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DMZ’s Image More Associated with ‘War’ This Year than Last Year

DMZ’s Image More Associated with ‘War’ This Year than Last Year

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The image of the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea is associated more with war this year than last year, a local research institute said, as the inter-Korean peace process has stalled. The Gyeonggi Research Institute, a think tank run by the government of Gyeonggi Province, said that [...]

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is pushing to allow its citizens to make individual visits to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas, the unification ministry said Tuesday. The Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council approved the 1.4 billion won (US$1.2 million) expenditure plan to [...]

DMZ Hiking Trails Temporarily Shut Down Due to African Swine Fever Outbreak

DMZ Hiking Trails Temporarily Shut Down Due to African Swine Fever Outbreak

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hiking trails along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas will be temporarily closed starting Thursday following the outbreak of African swine fever in border areas, the government said. The decision to suspend the hiking trails in Paju and Cherwon came shortly after South Korea confirmed two cases [...]