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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 [...]

Gwangju Biennale Gets Positive Reviews from Foreign Media

Gwangju Biennale Gets Positive Reviews from Foreign Media

GWANGJU, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Asia’s biggest biennial contemporary art festival under way in this southern city has received favorable reviews from foreign media, with more than 110,000 people visiting the event in the month after its opening, organizers said Wednesday.  The 11th Gwangju Biennale started its 66-day march for democracy, human rights and [...]

Gwangju Police Transform into Superheroes, Protect Child Abuse Victims

Gwangju Police Transform into Superheroes, Protect Child Abuse Victims

GWANGJU, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Officers from the Gwangju Metropolitan Police Agency (GMPA) dressed up as Avengers characters Thursday as part of a street campaign to raise awareness of child abuse.  Also present were mannequins representing child abuse victims, and participants put on a performance in which the superheroes defeated the villains who were [...]

ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting Kicks Off in Gwangju

ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting Kicks Off in Gwangju

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) – High-level cultural officials from the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries gathered in the southwestern South Korean city of Gwangju Wednesday to share their experiences in cultivating creative industries.  Some 200 delegates from 51 ASEM member countries, including eight culture ministers and 11 deputy ministers, will attend the 7th Asia-Europe [...]