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[Editorial] Dealing with nuclear waste
The Korea Herald, 19 December 2014
The much awaited nuclear waste facility in Gyeongju will begin operations next year following final approval by the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission last week.

[Editorial] Employment war arising
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
Employment rates have a critical impact on economic conditions and the growth of each nation and therefore determine social stability in the present and the future.

Moving backward
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
I had lunch with Srirak Plipat, Asia-Pacific director of Transparency International (TI), in Seoul on Nov. 21. He came to Korea as part of an Asian visit before the anticorruption watchdog released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Dec. 3.

The North Korea model for consumer complaints
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Don't like something? Just threaten retribution until it goes away. After all, it worked for some North Korean cyber-terrorists who didn't want Hollywood comedy The Interview to be released, writes Ben Pobjie.

[Editorial] More immigrants
The Korea Herald, 18 December 2014
Controversy recently erupted over a bill aimed at guaranteeing undocumented immigrant children the right to receive education and medical treatment. Some Koreans raised objections to using taxpayers’ money to care for the children of those who are...

[Editorial] Kim Jong-unís choice
The Korea Herald, 18 December 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be seen as having been successful in consolidating his control over the isolated regime since he took power in December 2011 following the sudden death of his father Kim Jong-il.

U.S. slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan
Reuters, 17 December 2014
The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision that may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

The Guardian view on Shinzo Abeís re-election: it paid off, but it was no ringing endorsement
The Guardian, 16 December 2014
The results of the Japanese general election are, in one word, strange. The coalition led by the incumbent prime minister, Shinzo Abe, won a commanding two-thirds of the seats, and secured its hold on government for the next four years. But it did so...

[Editorial] Renewed mandate for Abe
The Korea Times, 16 December 2014
As expected, the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a landslide victory in Japan's parliamentary elections Sunday. Having maintained its two-thirds majority of the 475-seat lower house, Abe and the LDP will be able to push almost...

[Editorial] First three years of Kim III
The Korea Times, 15 December 2014
On Dec. 17, 2011, Kim Jong-un took power as North Korea's leader. It was the first third-generational succession of supreme power in communism's 100-year history. 

[Editorial] Gloomy growth outlook
Korean Herald, 15 December 2014
Local economic research institutes have recently suggested gloomier outlooks for next year’s growth of Korea’s economy than the target set by the government.

[Editorial] Hand in hand with ASEAN
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
In recent decades, South Korea has relied on the United States, Japan and China for its economic growth.

[Editorial] Inequality and growth
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
Arguments that income inequality has an impact on economic growth have been accepted only vaguely because of a lack of rich empirical studies. But the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently concluded through research that...

[Editorial] Chinaís impact
The Korea Herald, 12 December 2014
In a statement issued after its meeting last week, the powerful politburo of China’s ruling Communist Party said the government would keep the economy operating “within a reasonable range” next year. This position set the tone for economic...

[Editorial] Another quarter-century
The Korea Herald, 12 December 2014
The Korea-ASEAN Commemorative Summit opens in Busan on Thursday, bringing together leaders of 10 Southeast Asian countries and about 3,000 officials, businesspeople and other delegates. 

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