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City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

City Expected to Delay Plan to Revamp Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government on Thursday hinted at delaying an ambitious plan to develop Gwanghwamun Square, a plaza in the city’s center that has become a symbol of democracy following candlelight vigils in 2016 demanding the impeachment of then President Park Geun-hye. “We are prepared to do anything for [...]

Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Moon Jae-in administration has formally put the brakes on Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s ambitious bid to renovate Gwanghwamun Square, a national landmark located in the heart of the capital, officials said Thursday. According to the officials, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety sent an official notice to [...]

Far-right Party Reinstalls Protest Tents on Seoul Square Hours After Forced Demolition

Far-right Party Reinstalls Protest Tents on Seoul Square Hours After Forced Demolition

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Tensions were running high at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on Tuesday, as a far-right minor opposition party reinstalled tents for anti-government protests there hours after their demolition by municipal officials. Early in the morning, the Seoul metropolitan government demolished tents set up by the Korean Patriots Party, now the Uri [...]

Science Ministry to Hold Innovation Parade at Gwanghwamun Square

Science Ministry to Hold Innovation Parade at Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT will hold this year’s annual innovation challenge parade at Gwanghwamun Square later this month. From underwater exploration robots to unmanned autonomous vehicles, a variety of the latest technologies will be on display at science ministry’s annual event. First held in 2015 with the goal [...]

Elementary School Teacher Targeted by Malicious Online Smear Campaign for Teaching About Sexual Minorities

Elementary School Teacher Targeted by Malicious Online Smear Campaign for Teaching About Sexual Minorities

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – An elementary school teacher who gave an interview to an internet news channel in July that was titled “Three Reasons Why Feminism is Needed in Schools” has since become the target of a malicious online smear campaign. To protest the teacher’s treatment, over 20 rights groups converged on Gwanghwamun [...]