Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 18, 2016)
1. President Park Geun-hye, who made an official visit to Mongolia had a summit meeting with the Mongolian president and agreed to pursue a bilateral free trade agreement. In addition, the two leaders have agreed that Korean companies will participate in 14 economic cooperation projects worth 5.9 billion US dollars.
How much does she earn when she goes overseas? Why doesn’t she account balance check?
2. The unexpected ‘Pokemon Go’ has been a blessing for Sokcho, Gosung, and Yangyang in Gangwon Province as these cities come up with various policies and events to attract summer tourists. In particular, Sokcho will provide the so-called ‘The Pokemon Go headquarters’ for flocking gamers and tourists this week.
Does Pokemon Boom drive people to move to Gangwon Province?
3. Although the minimum wage for next year in South Korea is set at 6,470 Korean won, more than 2.6 million workers are unlikely to benefit from the wage hike. As business owners who violate the law face weak penalties, there is a rising voice over the efficacy of minimum wage laws as well as minimum wage raise.
The government raised only 440 won. Are you kidding me?
4. Lifting the sunken Sewol ferry that undergoes difficulties is expected to delay at least more than two months than the South Korean government planned. There is rising controversy over the government’s responsibility for salvaging and damaging the ship.
The government is just waiting for the case of Sewol Ferry and THAAD to become silent. The government thinks that Koreans are stupid.
5. The court said the Metropolitan Office of Education’s decision to fire an education employee who sexually harassed and threatened an elementary student with a drill was lawful. The court overturned the plaintiff’s claim, saying ‘an education employee in elementary school requires higher sincerity, morality, and ethicality.’
He has no shame at all. He must be insane as he wants to teach a student again after he has done.