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Ruling Party’s Presidential Candidate Eyes ‘De Facto’ Unification with N. Korea

Ruling Party’s Presidential Candidate Eyes ‘De Facto’ Unification with N. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung said Sunday he would seek a “de facto state” of inter-Korean unification based on coexistence and mutual prosperity in a short-term and rather realistic goal if he gains power. Lee of the liberal Democratic Party made the remark during a visit to the [...]

Biz People Demand Legislation to Compensate for Losses from Tours to Mt. Kumgang

Biz People Demand Legislation to Compensate for Losses from Tours to Mt. Kumgang

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An association of South Korean firms involved in a long-suspended tour program to North Korea’s Mount Kumgang urged the government on Friday to push for legislation that would mandate financial compensation for losses from the suspension. The association, comprised of 49 companies who invested in the tour program, made [...]

7 out of 10 S. Koreans Agree to Efforts for Resumption of Mt. Kumgang Tour

7 out of 10 S. Koreans Agree to Efforts for Resumption of Mt. Kumgang Tour

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven out of 10 South Koreans are supportive of government efforts to resume a long-suspended inter-Korean tour program at Mount Kumgang on North Korea’s east coast, a recent poll showed Wednesday, amid the North’s threat to end the cross-border project. According to the survey, conducted by the National Unification [...]

Thousands of S. Koreans Ask Gov’t to Approve Their Trip to Mount Kumgang

Thousands of S. Koreans Ask Gov’t to Approve Their Trip to Mount Kumgang

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of South Koreans asked the government Friday to endorse their travel to Mount Kumgang in North Korea, demanding the resumption of suspend tours to the scenic mountain. According to the Movement for One Korea, a civic group, 6,150 citizens added their names to the applications submitted to the [...]

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Support Resumption of Kaesong Park, Mount Kumgang Tours: Survey

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Support Resumption of Kaesong Park, Mount Kumgang Tours: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 60 percent of South Koreans are supportive of the resumption of two suspended cross-border projects, saying they could contribute to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, a survey of a presidential consultative body showed Tuesday. According to the survey conducted by the National Unification Advisory Council on [...]

War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

War-separated Families of Koreas Meet for First Time in over 6 Decades

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of South and North Koreans torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean War met for the first time in over six decades in a tearful, long-dreamed-of family reunion on Monday. Eighty-nine South Koreans, mostly in their 70s and older, met about 180 long-separated family members, including [...]

Observatory Overlooking North Korea Increasingly Popular

Observatory Overlooking North Korea Increasingly Popular

GOSEONG, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1,800 visitors have flocked to Military Observatory 717OP (also known as Mt. Kumgang Observator”) that has opened temporarily in time for the spring. The local government of Goseong County in Gangwon Province announced yesterday that 1,863 guests had visited South Korea’s northernmost military observatory between April 28 [...]

S. Korean Inspection Team Set to Visit N. Korean Venues for Joint Olympic Events

S. Korean Inspection Team Set to Visit N. Korean Venues for Joint Olympic Events

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean delegation is set to travel to North Korea on Tuesday to inspect the venues where the two Koreas will hold joint cultural and sports events to celebrate the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The visit by 12 officials follows a North Korean team’s two-day stay in [...]

Seoul to Compensate Businesses Affected by Suspended Inter-Korean Projects

Seoul to Compensate Businesses Affected by Suspended Inter-Korean Projects

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea said Friday it will provide more compensation to domestic companies for their losses stemming from investments in inter-Korean projects which have now been suspended due to political tension. The support will be given to those involved in the joint industrial complex in Kaesong closed in 2016, the [...]