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Civic Action Coalition Calls for Higher Tax Rates for Property Owners

Civic Action Coalition Calls for Higher Tax Rates for Property Owners

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) —Various civic groups that claim the problem of land speculation in Korea cannot be overcome without increasing property holding tax have come together to launch a civic action coalition calling for stronger measures. Civic groups such as Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice and Mibyun’s Committee on People’s Livelihood & Economy [...]

Seniors, Low-Income Earners, and Less Educated Individuals Unable to Claim Rights as Consumers

Seniors, Low-Income Earners, and Less Educated Individuals Unable to Claim Rights as Consumers

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans who were older, lower income earners, and with low levels of education were found to have less capacity to understand and utilize consumer information or claim their rights as consumers, according to a survey titled “2018 Consumer Empowerment Index of Korea” conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency [...]

Marriage Visa Rule Change Encourages Korean Spouses to Learn Foreign Language

Marriage Visa Rule Change Encourages Korean Spouses to Learn Foreign Language

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent legislative change will make it easier for an immigrant spouse to acquire a South Korean visa if his or her Korean partner is willing to learn the spouse’s mother tongue. The Ministry of Justice announced Monday that the Korean language qualification required for a marriage visa will [...]

Single Moms Ask Government for Help with Deadbeat Ex-Husbands

Single Moms Ask Government for Help with Deadbeat Ex-Husbands

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) –Single mothers struggling without financial support from their former spouses have called on the South Korean government to help pay for childcare. Members of Childcare Expense Solution (CES) held a press conference on Monday in front of the National Assembly urging government action as they emphasized substitute payment for childcare [...]

‘Fast Lanes’ for Online Traffic: Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Companies On Watch

‘Fast Lanes’ for Online Traffic: Debate Over Net Neutrality Has Companies On Watch

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) –Internet businesses in South Korea are keeping a close watch as the debate over net neutrality is picking up speed. While attention is being drawn to the possibility of creating online ‘fast tracks’ that allow sponsored content to enjoy faster speeds, there is also expected to be heavy [...]

Public Installations Targets for Burglars as Economy Shrinks

Public Installations Targets for Burglars as Economy Shrinks

CHEONGJU, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – With the South Korean economy mired in a period of slow growth, public installations are increasingly becoming the target of petty crime as burglars struggle to sustain their livelihood. Last Tuesday, thieves made off with two name plates that were installed on a bridge in Okcheon, Chungbuk [...]

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

President Moon Presents “Longevity Sticks” to Centenarians

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Celebrating the 22nd Senior’s Day last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare held a commemoration ceremony inviting seniors who turned 100 this year. The ministry presented Cheongryojang, a walking stick that symbolizes longevity, to the seniors. Cheongryojang are made of myeongaju, a type of grass that [...]

‘Skills Academy’ Graduates to Lead Public Projects in Seoul

‘Skills Academy’ Graduates to Lead Public Projects in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) –The Seoul Metropolitan Government is planning to build skills academy to educate individuals specializing in social-economic development as part of the process of rebuilding the street economy by delegating skills academy graduates with public tasks for urban restoration and housing maintenance. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon announced the plan [...]