Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (July 26, 2016)
1. After US Armed Forces’ decision to deploy THAAD system on South Korean soil, South Korean foreign ministry was shocked by China’s unexpected stiff opposition. The tension between Seoul and Beijing escalates as China shows the possibility of retaliation.
They must have believed that giving a lick and promise would solve the issue. They only made the North Korea-China relations better.
2. Two months have passed since online shopping malls in South Korea launched a ‘boycott campaign’ against Oxy products but the company is still selling their products online. The online industry protested that they did their best by setting up banned words and excluding the products from promotional events but added that it was virtually impossible to force consumers not to purchase Oxy products.
They are making an excuse. They are good at being bossy.
3. With fast-growing aging population, medical advancement, and growing interests in health, South Korea’s centenarian population surpassed 3,000, which has grown by 72% in the last five years. More than 70% of these seniors did not either smoke or drink alcohol in their lifetime.
Isn’t this truly ‘believe or not’ story? There is no way to find out, though.
4. There is rising concern over possible blackout that occurred five years ago due to growing amount of electricity usage as a result of tropical night phenomenon and burning heat. However, many shops leave the door open while the air conditioner is on.
The electricity company does not apply the unit price based on accumulated energy usage to these stores. I do not want to go into the shops where the door is open because it looks hot inside.