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: Lee Hyo-jin
Mon, July 4, 2022 | 22:19
Candidate registration commences for June 1 local elections
Candidate registration for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections began on Thursday for a two-day period, according to the National Election Commission (NEC), amid widespread anticipation that the upcoming elections will act as a litmus test for the Yoon Suk-yeol administration.
| 2022-05-12 15:28
Migrant policy needs to focus on recruitment and retention
The Republic of Korea will see an increased number of migrants in the years to come. This reality has already been unfolding regardless of who won the recent presidential election. Understanding and accepting both the need for migrants and the benefits of well-managed migration to Korea is key to successful migration policies. The reality of the demographic challenges faced b...
| 2022-05-12 08:44
Yoon's inauguration ceremony raises hope for inclusive, multicultural society
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony held in the National Assembly on Tuesday has raised hope for an inclusive society among the multicultural community in Korea. The ceremony featured a performance by the Rainbow Choir, a choral group made up of the children of multicultural families, and an immigrant from Cambodia, who was selected as one among 20 members of the ...
| 2022-05-11 16:52
Multicultural children's choir opens Yoon's inauguration ceremony
President Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony kicked off on Tuesday with the national anthem sung ...
| 2022-05-10 16:04
Homegrown ingredients, spirits served at Yoon's inaugural dinner
Renowned bass Youn Kwang-chul sings national anthem at inauguration
Koreans express hopes for incoming government
Korean citizens expressed a wide range of hopes and expectations of the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, from the easing of home mortgage regulations, to tailoring welfare policies to those in need, to making society safer for children. Though their expectations differ in the details, they all hope that the policies carried out by the Yoon administration will concretely improve ...
| 2022-05-10 09:00
Yoon Suk-yeol sworn in as South Korea's new president
Yoon pays his respects at national cemetery ahead of inauguration ceremony
Yoon begins term at midnight with military briefing
Cheong Wa Dae online petition platform comes to an end
The popular online public petition platform launched by the outgoing Moon Jae-in government will shut down today, with the end of Moon's presidency. The public petition platform on Cheong Wa Dae's website was introduced in Aug. 19, 2017, 100 days after Moon took office, with the aim of gathering public opinions better through direct communication with citizens and reflecting ...
| 2022-05-08 13:36
Korea still grappling with acceptance of Muslim residents
The ongoing neighborhood standoff between Muslim immigrants and non-Muslim Koreans surrounding the construction of a mosque in the southern city of Daegu is one of the latest major displays of xenophobia in the country.
| 2022-05-05 08:56
Chung pressed to withdraw from nomination as health minister
Health Minister nominee Chung Ho-young was grilled at a National Assembly confirmation hearing, Tuesday, over allegations that he used his position to help his children enter a highly coveted medical school.
| 2022-05-03 16:51
Mosque construction triggers standoff in Daegu
DAEGU - Daehyeon-dong, located in Buk District of Daegu, the nation's third-largest city, looks no different from any other residential area in Korea. Neighbors who have known each other for decades are seen chatting casually in the alleys, while wallet-friendly restaurants and cafes cater to students from nearby Kyungpook National University. But things are not so peaceful i...
| 2022-05-03 08:34
Appeals court sides with Islamic community, cancels suspension of mosque construction in Daegu
Cultural Heritage Administration hit for discrimination against foreign children
The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) is drawing criticism for its discriminatory policy against children of foreign nationality, which initially excluded them from free admissions to royal palaces on Children's Day.
| 2022-04-28 11:43
Declining approval rating feared to dampen Yoon's political drive
Korea's bio industry at turning point after pandemic
Can Chinese demand cushion blow of US recession on Asian economies?
Concerns grow over COVID-19 resurgence
More than six out of 10 South Koreans willing to fight for country
Not just another crypto-bubble
Inflation expected to accelerate further in 2nd half
Umbrella union stages massive rallies in Seoul amid scorching heat
Japanese media focuses on Yoon's 'sales diplomacy'
Korea runs trade deficit with China
Afghanistan earthquake killed more than 1,000
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