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Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday he will push for a concert of Korean singers, including world-famous boy band BTS, in North Korea this fall. Rep. Ahn Min-seok of the Democratic Party told Yonhap News Agency that he contacted BTS’ agents last month to inquire whether the [...]

S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies that had operated factories in the now-shuttered industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong on Tuesday hailed the North Korean leader’s willingness to reopen the factory park. In his televised New Year speech early on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is [...]

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Two out of three Seoulites said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an online survey of 2,000 people living in Seoul, 68 percent of whom said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Another 22.4 percent said they oppose the idea. A total of [...]

North and South Korea Should Develop Peninsula-wide Communications Network: Researchers

North and South Korea Should Develop Peninsula-wide Communications Network: Researchers

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the active use of mobile phones in North Korea increasing, suggestions have been made that the two Koreas should cooperate to introduce mobile financial services in North Korea and ultimately create a unified Korean Peninsula network. According to the IBK Economic Research Institute on North Korea, there are [...]

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Korean adults are in favor of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un making an address at the National Assembly if he comes to Seoul, a poll showed Monday. The survey of 503 South Koreans nationwide by local pollster Realmeter showed 46.7 percent of respondents consenting to [...]