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Moon Administration’s Renewable Energy Policy Lays Waste to Environment

Moon Administration’s Renewable Energy Policy Lays Waste to Environment

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Criticism is rising against the government’s push for renewable energy, with many claiming that government policies are directly responsible for the devastation of the natural environment across the country. Critics specifically point at solar generation facilities and wind turbines built in mountainous areas, and solar panels set up on [...]

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Under a new government policy, if child abuse reports are made to the police or other child protective authorities more than two times the children in concern will be separated from their abusers immediately. South Korea’s law enforcement agencies and public servants in charge of the protection of children [...]

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government will play a greater role in helping multicultural households overcome various difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak, a Cabinet minister said at a forum on multiculturalism Wednesday. Minister of Gender Equality and Family Lee Jung-ok made the promise in her address delivered at the 2020 Multiculturalism [...]

New Year Ushers in Many Changes in Immigrant, Labor, Welfare, Education Sectors

New Year Ushers in Many Changes in Immigrant, Labor, Welfare, Education Sectors

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the dawn of the new year, South Koreans and foreigners living here are bracing for many changes in government policies and systems that affect their daily life, labor practices, education and welfare. Starting in 2020, short-term foreign visitors are barred from applying for a South Korean driver’s license [...]

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 [...]