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Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s presidential panel on climate on Friday reviewed a set of public proposals to fight fine dust air pollution, including restricting high-emission diesel cars and coal power plants during the upcoming high density season from December to March. The National Council on Climate and Air Quality, chaired by [...]

Former U.N. Leader Ban Ki-moon Suggests New City Paradigm of the Future

Former U.N. Leader Ban Ki-moon Suggests New City Paradigm of the Future

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Addressing an audience at an international forum in Beijing yesterday, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke of a new form of city in which work, education and medical services could all be administrated in the convenience of one’s home. As the keynote speaker at the 2018 Future Consensus [...]

Ban’s Advisor Gives Glimpse of His Economic Policy

Ban’s Advisor Gives Glimpse of His Economic Policy

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – An advisor to former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a potential presidential contender, on Tuesday offered a glimpse into his economic policy that aims to upgrade South Korea’s capitalism model blamed for economic polarization.  Speaking to Yonhap News Agency, Kwak Seung-jun, an economics professor at Korea University, put forward three [...]

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

U.N. Chief Remains Ahead of Other Presidential Hopefuls

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remained ahead of other potential presidential hopefuls from the opposition parties, data showed Monday, underscoring his presence as an odds-on contender in next year’s presidential race.  According to the survey conducted by local pollster Realmeter, Ban held an approval rating of 25 percent, up 0.9 [...]