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Former U.N. Leader Ban Ki-moon Suggests New City Paradigm of the Future

Former U.N. Leader Ban Ki-moon Suggests New City Paradigm of the Future

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Addressing an audience at an international forum in Beijing yesterday, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke of a new form of city in which work, education and medical services could all be administrated in the convenience of one’s home. As the keynote speaker at the 2018 Future Consensus [...]

S. Korea Analyzing Soil Sample from N.K.’s Nuclear Test Site: Lawmakers

S. Korea Analyzing Soil Sample from N.K.’s Nuclear Test Site: Lawmakers

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s spy agency is analyzing a soil sample collected from around North Korea’s nuclear test site, which Pyongyang demolished in May, lawmakers said Friday. In a briefing to the parliamentary intelligence committee this week, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) also said it is monitoring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health [...]

98 Family Members of Korea Racing Authority Relatives Given Full-Time Positions

98 Family Members of Korea Racing Authority Relatives Given Full-Time Positions

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — As the issue of family members being “passed down” positions at public enterprises continues to strike controversy within society, nearly 100 relatives of current employees at the Korea Racing Authority were found to have been hired as full-time employees, a step up from their previous temporary positions. According to [...]

Japanese Lawmaker Demands “Basis” of Korea’s Territorial Rights over Dokdo

Japanese Lawmaker Demands “Basis” of Korea’s Territorial Rights over Dokdo

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Kyodo News reported yesterday that “Parliamentarians Acting to Protect Japanese Territory,” a group of Japanese lawmakers, held an emergency meeting on Wednesday after which they decided to send a questionnaire to Korean lawmakers regarding their recent visit to Dokdo. According to Kyodo News, the Japanese lawmakers will be questioning [...]

S. Korea’s Local Gov’ts Speed Up Cooperation with N. Korea

S. Korea’s Local Gov’ts Speed Up Cooperation with N. Korea

BUSAN/SUWON, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments in South Korea are accelerating various exchange and cooperation projects with North Korea amid the improving inter-Korean relationship. Busan’s Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs Yoo Jae-soo, Gyeonggi Province’s Vice Governor for Peace Lee Hwa-young and Sejong City’s Vice Mayor for Political Affairs Lee Kang-jin have returned from [...]

S. Korea Holds Meeting to Tackle Corruption at Private Kindergartens

S. Korea Holds Meeting to Tackle Corruption at Private Kindergartens

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Officials from the presidential office, the government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) held a meeting Sunday to discuss ways to tackle irregularities at private kindergartens. The closed-door meeting came amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker during a recent parliamentary audit [...]

Pope Francis Says May Visit Pyongyang Following Official Invitation

Pope Francis Says May Visit Pyongyang Following Official Invitation

VATICAN, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Pope Francis expressed his willingness Thursday to visit North Korea if officially invited, also saying he will “certainly” respond to such an invitation from the communist state. The remarks came in a meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who paid a courtesy call on the pope to deliver [...]

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party and its opposition clashed once again regarding President Moon Jae-in’s “nuclear power phase out” plan during the national audit regarding the issue by lawmakers within the National Assembly’s Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs, and Startups Committee. Ruling party lawmakers lauded President Moon’s policy on phasing out nuclear [...]

76 pct of Luxury Imported Vehicles Registered for Corporate Use

76 pct of Luxury Imported Vehicles Registered for Corporate Use

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 7 out of 10 luxury imported vehicles selling for more than 100 million won each have been registered under corporate entities, prompting critics to call for an investigation to verify whether the vehicles have been inappropriately registered for the purpose of evading taxes. According to data submitted [...]

President Moon: “Let Jeju Naval Base Become a Base for Peace”

President Moon: “Let Jeju Naval Base Become a Base for Peace”

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After President Moon Jae-in’s appearance at the Korea International Fleet Review taking place on Jeju Island, the president also took time to visit the nearby Gangjeong Village on the southern coast of the island, the subject of various controversies surrounding the construction of the Jeju Naval Base. According to [...]