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Proportion of Women in High-ranking Gov’t Posts Reaches Record High

Proportion of Women in High-ranking Gov’t Posts Reaches Record High

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of women among high-ranking officials in the central government has risen to an all-time high, a government report showed Sunday. According to the report on balanced personnel policy in the public sector, 7.9 percent, or 122, of 1,539 high-ranking civil servants in the central government were female [...]

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — About 8 out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of stronger punishment for passengers who overlook and abet those driving under the influence, a poll showed Thursday. A total of 83.4 percent of 500 people aged 18 or above, surveyed by polling company Realmeter, expressed support for [...]

S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s carbon dioxide concentration rate exceeded the global average last year, a report showed Thursday, raising concerns over climate change. The annual carbon dioxide concentration rate in South Korea averaged 417.9 parts per million (ppm) last year, compared with the global average of 409.8 ppm, according to the [...]