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Translated book gives adoptees access to post-war Korea
Retired pediatrician Cho Byung-guk, 89, came to understand why some ethnic Korean adoptees search tirelessly for their birth parents and strive to figure out why they were sent overseas to new families, while interacting with numerous adoptees during her five decades of work.
DPK's Lee lectures rival candidate on feminism
An unexpected debate on feminism erupted during a TV debate among four presidential candidates held at KBS studio in Seoul, Wednesday. The four are ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) Lee Jae-myung, the main opposition People Power Party's (PPP) Yoon Seok-yeol, the minor center-right People's Party's Ahn Cheol-soo and Justice Party candidate Sim Sang-jung. In the third a...
Envoys of EU, Ukraine warn of severe consequences of Russian invasion
The ambassadors of the European Union and Ukraine based in Korea issued a joint statement on Monday voicing their unified stance against Russia for invading Ukraine.
Bring back the bunnies: Lee, Yoon grapple with revolt of stronghold voters
Rabbits are a metaphor used by campaign strategists in Korea to refer to voters. There are two different kinds of rabbits - domestic and wild. Domestic rabbits - or “bunnies” - refer to traditional supporters of certain parties, such as constituents in their stronghold regions, while those who support other parties or swing voters are called wild rabbits. The rabbit metaphor ...
Politician who said no to partisan politics
Presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol is known to be a fan of the late President Roh Moo-hyun. In a news article published last March, Yoon, then prosecutor-general, likened Roh to a gifted football legend as great as Lionel Messi or Christian Ronaldo.
Why do polls show different results for presidential race?
One poll finds that ruling Democratic Party of Korea candidate Lee Jae-myung is ahead of main opposition People Power Party candidate Yoon Suk-yeol within a margin of error. Another says the opposite: Yoon is comfortably leading the presidential election race, with the gap between the two outside of the margin of error.
Court rules against Lee-Yoon TV debate
The Seoul Western District Court ruled in favor of minor People's Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo in his request to ban three TV broadcasters - namely KBS, SBS and MBC - from hosting and airing a one-on-one TV debate between two presidential candidates.
Mid-campaign break makes Sim bolder progressive standard bearer
Presidential candidate Sim Sang-jung took a five-day break in mid-January. For a presidential candidate on the campaign trail, taking a hiatus for five days without reaching out to voters seemed like something akin to a gamble - if not a detrimental move.
US scholar explains Confucianism as time-honored teachings for self-growth
Korea is one of the rare countries that includes Confucianism in the religion category, according to Stephen C. Angle, a professor of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University. “I believe that Indonesia also officially considers Confucianism a religion. In some other countries, there are no official lists of religions, and so it just depends on how people identify,” he said i...
Veteran actor sees career breakthrough in sunset years
Despite his prolific career mostly in theatrical shows, O Yeong-su has been an obscure actor for the most part of his nearly six-decade acting career, and like many other theater actors who helplessly endure “cold and starving days” as a result of their choice to live a life by their passion, he barely made ends meet.