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[Editorial] Preventing disaster

The latest government statistics on the low birthrate and fast population aging offer a clear demonstration of the gravity of the demographic challenges the country faces.Indeed the current flood of related figures is startling: The number of babies born in December last year stood at a re...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:17

[Editorial] Political solution

With the day of reckoning approaching on the impeachment motion for President Park Geun-hye, the two conservative parties have proposed a “political solution.” It calls for Park to step down before the Constitutional Court’s decision and instead receive indemnity from judicial actions a...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:16

[Editorial] Familiar denial tactic

It is nothing new for North Korea to tell bold lies after committing vile terrorist acts. Many still remember how the country behaved after committing mass killings such as a bomb attack on a South Korean presidential entourage in Myanmar in 1983 and the midair explosion of a South Korean ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:37

[Editorial] Park faces ultimatum

The Constitutional Court appears determined to decide on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye before March 13, when its acting chief justice Lee Jung-mi is to retire. The court made it clear that the final argument by Park -- if she decides to make one -- would not affect the trial s...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:31

[Editorial] Killer regime

As expected, many factors strongly suggest that North Korea was behind the vicious killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This leaves Malaysia and the world with a responsibility for action. First and foremost, Malaysian authorities should investigate...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:25

[Editorial] Postarrest step

The arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, on bribery and other charges Friday shocked the nation. Lee is the first head of Samsung to be arrested in its 79-year history. He was jailed as a suspect in connection with the corruption scandal involving President Par...

Updated : 2017.02.19 17:26

[Editorial] Worrisome pledges

South Korea appears more insecure than ever. North Korea recently fired a mid-range ballistic missile in a way that makes it difficult for South Korea to intercept. In response, the hard-line new US government vowed to deal with North Korea “very strongly,” with pre-emptive strikes being...

Updated : 2017.02.17 18:20

[Editorial] Ruthless Kim

The apparent assassination in Malaysia of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother has intelligence agents, North Korea watchers and the media scurrying to find the motives behind the high-profile incident. One group points to the possibility that the North Korean leader ordered the...

Updated : 2017.02.16 16:24

[Editorial] Obey court ruling

The floor leaders of the ruling and opposition parties Monday agreed to accept whatever the Constitutional Court rules on the parliamentary impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. It should be no wonder that the political parties of a democracy would obey judicial decisions. Disobedience t...

Updated : 2017.02.15 17:28

[Editorial] Hectic week

This week will see some key developments in the scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil. Choi and other suspects will go through court hearings after which some of them will be indicted. The Constitutional Court deliberating Park’s impeachment will also ...

Updated : 2017.02.14 16:04

[Editorial] Watertight sanctions

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, amid discussions of a pre-emptive strike on it in the US. Analysts say it launched an intermediate-range missile instead of an intercontinental ballistic missile, apparently heeding US warnings against ICBM development.  By firing a missil...

Updated : 2017.02.13 17:30

[Editorial] Confront bully

It seems there is no end to China’s mean-spirited bullying of South Korea. Its retaliatory actions against the plan to deploy a US advanced anti-missile system on the Korean Peninsula are spreading to all fronts. The vindictive actions are so massive and relentless -- they now appear to t...

Updated : 2017.02.12 17:42

[Editorial] Ample reasons

There is a conspicuous trend in the presidential race: Two men – one favored mainly by conservatives and the other by liberals – are gaining popularity, even at what many have called a “frightening pace.”Latest opinion surveys showed that the support ratings for both acting President H...

Updated : 2017.02.10 15:45

[Editorial] Time tight

The Constitutional Court appears unlikely to rule on President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment this month as the last hearing has apparently been scheduled for Feb. 22. Still, the eight justices of the court stand the chance of reaching their decision before acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 17:18

[Editorial] Healthy proposal

South Chungcheong Province Gov. An Hee-jung’s proposal to form a “grand coalition” for the next government may well be part of his efforts to broaden his support base, as the liberal candidate is fast emerging as a dark horse in the presidential race. Yet, the proposal itself should not...

Updated : 2017.02.08 17:33