Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 10, 2016)
1. Using the so-called “What about Choi Soon-sil?” hashtag campaign in social media recently grabbed the attention of internet users in South Korea. Kim Hyeong-min, a TV producer in Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), who suggested the campaign, said on his Facebook that the South Korean government and the ruling Saenuri Party focused on distinguishing Choi Soon-sil.
Please don’t say such things like Choi doesn’t care. Why not participate in the campaign #What about Choi Soon-sil, “#What about Choi Soon-sil?
2. According to the statistics by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea has spent 483,655 gigawatts of electricity, which has increased by 38.7 percent in the last ten years. While households’ electricity usage remains the same since 2013, the power usage of industries in South Korea has gradually grown in the past decade, which has doubled compared to the household electricity.
Hey, listen. Korean industries cause problems, not households.