Korea 24 - 2021.10.11

 
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Korea24 – 2021.10.11. (Monday)
News Briefing: Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung was elected as the ruling Democratic Party’s (DP) candidate for next year's presidential election, set to be held on March 9. Lee secured the presidential ticket on Sunday after winning 50.29 percent of votes from regional primaries held from September 4 until Sunday and three rounds of votes among members of the public. (Antony Casey)
In-Depth News Analysis: Last week the White House revealed that US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are planning to hold a virtual bilateral meeting before the end of the year. Relations between Washington and Beijing have been locked in a stalemate in recent years, but they have exacerbated recently by Beijing’s aggressive posture toward Taiwan. To discuss what may be on the agenda for the talks, Mason Richey, Associate Professor of international politics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies joins us on the line.
Korea Trending with Walter Lee:
1. A group of 19 year-olds have been caught in an attempt to lure and murder a 19 year-old woman to claim her insurance money. (보험금 노리고 여친 살해하려한 10대 보험설계사 "차 할부금 갚으려고")
2. Scientists from Seoul National University have found that coffee may significantly lower the risk of death, after conducting a 12-and-half-year-long study in 4 East-Asian countries. (“커피, 사망 위험 24~28% 낮춰”…아시아인 대규모 첫 추적 연구)
3. The previously unknown husband of the disgraced volleyball star Lee Da-young (이다영) has come forward, claiming he was verbally and physically abused. (이다영, 2018년 결혼…남편 “상습 폭언당해 정신과 치료”)
Monday Sports Round-up: Sunday marked a big day in Korean golf! Ko Jin-young and Im Sung-jae both notched victories on the LPGA and PGA tours. Sports journalist Yoo Jee-ho from the Yonhap News Agency joins us on the line to tell us more, as well as preview the Korea vs. Iran football World Cup Qualifier and Cho Ji-man’s start for the Tampa Bay Rays in the postseason.
Morning Edition Preview with Mark Wilson-Choi:
- Lee Hae-rin for the Korea Times writes about a health center requiring pregnant women to vow to breastfeed their babies to receive welfare benefits.
- Song Seung-hyun for the Korea Herald previews the 16th London Korean Film Festival being held between November 4 and 19.

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