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Quotations of the day

Posted October. 31, 2000 18:53,   


If enterprises are to survive in the global market, they must be equipped with three major elements -- transparency, responsibility and a law-abiding spirit. (Lee Sang-Moon, chair professor of Nebraska University in the United States, in a press interview Tuesday. Lee came to Seoul to attend the World Small and Medium Business Conference.)

I feel sorry to see the reality that the government was unable to exercise even basic diplomatic rights. (Chung Min-Young, donga.com netizen, referring to reports that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama would not be allowed to visit Seoul due to diplomatic friction with Beijing.)

The fact that numerous applicants have rushed to the opposition party, which cannot afford to pay high salaries, attests that they are hinging their expectations on the opposition party. (Rep. Kim Ki-Bae, secretary general of the Grand National Party, Tuesday, disclosing that the number of applicants for party employment recorded a ratio of 40 to one.)

Our economy is similar to a malignant tumor from which blood leaks out here and there, no matter how much blood is transfused. Therefore, the affected part must be cut off to prevent the decay of the remainder. (Rep. Lee Hae-Chan, chief policy maker of the ruling Millennium Democratic Party, Tuesday, indicating that the government's corporate restructuring drive will be continuously strengthened.)

The rule that large groups of stones are seldom captured was already broken with the collapse of the Daewoo Group. (Related Chong Wa Dae officials Tuesday, noting that corporate structural reform will be implemented in accordance with market principles.)