페이지 정보작성자 오른하늘 작성일20-06-04 13:11 조회79회 댓글0건
최근에 Asia Business Law Journal의 Managing Editor Mithun Varkey가 오른하늘의 이용철 외국변호사와 이번 코로나 사태에 관하여 인터뷰한 내용이 Asia Business Law Journal 홈페이지의 "Counterpunch" 제목 하에 게재되었습니다.
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Steven Li, senior foreign counsel with boutique firm Orne Haneul, agrees with Kim that the “South Korea government has been doing quite well on dealing with COVID-19, and many of the measures have brought positive effects to the economy, for now”.
“The government has revised some of the regulations regarding infectious diseases and quarantine in the hope of controlling the pandemic more effectively,” says Li. “Some of the stimulus measures South Korea has taken for the economy so far include: Lowering the interest rate; providing financial support to small and mid-sized business entities; and giving out emergency funds to almost every single citizen.”
In South Korea, Li, of Orne Haneul, points out: “According to the data published by the Statistics Office, the unemployment rate in South Korea has only increased by less than 1% during the first four months of 2020, but I think the rate will increase during the next couple of months.
“The government should be cautious about it, and take preventive measures to ensure the stability of the employment market, which of course is closely related to the national economy,” says Li. “However, the impact of the pandemic to the economy is inevitable, both domestically and globally.”
"A major challenge South Korea is facing currently is the second outbreak of COVID-19, some people get infected every day, meaning that there still exists the potential risk of an outbreak, because COVID-19 could easily spread across the country very quickly, starting from a single infected person,” says Li.
“The government will still need to fight against COVID-19, at least for the rest of this year, on one hand, and on the other hand, it may need to deal with the side effects brought due to the unprecedented measures taken for the economy in the long run,” he adds.