Headlines, May 28, 2020
Headlines, May 28, 2020
  • Lee Kyung-sik
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Thursday May 28, 2020


COVID'19 Updated
COVID'19 Updated

Round-up of important news from major Korean dailies and from international media today


The Korea Post (http://www.koreapost.com/)
Pyunkang Hospital Hosts briefing on how to avoid COVID-19Dr.

Suh Hyo-suk of the Pyunkang Korean Medicine Hospital in Seoul is inviting ambassadors and madams to a briefing on how to ‘beat’ the fast-spreading COVID-19.

He is sure that the highly contagious disease can be brought under control through the use of traditional Korean medicine.


Aeroflot marks 30 years of operation between Korea and Russia
Aeroflot celebrates the 30 years of operation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea,” said General Manager Alexander Sychugov of the Aeroflot Russian Airlines in Korea. Then he said that his company has one of the youngest fleets of any global carrier in the world operating more than 100 aircraft with an average aircraft age of 5 years.”


Special notice: The Korea Post is organizing a tour for the Ambassadors and Madams to the Pyeongkang Oriental Medicine Hospital on Tuesday June 9, 2010. Ambassadors and Madams are cordially invited to the Tour where an Oriental medicine pack against COVID-19 is presented to each Excellency. In the event of absence of Invitation, please advise the Editor at The Korea Post at 010-5201-1740.


KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

Number of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Bucheon Logistics Center Nears 70

A logistics center operated by e-commerce platform giant Coupang has emerged as a new hotbed for the spread of the novel coronavirus, with the number of cases linked to the facility nearing 70.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said as of 9:00 a.m., 36 people in connection to the Bucheon distribution center have tested positive for the virus and that the number is expected to increase.


US Flies B-1B Bombers Near S. Korea

The United States has reportedly flown two B-1B Lancer strategic bombers near the Korean Peninsula.

According to private aviation tracker Aircraft Spots on Wednesday, the pair of bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, transited the East China Sea and then flew over the Korea Strait and East Sea between South Korea and Japan.


Moon to Meet Rival Party Leaders Thursday to Discuss Pandemic

President Moon Jae-in and leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties will sit down on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and state affairs.

Moon is scheduled to hold a luncheon meeting with Floor Leader Kim Tae-nyeon of the ruling Democratic Party, and his United Future Party counterpart, Joo Ho-young, at the presidential office.

The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

S. Korea’s first suspected MIS-C cases coronavirus-negative: KCDC

South Korean health officials are straining to contain a new flare-up of infections traced back to nightclub revelers in Itaewon, central Seoul, earlier this month. Of the 40 new patients confirmed positive Wednesday, 37 were linked to the nightclub cluster, while the other three were travelers from overseas.


Mirae Asset fined for illegal internal trading, but avoids prosecutorial probe

South Korean financial giant Mirae Asset Group is likely to resume its drive to launch a mega-sized investment bank as authorities on Wednesday decided not to request a prosecutorial probe for conducting illegal intra-unit trading and instead chose to slap a light penalty.


Chinese solar firms suck air from Korean industry

Although South Korea’s No. 1 solar module maker Hanwha Q Cells’ power business posted a record operating profit of 100 billion won ($81.4 million) in the first quarter, it faces challenges not only from the demand crunch due to the COVID-19 outbreak but also its weak price competitiveness against Chinese rivals.


The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)            
Coupang warehouse turns into coronavirus hotbed
A logistics center operated by e-commerce platform giant Coupang has emerged as a new hotbed for the spread of COVID-19, with the number of cases linked to the facility nearing 40, according to the health authorities, Wednesday.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) is carrying out an epidemiological investigation based on the presumption that the logistics center in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, has not abided by basic social distancing rules aimed at containing the spread of the contagious disease.


Chanel and Louis Vuitton's 'tyranny' never ends
What does Chanel and Louis Vuitton have to do to keep its customers loyal here? Raise prices frequently, never notify them about it and make them wait to buy leftovers. If the two fulfill corporate social responsibility (CSR), their customers will not be happy.

The luxury brands' "tyranny" in the local market is not a new trend and it has been making headlines in newspapers occasionally.


Korea Times Forum to offer strategies for post-pandemic era

The Korea Times will host the 2020 Korea Times Forum "A Path to the Next Normal after COVID-19 ― The Future of Asia" at the Seoul Plaza Hotel, Thursday.
In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the international community has encountered a new business paradigm, "the next normal."
As the pandemic crisis is reshaping the world from every aspect ― politics, the economy, business and the environment, policymakers and business leaders worldwide are rushing to come up with strategies for the post-pandemic world.

Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)
Gov't to Revise Law to Simplify Cross-Border Exchanges
The government wants to drastically simplify procedures for meetings between North and South Koreans so that it is no longer technically a crime to meet in a third country without permission.
It will also allow South Koreans to keep in touch with relatives in the North without having to report to authorities.
Currently it is mandatory to report any meetings, accidental or not, with North Koreans to the authorities. Under the new policy, the government can also not say no if anyone wants to engage in "cross-border exchange and cooperation."


Self-Quarantine Violator Jailed
A man in his 20s who violated self-quarantine regulations and left his home twice has been jailed for four months in the first punitive ruling under new stringent laws to control infectious diseases.
A district court in Uijeongbu north of Seoul sentenced the 27-year-old man to four months behind bars on charges of violating laws against spreading infectious diseases. The man left his home, was caught and put in a temporary shelter, only to escape again.


Credit Card Spending Shrinks
Koreans' credit card spending overseas declined just over 20 percent in the first quarter as the coronavirus epidemic both slashed travel and boosted online shopping. Domestic card spending also dropped for the second consecutive month.
According to data from the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, card spending amounted to W3.6 billion in the first three months of this year, down 23 percent on-year.
That was still the biggest decline since the global financial crisis, when spending plunged 31.5 percent, but not nearly as dramatic as it could have been given that few Koreans went anywhere.


The Dong-A Ilbo (http://english.donga.com/)

Trump mulls strong action against China over Hong Kong

With China set to vote on its new Hong Kong security law at the end of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that he will take powerful measures in response this week, turning a war of words between the U.S. and China into a real action.


N. Korea’s nuclear weapons are immediately launchable, experts say

It was confirmed that North Korea had described plans to “put strategic armed forces on a high alert operation” unveiling the outcome of its fourth expanded meeting of the Workers’ Party’s 7th Central Military Commission in an English version. This clarifies the country’s intention to stress its preparedness to launch nuclear missiles, increasing the level of warning to the U.S.


LG Chem to supply batteries worth multi-trillion won to Hyundai Kia

LG Chem will supply batteries worth multi-trillion won to the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group. The South Korean battery manufacturer has been selected as the second supplier for the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an electric vehicle-dedicated platform, to be mass-produced from 2021, the automotive industry reported on Wednesday.


Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

Battle over control of Hanjin KAL resumes after eased liquidity woes

A proxy battle over the management control of Hanjin KAL Corp., the parent company of Korean Air Lines Co., has immediately resumed after South Korea’s No. 1 full-service carrier has successfully secured funds to temporarily ease liquidity woes.


COVID-19 outbreaks in fulfillment centers raise alert about deliveries in Korea

Ecommerce operators fear setback to their business boon amid lingering COVID-19 risks as fulfillment centers emerged as potential new virus hotbed in South Korea.

According to regular briefing by Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters on Wednesday, 36 people so far have been infected with coronavirus linked to the logistics center run by the country’s ecommerce leader Coupang in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province.


S. Korea sees the onset of quarterly population thinning

outh Korea reported official net population decline in the first quarter as deaths outnumbered births, data showed.

According to Statistics Korea on Wednesday, the number of babies born in the first three months of this year was 74,050, down 11 percent or 9,178 from a year ago, the lowest quarterly level since the statistics agency started compiling data in 1981.

What’s ticking around the world at this second?
See what the world media around the world have to report:
USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com
The New York Times www.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com
Wall Street Journal www.wsj.com support@wsj.com,  service@wsj-asia.com
Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com
The Times www.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk
The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk
Chinese People's Daily www.people.com.cn kf@people.cn
China Daily www.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn
GwangmyeongDaily www.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn
Japan's Yomiuri www.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com
Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com
Mainichi www.mainichi.jp
Le Monde www.ilemonde.com
Italy LaRepubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com
Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitung www.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de
SüddeutscheZeitung www.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de
www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au
Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au
Colombia Reports http://www.colombiareports.com
BogotaFree Planet http://www.bogotafreeplanet.com,bfp@bogotafreeplanet.com
El Universal https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english  
Andes https://www.redaktionstest.net/andes-info-ec/
Ecuador Times https://www.ecuadortimes.net/  
The Jordan Times https://www.jordantimes.com/
LSM.lv https://www.lsm.lv//  
The Baltic Times http://www.baltictimes.com lithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com
El Pais https://english.elpais.com/
Philippine Daily Inquirer https://www.inquirer.net/
Daily News Hungary https://dailynewshungary.com/
Budapest Times https://www.budapesttimes.hu/


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