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Foreign firms may buy Pantech, Dongbu HiTek

Experts are worried that Korea could lose its tight grip on the mobile phone and semiconductor industries because foreign companies are planning to purchase stakes in leading domestic technology firms. Experts said that the Korean government should consider whether or not to allow foreign firms to buy stakes in Dongbu HiTek and Pantech, due to […]

Large-scale Cabinet reshuffle unavoidable

Many heads are expected to roll amid growing public outrage over the government’s lax, inefficient handling of the Sewol ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye is likely to carry out a large-scale Cabinet reshuffle, holding a number of Cabinet members accountable for inept responses. Since the ferry carrying 476 passengers capsized off the country’s southwestern coast […]

Denial, anger… and grief in Ansan

ANSAN — It’s hard not to find someone unrelated to the tragedy of the sunken ferry in this town which feels like a giant funeral home. From banks to government buildings, banners express the hope of residents wishing the return of the missing students in Gojan-dong, the home of the Danwon High School, south of […]

South Korea, China warn North Korea on nuclear test

Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his commitment to opposing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions during telephone talks with President Park Geun-hye, Wednesday, according to presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook. Xi’s remarks came at a time when the North is thought to be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test later this month because of increased activities […]

Culture can’t explain it all

CNN, Time react typically to Sewol tragedy Last Friday, two days after the Sewol sank, a CNN reporter made an on-air remark that felt all too familiar. “What (Korean) culture prizes in its children, its students, is obedience,” she said. “So when they were told to stay put by an adult, of course they would […]

Ferry owner’s home raided

Prosecutors raided the home of Yoo Byung-eun, owner of Chonghaejin Marine, and the offices of a dozen affiliates of the ferry firm, Wednesday. The raid was part of an escalating investigation into the Yoo family after the Chonghaejin ferry Sewol sank off the country’s southwestern coast, leaving 157 dead and 145 others missing as of […]

N. Korea offers condolences over S. Korean ferry victims

North Korea has expressed its condolences over the sinking of a South Korean ferry in a telephone message through its Red Cross Society, the unification ministry said Wednesday. The message under the name of Kang Su-rin, the chief of the Red Cross Society of North Korea, was sent to Yoo Jung-keun, the president of the […]

Chonghaejin Marine’s ‘real’ owner hunted

Financial regulators have launched a joint investigation with customs and tax officials into Chonghaejin Marine, the operator of the sunken ferry Sewol, and its owner family. The shipping firm’s majority stakeholder is Chonhaiji, a small shipbuilder controlled by I-One-I Holdings. Major shareholders of the holding firm include two sons of a 73-year-old mysterious businessman, Yoo […]

Overseas treasures boost cultural pride

CHA expanding support for historical objects in other countries About 150,000 Korean cultural relics are scattered throughout more than 20 countries, including Japan, the United States and Germany, according to the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation. Supporting preservation of them and research is a way of promoting understanding of Korean artifacts. At the same time, […]

Speculation about NK’s nuclear test growing

Speculation is mounting about another North Korean nuclear test as heightened activity has been detected at the country’s underground nuclear test site. “Many activities are currently being seen at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site,” said Kim Min-seok, spokesman of Ministry of National Defense, Tuesday. “The North can launch a sneak nuclear test in a […]

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