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Shutdown of Coal-Fired Plants Causes No Power Shortage

Shutdown of Coal-Fired Plants Causes No Power Shortage

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s power supply hovered above its demand for the past seven days after a temporary shutdown of eight old coal-fired power plants, government data showed Sunday, shaking off concerns over a possible shortage. Starting June 1, the aged thermal power plants, including four in central Chungcheong Province, went offline for a month in line with the government’s efforts [...]

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in on Thursday dismissed the government’s existing plans to fight the spread of avian influenza as a formality, calling for “real and fundamental” solutions, the presidential office said.  The proposed measures to fight the spread of bird flu came one day after the country reported a suspected [...]

Moon Wins Acclaim for Breaking Authoritarian Mold

Moon Wins Acclaim for Breaking Authoritarian Mold

SEOUL, Jun. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly a month has passed since the inauguration of President Moon Jae-in on May 10. Among the many adjectives used by the media to define Moon’s personality, “unauthoritarian” stands out. Moon’s departure from the stereotypical authoritarian attitudes of a president became a hot topic in the news starting his [...]

President Unveils Plan to Hire 1,500 New Firefighters in 2017

President Unveils Plan to Hire 1,500 New Firefighters in 2017

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in promised Wednesday to hire 1,500 new firefighters before the year’s end and a total of 19,000 before his five-year term ends.  The 19,000 new firefighters and rescue workers will be included in 810,000 new jobs the president has pledged to create, but he said they will [...]

President Moon Pledges to Tackle Dementia

President Moon Pledges to Tackle Dementia

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s newly-elected president promised Friday that the government would take a more proactive role in tackling dementia, a mental illness that affects nearly one in ten elderly people in the country. Speaking to family members and dementia patients during a visit to the Seoul Sanitarium and Hospital, Moon [...]

Supply of Electricity Unaffected by Shutdown of Aging Coal Plants

Supply of Electricity Unaffected by Shutdown of Aging Coal Plants

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The supply of electricity in South Korea experienced little to no disruption when the newly introduced temporary shutdown of eight aging coal-fueled power plants took effect for the first time yesterday. According to the Korea Power Exchange (KPX), the daily maximum electricity demand was estimated at 68.85 million kW [...]

New Spy Agency Chief Orders Abolition of Domestic Intelligence Operations

New Spy Agency Chief Orders Abolition of Domestic Intelligence Operations

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – New National Intelligence Service (NIS) director Suh Hoon on Thursday ordered the abolition of domestic intelligence operations, setting in motion a campaign to reform the spy agency long suspected of meddling in politics to support ruling elites.  Suh issued the order shortly after President Moon Jae-in conferred an appointment [...]