Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (December 1, 2016)
1. Three opposition parties in South Korea did not agree to join negotiations on the shortening of Park Geun-hye’s presidential term. They rejected the president’s offer which she would leave the decision to the National Assembly including the shortening of her term.
Moving forward without hesitation is the solution to the problem. Hong Moon-jong, the ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker, must be pissed off by now as he said President Park’s suggestion made opposition parties annoyed.
2. There is rising criticism over the government-launched history textbooks as the government did not include history scholars in writing modern and contemporary Korean history. Seoul National University Emeritus Professor Choi Dae-kwon argued that he experienced modern history himself and he could write history based on his experience.
Professor Choi was told to write history, but he wrote his memoir instead. That is why people say they do not have to see it to believe it.