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S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

S. Korea Commemorates 10th Year of Ex-President Kim Dae-jung’s Death

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Sunday commemorated the death of former liberal President Kim Dae-jung 10 years ago, as the nation remembers his dedication to democracy and efforts to improve ties with North Korea and Japan. Political leaders, government officials and other citizens, including National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang and Prime [...]

Ex-first Lady Lee Remembered as Political Buttress for Husband, Pioneer for Women’s Rights

Ex-first Lady Lee Remembered as Political Buttress for Husband, Pioneer for Women’s Rights

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The late former first lady Lee Hee-ho was a lifelong political companion of her late husband Kim Dae-jung, the architect of the “sunshine policy” of engaging North Korea, and a pioneer for women’s rights. Lee died at the age of 96 on Monday after battling liver cancer, according to [...]

End of ‘Two Kims Era’

End of ‘Two Kims Era’

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The death of former President Kim Young-sam on Sunday, following the death of his successor President Kim Dae-jung in 2009, marks the end of the “two Kims era.” The two Kims — both iconic figures of the country’s pro-democracy movement by fighting against military rulers — dominated the nation’s [...]

Former President Kim Young-sam Dies at Age 88

Former President Kim Young-sam Dies at Age 88

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 88. Kim, who had been hospitalized with fever and breathing problems since Thursday, died at 12:21 a.m., according to [...]

Former Presidents Mocked, Derided on University Exam

Former Presidents Mocked, Derided on University Exam

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A law professor at Hongik University in Seoul caused a stir by including texts ridiculing former Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun on his final exam. According to the university’s student council, the professor surnamed Ryu included the English texts mocking the former presidents on the test for his American Contact Law [...]