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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 [...]

U.N. Chief to Visit S. Korea amid Speculation about Presidential Election

U.N. Chief to Visit S. Korea amid Speculation about Presidential Election

NEW YORK, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit his native South Korea for international conferences later this month, his spokesman announced Thursday, as speculation persists about the possibility of his running for president. Ban will visit the southern resort island of Jeju on May 25 for a regional multilateral dialogue for [...]