• Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms
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    Queen approves UK PM’s request to suspend parliament as ‘no deal’ Brexit looms

    now brexit is back in the headlines in a big way British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the suspension of UK Parliament and it’s going to run all the way through to October 14th and that’s just over two weeks before Britain is set to leave the European Union and sharply raises the possibility of a No Deal brexit for more news and other news from around the world let’s turn to our kim dummy so Tommy tell us more right mark Johnson said Wednesday he would schedule the Queen’s a speech for October 14 to launch new legislation during a televised interview he insisted the decision was made…

  • China’s constitutional change may allow Xi Jinping to rule China almost indefinitely
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    China’s constitutional change may allow Xi Jinping to rule China almost indefinitely

    And to tell us more about this, Professor Choo Jae-woo from Kyung Hee University joins us in the studio today. Good to be here. 1- So currently, China’s constitution says the president and vice-president (QUOTE) “shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.” 2- Then why is China trying to remove the constitutional restriction on the maximum number of terms the president and vice-president can serve? 3- Analysts have been saying that removing the two-term limit gives the strongest indication yet… that Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay in power almost indefinitely. 4- At last year’s Communist Party Congress, Xi cemented his status as the most powerful Chinese leader since…

  • Seoul and Washington jointly announce agreement on amendment to KORUS FTA
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    Seoul and Washington jointly announce agreement on amendment to KORUS FTA

    After three months of talks,… Seoul and Washington made significant progress…. in amending their FTA. Both sides expressed satisfaction with the concessions they squeezed out of each other thus far. Kim Hyesung outlines some of the key changes. In a joint statement, Seoul’s trade minister Kim Hyun-chong and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the two countries were pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement in principle on the amendment of their bilateral trade deal. The statement released Wednesday night local time said the agreement addresses issues on investment, tariffs, automobiles, customs and trade remedies. Seoul has agreed to lift some its safety and environmental regulations, and will…

  • N. Korea modifies constitution to further strengthen Kim Jong-un’s power
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    N. Korea modifies constitution to further strengthen Kim Jong-un’s power

    North Korea’s rubber-stamp Parliament the Supreme People’s Assembly held its second meeting of the year on Thursday it’s very rare I tell you the North announced that the assembly is changing the Constitution to further strengthen Kim Jong as legal power there was however no message on the regime stalled denuclearization talks with the United States are Oh jung-hee has the details North Korean leader Kim jong-un is further cementing his already hefty grip on power on Thursday Pyongyang Steve run Korean Central Television revealed the results of the North’s rubber stamp Parliament meeting held earlier in the day it said the Supreme People’s Assembly modified parts of Constitution to…

  • National Assembly seeking to vote on constitutional revision proposal next May
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    National Assembly seeking to vote on constitutional revision proposal next May

    The National Assembly plans to draw up a proposal to revise the constitution by February. The goal is to have the bill prepared for submission to parliament by next March and ready for a full floor vote in May. The amendment will focus on limiting presidential authority. Part of efforts to ensure executive power is shared with the prime minister…. and to root out corruption. A dedicated bipartisan committee is expected to speed up discussions in November,… after the National Assembly is done with its audit of government bodies this month. There are plans to hold public debates on contentious issues,… and take into account the voices of constitutional and…

  • Experts call for citizen participation in Constitutional amendment
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    Experts call for citizen participation in Constitutional amendment

    Let’s delve deeper into the issue of amending the country’s Constitution. With rival parties still locking horns over when to hold the vote,… and how to change the power structure — it’s unclear whether a compromise can be reached in time. For the last of our 3 part series….Kim Min-ji turned to some experts for their take on how the process should be carried out. With the clock ticking and rival parties still far apart, it’s unclear whether they’ll come through with a deal. Although the major agenda has been changing the way power is constitutionally apportioned — some experts say a good start would be a partial revision,… especially…

  • Korea’s Constitution Day; history of constitution and …
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    Korea’s Constitution Day; history of constitution and …

    Constitutional revision. An unsolved task for more than a decade… with some administrations of the past, promising to deliver… but failing in the end. This time it may be different, with clear set goals and a timeline. But not all support the change. For our news features tonight, Oh Jung-hee sheds light on the history of the constitution and the ongoing revision discussions. First enacted in 1948,… Korea’s constitution has been revised nine times over the past seven decades. Some revisions were made by political leaders wanting to extend their tenure,… others from the public’s resistance movements. In 1972, Korea’s former president Park Chung-hee changed the constitution to allow indirect…

  • South Korean president vows constitutional revision for federal government system
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    South Korean president vows constitutional revision for federal government system

    President Moon Jae-in has reaffirmed his campaign pledge of power decentralization. During a visit to Yeoso, about 450 kilometers south of Seoul, the president vowed to push for a constitutional revision to empower regional governments. Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung has more. Distributing more power away from the central government to the local level… was one of the new South Korean president’s campaign pledges… and he doubled down on that vow Thursday at a ceremony marking the day dedicated to the nation’s efforts to strengthen local autonomy. In order to do so, the South Korean leader laid out three proposals. First, he said… the new government will push…

  • President Park announces to begin process of constitutional amendment for presidential term
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    President Park announces to begin process of constitutional amendment for presidential term

    We begin with President Park Geun-hye’s policy address to the National Assembly. In her annual speech to parliament,… President Park announced that the government will begin the process revising the Constitution to change Korea’s one-term presidency. The issue has long been a hot topic of debate, but with the president officially announcing the beginning of the process,… it may now become a reality. We go to our presidential office correspondent Song Ji-sun at Cheong Wa Dae for the details. Ji-sun, could you give us a summary of the president’s remarks? Mark. President Park has vowed to put the revision into effect before her single five-year term ends, citing the outstanding…

  • Constitutional Court president’s term ends, leaving eight justices
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    Constitutional Court president’s term ends, leaving eight justices

    Park Han-chul…, the president of Korea’s Constitutional Court steps down after completing his six-year term. Kim Jung-soo explains what this could mean for the ongoing impeachment trial. On the last day of his six-year term on the Constitutional Court, outgoing court president Park Han-chul urged the remaining eight justices to concentrate their efforts and come up with a swift decision on the legality of the motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye, which was passed by the National Assembly on December 9th. “The world is changing rapidly, but the country’s president has had her duties suspended for more than two months. The remaining justices must resolve this situation as soon as…