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THAAD Row Overshadows S. Korean Community in China

THAAD Row Overshadows S. Korean Community in China

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese sign that read “Hanguocheng,” meaning South Korean food court, on the building of a restaurant mall in Wangjing, the once prosperous Koreatown in northeastern Beijing, has been replaced by “Meishijie,” or Gourmet food street. The change reflects an ever-rising anti-South Korean sentiment in China amid the current [...]

Main Opposition Party Adopts U.S. Tactical Nuke Redeployment as Official Party Line

Main Opposition Party Adopts U.S. Tactical Nuke Redeployment as Official Party Line

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The main opposition Liberty Korea Party on Wednesday adopted its demand for the redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear arms as an official party line amid North Korea’s unceasing saber-rattling. During a general meeting of its lawmakers, the conservative party made the decision to pursue a redispatching of the U.S. [...]

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The golf course turned THAAD anti-missile system site in southern South Korea was first revealed to environmental authorities last Saturday as part of the government’s electromagnetic radiation and noise survey despite protest from the local community, during which two missile defense systems facing North Korea appeared to be on [...]

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

Moon Pledges Additional Support for Heroes, Independence Fighters

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in promised Monday to expand government support for national heroes, independence fighters and their families, noting the nation and its people are permanently indebted to them for their sacrifices that allowed the freedom they enjoy now. “Each and every person here deserves respect and gratitude. Thanks to [...]

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In less than 100 days since taking office, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to have successfully turned the boat around, mostly for the better, but also with many challenges that include escalating tension with communist North Korea. The changes initiated by Moon during his first three months [...]

New Records Corroborate Japan’s Front-Line Brothel Operations During WWII

New Records Corroborate Japan’s Front-Line Brothel Operations During WWII

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state history institute on Friday released new documents substantiating the Japanese military’s involvement in operating front-line brothels during World War II. The National Institute of Korean History (NIKH) made public interrogation reports written by the Allied Forces’ Translator and Interpreter Section, a unit founded in September 1942, [...]

Ministry of National Defense ‘Regretful’ Over Absence of Local Residents at THAAD Safety Test

Ministry of National Defense ‘Regretful’ Over Absence of Local Residents at THAAD Safety Test

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense has said it is ‘regretful’ that the environmental safety and noise test of the THAAD anti-missile system in Seongju in North Gyeongsang Province took place without the participation of local residents. “The Ministry of National Defense asked local residents to participate in the safety [...]