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Politicians Vie for YouTube Supremacy

Politicians Vie for YouTube Supremacy

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean politicians are increasingly turning to YouTube to appeal to their constituents. Politicians reportedly check the number of YouTube followers of their competitors every day, holding study sessions with aides on YouTube broadcasting. ‘Oreunsori’, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP)’s official YouTube channel, kicked off the YouTube [...]

Lawmakers of S. Korea, Vietnam to Hold First Friendly Football Match

Lawmakers of S. Korea, Vietnam to Hold First Friendly Football Match

HANOI, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Lawmakers of South Korea and Vietnam will have their first friendly football match in Hanoi later this month, diplomats in Hanoi said Friday. Twenty-five South Korean lawmakers, including members of the South Korea-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association, will make a four-day trip to Hanoi, beginning next Thursday, to hold various [...]

S. Korea-Japan Military Radar Row Reflects Deep Distrust

S. Korea-Japan Military Radar Row Reflects Deep Distrust

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — An escalating spat between South Korea and Japan over a recent military radar “lock-on” incident has laid bare their deep-rooted distrust, adding to anxiety here about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s defense policy and further complicating Washington’s push for stronger trilateral security cooperation. The latest row is shaping up to [...]

S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies that had operated factories in the now-shuttered industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong on Tuesday hailed the North Korean leader’s willingness to reopen the factory park. In his televised New Year speech early on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is [...]

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Two out of three Seoulites said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an online survey of 2,000 people living in Seoul, 68 percent of whom said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Another 22.4 percent said they oppose the idea. A total of [...]

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Korean adults are in favor of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un making an address at the National Assembly if he comes to Seoul, a poll showed Monday. The survey of 503 South Koreans nationwide by local pollster Realmeter showed 46.7 percent of respondents consenting to [...]

New Law Obligates Mobile Carriers to Offer Compensation for Network Outages

New Law Obligates Mobile Carriers to Offer Compensation for Network Outages

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A bill that obligates mobile service providers to compensate for network errors passed the Science, ICT, Broadcasting, and Communications Committee at the National Assembly on Thursday. The news comes after KT Corp.’s Ahyeon Branch Office in Seoul recently caught fire, shutting down mobile and Internet network traffic in the [...]