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S. Korea Split over Fate of Embattled Elite High Schools

S. Korea Split over Fate of Embattled Elite High Schools

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With its gleaming buildings, immaculate green landscape, and well-supplied library and science labs, Sangsan High School in the southwestern city of Jeonju has the trappings that befit an upscale university. Founded in 1981 by a superrich educator, the school has long epitomized diversity, choice and freedom of education, as [...]

South Korea and Japan to Take ‘Public Fund-Supported Shipbuilding Industry’ Case to WTO

South Korea and Japan to Take ‘Public Fund-Supported Shipbuilding Industry’ Case to WTO

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese government has moved forward with dispute settlement procedures at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding allegations that South Korea’s shipbuilding industry is being supported by government funds. Kim Deuk-hwan, the deputy spokesperson for the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular briefing on Tuesday [...]

S. Korea-Japan Standoffs Deepen over WWII Forced Labor

S. Korea-Japan Standoffs Deepen over WWII Forced Labor

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s presidential office said Wednesday the leaders of South Korea and Japan are expected to skip summit talks when they attend regional forums later this month amid diplomatic standoffs over a Seoul court’s recent ruling on wartime forced labor. “It appears to be difficult under the current mood,” [...]

7-Eleven Tops List of Complaints Filed with Mediation Agency

7-Eleven Tops List of Complaints Filed with Mediation Agency

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The convenience store giant 7-Eleven was found to have the greatest number of official disputes between its main office and franchise stores. According to parliamentary audit files submitted to Rep. Cho Bae-sook of the Party for Democracy and Peace, there were 498 dispute cases regarding convenience stores filed at [...]