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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 20:36
China reaches out to Korean Assembly to counterweigh Yoon's bet on US
China is advancing its diplomatic outreach to Korea's National Assembly, particularly opposition party members, seeking to gain leverage in Korean politics against the Yoon Suk Yeol administration's U.S.-leaning foreign policy. In response, Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Xing Haiming, the Chinese ambassador to Korea, on Friday, over remarks he made during a meet...
Yoon's labor reform drive sputters as umbrella union exits talks
President Yoon Suk Yeol's labor reform drive appears to be losing momentum after one of the two largest umbrella unions in the country decided to boycott official talks with management and the government, threatening to stage a full-scale protest against the Yoon administration, which it claims “shows hostility against all workers and reacts only with suppression.”
Yoon's security strategy focuses on ROK-US alliance, stronger deterrence against NK
The Yoon Suk Yeol administration announced its new security strategy, Wednesday, reflecting a determination to strengthen South Korea's alliance with the United States, while departing from the previous Moon Jae-in administration's concentration on rapprochement with Pyongyang in the pursuit of normalized South-North Korea relations.
Korea, Poland celebrate rollout of Warsaw's first FA-50
Defense ministers of Korea and Poland decided to strengthen national defense and defense industry cooperation, during their meeting on the occasion of the roll-out ceremony of the Korean-made FA-50GF light combat aircraft which will be exported to Poland, Wednesday.
Opposition leader struggles as party turmoil hampers revamp
The leadership of Rep. Lee Jae-myung, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), is once again facing doubts, as his strategy to refresh the party has failed to find a breakthrough against the Yoon Suk Yeol administration.
ROK-US alliance is now nuclear-based: President Yoon
President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday that the alliance between South Korea and the United States has been elevated to a nuclear-based one and that the South will establish an ironclad security posture to deter North Korea's threats.
Yoon's labor reform faces trouble as FKTU mulls exit from negotiating body
President Yoon Suk Yeol's bid to reform Korea's labor-management culture is in trouble, as one of the largest umbrella unions in the country is considering exiting the council for the trilateral dialogue of labor, management and the government.
President Yoon to attend NATO Summit in Lithuania next month
President Yoon Suk Yeol will attend the 2023 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Lithuania next month, prompting speculation about another trilateral summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States.
Election watchdog under fire for refusing to accept inspection
The National Election Commission (NEC) is facing mounting criticism over its decision to refuse an investigation by the state auditor into suspicions that a slew of senior NEC officials exercised influence to help family members get jobs at the election watchdog.
China flags consequences of Yoon's stronger coupling with US, Japan
China is sending diplomatic signals that relations between Seoul and Beijing are now facing setbacks, claiming that South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's policy of closer alignments with the United States and Japan is part of the problem.