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How Young Voters, Once Solid Supporters of Liberal Causes, Turned Against Moon’s Party in By-elections

How Young Voters, Once Solid Supporters of Liberal Causes, Turned Against Moon’s Party in By-elections

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — In politics, it is conventional wisdom that liberal parties are more effective in connecting with and appealing to young voters, while conservative rivals are more comfortable in engaging with the older electorate. A high level of voter turnout is also usually considered something that works in favor of liberal [...]

Election Posters Ripped Down After Seoul Mayoral Candidates Announce Support for Sexual Minorities and Feminists

Election Posters Ripped Down After Seoul Mayoral Candidates Announce Support for Sexual Minorities and Feminists

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Election posters of minor candidates competing for the mayoral seat in Seoul have been damaged by voters after they publicly announced their support for feminists and LGBT rights. Seoul Mapo Police Station recently arrested perpetrators who took down election banners of Oh Tae-yang, Mirae Party’s candidate for the mayoral [...]

Progressive South Korean Lawmaker Listed Among Time’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders

Progressive South Korean Lawmaker Listed Among Time’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Jang Hye-young, a novice female lawmaker with the progressive minor Justice Party, has been listed among the Time magazine’s “100 Next” emerging leaders for 2021. The 34-year-old lawmaker made the annual Time list in the advocates category, out of the total five categories that also include artists and leaders. [...]

Discussions on Corporate Profit Sharing Heat Up amid Pandemic-driven Economic Polarization

Discussions on Corporate Profit Sharing Heat Up amid Pandemic-driven Economic Polarization

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling Democratic Party (DP) has set out to find ways to get lucrative companies to share some of their profits with small businesses vulnerable to losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it is facing vehement objection from the business community and opposition lawmakers. Last week, a DP task [...]

Diluted Draft Bill on Workplace Disasters Draws Criticism on Effectivity

Diluted Draft Bill on Workplace Disasters Draws Criticism on Effectivity

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A landmark legislation bill aimed at preventing serious workplace disasters has been stripped of many of its initial stipulations as it underwent parliamentary review, sparking criticism from the labor circle on the legislation’s effectivity. The draft of what is simply known as the severe disaster law advanced through the [...]

Public Sharply Divided over Pardons for Two Ex-presidents in Jail

Public Sharply Divided over Pardons for Two Ex-presidents in Jail

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans were almost evenly divided on the idea of granting pardons to two former presidents currently in prison for corruption charges, a hotly debated topic recently brought up by the ruling party chief, a survey showed Wednesday. In a one-day survey by Realmeter conducted on 500 voters nationwide [...]