Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 31, 2016)
1. South Korean police give an unprecedented report about a candlelight vigil, saying, “It was an illegal demonstration, but we appreciate the nation’s cooperation.” The police also mentioned about what Jongno Police Station chief said the other day in the mass media, saying, “please show mature civil awareness in the assembly as we are aware of your concern for the nation.”
South Korean police finally came to their senses as Cheong Wa Dae or Choi Soon-sil could not comment on anything. However, why don’t police get rid of the word “illegal?”
2. A teenage girl statue of Japan’s wartime sex slavery that moves forward confidently with clenching her fists was erected in Bupyeong Park in Incheon where Japanese army stationed during Japanese colonial period. The statue which was launched in June was created by the Promotion Committee by fundraising 90 million won.
South Korea will have another statue in front of the Japanese consulate in Dong-gu in Busan. This is the general trend.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 28, 2016)
1. College students in Busan demonstrated against South Korean President Park Geun-hye, demanding for her resignation when Ms Park visited the city after she apologized to the nation about “Choi Soon-sil Gate.” Park visited outside of Cheong Wa Dae after three days since she apologized to the nation on the 25th.
Why did the president visit Busan? Did Choi tell Park to visit the city?
2. About 70% of public opinion says President Park Geun-hye should resign or face impeachment for holding responsible for Choi Soon-sil gate. While 37.9% respondents say “The president should herself resign,” 31.1% respondents say “The National Assembly should lead the impeachment.”
Are 70% who believe the president should resign abnormal? Alternatively, are 30% who think the president should maintain her position abnormal?
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 27, 2016)
1. Various online communities including conservative “Ilbe” was against South Korean President Park Geun-hye as online users continue to post on impeachment. Netizens with conservative tendency argued that the president inflicted internal damage on conservative camp broke the order of state with next presidential election ahead.
She must be very lonely by now. She may maintain her position because she has her secret confidant.
2. Experts warn that the so-called “low carb and high fat diet” which leads to a shortage of butter may have a harmful effect on public health. Five professional societies relating to medical and health issued a joint statement that it is difficult to maintain long-term weight loss and is likely to cause health and nutrition problems.
People and nations maintain their health with a balanced life. Someone needs to be taught.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 26, 2016)
1. South Korean President urgently held a press conference and apologized to the nation over Choi Soon-sil, an alleged secret heavyweight with influence over the presidential office. However, the president mentioned nothing about the investigation to find truth involving Choi’s allegations after the apology.
She frequently mentioned about procedures for investigation. Did she also ask Choi to edit statement of apology?
2. The report about the alleged secret heavyweight with influence over the presidential office, hit political circle in South Korea, as Choi Soon-sil was given access to the President Park’s 44 drafts of speech before it was publicly delivered. South Korea’s opposition parties argue that Ms Park should either resign or face impeachment.
Think about what happened to the former President Roh Moo-hyun. She should face impeachment.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 25, 2016)
1. Cheong Wa Dae remained silent as a news reported that Choi Soon-sil, an alleged secret heavyweight with influence over the presidential office, was given access to South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s speech. There is circumstantial evidence about Choi’s involvement after presidential officials denied rumors on Friday that Choi edited the presidential speech, saying, “This is hardly possible, even during the feudal time.”
Park should be called an invocatory rite of a would-be medium instead of receiving force from the universe. The state of Korea is in shambles.
2. Jeong Yoo-ra, Choi Soon sil’s daughter, posted a pregnancy ultrasound photo on her Facebook, saying, “It has been already 25 weeks.” and deleted the post later that Jeong is likely to give birth to a baby as soon as she entered the University. If the post is true, this explains why she has been absent first semester of the first college year.
I feel like I am reading a tabloid called “Sunday Seoul” during the 1970s.
3. The Japanese government expressed disappointment, saying, “It is extremely regrettable.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga added that it is important to show a willingness to work on the common issues facing the international community in a future-oriented manner, instead of focusing on the unfortunate history of the past.
There is no future without forgiveness.
A senior U.S. official has stated that there will be no more negotiations about the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the decision has been reached and THAAD will be deployed to the South as planned. His comments quash speculation that Seoul and Washington could modify their plans to induce cooperation from China to enforce tougher sanctions on its long-time ally, North Korea. Russel also said the U.S. is confident a new UN resolution would be adopted against Pyongyang, imposing new sanctions and tightening existing ones. He added that the new punitive measures would be aimed at preventing North Korea from further developing its nuclear weapons program.
미국의 고위 관리가 한국의 사드배치에 대해 더 이상의 협상은 없을 것이라고 언급했습니다. 다니엘 러셀 미국 국무부 차관보는 사드배치는 결정된 사안이며 예정대로 한국에 사드를 배치하겠다고 밝혔습니다. 러셀 차관보의 발언은 한미 양국이 중국의 협조를 받아 대북제재를 강화하기 위해 계획을 수정할지도 모른다는 추측을 일축시켰습니다. 러셀 차관보는 또한 미국은 새로이 채택될 대 북한 유엔결의안이 북한에 새로운 제재를 가하는 동시에 기존 제재를 강화할 것을 확신한다고 전했습니다. 그는 또한 새로운 제재안이 북한의 핵무기프로그램의 추가 개발을 방지하기 위함이라 덧붙였습니다.
Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (October 21, 2016)
1. Ehwa Women’s University lied about Choi Soon-sil’s daughter Jeong Yoo-ra’s absence from classes. Professor Lee In-seong, a friend of the resigned university president Choi Kyung-hee, was no longer contacted and another professor who said he did not make a trip to China admitted that he travelled to the country.
They hide their head in the sand. This is something that other people should know.
2. Allegations surrounding Choi Soon-sil have been raised as she attempts to privatize Mir and K Sports Foundation in which South Korea’s large corporations contributed 80 billion won. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that anyone who committed illegal acts regarding the foundations must be severely punished.
Is Park drawing the line with Choi Soon-sil? The allegations became increasingly serious.