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THAAD Row Overshadows S. Korean Community in China

THAAD Row Overshadows S. Korean Community in China

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese sign that read “Hanguocheng,” meaning South Korean food court, on the building of a restaurant mall in Wangjing, the once prosperous Koreatown in northeastern Beijing, has been replaced by “Meishijie,” or Gourmet food street. The change reflects an ever-rising anti-South Korean sentiment in China amid the current [...]

THAAD Protesters Refuse to Accept Gov’t Survey on Environmental Impact

THAAD Protesters Refuse to Accept Gov’t Survey on Environmental Impact

SEONGJU, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Local residents and activists campaigning against the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system said Sunday they will not accept the outcome of a government survey that ruled out the possibility of its serious environmental damage. On Saturday, the government announced the result of a survey of electromagnetic [...]

Ministry of National Defense ‘Regretful’ Over Absence of Local Residents at THAAD Safety Test

Ministry of National Defense ‘Regretful’ Over Absence of Local Residents at THAAD Safety Test

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense has said it is ‘regretful’ that the environmental safety and noise test of the THAAD anti-missile system in Seongju in North Gyeongsang Province took place without the participation of local residents. “The Ministry of National Defense asked local residents to participate in the safety [...]

Electronics Firms to Join Gov’t Arms Procurement Deal for 1st time

Electronics Firms to Join Gov’t Arms Procurement Deal for 1st time

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has allowed electronics companies to join a weapons procurement project with a foreign contractor for the first time, enabling them to sell products in return for a contract, an industry source said Monday. Under an “offset” procurement program, a foreign contractor is obliged to undertake [...]