Korea 24 - 2021.09.09

 
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Korea24 – 2021.09.09. (Thursday)
News Briefing: North Korea staged a nighttime military parade on Thursday to mark the 73rd anniversary of the regime’s founding, but there was no speech from Kim Jong-un, and no new strategic weapons unveiled. (Koo Hee-jin)
In-Depth News Analysis (Korean Politics Digest): Affiliate Professor Kim Byung-joo from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies joins us to look at the latest developments from the two main political camps in their race to pick their presidential candidates for next year’s elections, including Lee Jae-myung’s landslide wins in the first two primaries for the ruling Democratic Party, and former presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo’s surge in the polls to second place among candidates for main opposition People Power Party.
Korea Trending with Jung Ye-won: North Korea has been suspended from participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to their absence in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (IOC "북한 올림픽위원회, 도쿄올림픽 불참으로 자격 정지"). Meanwhile, there has been public outcry after a hotteok store owner suffered severe burns due to the actions of a disgruntled customer (호떡집 ‘3000원 갑질男’…안잘라 준다 끓는 기름에 던져 주인 화상). And the military has explained its plans to hand over the task of arresting AWOL soldiers to officers instead of soldiers starting next year (탈영병 잡는 ‘D.P.’ 병사보직 내년 사라진다…軍 “드라마와 무관”).
Explore Korea with Ahn Jae-woo: Culture and arts contributor Ahn Jae-woo returns to the show to introduce two exhibitions taking place in the Seochon 서촌 district. The first is titled “Winter, Summer” on view at Art Space 3, featuring works by a pair of artists, You Hyeonkyeong and Lee Jin-han. The other is called “Highlife” on view at The Reference Seoul featuring photography works by Che Onejoon.
Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi: Mark previews Lee Hae-rin’s piece for the Korea Times, how consumers are seeking gift sets with less plastic packaging to cut back on waste. We also cover Shin Ji-hye’s piece for the Korea Herald on Representative Lee Sang-hun of the ruling Democratic Party criticizing South Korea’s regulations on foreign performers.

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