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Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]

Concert Commemorates President Moon’s First Year in Office

Concert Commemorates President Moon’s First Year in Office

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A concert commemorating President Moon Jae-in’s first anniversary in office was held yesterday afternoon at Nokjiwon, the green lawn of the presidential Blue House. Guests included 300 residents and students living in the nearby neighborhoods of Cheongun-dong, Hyoja-dong, Sajik-dong and Samcheon-dong. “It’s been already one year since I came [...]

S. Korean Leader Pledges Continued Cooperation with ADB

S. Korean Leader Pledges Continued Cooperation with ADB

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday promised his country’s continued cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hailing the bank’s role in the development of countries in the region. “ADB’s contribution to the development and growth of our Asian region has been great. I believe ADB’s role will continue to be very important in the [...]

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese security guards beat and injured two South Korean photojournalists who were covering a business function attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday hours before his summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The incident occurred at a convention center in Beijing where a trade fair was held involving some 200 South Korean firms and 500 prospective Chinese buyers. Moon is currently on a four-day [...]

Moon Says N. Korea Walking on Thin Ice, But Peaceful End Still Possible

Moon Says N. Korea Walking on Thin Ice, But Peaceful End Still Possible

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in reiterated his determination to peacefully end North Korea’s nuclear ambitions Wednesday, saying the communist state is walking on the ice, but a peaceful solution is still possible. “The South-North Korean relations are still not so good. The tension between the South and the North is at its peak, and so it is a very cautious situation as if we are walking on [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

S. Korea, U.S. Not Considering Any Military Measures Against N. Korea: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States have not discussed any military options, including a naval blockade, against North Korea, an official from South Korea’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. The remarks came hours after President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held their second telephone conversation [...]

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

President Moon Welcomes Sri Lankan President with Vegetarian State Dinner

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Blue House welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to South Korea, with a vegetarian state dinner on Wednesday, catering to the Southeast Asian leader’s Buddhist beliefs. It was reported that the Blue House carefully selected vegetarian dishes for the state dinner yesterday between [...]