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Father-to-son Succession Sees S. Korea’s Biggest Christian Church Under Fire

Father-to-son Succession Sees S. Korea’s Biggest Christian Church Under Fire

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — What started as a humble congregation of 20 Christians at a fringe neighborhood in Seoul 40 years ago has now grown into arguably the world’s biggest Presbyterian church. Myungsung Church now stands on tens of thousands of square meters of land in the southeastern district that became a populous [...]

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

Historic Tree that Helped Freedom Fighters Withstands Heat Wave

YEONGDONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A gigantic zelkova tree in North Chungcheong Province is known as the “independence fighter tree,” having been around for approximately 350 years in the small village of Bakgye-ri in Haksan-myeon, Yeongdong-gun. The tree got its nickname after villagers climbed up to keep watch over Japanese military police during the [...]

S. Korea to Beef Up Punitive Damages Against Carmakers

S. Korea to Beef Up Punitive Damages Against Carmakers

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government and ruling party lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would strengthen punitive damages against carmakers amid lingering public safety concern about BMW cars, officials said Monday. Youn Kwan-suk, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party and a member of the parliamentary committee on Land, Infrastructure [...]

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Sejong has kicked off the first bicycle sharing service in the nation featuring IoT technology. According to the municipal government of Sejong, the smartphone application “New Eoulling,” an upgraded version of the existing bike sharing service, allows users to access shared bicycles by tracking them via [...]