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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 [...]

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

Koreans Choose Natural Resources as the Value of the DMZ, While Germans Cite the Symbol of Division

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the utility and value of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea are being re-examined, there is a difference in the perception of Koreans and foreigners looking at the iconic divide. According to a survey of 800 people, including 500 South Koreans, 150 Chinese and [...]

Endangered Black Bear Photographed in DMZ

Endangered Black Bear Photographed in DMZ

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — An Asiatic black bear, classified worldwide as a first-grade endangered animal, has been spotted inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas, government agencies said Wednesday. The Ministry of Environment and the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) said one Asiatic black bear was photographed last October by [...]