Moon Jae-in Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Chief of New Disease Control Agency Appointed in Special Ceremony at Her Local Office

Chief of New Disease Control Agency Appointed in Special Ceremony at Her Local Office

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in attended a rare ceremony outside Cheong Wa Dae to appoint Jeong Eun-kyeong, South Korea’s disease control czar, as head of a new agency to operate autonomously with more authority and workforce. Jeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), has been tapped [...]

Moon to Push for Universal Employment Insurance

Moon to Push for Universal Employment Insurance

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in officially announced that the government will push for universal employment insurance. In a special address delivered Sunday to mark the third anniversary of his inauguration, Moon said the government will “establish the cornerstone for an era of universal employment insurance.” “We will work to quickly bring [...]

U2 Leader Asks S. Korean President to Support Ireland in Fight Against Coronavirus

U2 Leader Asks S. Korean President to Support Ireland in Fight Against Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Bono, the lead vocalist of Irish rock band U2, has sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in asking for support in his country’s fight against the novel coronavirus, the presidential office here said Sunday. In the letter, Bono asked for South Korean protective equipment and diagnostic kits [...]

Moon Engages in Brisk Phone Diplomacy over Coronavirus, Buoyed by Seoul’s Improved Global Image

Moon Engages in Brisk Phone Diplomacy over Coronavirus, Buoyed by Seoul’s Improved Global Image

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has used telephone services for his recent summit diplomacy in response to the coronavirus. Over the past several weeks, he has received lots of phone calls from global leaders seeking his quarantine advice or the supply of medical devices, especially test kits. Many view [...]

Moon Pledges 100 tln Won of Emergency Funding for Virus-stricken Business Sector

Moon Pledges 100 tln Won of Emergency Funding for Virus-stricken Business Sector

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in unveiled plans Tuesday to double the size of his administration’s emergency-financing aid package to 100 trillion won (US$80 billion) for businesses here under growing stress from the coronavirus pandemic, and he announced a set of special funds to stabilize South Korea’s bond and securities markets. He [...]

Moon Admin. Criticized for Coronavirus Response Favorable to China Despite Accolades in Foreign Media

Moon Admin. Criticized for Coronavirus Response Favorable to China Despite Accolades in Foreign Media

SEOUL, Feb. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — With the new coronavirus outbreak continuing to spread unabated, a vocal minority of the electorate is calling for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to be impeached. As of Friday, more than 1.3 million Koreans had signed an online public petition calling for Moon’s impeachment on the website of the [...]