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Concert Commemorates President Moon’s First Year in Office

Concert Commemorates President Moon’s First Year in Office

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A concert commemorating President Moon Jae-in’s first anniversary in office was held yesterday afternoon at Nokjiwon, the green lawn of the presidential Blue House. Guests included 300 residents and students living in the nearby neighborhoods of Cheongun-dong, Hyoja-dong, Sajik-dong and Samcheon-dong. “It’s been already one year since I came [...]

Ex-President Lee Adds Humiliating Last Chapter to His Career with Corruption Investigation

Ex-President Lee Adds Humiliating Last Chapter to His Career with Corruption Investigation

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Former President Lee Myung-bak stood before a barrage of camera flashes Wednesday as he appeared at a prosecutors’ office for corruption questioning, adding a humiliating last chapter to his otherwise successful career as a business CEO, lawmaker, mayor and president. Lee first became publicly known when he served as [...]

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

100 Days in Office, President Moon Sets Tone for Tough Reforms

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In less than 100 days since taking office, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in appears to have successfully turned the boat around, mostly for the better, but also with many challenges that include escalating tension with communist North Korea. The changes initiated by Moon during his first three months [...]

New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

New Bulletin Board on Jobs Highlights President’s Focus on Job Creation

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae installed a new electric bulletin board Wednesday, offering a quick summary of current conditions in the country’s employment market, while also highlighting the emphasis the new president and his government place on creating jobs.  The new bulletin board was placed at one of [...]

87 Percent of South Koreans Have Positive Outlook on President Moon

87 Percent of South Koreans Have Positive Outlook on President Moon

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 90 percent of adult South Korean citizens have a positive outlook on President Moon Jae-in’s handling of state affairs, a survey showed Friday, reflecting high public support for the new liberal leader.  In the survey conducted from Tuesday through Thursday by local pollster Gallup Korea, 87 percent of [...]

75 Percent of Citizens Express Positive Outlook on President Moon

75 Percent of Citizens Express Positive Outlook on President Moon

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Three in 4 adult South Korean citizens gave a positive outlook on President Moon Jae-in’s handling of state affairs, a survey showed Monday, reflecting high public support for the newly minted liberal leader.  In the survey conducted from Wednesday through Saturday by local pollster Realmeter, 74.8 percent of the [...]

New First Lady Draws Keen Public Attention

New First Lady Draws Keen Public Attention

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Exuding confidence, motherly warmth and down-to-earthness, new first lady Kim Jung-sook has garnered as much public attention as her husband Moon Jae-in who scored a resounding victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. Waving and giving a thumbs up to Moon’s well-wishers and other citizens, a beaming Kim has been alongside [...]