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S. Korea Revamps College Admission Policy Following Fairness Row

S. Korea Revamps College Admission Policy Following Fairness Row

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled a set of revised policies for college admission following a controversy over the current system, which some claim favors students with rich and powerful parents. Under the revised measures, Seoul-based universities with high admission standards will pick 40 percent of their freshmen through a [...]

Regional Authorities Compete over Free Education and Welfare Programs

Regional Authorities Compete over Free Education and Welfare Programs

ANYANG, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are competing over introducing free education and welfare policies, from free lunches to school training uniforms. Gyeonggi Province’s city of Ansan recently came to an agreement at the metropolitan council to introduce programs to offer financial subsidies for college tuition starting next year. College students from a [...]

Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

Panel Reviews Policy Options to Reduce Fine Dust

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s presidential panel on climate on Friday reviewed a set of public proposals to fight fine dust air pollution, including restricting high-emission diesel cars and coal power plants during the upcoming high density season from December to March. The National Council on Climate and Air Quality, chaired by [...]

65 pct of Single Adults Believe Government Policy for Childbirth is Ineffective

65 pct of Single Adults Believe Government Policy for Childbirth is Ineffective

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two-thirds of single South Korean women believe that government policy in place to encourage giving birth to children falls short of influencing decisions on marriage and childbirth. Gayeon Matchmaking Consulting Service conducted a survey of 1,000 single men and women, 65 percent of whom believed that government policy [...]

More than Half of S. Koreans Back Moon’s N. Korea Policy: Poll

More than Half of S. Koreans Back Moon’s N. Korea Policy: Poll

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Korean adults positively evaluate the Moon Jae-in government’s policy of making peace with North Korea, a poll showed Wednesday. Realmeter’s survey of 505 people older than 19 nationwide found that 52.2 percent gave a positive assessment of Moon’s peace policy for the Korean Peninsula. [...]

About 340,000 Sign Up Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Activists

About 340,000 Sign Up Against Nuclear Phase-out Policy: Activists

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 340,000 people have signed a petition opposing the Moon Jae-in government’s nuclear phase-out policy and demanding the resumption of construction of the Shin Hanul 3 and 4 nuclear plants, its organizers said Monday. The organizers, led by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) and civic groups, said [...]

Gov’t Policy for Self-employed Criticized for Errors, Missteps

Gov’t Policy for Self-employed Criticized for Errors, Missteps

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean economy has one of the highest portions of individuals running their own stores and shops, and they are getting pushed to the brink by a slumping economy and policy missteps, market watchers said Monday. Data from Statistics Korea put the number of self-employed people at some [...]