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Gov’t Establishes Smart Green Industrial Complexes to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Gov’t Establishes Smart Green Industrial Complexes to Reduce Carbon Emissions

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has launched a drive to reduce the carbon emissions of existing industrial complexes by more than 25 percent by transforming them into ‘smart green industrial complexes’ on a step by step basis and promoting business innovation activities. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport confirmed [...]

S. Korea to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Undocumented Migrants

S. Korea to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Undocumented Migrants

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 400,000 undocumented foreigners in South Korea will also receive coronavirus vaccines. The vaccination committee under the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Tuesday that undocumented foreigners will receive coronavirus vaccines, based upon the same procedures for Korean nationals and registered foreigners. The government had previously announced its [...]

Unmarried Foreigners Raising a Child of Korean Nationality Alone to Benefit from State Subsidies

Unmarried Foreigners Raising a Child of Korean Nationality Alone to Benefit from State Subsidies

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Low-income foreigners raising a child of Korean nationality alone will be eligible for the government’s monthly childcare support of 200,000 won (US$180) per month. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said that the Cabinet passed the revision of the enforcement ordinance of the Single-parent Family Support Act on [...]

Election Posters Ripped Down After Seoul Mayoral Candidates Announce Support for Sexual Minorities and Feminists

Election Posters Ripped Down After Seoul Mayoral Candidates Announce Support for Sexual Minorities and Feminists

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Election posters of minor candidates competing for the mayoral seat in Seoul have been damaged by voters after they publicly announced their support for feminists and LGBT rights. Seoul Mapo Police Station recently arrested perpetrators who took down election banners of Oh Tae-yang, Mirae Party’s candidate for the mayoral [...]

70 pct of Korean Compatriots in Japan Suffer from Hate Speech

70 pct of Korean Compatriots in Japan Suffer from Hate Speech

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Five years have passed since the Japanese government enacted legislation to prevent hate speech, but Korean compatriots in Japan are still exposed to everyday discrimination. The Korean Resident Union in Japan conducted a survey of 1,497 Korean compatriots currently studying at high school, university, and graduate school in Japan [...]

Sunlight-based Method Developed to Measure Ultrafine Dust in the Plant

Sunlight-based Method Developed to Measure Ultrafine Dust in the Plant

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute of Environmental Research said Tuesday that it had recently developed a Solar Occultation Flux (SOF) method that uses sunlight to measure the ultrafine dust-causing materials such as nitrogen oxide that are fugitively emitted not only through chimneys but also through a variety of production processes. Fugitive [...]