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My thoughts on 'Thoughts of the Times'

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By Sho Chang-young

Nov. 1 marks the 71st anniversary of The Korea Times, Korea's longest-running English-language newspaper. As a longtime reader and novice contributor, I would like to congratulate its staff and thank them for their continued efforts in producing a recognized global information medium. In this regard, I want to share my thoughts on The Korea Times. In particular, I will focus on the column, "Thoughts of the Times", a representative part of its opinion section.

I began subscribing to The Korea Times when I was in high school. Although I didn't fully understand everything that was written in it, it was great fun just flipping through the pages of the paper, which was delivered at dawn, and which still smelled of print-ink. The experience has been the implicit driving force for learning English throughout my life.

After a long and intermittent hiatus that lasted decades, I started reading The Korea Times again in earnest about two........

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