Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (May 25, 2016)
1. Minjoo Party and People’s Party in South Korea indulge in policy competition by holding ‘Job Creation Concert’ and ‘Intensive Workshops on Enhancing Policy Competence’ respectively. The leaders of both parties participated in the events to focus on achieving the opposition leadership by improving their image.
I hope they will keep their electoral pledges. Anyway, what they are doing is not too bad.
2. The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the worldwide prevalence of Zika virus as a failure of health policy which is relevant to the eradication of mosquitoes and supplying contraception device. The organization explained that Zika virus is the result of unprotected sex as well as the use of contraception.
I don’t think we can handle the Zika virus situation well, even though we have experience with MERs.
3. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned that we will have the hottest summer since first meteorological observations began. NASA was certain that this summer will be marked as the hottest after comparing with last and this year’s data.
We always have had the most humid summer. Electronic appliance companies make a roaring trade by selling lots of air-conditioners.
4. While the ‘Don’t ask’ assault significantly affected Korean society, a big supermarket chain adopted the ‘security guard for parking lot’ system. In particular, E-mart actively came up with a preemptive measure to prevent crime by hiring retired police officers as ‘security guards’.
That sounds nice. We will have to find a way to protect ourselves if the government does not do anything.
5. ‘Infinite Challenge’, a South Korean entertainment program (broadcasted by MBC) ranked the top as Korea’s favorite program for 20 months in a row, followed by ‘Neighborhood lawyer Jo Deul-ho’, ‘Happy Sunday’s one night and two days’, ‘Sseol Jeon’, and ‘Sunday Night’s King of Mask Singer’.
MBC received the lowest public confidence and the TV program ‘Infinite Challenge’ saved the company. That is why people call Yoo Jae-suk as ‘God-Yoo.’