Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 30, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 30, 2017)


1. Prosecutors said one of the reasons for issuing Park’s arrest warrant was that Park Geun-hye is a flight risk because her acts violated the Constitution. They issued an arrest warrant as Park did not seem to protect the Constitution just as the Constitutional Court of Korea upheld the impeachment motion.

Park’s acts of not protecting the Constitution is not the only reason to arrest her but speaking of the president that ignores the Constitution means.. well, I would rather not talk about it.



2. With the launching of the committee investigating the body of the salvaged Sewol ferry, finding the truth about the sunken ferry begins again since the Sewol Ferry Special Committee’s activities were forcibly stopped. As the eight members of the committee are marine experts, the fact-finding work is expected to gain momentum.

Finding truth is more important than having a specialized team, isn’t it?



Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 29, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 29, 2017)



1. Prosecutors described the relationship between former President Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil in an arrest warrant in detail. They also accepted special prosecutor’s comments on the intimate relationship between Park and Choi that shares economic gain.

That is why both Park and Choi should eat a free meal in jail.


2. South Korea’s National Assembly convened a plenary session and selected five people to become part of a committee investigating the body of the salvaged Sewol ferry recommended by four major and opposition parties. The five people will work together for up to ten months with three people recommended by the bereaved families. The three figures are Kong Kil-young, a professor, Kwon Young-bin, a lawyer, and Lee Dong-kwon, an expert of shipbuilding.

I am not certain whether conservative parties like Liberal Party of Korea and Barun Party are eligible to recommend a committee member. They are interrupters.




Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 28, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 28, 2017)


1. Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye, six days after she was summoned to the Prosecutor’s office as a suspect. They said that Park was likely to destroy evidence as she denied charges against her and requesting an arrest warrant would be correct.

What do we have to do for a person who is busy denying her charges and covering up for her crime? An arrest warrant is a solution to the problem.



2. US President Donald Trump has visited his own resorts and golf courses nearly 1 out of every three days since his inauguration on January 20. There is rising over Trump who said he conducted a meeting was seen in golf clubs as his picture was posted on the website

He and Park have so much in common. Did he play golf for seven hours?




Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 27, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 27, 2017)


1. Supporters of the weekly candlelight vigil who have continued the peaceful assembly for 20 weeks in a row took a break for one week and gathered again last week, calling Park Geun-hye’s arrest. About 100,000 people participated in the rally, saying, ”With Park down, Sewol ferry up” and would attend the three-year anniversary of Sewol ferry disaster on the 15th of April.

The candlelight vigil will continue until the truth about Sewol ferry is uncovered and Park Geun-hye is arrested.



2. The fact that a college student who demanded the nullity of the Korea-Japan agreement on comfort women was sentenced 18 months in prison was made belatedly public. Sukmyung Women’s University student Kim Sam would have to stand trial four times a month.

They like Japan and make their citizens become criminals if they go against their will. Do we live in the Republic of Korea?

Korean embassy launches emergency task force after China announces tour ban


We start with the diplomatic fallout from China’s decision to order a blanket ban on tours, including package tours, to South Korea. The South Korean embassy in Beijing has launched an emergency task force aimed at minimizing damage to Korean residents and businesses in the wake of China’s intensifying economic retaliation over South Korea’s upcoming deployment of the U.S. missile defense system THAAD.

The embassy, which held its first meeting on Friday, is discussing ways to ensure the safety of South Korean nationals in China, including students and tourists. Officials are examining the potential damage South Korean firms could face as a result of the sharp uptick in tension. In a post on its website, the embassy is also advising South Koreans to avoid visiting crowded areas or getting into altercations with locals. South Korean nationals living in China are also advised to check up on the current situation regularly and maintain emergency contacts.


The travel ban is the latest step in Beijing’s increasingly aggressive protest against the upcoming deployment of the THAAD system to South Korean soil. South Korea and the U.S. say the system is to protect the South from North Korea’s missile threats but China says the deployment would negatively affect its security interests.





패키지 투어 상품을 포함해 한국 관광을 전면 금지한 중국의 결정에 따른 외교적 문제에 대해 먼저 보도해드립니다. 북경의 주중 한국 대사관은 고고도미사일 방어체계 (사드) 배치를 두고 중국의 거세지는 경제보복에 따른 교민 및 기업 피해를 최소화하기 위한 긴급대책반을 발족했습니다.

금요일 1차 회의를 실시한 대사관은 유학생과 관광객 등 중국 내 한국 국민의 안전 보장 방안을 논의하고 있습니다. 관계당국은 긴장고조로 인해 한국 기업들이 직면하게 된 잠재적 불이익에 대해 조사하고 있습니다. 대사관은 또한 홈페이지를 통해 교민들에게 사람들이 붐비는 장소를 방문하거나 현지인과의 언쟁을 피할 것을 권고했습니다. 또한 중국 내 한국인들에게 현재 상황을 정기적으로 점검하고 비상연락을 유지할 것을 권고했습니다.

이번 여행 금지 조치는 국내에 배치되는 사드에 대한 중국의 점점 거세지는 항의 표시 중 제일 최근에 나온 것입니다. 한국과 미국은 사드는 북한의 미사일 위협으로부터 한국을 보호하기 위한 것이라 밝혔지만 중국은 사드배치가 그들의 안보이익에 부정적인 영향을 미칠 것이라고 말하고 있습니다.


Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 24, 2017)


1. The candlelight vigil that led former President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment will be held again this week. The Organization for Korean Behavioral Emergency Demanding Park Geun-hye’s Resignation held a press conference and said the 21st rally would be held on Gwanghwamun Square, calling for Park’s arrest.

With people’s demand, she was impeached. With people power, she will be arrested. Your Highness, please.



2. Two sister hairdressers who have done Park Geun-hye’s upstyle hair went to her private residence on the 23rd, a day after the interrogation of the ousted president. Park who spent 90 minutes getting her hair styled while Sewol ferry sank did not give up her signature upstyle hair even on the 23rd when salvage operation of lifting Sewol ferry was underway.

Who is going to do Park’s upstyle hair when she is arrested? I want to her hair undone.


3. Important and contemporary writers from South Korea left angry messages when the sunken ferry slowly emerged from the sea. Poets and writers such as Go Eun and Cho Jung-rae enraged over the Korean government’s slow response to making excuses such as weather when lifting the ferry was not a difficult task.

The weather has probably been during the Park administration. Well, it has been dark.

Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 23, 2017)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 23, 2017)



1. South Korea’s prosecutors said they completed necessary investigation by summoning former President Park Geun-hye. They added that they would examine the probe thoroughly based on the law and principle and determine the whereabouts of Park.

Prosecutors who cannot video record and do something for Woo Byung-woo, former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, folding his arms. I think they are irrelevant to the law and principle.



2. If salvage operation to recover the Sewol Ferry goes as planned, people are expected to see the ferry afloat soon. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries will give a briefing on the related issues at 10 am today after completing the operation to lift the capsized ferry.

I hope the students are still there. Just wait a little more. We miss them.


3. The Korean government came up with 10th measures to tackle the worst youth unemployment rate. The government would recruit 63,000 new employees in the public sector this year and hire the half in the first half of this year.

The current administration that has only 40 days left only have several months. Are you kidding?