SEOUL -- The following stories are the daily summary of news in South Korea on Aug 8, 2022.
President Yoon's approval rating drops below 30 percent
Just three months after taking office, President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating dropped below 30 percent due to a strong backlash to a proposed education policy and leadership uncertainty within the ruling party. Through a survey of 2,528 people conducted by pollster Realmeter from August 1 to august 5, 29.3 percent said the president was doing well. This is a decrease of 3.8 percentage points from the previous week.
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South Korean golfer Kim Joo-hyung wins Wyndham Championship
On August 6 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, Kim Joo-hyung fired an impressive final round of nine under par to win the Wyndham Championship by five strokes over his countryman Im Sung-jae and Korean-American John Huh. Kim earned a $1,314,000 winner's prize for finishing at 20 under par.
Education minister Park Soon-ae scheduled to resign due to criticism of lowering elementary school entry age
Education minister Park Soon-ae is scheduled to retire on August 8 following criticism that she handled important policy ideas such as decreasing the elementary school entrance age poorly. After numerous teachers and parents vehemently objected to raising the school entry age by one year to five, Park has been under pressure to resign. Just a few days after announcing its intention to dismantle foreign language high schools, her ministry withdrew it.
Girl band BLACKPINK to release new song 'Pink Venom'
K-pop girl band BLACKPINK will release "Pink Venom," a song from its upcoming second studio album, through YouTube and music streaming platforms on August 19.
[Courtesy of YG Entertainment]
Hyundai auto group's cumulative sales of eco-friendly cars surpasses 1 mln in July
[Courtesy of Hyundai Motor]
About 13 years after entering the green-car market, South Korea's Hyundai auto group saw cumulative sales of green vehicles reach 1 million in July. The conglomerate reported that its two affiliates, Hyundai Motor and Kia, sold a combined 29,484 eco-friendly cars in July alone, bringing their total sales to 1.024 million.
[This article was contributed by Aju Business Daily reporter Joseph Kwak]
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