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N. Korea Highlights Hazards of Smoking After Adopting Anti-smoking Law

N. Korea Highlights Hazards of Smoking After Adopting Anti-smoking Law

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s state news agency on Wednesday highlighted the hazards of smoking, saying the habit could increase the chances of getting infected with the new coronavirus. North Korea’s media outlets have intensified calls for people to stop smoking since Pyongyang held a parliamentary meeting and adopted an anti-smoking law [...]

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

Half of S. Koreans Expect No Major Change in Inter-Korean Ties Due to Biden Presidency

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of South Koreans believe that there will be no major impact on inter-Korean relations when U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office early next year, a poll showed Monday. In the Realmeter survey of 500 people nationwide, aged 18 or older, conducted last Friday on prospects for Seoul-Pyongyang [...]

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

SEOUL/PANMUNJOM, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Unification Minister Lee In-young called Wednesday for North Korea to restore severed cross-border communications lines and resume the operation of a now-destructed joint liaison office to bring the stalled inter-Korean relations back on track. Lee made the remarks in a speech at the opening ceremony for a tourism support [...]

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army said Friday it will push to establish a surveillance system that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) along the inter-Korean border areas and coastal regions to beef up its security posture. The move came after a series of security breaches this year, including illegal entries of Chinese people into [...]