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Law Enforcement Agencies Advised to Modify Approach to Protests

Law Enforcement Agencies Advised to Modify Approach to Protests

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean police forces have been advised by a reform committee to exercise less force and authority to control peaceful protests and do more to protect protestors. At a press conference held on Thursday with the commissioner general of the National Police Agency, the police reform committee urged South Korean [...]

Disability Rights Group’s Five-Year Protest at Gwanghwamun Square Comes to an End

Disability Rights Group’s Five-Year Protest at Gwanghwamun Square Comes to an End

SUWON, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean disability rights group has ended its five-year long protest at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul after the health and welfare minister met with the protesters and finally agreed to make it easier for the disabled to claim benefits despite the income of their legal provider. A group [...]

Prosecutors Indict Two Car Shipping Firms For Price Fixing

Prosecutors Indict Two Car Shipping Firms For Price Fixing

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Prosecutors said Tuesday they indicted two international auto shipping companies for fixing bid prices for sea transportations of Korean-made automobiles. Japan-based Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, also known as the Japan Mail Shipping Line, and the Seoul-based multinational EUKOR Car Carriers Inc. have been charged with colluding with a few other firms [...]

9 in 10 South Korean Students Have Had Their Belongings Confiscated at School

9 in 10 South Korean Students Have Had Their Belongings Confiscated at School

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – A new survey has revealed that nearly nine in ten South Korean middle school and high school students have had their belongings confiscated at least once by school authorities, which a student rights group says is a clear violation of human rights. The shocking findings from a survey conducted by [...]

Kia Motors Does Away With Overtime After Court Ruling

Kia Motors Does Away With Overtime After Court Ruling

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — After a South Korean court ruled on August 31 that regular bonuses and meal allowances are to be considered part of ‘ordinary wages’ at Kia Motors, significant attention is being focused on whether Kia’s average annual wage will now surpass 100 million won. However, since salary negotiations are based on [...]