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S. Korea, Vietnam Agree to Expand Educational Cooperation

S. Korea, Vietnam Agree to Expand Educational Cooperation

HANOI, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and Vietnam agreed Thursday to expand educational cooperation and exchanges, especially in language learning, according to Seoul officials. Deputy Prime Minister Kim Sang-kon, who also serves as education minister, met with his Vietnamese counterpart Vu Duc Dam in Hanoi. Kim requested Vietnam take measures to expand Korean [...]

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese security guards beat and injured two South Korean photojournalists who were covering a business function attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday hours before his summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The incident occurred at a convention center in Beijing where a trade fair was held involving some 200 South Korean firms and 500 prospective Chinese buyers. Moon is currently on a four-day [...]

S. Korea to Supply 1 Million Registered Private Rental Properties over Next 5 Years

S. Korea to Supply 1 Million Registered Private Rental Properties over Next 5 Years

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will supply 1 million “registered private rent houses” in the next five years to help tenants keep a stable residence without worrying about a sharp increase in rental costs, the transport ministry said Wednesday. If the owner of multiple homes registers one of them as a rental house with the government, the [...]

Trump Nominates Cha as U.S. Ambassador to S. Korea: Sources

Trump Nominates Cha as U.S. Ambassador to S. Korea: Sources

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated former White House official Victor Cha as Washington’s ambassador to South Korea and requested the approval of the Asian country’s government, sources said Sunday. The request, known as an agrement, was recently sent to the South Korean government following an extensive vetting process, [...]

S. Korea to Persuade EU to Exclude It From Tax Haven Blacklist

S. Korea to Persuade EU to Exclude It From Tax Haven Blacklist

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign ministry said Thursday it plans to persuade the European Union (EU) to exclude Asia’s fourth-largest economy from the EU’s new blacklist of tax havens. On Tuesday, the EU unveiled a list of 17 noncooperative tax jurisdictions including South Korea, Macau and the Marshall Islands, saying that [...]

S. Korean President Named ‘Global Rethinker’ of 2017

S. Korean President Named ‘Global Rethinker’ of 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been named a global rethinker by Foreign Policy, a U.S. magazine, which cited his “forceful push for peace,” the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday. Moon was among dozens of global figures who, according to the prestigious magazine, “together found amazing ways [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States kicked off a major air force exercise here Monday against North Korea’s threats, with two dozen U.S. stealth jets mobilized. The five-day Vigilant ACE (air combat exercise) comes less than a week after the North fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared the completion of its [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States have not discussed any military options, including a naval blockade, against North Korea, an official from South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The remarks came hours after President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held their second telephone conversation [...]

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Blue House welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to South Korea, with a vegetarian state dinner on Wednesday, catering to the Southeast Asian leader’s Buddhist beliefs. It was reported that the Blue House carefully selected vegetarian dishes for the state dinner yesterday between [...]

S. Korean, Japanese Foreign Ministers Have Phone Talks to Discuss N.K. Missile

S. Korean, Japanese Foreign Ministers Have Phone Talks to Discuss N.K. Missile

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and Japan’s foreign ministers had a telephone conversation Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s launch of a new, longer-range ballistic missile early in the day and how torespond to the provocation, the South Korean foreignministry said. In the 20-minute conversation that began at 4:40 p.m., South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha expressed “deep concern” over the North’s resumption of [...]