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March 17, 2016

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Lee Kyung-sik


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A quick roundup of major news stories from Korean media:


Obama Signs Fresh N. Korea Sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama has levied sanctions against North Korea for its most recent testing of nuclear...

S. Korean UN Ambassador: More Sanctions Possible if N. Korea Conducts 5th Nuke Test

Ruling Party’s In-House Feud over Slate Intensifies

S. Korean UN Ambassador: More Sanctions Possible if N. Korea Conducts 5th Nuke Test

Ruling Party’s In-House Feud over Slate Intensifies

'China Beefs up Inspection of Shipments to and from N. Korea'

IMF: S. Korea World’s Sixth Most Financially Advanced Nation

S. Korea's E-government Tech Exported to East Europe

Chinese Automaker to Build Plant in Gwangju

Gov't Warns N. Korea of Unbearable Punishment

South, North Church Groups Announce Joint Prayer Ahead of Easter

Defense Ministry Doubtful of N. Korea’s Nuke Miniaturization Capability

Obama Signs Fresh N. Korea Sanctions

'Tokyo Considering Leasing Land for S. Korea to Build Korean School'

RFA: Russia's Energy Giant Gazprom Suspends Business with N. Korea


Yonhap (

Obama imposes fresh sanctions on N. Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile tests, including the blacklisting of anyone assisting the North over its labor and mineral exports.

N. Korea warns of preemptive attack against S. Korea

North Korea said Wednesday its military will launch a preemptive attack if it sees any signs that the South Korean and U.S. troops involved in annual joint military drills are attempting to invade the North.

Sales of Han Kang's novel soar after Man Booker nomination

Sales of "The Vegetarian," a novel by South Korean author Han Kang, have soared since it was nominated for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, an online bookseller said Wednesday.

Pohang fall to Sydney at AFC Champions League

The Pohang Steelers picked up their first loss at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Wednesday after falling 1-0 to Australian club Sydney FC at home.

Political heavyweights moving to run as independents in April 13 poll

Several political heavyweights announced Wednesday that they could run in next month's parliamentary election by either becoming independents or joining other parties amid a growing feud over the nomination process.


The Korea Herald (

Obama imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, further tightening the screws on Pyongy...

S. Korean Go master impressed by Google programmer playing for AI

South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol said Wednesday he was impressed by the machine-like behavior...

Gaesong firms, workers desperate for help

PAJU, Gyeonggi Province -- A month after the shutdown of Gaeseong industrial park in North Kore...

Upbeat economic outlook lacks solid basis

The government recently struck an upbeat tone on the outlook for the country’s economy in an a...

Minjoo chief unfazed by party pressure

Since taking his post in January, the main opposition party’s interim leader Kim Chong-in has been doing...

Baseball marketing

South Korea’s professional baseball league will mark the 35th anniversary of its foundation...

Duty-free hurdles

The Finance Ministry is set to unveil amendments to regulations on duty-free businesses in t...


The Korea Times (

Job market tough as hell for the young

The unemployment rate for young people is spiraling upwards, raising concerns that the country is entering a sustained period of high unemployment, as experienced by Japan over the past few decades. Economists say that the rate...

Obama imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea 

"I have now determined that the government of North Korea's continuing pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs ... increasingly imperils the United States...

White House urges N. Korea to release detained US student 

The White House urged North Korea on Wednesday to release a detained U.S. college student after Pyongyang's highest court sentenced him to 15 years of hard la... 

Colonial era films dominate local screens 

The colonial era has served as the backdrop in Korean films before.  Another 'comfort women' film to hit theaters

France in Korea: 1886 to 2016 

Did you know that there were near to 200 French companies operating in Korea? And that they employ... 


DongAIlbo (

U.S. will not sideline S. Korea in peace talks with N. Korea: U.S. official

A senior official at the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) said that the United States has always made g…

(Interview) World renowned ballerina Kang Sue-jin

The story of Korean go master Lee Se-dol and artificial intelligence was talked about in the ballet circle.World renowned balleri…

China’s state-run news agency makes a serious typo

Xinhua, China’s state news agency, called President Xi Jinping the “last leader” by mistake, instead of the “top leader,” Hong Ko…

Google's market value rises by almost billion in one week

While Google DeepMind's artificial intelligence AlphaGo played five matches with Korean go master Lee Se-dol, Google's market cap…

Cheapest Galaxy S7 priced at 0 ? 0 in Korea

The three major mobile telecom providers, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, started selling the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, Sam…


ChosunIlbo (

China Complies with Sanctions AgainstN.Korea

A North Korean bank operating covertly in the Chinese border city of Dandong has closed down recently, in a further sign that Beijing is now strictly complying with international sanctions against the renegade country. >> Full Text

Four Seasons Hotel Broadens Appeal to Go Nerds

The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seoul, more accustomed to staid worthies and discrete rich travelers, played host to a radically different crowd this past week. The hotel has become a big attraction for baduk or go nerds after champion Lee Se-dol faced off against Google DeepMind'sAlphaGo program. >> Full Text

Automakers to Showcase EVs at Int'l Expo in Jeju

Carmakers will showcase their new electric vehicles at an international expo in Jeju that opens on Friday. A total of 146 automotive companies and part makers will participate. Hyundai will unveil the Ioniq, its first fully-dedicated eco-friendly car. >> Full Text

Kim Jong-un Announces Another Nuclear Test

Elderly Account for Half of All Medical Spending


HankyorehShinmoon (

In response to int’l sanctions, North Korea unleashes steady show of nuke capabilities

The most pressing questions regarding NK’s arsenal is whether they have developed reentry technology  

Since UN sanctions against North Korea kicked in, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken steps almost daily to demonstrate the North‘s nuclear ability. North Korean media reported the test launch of a large-caliber rocket launcher on Mar. 4, the development of a ballistic rocket and a miniaturized and standardized nuclear warhead on Mar. 9, the test launch of a ballistic rocket on Mar. 11 and the acquisition of technology for nuclear warheads reentering the atmosphere on Mar. 15.

Pres. Park says nukes will lead to North Korea’s “self-destruction”

President Park Geun-hye said on Mar. 15 that North Korea was “walking the path of self-destruction” if it does not change its pattern of “continued irrational provocations and strong hostility toward the international community.”While presiding over a Cabinet meeting at the Blue House that day, Park said Pyongyang “routinely makes provocative statements about conducting preemptive nuclear strikes despite efforts by South Korea and the international community toward powerful sanctions.”

Seoul and Beijing clashing over question of enforcing N. Korea sanctions

The South Korean and Chinese governments clashed recently over plans for enforcing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (UNSCR 2270) sanctioning North Korea for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.In a telephone call to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the evening of Mar. 14, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se stressed the need to “focus more on thorough enforcement of sanctions

US official goes to China to discuss sanctions on North Korea

The administration of US President Barack Obama continues pushing hard for enforcement of sanctions against North Korea.On Mar. 14 the US Treasury Department issued a press release announcing that Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin would be arriving in China the next day


JoongAngIlbo(conservative): (

Saenuri chief calls nomination process dubious

The ruling Saenuri Party’s chairman on Wednesday publicly challenged the nomination committee’s decision to deny candidacies to key opponents of President Park Geun-hye, amid growing skepticism of the integrity of the selection process for candidates for next month’s legislative election…

China tells border firms not to buy North’s coal

China has instructed its companies that trade with North Korea to stop importing coal, one feature of the United Nations Security Council sanctions passed earlier this month…

Jobless rate for young Koreans spikes to 12.5%

The most recent jobs report shows the economy is only getting worse, particularly for young Koreans. And a survey of big business shows…

AlphaGo shows nation’s weakness in AI

The victory by Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm AlphaGo in the historic man-versus-machine Go tournament that wrapped up in Seoul on Tuesday…

Xiaomi officially enters the domestic market

Xiaomi users based in Korea will soon be able to get their devices repaired and purchase a wider range of products at physical stores, as the Chinese…

DPRK’s envoy to the UN denies rights violations

GENEVA - North Koreans are living a “beautiful dream,” a North Korean ambassador to the United Nations claimed Tuesday, refuting the recent testimony…


The KyunghyangShinmoon(

Who Owns the Copyright to the Records of AlphaGo's Game, If There Is Such a Thing?

Can the copyright of the odd moves that artificial intelligence AlphaGo displayed in the matches against Lee Se-dol (9 dan, 34), the order and form of the moves···

[Editorial] Saenuri Party Candidate Nominations: Pro-Parks Survive, While Non-Parks Are Ousted

Non-Park lawmakers of the Saenuri Party have failed, in large numbers, to be nominated as candidates for the upcoming general elections. According to the result···

Bad Blood Between Chang Chun-ha and Park Chung-hee Flows to the Next Generation

The Korean-American pastor, which the National Election Commission reported to the Prosecutors' Office because of a newspaper ad seeking "judgment on Park Geu···

Kim Jong-in Gets Rid of Pro-Roh Dominance and Replaces the Mainstream: Signs of Factional Conflict

Kim Jong-in (76), head of the Minjoo Party of Korea's emergency committee concluded his efforts to replace the current lawmakers by reorganizing the pro-Roh fa···

Government Initiated Campaign Seeking 10 Million Supporters for the Enactment of Economic Bills Ends Up Stranded

The campaign seeking 10 million signatures for the enactment of bills to help people's economic activities initiated by 38 economic groups including the Korea ···


The Korea Economic Daily (

Samsung Electronics' 1Q Operating Profit Estimated at 5.5 Tril. Won

eBest Securities said on March 16 that the first-quarter operating profit of Samsung Electronics will surpass the market consensus figure of 5.5 trillion won and maintained the stock's target price at 1.7 million won with its investment opinion on the stock kept at "buy."EohKyu-jin, analyst with eB...

February Youth Jobless Rate Hits Record High of 12.5%

The youth jobless rate has moved up to a record level above the 12-percent mark. This is largely because of the worsening economic conditions both in the external and domestic front that create increasingly fewer jobs. According to a report "February 2016 Employment Trend" published by the National...

"Iran a Market Worth Moving into"...Korean Ambassador to Iran

"In a situation where the global economic recession is still ongoing and all other markets are fully saturated, where else can Korean companies go to sell their goods but Iran?" Kim Seung-ho, Korean Ambassador to Iran, held a press conference on March 16 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in...

Chinese Firms to Invest 154 Bil. Won to Create LED Industrial Cluster in Iksan

A large-scale project to build an LED (light-emitting diode) industrial zone will be under way in Iksan, a small city near Gunsan in North Jeolla Province. According to the Iksan city government and industry sources on March 17, Konka Green Lighting, Shanghai-based LED maker, and CCIEC (China Commer...


AJU Business Daily(

North Korea sentences U.S. student to 15 years of hard labor

In a move seen to further escalate tension with the United States, North Korea's supreme court has sentenced a detained American student to 15 years’ hard labor after f…

Anxiety grows among residents on front-line island

The wall of a public playground on South Korea’s front-line island of Yeonpyeong shows a hole created by the shelling of North Korea’s artillery in 2010. [photo by Terra production] YEONPYEO…

North Korea pledges more nuclear and missile tests

[Courtesy of Terra Production] North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has issued an explicit order for the launch of more rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads, state media said Tuesday, defy…

South Korea vows to lead international sanctions against North

[Courtesy of Terra Production] South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se called Monday for a diplomatic push to force North Korea into negotiations on



Conclusion of Matches between Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo

First historical match between Lee Se-dol, who is a 9-dan rank player in Go, and AlphaGo took place on the 9th of March. What part of this historical match attra...

ABOV Semiconductor Becomes the Sole Supplier of Chips for Touch Keys...

A South Korean fabless semiconductor manufacturing business had beat out an American competitor and has become the sole supplier of MCU (Micro-Controller Unit) Chips for...

Artificial Intelligence Solution Businesses to Be More Active in Ar...

Go match between AlphaGo and Lee Se-dol was a good opportunity

AlphaGo Syndrome to Wake Up South Korean Artificial Intelligence

AlphaGo Syndrome is waking up South Korean artificial intelligence (AI). South Korean Government is going to break free from insecurity that it had pretty much given up its competitive edge in a batt


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

CJ Group promises $500mn investment in Vietnam

CJ Group has laid out a plan to invest $500 million in Vietnam this year. Chang Bok-sang, President of CJ Group in Vietnam, told local reporters last Thursday that the Seoul-based conglomerate will invest $500 million in the country this year, ThanhNien News reported. It is the single largest investment plan committed by a Korean company.

Hyundai Elevator’s 2nd-largest shareholder Schindler Holding opposes Hyundai

Schindler Holding AG, the second largest shareholder of Hyundai Elevator Co., said it is against the South Korean company...

KOGAS likely to lay down natural gas pipeline for Iran

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) may play a leading role in the construction of a proposed deep-sea gas pipeline that links Iran...

Doosan Bobcat may join Kospi by August

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a mother company of U.S. small construction machinery maker Bobcat Co., is expected to undergo a simplified...

Eugene Group declares acquisition bid over smaller rival Tongyang

South Korea’s largest ready-mixed concrete company Eugene Group officially declared its acquisition bid for publicly trading...


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