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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 12:11
Carter's troop pullout plan
It is interesting to read a news story about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's push for a pullout or reduction of American troops from South Korea in the late 1970s.
Collabo K chief named 'PR man of the year'
The Korea Public Relations Association has selected Collabo K President Kim Joo-ho as the “PR man of the year” for his contribution to promoting the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
Briquettes for the poor
Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
Stop vaccination exemption subterfuge
In 2015 _ responding to the irrational wave of anti-vaccination sentiment among parents _ the Legislature passed a bill mandating that every California public school student be vaccinated against 10 diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae Type B, measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, tetanus and chickenpox.
Energy market erosion
Foreign businesses are eroding Korea's renewable energy market, which is growing rapidly thanks to the government's policy to phase out nuclear power plants.
Visit to Gaeseong
South Korean businesspeople who ran factories in Gaeseong are likely to visit the now-suspended inter-Korean industrial park as early as next week.
Global competitiveness
South Korea stood at 15th place in the global competitiveness ranking of 140 countries this year, up two notches from 2017. According to the World Economic Forum competitiveness index for 2018, the nation ranked No. 1 in ICT adoption and macroeconomic stability. Korea also came in eighth in innovation ability and 14th in market size. It is welcome economic news, given the nation's global competitiveness ranking had fallen or stagnated since 2007.
Redefining African migration
Few issues are as emotional as human migration. Images of desperate people on the move _ whether trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border or packed onto rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea _ have heightened tensions and forged a narrative that migration has no upside.
Unpaid domestic chores
The value of unpaid housework was estimated to be 361 trillion won ($319 billion) in 2014. Statistics Korea said the amount was equivalent to 24 percent of the nominal gross domestic product (GDP). It was also translated into an hourly wage of 10,569 won, about double the minimum wage four years ago.
Brett Kavanaugh doesn't belong on the Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh was right about one thing: This confirmation process has been a circus. Now, after weeks of accusations and anger and surprises and protests and tears and bitter partisanship, the full Senate is finally expected to take up Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. We urge senators to vote against this damaged and divisive nominee.
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