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Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

Public Perception of Society: “Unjust”

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The perception that important social decisions are affected by external pressure, social connections and interest groups continues to be a strong belief held by the public at large. This is according to a report from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs released yesterday that questioned 3,839 adult [...]

North Korea Wary of Bolton’s Involvement in Talks

North Korea Wary of Bolton’s Involvement in Talks

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The headline of an article published last month on “The Hill,” a U.S.-based political magazine, reads “Trump, don’t let John Bolton blow up the North Korea talks.” Tom Z. Collina and Catherine Killough, the writers of the opinion article, are avid supporters of denuclearization efforts. They work for Ploughshares Fund, [...]

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), an internet-based organization, stated yesterday that 16 well-known educational websites such as Britannica and Wikipedia have included the area of the former Korean kingdom Goguryeo as part of China’s Han Dynasty on their websites. On Britannica’s official website (www.britannica.com/topic/Xiongnu), the area denoted [...]

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

Air Pollution No. 1 Cause of Concern for S. Koreans: Report

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Air pollution was the No. 1 source of concern for South Koreans last year amid a worsening level of fine dust in the country, a report showed Monday. Air pollution scored 3.46 points out of 5 — the highest in the survey — among factors that cause concern to [...]

Firms Making Inquiries About Opening Operations at Now-shuttered Kaesong Complex

Firms Making Inquiries About Opening Operations at Now-shuttered Kaesong Complex

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of firms are making inquiries about the now-shuttered joint industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong, industry sources said Sunday, as the two Koreas move to implement a set of agreements signed during their leaders’ historic summit last month. According to the insiders from a [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]

Air Pollution Spurs Sales of Clothes Dryers

Air Pollution Spurs Sales of Clothes Dryers

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Koreans have become more reluctant to dry their laundry outdoors in the sun due to fears of toxic fine dust, demand for clothes dryers has increased, along with patent applications for the previously unpopular appliances. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), patent applications for dryers [...]

Pyeongtaek Citizens Play Down U.S. Army Withdrawal Rumors

Pyeongtaek Citizens Play Down U.S. Army Withdrawal Rumors

PYEONGTAEK, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With a North Korea-U.S. summit about to take place following the historic inter-Korea meeting, the residents of Pyeongtaek, the site of controversy due to the U.S. military base there, are revealing their true feelings concerning public discourse on whether the U.S. army should pull out from the proposed relocation [...]