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Fish “Successfully Released” into Lake on Mt. Paektu: N. Korean Media

Fish “Successfully Released” into Lake on Mt. Paektu: N. Korean Media

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean officials have been successful in releasing smelt into Heaven Lake on Mt. Paektu. According to state-owned media reports, North Korean officials were able to confirm that the fish were indeed living in Heaven Lake, a year after they were released. According to the reports, North Korean researchers [...]

Top N. Korean Official to Visit Vietnam for Lesson on Doi Moi Policy

Top N. Korean Official to Visit Vietnam for Lesson on Doi Moi Policy

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Ri Yong-ho, the North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs, is planning to visit Vietnam for four days starting today. During his visit, Ri is expected to experience firsthand Vietnam’s Doi Moi policy, a series of economic reforms initiated in 1986 with the goal of creating a “socialist-oriented market economy.” [...]

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Paper dolls of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sold by EBS Media, an affiliate of the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), are stirring up controversy in South Korea. With the public outcry continuing to grow, the distributor of the products that signed an agreement with EBS Media has decided to [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Support Sanctions Relief on N.K. to Speed Up Nuke Talks: Survey

Majority of S. Koreans Support Sanctions Relief on N.K. to Speed Up Nuke Talks: Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans think it is necessary to ease sanctions on North Korea to accelerate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a survey showed Tuesday. According to the survey of 1,000 adults here by the National Unification Advisory Council, a presidential consultative body mainly on long-term inter-Korean ties, [...]