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Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Southeast Asian tourists might soon be able to visit South Korea without the hassle of obtaining a visa, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said at a finance ministers’ meeting yesterday. The ministry’s move is said to be part of a series of measures to revamp tourism in [...]

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three political parties on Wednesday hammered out a joint draft revision of the Constitution that calls for a shift from the current single-term, five-year presidency to a two-term, four-year presidency, party officials said. The proposal also envisions a power-sharing structure in which the president as the head [...]

Facing China’s Retaliation over THAAD Row, S. Korea Realizes Value of Other Asian Tourists

Facing China’s Retaliation over THAAD Row, S. Korea Realizes Value of Other Asian Tourists

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s tourism sector is moving to cope with the drop in the number of inbound Chinese tourists by moving to attract more locals and Southeast Asian visitors, industry sources said Wednesday. The number of Chinese tourists, who accounted for roughly half of the 16 million foreigners who visited [...]

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

CHANGSHA, China, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Ten thousand Chinese police officers will be present at a football stadium here for security reasons when South Korea and China play their World Cup qualifying match this week, the national football governing body said Wednesday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said the Chinese authorities have decided to [...]

Majority of Chinese Find Beijing’s Retaliation over THAAD Row “Too Much”

Majority of Chinese Find Beijing’s Retaliation over THAAD Row “Too Much”

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A majority of Chinese citizens think Beijing’s retaliation against South Korea’s Lotte Group over a missile dispute is wrong, a recent survey showed Tuesday. About 37.2 percent of those surveyed said the retaliation is “very wrong” while 19 percent said it was “wrong,” according to the survey of 2,100 [...]