his paddy, stretching far into the distance in Seoul's southwest Ogok-dong, Gangseo District. “Japanese rice varieties will be disappearing soon, as local Korean rice brands will replace them sooner or later,” he said Thursday, pointing...
| 2021-09-20 08:55
Korea promotes home-developed rice varieties amid boycott of Japanese products
[INTERVIEW] Wisdom we learned from our seven years in US
A 34-year-old author, who identifies herself only with her pen name Hae-gil, published a memoir this week about her and her parents' seven years of living as legal aliens in the United States, defining the nature of their life in the foreign land as a total failure. In the book, “Back Then, We Shouldn't Have Gone to the US,” released by Daejeon-based small independent publish...
| 2021-09-16 07:51
Korean author's gripping stories fascinate European readers
Best-selling author Lee Jung-myung's daily habits are quite different from those of other Korean novelists.Unlike many other writers, he's not a night owl. Waking up early in the morning, like a full-time salaried worker, he works from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in his studio near his home in Seoul, researching topics that interest him to get inspiration for future book projects, writi...
| 2021-09-10 10:20
[INTERVIEW] Confucius Institutes trigger dispute between US-educated, China studies professors
Kim Hyun-cheol, a professor in Yonsei University's Department of Chinese Language & Literature and the director of the Confucius Institute (CI) on its campus, had a meeting with the university's president recently to discuss the CI's presence on their campus.
| 2021-09-02 08:59
My criteria for selecting Korea's next leader
The upcoming presidential election has a striking characteristic which distinguishes it from previous elections.
Only 3 in 10 Koreans wash hands with soap after using toilet: survey
Eased COVID restrictions unlikely to lead to sudden increase in cases
Academic activist protests Led Zeppelin's use of Rising Sun flag on anniversary T-shirts
Samsung forecast to feature 4 cameras, S Pen for S22
Aviation, tourism industries rushing to prepare for 'living with COVID-19'
Filmmaker Park Chan-wook's quest to seek hidden beauty through photography
Woowa Bros. befuddled by increasing consumer dissatisfaction with Baemin
Chinese hired by geriatric hospital after hiding virus infection
Over half of businesses with migrant workers in Busan found violating labor laws
Italy steps up fight against climate change for future generations
Daily life in Haiti after a series of environmental disasters and political unrest
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