The Korean daily media headlines and humor
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Nov. 20, 2015

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notice and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea this morning:

Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media

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A round-up of the latest news published by the Korean media:


APEC Adopts Declaration Condemning Terrorism

Anchor: Just as leaders of the Group of 20 did earlier this week, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum adopted a declaration strongly denouncing...

Two Koreas to Meet at Truce Village to Arrange Cross-Border Talks

Seoul Welcomes UN Passage of N. Korean Human Rights Resolution

Park to Attend ASEAN Plus Three, East Asian Summit

S. Korea to Host APEC Summit in 2025

KEPCO Builds Microgrid Facilities in Mozambique

S. Korea Obtains 36,000-Ton Fishing Quota from Russia

BOK Governor Stresses Need to Prepare for External Risks

Two Koreas to Meet at Truce Village to Arrange Cross-Border Talks

Pyongyang Proposes Inter-Korean Working-Level Meeting Next Week

S. Korea Urges North to Accept Calls for Dialogue

US Fed Vice Chairman Indicates Key Rate Hike in December

UN Committee Overwhelmingly Passes N. Korea Resolution

Alleged Ringleader of Paris Attacks Confirmed Dead

Food Ministry to Strengthen Regulation on Imports

Stricter Gun Control Measures Applied to Hunting Facilities

Google Fixes Errors on Online Map of S. Korea


Yonhap (

N. Korea offers to hold inter-Korean talks next week

North Korea has proposed a preparatory meeting for high-level talks with South Korea next week, the North's media said Friday, breaking silence on Seoul's repeated dialogue offer.

N. Korean leader joins test operation of subway train

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a subway station in Pyongyang for a test operation of a newly manufactured subway train, the North's state media said Friday.

S. Korea hails U.N. resolution on N. Korean human rights

South Korea said Friday a United Nations panel's approval for a resolution against North Korea's human rights abuse reflects the international community's concern over the problem.

S. Korea, China conduct joint anti-piracy drills

The naval squadrons of South Korea and China conducted joint anti-piracy drills in the Gulf of Aden and waters off the coast of Somalia this week, according to China's military on Friday, in a rare show of military cooperation between the two nations.

BOK chief says S. Korean economy stays strong despite uncertainties

The head of South Korea's central bank said Friday that the country's economy remains little affected by the recent terror attacks in Europe, but that it may not be completely safe from external uncertainties stemming from a U.S. rate hike and China's economic slowdown.


The Korea Herald (

Muslims in Korea fear backlash after Paris attacks

In the wake of last week’s deadly attacks in Paris and the arrest of an Indonesian migrant here on Wednesday over alleg...

Suspected Paris mastermind killed in raid: prosecutor

The Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris was killed in a police ra...

South Korea defeats Japan in Tokyo baseball match

South Korea's national baseball team advanced to the final of the 2015 WBSC Premier12 tourname...

'China, U.S. holding back to conserve strength'

This is the sixth installment in a series of interviews with scholars and experts on China as a...

Hyundai to commemorate 100th anniversary of ...

Hyundai Motor Group and other Hyundai family companies kicked off a weeklong commemoration of the 100th b...

Dealing with depression

By all indicators, Korea is not a happy society. Korea had the highest suicide rate among me...

Korea no longer safe

The news that police are questioning an Indonesian national in Korea about his ties with a t...

SMTOWN builds K-pop mecca

SMTOWN@coexartium in Gangnam, Seoul (Julie Jackson/The Korea Herald)A self-admitted die-hard K-...

Gwangju players to stage Shakespeare

Mixing fantasy with funny, Gwangju Performance Project is putting on its biggest ever productio...


The Korea Times (

North Korea wants inter-Korean talks next week

North Korea has proposed a working-level meeting on Thursday to pave the way for high-level talks with South Korea, Yonhap reported. The North suggested the meeting be held in its zone in the Panmunjeom truce village. It alerted...

Regulation binds 9 trillion won duty free business 

Korea’s duty-free retailing business, a global market leader, is facing a serious crisis because of high entry barriers set up by bureaucrats, industry source...

'Big-4' business groups bet on different growth strategies 

Korea is often called the “Republic of Chaebol” because of the predominant role family-controlled conglomerates play in the nation’s economy. Even among the 3...

First lesbian student president elected at SNU 

A lesbian was elected Thursday as the student president of the nation's top-ranked Seoul National University (SNU) for the first time in the school's history.... 

Dulwich College Seoul suspected of embezzlement 

Dulwich College Seoul is suspected of having embezzled school funds using a paper company abroad, ... 

Korea to host 2025 APEC summit 

Korea will host the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in 2025, Cheong Wa Dae said, ... 

Samsung's Daegu center nurturing startups 

Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has been actively transferring its technologies to small and ...

Park calls for globalization of small firms 

President Park Geun-hye called for establishing regional support programs for promising small and medium enterprises (SMEs) during an APEC meeting, Thursday, ...


DongAIlbo (

Pres. Park to send a video message for bereaved families of Yeonpyeong battle veterans

Marking the 5th anniversary of the shelling on Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea, President Park Geun-hye is going to send a video message to the bereaved families at the memorial service. Her initial plan was to visit... 

Historian identifies Harvard Draft that found Eulsa Treaty `null and void`

The author of a Harvard Law School report, on which the International Federation declared the Korea-Japan Protectorate Treaty of 1905 as null and void, has been identified. Seoul National University professor emeritus...

Analysis to cope with ‘magical pitches’ of Japanese pitcher Otani

Try with his first pitch. Fastball is coming.” Batters of the Korean national baseball team vowed to keep this in mind to not succumb again to Shohei Otani (21) of the Japanese national baseball team. This conclusion...

2 terrorist suspects killed during police raid in Paris

In the early morning hours of Wednesday (local time), Saint-Denis, outer northern Paris, saw gunfights between the police and the Paris terror attack suspects. The police were under an operation to arrest Islamic State...

Former politician claims to be ‘pro-Roh but not pro-Moon’

I am a member of the pro-Roh Moo-hyun faction but not pro-Moon Jae-in.” Kim Doo-kwan, former governor of South Gyeongsang Province, told The Dong-A Ilbo on Tuesday. He told this when explaining the reason he chose to...

The next target of IS is the world in fear

The whole world is panicked by the terrorism threat by the Islamic State. The level of fear is the highest in the United States, where the Islamic militants have announced as the next target. The city of New York,...

Not yet Major Leaguer, Park Byung-ho already listed as top rookie candidate 

Drinking tap water can save $1.75 billion of social costs, say experts


ChosunIlbo (

Korea Scores Poorly in Gender Equality

Korea ranks a poor 115th in the world for gender equality, according to a report by the World Economic Forum which compares opportunities for men and women in 145 countries. Korea's score stands at 0.651 on a scale where 1 means complete gender equality. >> Full Text

U.S. Approves Sale of Harpoon Missiles to S. Korea

The U.S. State Department approved the sale of new Harpoon missiles with an estimated value of US$110 million to South Korea on Wednesday, according to the Pentagon. The deal is for a package of UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and kits. >> Full Text

Korea Clinches Dramatic Win Over Japan in Premier 12 Semifinal

Korea pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory over Japan in the final inning of the first semifinal of the Premier 12 in Tokyo on Thursday, in what will surely be remembered as one the most dramatic games ever played between the two nations. >> Full Text

Koreans Complain of Pro-Japan Bias at Premier 12

Reports of Child Abuse Exceed 10,000 a Year


HankyorehShinmoon (

North Korea releases detailed plan for Free Trade Zone

Plan is exceptional in its practicability, and the freedom to manage and earn profits companies will have

North Korea announced the adoption of a comprehensive plan to develop a free trade zone in Rason, which will focus on promoting the zone as a center of the MICE industry. MICE stands for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions.24 years after the designation of the Rason Special Economic Zone, the North Korean government has agreed to permit North Korean companies that will operate in the zone to receive foreign investment, manage themselves, and make profits. Experts who think the plan is meaningful point to its level of detail and its feasibility, along with its aggressiveness.

[Interview] In North Korea, “things have changed a lot”

Jin Chang-yi, director of China’s Yanbian University Center for Inter-Korean Studies, said changes in North Korea have passed the early stages of reform and openness and that the time has come to change Seoul’s North Korea policy in response. Jin’s proposal at the eleventh Hankyoreh-Busan International Symposium this week was for cooperative measures that are more in line with the Sunshine Policy under previous President Kim Dae-jung (1998-2003), using a mixture of the proverbial carrot and stick. .

Before reunification, Korea is a whole lot different than Germany

“The geopolitical situations in Korea and Germany are different. Korean unification would require much more preparation than Germany.” This was the message delivered on Nov. 18 by Gyorgy Szell, an emeritus professor at Germany’s University of Osnabruck, in a presentation on “The Lessons of German Unification.” Szell was speaking on the first day of the Hankyoreh-Busan International Symposium at the second session on the topic of “inter-Korean relations for peace in East Asia.” .

Family of farmer mowed down at protest accuse police of attempted murder

The family of a man seriously injured after being struck by a police water cannon at a Nov. 14 rally on Seoul Plaza filed a complaint with prosecutors on Nov. 18 accusing the police of attempted murder. The victim, 68-year-old farmer Baek Nam-gi, was protesting at a rally in central Seoul when he was struck. His family plan to bring preliminary charges against the police for the crime of professional negligence resulting in injury. .

Report: wealth now more about inheritance than effort

The percentage of personal savings and real estate assets that come to South Koreans from their parents via inheritance or gifts rose sharply from 27% in the 1980s to 42% in the 2000s, a recent report shows. The numbers suggest that inherited assets are contributing more to wealth than personal efforts or abilities. .

[Interview] For S. Korea’s diplomacy “timing is everything”

Since the deal reached by North Korean and US officials on February 29, 2012 ended in failure, the two sides have not had any meaningful interaction. Their positions remain diametrically opposed, with the US demanding that North Korea agree to give up its nuclear program as a prerequisite to negotiations and the North refusing. In the meantime, the political situation on the Korean Peninsula is becoming even more complicated as the US and China vie for hegemony and the US and Japan strengthen their alliance.


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Korea reach Premier 12 final after dramatic victory over Japan

Korea staged a dramatic comeback to beat Japan 4-3 by scoring four runs in the ninth inning at the Premier 12 semifinals in Tokyo on Thursday. At the Tokyo Dome, cleanup Lee Dae-ho delivered a go-ahead two-run single to left when the bases were loaded in the ninth and led Korea to reach the final of the inaugural baseball tournament…

Moon’s troika gets Park’s support, not Ahn’s

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon agreed on Thursday to form an alliance with the embattled head of the main opposition party, Moon Jae-in…

Sunday closings of supermarkets upheld by court

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by big supermarket chains to free them from regulations that force them to close two Sundays a month…

UN admits Ban might fly to North Korea soon

The United Nations acknowledged for the first time that there are ongoing discussions with Pyongyang about a visit by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to North Korea…

Companies weaken under new tax laws

Changes to the Korean tax law have added to the burden of companies that are wrestling with investigations by different local governments.…


MaeilKyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (

LG Electronics set to debut its own mobile payment service, LG Pay

South Korea’s electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. is preparing to launch its own mobile payment service LG Pay in a bid to catch ...

Hyundai Motor’s all-new Elantra to land in US early next year

South Korea’s leading automaker Hyundai Motor Co. is poised to make forays into the U.S. auto market early next year with its new ...

Korea’s Hanjin Shipping maintains profit streak through cost-saving endeavors

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. has been sailing smoothly by turning itself leaner and agile through pre-emptive cost-saving ...

Electric vehicles to take over gasoline cars, says Tesla Motors CTO

Jeffrey Straubel, chief technology officer of United States-based Tesla Motors Inc., believes that electric vehicles will take over ...

LG Electronics launches joint smart TV app with Google

South Korea’s leading consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. on Wednesday released a content application developed jointly ...

Korea ups budget and security for terrorism after arrest of IS follower

The deadly attacks in Paris and threat of similar actions in other countries have raised alarm in Korea, sending authorities ...


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

Terrorism Prevention Act: Possible Infringement of Human Rights as Society Shifts to the Right in the Name of Anti-Terrorism

The government and the Saenuri Party held a meeting on November 18 and presented comprehensive measures to prevent terrorism. According to the plan, the governm···

Rumors of Ban Ki-moon's Visit to North Korea: Vague Stance Fuels Confusion

Rumors of a possible visit to North Korea by Ban Ki-moon (photo), the secretary-general of the United Nations (UN) have been intensifying these past few days. A···

Police Begin Investigation into Gwanghwamun Demonstration

The police have engaged in a broad-scale investigation into the groups that organized the Gwanghwamun rally on November 14. The people are criticizing the p···

Why Was the Chief of the National Police Agency Called to a Ruling Party Meeting?

Chief of the National Police Agency Kang Shin-myung made a surprise appearance at a Saenuri Party meeting on November 17. Floor leader Won Yoo-chul had orde···

[The Time Is Now] Rough Words on the Major Weekend Rally: Ruling Party Lawmaker Says, 'It Is Okay for the Police to Shoot a Citizen in Advanced Countries' ?

"In developed countries, it is okay even if a police officer shoots and kills citizens." "If we can't suppress demonstrations, we can't win against ···

?[Editorial] President Park Misleads G20 Leaders on South Korean Labor Reforms

Yesterday at the G20 Summit, President Park Geun-hye(photo) introduced South Korea's labor reforms as an exemplary model of "inclusive growth." She used the ···


The Korea Economic Daily(

APEC Member States Must Help Small Enterprises Globalize Themselves...Prez. Park

Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed global-level cooperation among small enterprises as a way to encourage inclusive growth. In the first session of the main forum of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit 2015 held in Manila, the Philippines, on November 19, she suggested measures ...

Japanese Home Appliance Suppliers Losing Ground to Korean Rivals in Asia

Korean suppliers are dominating in Asia's home electronics market in which Japanese makers have traditionally been leaders, the Nikkei reported on November 20. The Japanese business daily said that Japanese home appliance makers such as Sharp and Toshiba were strong contenders in the Asian market fo...


[Market Insight] Mori Seiki and Hon Hai to Take Part in Doosan Machine Tool Deal

In a bidding to acquire the machine tool unit of Doosan Group, Japan's DMG Mori Seiki Co. and Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry of Foxconn Technology Group will likely take part in. According to investment banking sources on November 19, Mori Seiki has recently selected Deutsche Securities as the ...

"Strengthening Korea-China Ties an Important Way to Reduce Risk"...Chinese Amb. to Korea

Qiu Guohong, Chinese Ambassador to South Korea, said on November 20, "In a situation where the world economy is losing the recovery momentum, strengthening ties between Korea and China is an important way to reduce the risk." In an international forum and academic seminar titled "China's 'One Belt, ...

Seoul Lacks Mid- and Low-cost Hotels for Foreign Tourists

Chinese and Japanese tourists turned out to have difficulty in finding their preferred accommodations during their stay in Seoul, primarily because of the lack of mid- and low-cost hotels. The Korea Economic Research Institute said in its latest report titled “The Issues to Be Addressed in Tourist ...


AJU Business Daily(

Seoul’s ‘Garak Market’ to open world’s largest food mall

[Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government] ? ‘Garak Market’, a wholesale market which features a huge complex of the agricultural product market and fishery, will open ‘Garak Mall’, a 210,958m2…

Samsung and Lotte in alliance share mobile payment platform

[Courtesy of Samsing Pay's official website] ?Samsung Electronics and Mybi, an operating company of Lotte Group’s mobile payment system, exchanged memorandum of understanding (MOU) of str…

Korea may not be safe from terrorist attacks

The news coordinated attacks of Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Paris Friday is spreading shock and horror worldwide, a the Middle East political expert analyzed that Korea may not be safe from IS’ attack. According to a repo…

Ban most favored predidential candidate - Poll

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon[AJU NEWS CORP DB] United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is the most favored among potential candidates for the 2017 presidential election, ac…

Four seasons of actress Ku Hye-sun to open Understage concert

[Courtesy of Hyundai Understage] ?A multi-talented Korean actress and filmmaker, Ku Hye-sun is to open a concert titled “Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring” on November 21st. The concert, colla…

Suzy dresses in men's clothes to sing pan-sori

[Photo by Yoo Dae-gil=dbeorlf123@] A member of a Korean idol group “Miss-A”, Suzy will act as a female singer in Joseon(old name of Korea) dynasty. In Joseon, only men were allowed to sing “p…



Qualcomm’s Stock Collapses Due to Unfavorable Conditions from South Kore...

Qualcomm¡?s stock fell 10% in just one day due to unfavorable conditions from South Korea. According to foreign press, Qualcomm¡?s stocks that have a s...

E-Books Get Sold Out As Soon As They Are Out for Sale

E-books are bringing a storm. It is a totally opposite phenomenon from the past when Social Commerce and others reduced prices just to get rid of E-books that were on ...

Controversy between Samsung and LG on Effectiveness of White (W) Pix...

Is white (W) pixel that is applied in UHD LCD Panel a valid pixel or no?¡? With a meeting to revise international standards of measuring dis...

LG Display Weighs on Whether It Should Invest Gen.11 Display at Its P10 Facility

LG Display is thinking deeply about what its next investment should be towards with new ¡®P10¡? Production Facility on the line. Although it needs to invest in all of medium and small-sized OLEDs, large-sized OLEDs for TVs, and large-sized LEDs, there is a lot of financial burden in investments. In last month, LG Display has started to mak...


Special Notices:

Photo shows President Soon-Heung Chang of Handong Global University (fifth from left, front row) with ambassadors and other visiting members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC), including Ambassador Mme Natallia Zhylevich of Belraus (dean of the visiting members of the SDC), fourth from left the same row With Ambassador and Mrs. Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d’ Ivoire (third and second from left, front row).

And Ambassador Roballo of Argentina (sixth from left, same row) and Ambassadors Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya (on the right of the rear row).


“Why not try to change the world?”

Ambassadors, senior diplomats visit Handong Global University in Pohang

Ambassadors NatalliaZhylevich of Belarus, Kouassi Bile of Cote d’Ivoire, Jorge Roballo of Argentina and Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya and 20 other senior diplomats, including the charges d’affaires, visited Handong Global University in Pohang City on the Southeast Coast of Korea on Nov. 12, 2015 at the invitation of President Soon-Heung Chang of the University.

The tour, organized by The Korea Post, included also a visit to POSCO and a cruise ride around the harbor of the Pohang City.

The Korea Post has been organizing tours for the ambassadors and other senior members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps for the past 30 years, but it must be said that the one hosted by Handong Global University is one of the most impressive in terms of the interest on the part of the host who met the guests with a true heart and warm welcome.

President Soon-Heung Chang of the University made such an excellent arrangement out of respect and special regard for the distinguished international guests by asking his Vice President Simon Kang(Administrative Affairs) and Professor JinwonAhn (School of Management and Economics) to come all the way from Pohang to Seoul to welcome and escort the ambassadors and other senior diplomats to comfortably visit his University.

The tour of the Handong Global University was a truly memorable one where many outstanding features of the University continuously surprised the visiting ambassadors and the other senior diplomats. For further details, visit:



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