Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 11, 2016)
1. South Korea has joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development for 20 years. However, the gender pay gap is the biggest while the working hour is the longest in South Korea. The gender wage disparity in Korea is twice greater than the average of other OECD member countries whereas annual work hours in Korea are 350 hours longer than other OECD nations.
I am so embarrassed that I cannot live. Becoming an OECD member is a shame. Let’s exit the OECD in 20 years.
2. Despite frequent mechanical failures after buying a new car, most automobile manufacturers repair the vehicle instead of offering an exchange or refund. As an increasing number of customers make a complaint against the action, the law that the customers can exchange for a new car or refund the money within the warranty period is proposed.
Of course, customers have a right to return a defective product. Why do automakers do business like that?
3. Yoo Hee-nam, the victim of sexual slavery of Japanese army during World War II passed away at the age of 88. Yoo, who became a comfort woman at the age 15, suffered from the aftermath of sexual slavery and had insomnia and heart disease for a long time.
She had a hard life. Rest in peace.
4. Nine in ten single women in Korea do not care even if they do not get married. 60% of single men consider marriage positively while 18% say ‘marriage is a must thing to do.’
To whom must they marry? I hope there are not many single people have no dating experience.