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South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

GWANGJU, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tomorrow, the southwestern Gwangju Metropolitan Area will launch its 13th reading marathon. Open to all participants, the “finish line” has been marked as November 6. The seven-month marathon will be divided into seven segments in order of increased difficulty: the turtle (3km), the crocodile (5km), the rabbit (10km), the [...]

President Orders Special Probe into Military Crackdown on 1980 Gwangju Uprising

President Orders Special Probe into Military Crackdown on 1980 Gwangju Uprising

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in ordered his defense chief Wednesday to launch a special probe into a military crackdown against the 1980 pro-democracy protests in Gwangju, specifically to verify whether the then military junta considered a possible air strike. “President Moon today ordered Defense Minister Song Young-moo to launch a special [...]

A Taxi Driver: Gwangju Uprising From the Perspective of Outsiders

A Taxi Driver: Gwangju Uprising From the Perspective of Outsiders

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean historical drama “A Taxi Driver” opens with Seoul taxi driver Kim Man-seop (Song Kang-ho) hilariously singing along with an iconic popular song of the ’80s behind the wheel. It’s May 1980, several days before the bloody crackdown of a pro-democracy uprising in Gwangju, some 330 kilometers [...]

Lawmakers Move to Protect Children from Fatal Heat Stroke and Vehicle Entrapment

Lawmakers Move to Protect Children from Fatal Heat Stroke and Vehicle Entrapment

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a case of vehicle entrapment last year which saw a four-year-old trapped in a school bus in the sweltering heat for eight hours, a number of South Korean lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the country’s Automobile Management Act. Yu Dong-soo, a member of the Democratic Party of South [...]

Gwangju Hosts Localized Version of “The Fringe”

Gwangju Hosts Localized Version of “The Fringe”

GWANGJU, South Korea, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Gwangju and the Asia Culture Center is co-hosting the 2017 ACC Gwangju Fringe International from June 2 to 4, featuring 16 domestic and international troupes, spanning the city’s venues and public spaces including the ACC, May 18 Democracy Square, and Geumnam-ro Street.  The festival, [...]

Gwangju to Prevent Crime Through Environmental Design

Gwangju to Prevent Crime Through Environmental Design

GWANGJU, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The southeastern city of Gwangju is adopting a new approach to deterring crime called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), which will see a number of areas in the city redesigned in hopes of influencing offenders’ thinking before committing crimes. The municipal government announced yesterday plans to redesign two neighborhoods [...]

Government to Loosen Restrictions for Self-Driving Car Sensors

Government to Loosen Restrictions for Self-Driving Car Sensors

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MISP) announced yesterday that it will ease the regulations on the maximum electric output of self-driving car antennas to encourage the development of sensors for smart cars. The new deregulation will loosen the restrictions currently placed on the electrical consumption of antennas [...]