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New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae installed a new electric bulletin board Wednesday, offering a quick summary of current conditions in the country’s employment market, while also highlighting the emphasis the new president and his government place on creating jobs.  The new bulletin board was placed at one of [...]

Notorious ‘ActiveX’ on its Last Legs in South Korea

Notorious ‘ActiveX’ on its Last Legs in South Korea

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Industry experts say Microsoft’s much-maligned ActiveX software may be scrapped and replaced with advanced technology such as biometric recognition under the newly elected Moon administration, after being slammed over its security vulnerabilities and widely viewed as plaguing the South Korean web with exhausting and complex online identification processes for [...]

Over 10 pct of Regular Workers Think They Are Temps: Report

Over 10 pct of Regular Workers Think They Are Temps: Report

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 10 percent of full-time workers in South Korea consider themselves as nonregular employees because of poor working conditions, a report said Monday. According to the report by the Korea Labor Institute, 10.7 percent of South Korea’s regular workers believe they are temporary employees owing to long work [...]

87 Percent of South Koreans Have Positive Outlook on President Moon

87 Percent of South Koreans Have Positive Outlook on President Moon

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 90 percent of adult South Korean citizens have a positive outlook on President Moon Jae-in’s handling of state affairs, a survey showed Friday, reflecting high public support for the new liberal leader.  In the survey conducted from Tuesday through Thursday by local pollster Gallup Korea, 87 percent of [...]

S. Korea, China Moving toward Mending Ties Strained over THAAD: Experts

S. Korea, China Moving toward Mending Ties Strained over THAAD: Experts

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and China appear to be moving toward mending their strained ties over the installation of a U.S. missile defense system here as exchanges and contacts in diverse areas have apparently been gaining traction since the inauguration of liberal President Moon Jae-in, experts said Tuesday. The recently wrapped-up [...]

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

President Orders Temporary Shutdown of Aged Power Plants to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in ordered a temporary shutdown of aged coal power plants Monday in an unprecedented move to fight air pollution. Under the order, eight coal fired thermal power plants that are aged 30 years or older will be closed for 30 days starting June 1, according to the [...]

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

Public Cheers as Moon Pledges to Close Old Coal Plants Amid Fine Dust Concerns

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Newly elected president Moon Jae-in has issued an executive order to shut down a number of aged coal-fired power plants in South Korea in a move to curb the fine dust problems that are plaguing the country, only days after he was sworn into office. Moon revealed today his plan [...]

First Cat Jjingjjingi Enters the Blue House

First Cat Jjingjjingi Enters the Blue House

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – After being the focus of media attention last week, newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s cat Jjingjjingi has officially become the very first First Cat in South Korea after entering the Blue House yesterday. In a tweet yesterday, Moon expressed concerns over the protection of flycatchers that live near the [...]

75 Percent of Citizens Express Positive Outlook on President Moon

75 Percent of Citizens Express Positive Outlook on President Moon

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Three in 4 adult South Korean citizens gave a positive outlook on President Moon Jae-in’s handling of state affairs, a survey showed Monday, reflecting high public support for the newly minted liberal leader.  In the survey conducted from Wednesday through Saturday by local pollster Realmeter, 74.8 percent of the [...]