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Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was supportive of the months-long protests that finally led to the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, is poised to get behind calls for further recognition of the public’s major role in bringing about a peaceful transition of power. In an interview with Yonhap [...]

Seoul Proposes Ambitious North Korea-Friendly Projects

Seoul Proposes Ambitious North Korea-Friendly Projects

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – During Thursday’s policy discussion for Seoul-Pyongyang cooperation, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon announced the city’s ambitious plans to establish friendly ties with North Korea, which included establishing a joint animation center in Pyongyang and inviting North Korea to the 2019 National Sports Festival.  The city’s “Grand Design” comes from mayor [...]

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, announced that the city would take responsibility for registering sex slaves’ records with UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ programme if the Korean government cancels its own plans due to budget cuts. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme was initiated to protect the “documentary heritage of [...]

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon proposed creating an organization involving rival parties and central and local governments Thursday that would discuss his controversial plan of providing direct cash benefits to young and unemployed people. In October, Park announced the plan to provide an average 500,000 won (US$428) a month for [...]

Seoul Releases Core Data through Interactive Infographics

Seoul Releases Core Data through Interactive Infographics

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Metropolitan Government is making public core data such as budget expenditures, consumer prices and levels of fine dust through interactive infographics. The Seoul city government announced on July 2 the introduction of “Interactive Seoul!”, a service that provides access to important public data. For example, its “Finance Watch” shows [...]