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Cheong Wa Dae Says Much of Bolton’s Memoir on Korea ‘Distorted,’ Urges U.S. Gov’t to Address Such ‘Dangerous’ Case

Cheong Wa Dae Says Much of Bolton’s Memoir on Korea ‘Distorted,’ Urges U.S. Gov’t to Address Such ‘Dangerous’ Case

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The office of President Moon Jae-in on Monday strongly criticized former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton for his “distorted” account of what happened in brisk summit diplomacy last year involving the leaders of the United States and the two Koreas. Chung Eui-yong, director of national security at [...]

Citizens Call for Dismissal of Mayor Who Supported Japan with Quarantine Goods

Citizens Call for Dismissal of Mayor Who Supported Japan with Quarantine Goods

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizewire) — A petition has been filed via South Korea’s official online petition site to request the mayor’s dismissal and ban the city of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province from further providing quarantine goods to its Japanese sister and friendship cities. “Gyeongju Mayor Joo Nak-young, who arbitrarily provided quarantine goods to Japan [...]

S. Korea Says U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks on Inter-Korean Ties ‘Very Inappropriate’

S. Korea Says U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks on Inter-Korean Ties ‘Very Inappropriate’

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The office of President Moon Jae-in openly reproached U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris for his remark on Moon’s stated plans to resume inter-Korean cooperation, calling it “very inappropriate.” “It’s very inappropriate for the ambassador to make such a mention for media over remarks by the president of the hosting nation,” [...]

Opening Hours of Scenic Mountain Bordering Cheong Wa Dae Broadly Extended

Opening Hours of Scenic Mountain Bordering Cheong Wa Dae Broadly Extended

SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The opening hours of the Bukak mountain trails bordering the backyard of the presidential house Cheong Wa Dae will be broadly extended starting next month, heritage authorities said Tuesday. The entrance to Mount Bukak overlooking central Seoul was previously open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from March to [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Shuts Down Parking Lot as Fine Dust Blankets Korean Peninsula

Cheong Wa Dae Shuts Down Parking Lot as Fine Dust Blankets Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – On Thursday morning, the parking lot at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was almost completely empty. There were only two cars parked, as if they had been parked the day before, and there was a sign that read ‘parking lot closed’ blocking the entrance. The President’s Chief of Staff, Noh [...]

S. Korea Expects More New Joint Ventures for Low-salary Jobs: Cheong Wa Dae

S. Korea Expects More New Joint Ventures for Low-salary Jobs: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is expected to see more joint ventures between local governments and companies aimed at creating low-waged jobs that may also help prevent local companies from moving their jobs overseas, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday.  “We have hopes that at least one or two more [...]

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 [...]