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Non-regular Public Employees Stage Joint Strike to Protest Moon’s Labor Policy

Non-regular Public Employees Stage Joint Strike to Protest Moon’s Labor Policy

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-regular workers in the public sector staged a general strike nationwide on Wednesday under the orchestration of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), a militant labor umbrella group. About 26,000 of some 200,000 non-regular public employees affiliated with the KCTU took part in the strike scheduled to continue [...]

S. Korea-Japan Relations Heading to New Low After Japan’s Retaliatory Step

S. Korea-Japan Relations Heading to New Low After Japan’s Retaliatory Step

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The long-fraught ties between South Korea and Japan are plunging to a new low, as their intractable historical issues are bleeding into the economic domain, with voices for reconciliation drowned out by domestic politics, nationalism and mutual distrust. On Monday, Tokyo blindsided Seoul by announcing that it would tighten [...]

S. Korea to File WTO Complaint over Japan’s Export Curbs: Minister

S. Korea to File WTO Complaint over Japan’s Export Curbs: Minister

SEJONG/SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s trade minister said Monday the government plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Japan’s decision to tighten the rules for exports of semiconductor and display materials to Seoul, amid a simmering diplomatic row over wartime force labor. “South Korea has been making [...]

Trump Calls for More ‘Balanced’ Trade, Investment from Seoul

Trump Calls for More ‘Balanced’ Trade, Investment from Seoul

SEOUL, Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday called for more balanced trade between Seoul and Washington, and requested South Korean firms expand their investment in the United States. During his visit to Seoul, Trump held a meeting with leaders of South Korean conglomerates, including Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, [...]