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  • (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 19)

    Dereliction of duty A cluster of Covid-19 infections is growing among sailors of the Cheonghae unit on a Navy destroyer dispatched to the waters off eastern Africa. In Korea, a growing number of m... 07:07 Jul. 19
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 19)

    Undiplomatic behavior Chinese envoy should not interfere in Korean politics Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming has triggered a controversy over an opinion piece he wrote rebutting a le... 07:07 Jul. 19
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 19)

    Inexcusable negligence No thought given to vaccinating South Korean naval unit on overseas mission Most of the 300-strong South Korean naval unit on an anti-piracy mission aboard a destroyer opera... 07:06 Jul. 19
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 16)

    Give money where it's needed The clash between the government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) over relief grants is being intensified. In the beginning, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance p... 06:59 Jul. 16
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 16)

    Acute food shortage North Korea should focus on meeting people's needs North Korea has reported a food shortage to the United Nations, saying in a voluntary national review that its food productio... 06:59 Jul. 16
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 16)

    More hardships ahead Minimum wage hike amid COVID resurge to put self-employed into critical condition The minimum wage for next year has been set at 9,160 won ($8) per hour, up 5.1 percent from t... 06:59 Jul. 16
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 15)

    Shifting the blame An administrative official in the Blue House tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday. The number of cases is setting new records after 1,615 new cases were reported Wednes... 07:00 Jul. 15
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 15)

    Meeting halfway Workers, employers need to share burden Next year's minimum wage has been set at 9,160 won (US$7.98) per hour, an increase of 440 won or 5.1 percent from this year's 8,720 won. The... 07:00 Jul. 15
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 15)

    Proper focus Universal cash handouts should be deferred to help those hit hardest by the pandemic In its closed-door meeting Tuesday, the Supreme Council of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea de... 07:00 Jul. 15
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 14)

    An irresponsible wage hike The hourly minimum wage for 2022 has been set at 9,160 won ($8), up 5.1 percent from this year. On Monday, the Minimum Wage Committee reached its conclusion at its ninth... 07:22 Jul. 14
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 14)

    Time to keep balance between nuclear power and renewables Korea's nuclear safety watchdog has finally given conditional approval for operations to commence at the Shin-Hanul No. 1 nuclear power pl... 07:21 Jul. 14
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 14)

    Clumsy responses Some Level 4 COVID guidelines absurd; vaccination reservations suspended Starting Monday, South Korea implemented its toughest social distancing rules in the Greater Seoul area... 07:21 Jul. 14
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on July 13)

    Buy more vaccines After the introduction of the toughest Level 4 social distancing rules for two weeks from Monday in the greater Seoul area, President Moon Jae-in said the measures are aimed at t... 07:10 Jul. 13
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 13)

    Thwart any cyberattacks North Korean hackings pose threat to national security It is appalling that the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), a state-run think tank on nuclear power, was... 07:09 Jul. 13
  • (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 13)

    Tug of war Moon needs to attend opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics regardless of summit with Suga Seoul and Tokyo seem to be in a tug of war over the form and agenda of President Moon Jae-in's env... 07:09 Jul. 13
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    (EDITORIAL from Korea Times on July 12)

    Stern punishment Military should go all-out to prevent sex crimes Military prosecutors have indicted 10 service members over the death of an Air Force master sergeant who was sexually harassed by ... 06:57 Jul. 12
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    (EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on July 12)

    Protect press freedom Ruling party to pass media bills unilaterally, choking critics and denying right to know The ruling Democratic Party of Korea is pushing for a bill that would make media outl... 06:57 Jul. 12
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