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S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

S. Korean Legislators Propose New Bills to Prevent Sailing Under the Influence

BUSAN, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent crash of a Russian cargo ship into Busan’s Gwangan Bridge has legislators in Busan City calling for stricter penal measures for ‘sailing under the influence.’ Busan Nam District’s Rep. Park Jae-ho, a member of the ruling Democratic Party (DP), has proposed a new bill that amends relevant [...]

Foreign News Journalists Express ‘Grave Concern’ over Ruling Party’s Criticism of Bloomberg Reporter

Foreign News Journalists Express ‘Grave Concern’ over Ruling Party’s Criticism of Bloomberg Reporter

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An association of foreign news media reporters based in Seoul has expressed “grave concern” after the ruling Democratic Party criticized a Bloomberg News reporter over a story portraying President Moon Jae-in as “top spokesman” of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The article, published in September last year, drew fresh [...]

Proposed Dismantling of River Weirs Sparks Controversy in S. Korea

Proposed Dismantling of River Weirs Sparks Controversy in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint government-private committee’s recent proposal to dismantle three weirs on two of the nation’s four major rivers has sparked a wave of protests from local governments, farmers and conservative opposition politicians. Last Friday, the Four Rivers Survey and Evaluation Planning Committee established by the Ministry of Environment and [...]

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

8 in 10 S. Koreans Do Not Trust Japan, Likeability Drops to 32 pct

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a survey conducted by Japan Press Research Institute (JPRI), a public-interest incorporated foundation in Japan, four out of five South Koreans do not trust Japan. The JPRI released the results of its survey of 1,000 people in each of six countries including the U.S., Britain, France, China, [...]