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S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

S. Korean Firms Hail NK Leader’s Comments on Kaesong Complex

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies that had operated factories in the now-shuttered industrial complex in North Korea’s border city of Kaesong on Tuesday hailed the North Korean leader’s willingness to reopen the factory park. In his televised New Year speech early on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said he is [...]

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

68 pct of Seoulites Support Kim Jong-un’s Visit to the S. Korean Capital

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Two out of three Seoulites said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an online survey of 2,000 people living in Seoul, 68 percent of whom said they support Kim Jong-un’s visit to Seoul. Another 22.4 percent said they oppose the idea. A total of [...]

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

Nearly Half of S. Koreans Agree with N. Korean Leader Addressing National Assembly: Poll

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Korean adults are in favor of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un making an address at the National Assembly if he comes to Seoul, a poll showed Monday. The survey of 503 South Koreans nationwide by local pollster Realmeter showed 46.7 percent of respondents consenting to [...]

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Paper dolls of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sold by EBS Media, an affiliate of the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), are stirring up controversy in South Korea. With the public outcry continuing to grow, the distributor of the products that signed an agreement with EBS Media has decided to [...]

Possible Visit to Mt. Halla by Kim Jong-un Not Without Challenges

Possible Visit to Mt. Halla by Kim Jong-un Not Without Challenges

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With media outlets speculating on the possibility of having a helicopter carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un land near Baengnokdam Lake on Mt. Halla in Jeju, critics are weighing on the actual feasibility of the plan. Baengnokdam is a crater situated at the peak of Mt. Halla (1,960 meters [...]