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8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Overhauling or Dismantling Military Intelligence Unit

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Overhauling or Dismantling Military Intelligence Unit

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 South Koreans support overhauling or dismantling the military’s intelligence unit, a survey showed Thursday, following revelations the unit reviewed the possibility of martial law last year in response to protests calling for then-President Park Geun-hye’s ouster. A Defense Security Command (DSC) document, drawn up last [...]

Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following backlash over its decision to disallow advertisements regarding feminism and politics in subway facilities, Seoul Metro has decided to ban all advertisements that feature personal views of individuals or interest groups. But experts say that the decision is bound to be controversial as the exact nature of what [...]

Rallies in Seoul Divided over Embracing Yemeni Asylum Seekers

Rallies in Seoul Divided over Embracing Yemeni Asylum Seekers

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Two separate rallies were held in central Seoul late Saturday with supporters and protesters from each side showing contrasting sentiment regarding hundreds of Yemini asylum seekers in the southern island of Jeju. A group of protesters, who named themselves People’s Solidarity Against Illegal Asylum Seekers, staged a rally in [...]

Blue House a Model of Environmental Stewardship

Blue House a Model of Environmental Stewardship

Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s presidential Blue House is positioning itself as an exemplary “tree hugger” aimed at spurring more significant behavioral changes among the public. Cheong Wa Dae, the executive office of the South Korean head of state, announced yesterday that it would be cutting back on the use of single-use items [...]

Corporate Competition “Unfair”: Survey

Corporate Competition “Unfair”: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that that 7 out of 10 people working for small and medium sized startup companies thought that competition practices among Korean businesses were unfair. This was according to a study commissioned by the Small and Medium Business Administration that was conducted on May 23 [...]

In Another Dramatic Twist, Leaders of Divided Koreas Hold Surprise Meeting

In Another Dramatic Twist, Leaders of Divided Koreas Hold Surprise Meeting

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, in an apparent move to convince Kim to hold his scheduled summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. “President Moon Jae-in held a second summit [...]

Customs Opens Group Chat Room for Investigation into Hanjin Group

Customs Opens Group Chat Room for Investigation into Hanjin Group

SEOUL, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean customs authorities have opened a KakaoTalk group chat room for investigators of the Hanjin Group’s tax evasion and smuggling scandal. According to sources close to the government, the Korea Customs Service launched an open group chat room on messaging app KakaoTalk on Tuesday with the title ‘We are looking [...]

Leaders of Two Koreas Vow Efforts to Make ‘Good Progress’ at Summit

Leaders of Two Koreas Vow Efforts to Make ‘Good Progress’ at Summit

PANMUNJOM/GOYANG, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed sincere efforts to make progress at their bilateral summit Friday in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom, which Moon said now symbolizes peace, instead of division. The historic summit began after the leaders met for the first [...]