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South Korea Commemorates 6th Anniv. of Ferry Disaster amid Virus Crisis

South Korea Commemorates 6th Anniv. of Ferry Disaster amid Virus Crisis

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans marked the sixth anniversary of a deadly ferry disaster Thursday, remembering the lesson from the incident to firm up their determination to defeat the coronavirus. The Sewol ferry capsized off the country’s western coast near Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, killing 299 passengers, mostly high school [...]

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

Defense Chief Calls for Tighter Naval Defense on 10th Anniversary of N.K.’s Sinking of Warship

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo called for tighter defense of the sea border with North Korea on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the communist nation’s deadly sinking of the South’s warship Cheonan. The Cheonan went down near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de facto maritime border between [...]

Air Force Fighter Jets to Perform Aerial Demonstrations to Mark 70th Anniversary

Air Force Fighter Jets to Perform Aerial Demonstrations to Mark 70th Anniversary

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fighter jets will perform aerial demonstrations together with American fighters this week during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Air Force, officials said Friday. The ceremony will take place on Saturday at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, where the Seoul International Aerospace [...]

Turning 50, POSCO Seeks to Diversify to Energy, Materials Businesses

Turning 50, POSCO Seeks to Diversify to Energy, Materials Businesses

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO said Sunday it will diversify its business portfolio to include infrastructure, biotechnology and new materials as South Korea’s No. 1 steelmaker marked the 50th anniversary of its foundation. Laying out its long-term vision, the company said it aims to increase its sales by twentyfold to 500 trillion won [...]

Samsung Marks 80th Anniversary of Founding in Low-key Manner

Samsung Marks 80th Anniversary of Founding in Low-key Manner

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest conglomerate Samsung is set to celebrate its 80th anniversary this week without official events, industry watchers said Tuesday, as it seeks to avoid public attention after the release of its de facto heir Lee Jae-yong from prison. The family-controlled group, whose major affiliates include Samsung Electronics [...]