[Editorial] Embarrassing lesson
The Health Ministry's rejection of a Chinese firm's plan to build a for-profit foreign hospital on Jejudo Island is a lesson that should not be lost on the government as it pursues a policy of broad deregulation. In an embarrassing fiasco, the ministry dismissed a proposal by China Stem Cell to build a 50 billion won hospital on Jejudo Island, a month after the Health Ministry said it would issue its decision on the Shaner Hospital & Health Care Center in September.
Lawmakers' arrests spark political bick...
The New Politics Alliance for Democracy on Friday called on senior prosecutors to apologize for having sought to suppress the main opposition party through their "irregular investigation" into some lawmakers.
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South Korea's Exports to China: Game Over?
In an unusually candid trade report early this month, the trade ministry said it was "concerned" about a sustained fall in exports to China, Seoul's biggest trade partner.
Heavy rain from Typhoon Nakri soaks southern S. Korea
A typhoon accompanied by heavy downpours and strong winds pounded South Korea's southern regions on Saturday, grounding flights and briefly leaving more than 1,000 households without electricity, weather officials said.
Jeju Island is a live volcano
Thse are pictures of the sedimentary layer containing charcoal found on a stony mountain developing site in Sangchang-ri, and the carbonized wood sample used for the radiocarbon dating.