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Definition of ‘Gender Violence’ Stirs Up Controversy

Definition of ‘Gender Violence’ Stirs Up Controversy

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The vague definition of gender violence in South Korea continues to be a hotly-debated topic, with a high-profile politician’s lack of knowledge of the term adding fuel to the fire. The debate over the term ‘gender violence’ is back in the spotlight after Hong Jun-pyo, the chairperson of the main [...]

Lawmaker Advocates Bills to Raise Taxes on HNB Cigarettes

Lawmaker Advocates Bills to Raise Taxes on HNB Cigarettes

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A major opposition lawmaker has introduced bills to raise taxes on heat-not-burn (HNB) cigarettes, amid concerns that the smoke-free tobacco emits harmful substances. Rep. Kim Gwang-lim of the major opposition Liberty Korea Party presented a proposal earlier in the month that would slap the new products with the same [...]

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

Three Parties Agree to Draft Constitutional Amendment Bill

SEOUL, Mar. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three political parties on Wednesday hammered out a joint draft revision of the Constitution that calls for a shift from the current single-term, five-year presidency to a two-term, four-year presidency, party officials said. The proposal also envisions a power-sharing structure in which the president as the head [...]