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Blue House a Model of Environmental Stewardship

Blue House a Model of Environmental Stewardship

Jun. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s presidential Blue House is positioning itself as an exemplary “tree hugger” aimed at spurring more significant behavioral changes among the public. Cheong Wa Dae, the executive office of the South Korean head of state, announced yesterday that it would be cutting back on the use of single-use items [...]

Blue House to Investigate Disgraced Female Speed Skating Team

Blue House to Investigate Disgraced Female Speed Skating Team

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Blue House has said it will launch an investigation into the bullying scandal surrounding the disgraced women’s speed skating team amid growing calls for action. Speaking on the presidential office’s official Facebook show, presidential secretary Kim Hon-soo said a government investigation would be launched in response to the controversy [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Displays Caution Toward Intensifying Penalty for Alcohol-Related Crimes

Cheong Wa Dae Displays Caution Toward Intensifying Penalty for Alcohol-Related Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae expressed a wariness to strengthen the punishment for crimes committed under the influence of alcohol Wednesday, noting the move may lead to unnecessarily harsh penalties for all alcohol-related crimes. The reaction came in response to a petition posted on the website of Cheong [...]

500 to 600 Hacking Attempts Made on Blue House Every Month, Says Presidential Aide

500 to 600 Hacking Attempts Made on Blue House Every Month, Says Presidential Aide

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Attending a parliamentary budget subcommittee meeting on November 21, presidential aide Lee Jung-do briefly mentioned past occurrences of hacking attempts made on the Blue House when he said, “There are 500 to 600 hacking attempts from the outside made on the Blue House every month.”  Cyberattacks on government databases [...]

South Korean Analysts Find Dismantling KORUS FTA Advantageous for South Korea

South Korean Analysts Find Dismantling KORUS FTA Advantageous for South Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — While the alleged development of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea is keeping the military on alert, Donald Trump’s allusions to a possible termination of the Korea – U.S. Free Trade Agreement is keeping the nation’s economy in a similar state. In the latest stream of news either decrying [...]