[Korea Now Today's Headline] 09/14/TUE
1. South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator 노규덕 met his U.S. and Japanese counterparts this morning in Tokyo. According to Kyodo news, top diplomats discussed ways to manage the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's recent test-firing of long-range cruise missiles.
2. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to arrive South Korea on Tuesday for talks with Foreign Minister 정의용. They are expected to discuss the North's missile launches and efforts to bring Pyongyang back to dialogue.
3. President 문재인 will depart for New York this Sunday to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. 문 will be participating in the UN General Assembly session for the fifth consecutive year.
4. President 문재인 said Tuesday, South Korea will be able to achieve the goal of offering at least the first COVID-19 vaccine shot to 36 million people ahead of the 추석 holiday next week. Meanwhile, the government will also conduct flu vaccinations for high-risk groups, such as children and pregnant women, from today to block the winter influenza epidemic.
5. The Korea Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that the amendment bill to the Telecommunications Business Act, also known as the “Anti-Google Law” was approved and implemented, which prohibits app market operators from coercing their own payment systems on content providers.
6. According to the New York Times on Monday local time, top scientists across the world including experts at the FDA and the World Health Organization pushed back against the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
7. According to Reuters, at the high-level ministerial meeting in Geneva on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, hosted by the United Nations, the international community including the U.S. and Germany announced that they would provide more than a billion US dollars in aid.