The Korea Times

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The Korea Times
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Hankook Ilbo
Founded November 1, 1950
Website www.koreatimes.co.kr
The Korea Times
Hangul 코리아타임스
Revised Romanization Koria Taimseu
McCune–Reischauer K'oria T'aimsŭ

The Korea Times is the oldest of three English-language newspapers published daily in South Korea. It is a sister paper of the Hankook Ilbo, a major Korean language daily.

Since its inception on November 1, 1950, The Korea Times has served as a window to South Korea for English-speaking visitors and diplomats. Its coverage includes politics, business, metropolitan news, culture, sports and opinion.

In May 2006, The Korea Times switched from the McCune–Reischauer system to the officially recognized Revised Romanization system for writing Korean text. The switch aims to help readers avoid confusion arising from the differences between the two systems.

On April 3, 2015, The Korea Times celebrated the publication of its 20,000th edition, a feat no other English daily in Korea has accomplished. On that occasion, the paper committed itself to contributing toward national unification and reporting nothing but the truth.

The Korea Times is also making its all-out effort to meet readers’ diverse needs and expectations. For one thing, famed writers such as Joseph Nye, Joschka Fischer and Kenneth Rogoff continue to enrich readers’ minds with their sharp and intriguing commentaries.

More recently, the paper began carrying quality content from leading news organizations such as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and San Jose Mercury under a contract with Tribune News Service.

Lee Chang-sup is the president and publisher of The Korea Times.

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