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Prosecutors’ Office Distributes Guidelines on Conscientious Objectors

Prosecutors’ Office Distributes Guidelines on Conscientious Objectors

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Regarding the Supreme Court ruling that found conscientious objectors not guilty of evading military service, prosecutors have come up with detailed guidelines on how to discern “true conscientious objectors,” which is a key legal issue. According to the Prosecutors’ Office, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office distributed the guidelines yesterday to [...]

S. Korea Develops Town Management Cooperatives for Urban Regeneration

S. Korea Develops Town Management Cooperatives for Urban Regeneration

SEJONG, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to foster the creation of town management cooperatives to promote resident participation in the New Deal Project for Urban Regeneration. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced on Thursday that it will sign an agreement with the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency, [...]

Palace Walkway’s Entire Section Opened to Public After 60 yrs

Palace Walkway’s Entire Section Opened to Public After 60 yrs

SEOUL, Dec. 7. (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul metropolitan government opened the entire walkway encircling a royal palace in the South Korean capital to the public Friday almost 60 years after it was blocked off by the British Embassy. Visitors have been unable to complete a circuit of the walkway along the stone wall around Deoksu Palace, [...]

16 Cities Team Up to Create New International Organization for Decent Work

16 Cities Team Up to Create New International Organization for Decent Work

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be working together with 15 cities both domestic and overseas including New York City, Vienna, and Milan to create the Decent Work City Network (DWCN), an international organization. The Korean cities of Seoul, Gwangju and Ulsan will be included in the network. The background [...]

Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

Word of Mouth Speaks Volumes in Moviegoers’ Choice of Films

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean moviegoers obtain an average of 3.7 pieces of information, including online reviews, before they decide whether to see a film, as films increasingly build their reputations through word of mouth, according to a survey released Thursday by the country’s largest cinema chain, CJ CGV. The cinema chain [...]