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Asiana Employees Hold Protest Rallies Against No-meal Chaos

Asiana Employees Hold Protest Rallies Against No-meal Chaos

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees at Asiana Airlines Inc. gathered in central Seoul late Friday to stage a candlelight vigil denouncing the firm’s top management for massive in-flight meal service disruptions that resulted in the suicide of the head of a caterer’s supplier. The latest rally follows two similar demonstrations held by staff [...]

Absolut Vodka Ad Showing Anti-Gov’t Rally Stokes Controversy

Absolut Vodka Ad Showing Anti-Gov’t Rally Stokes Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A new advertisement by alcoholic beverage manufacturer Absolut Vodka depicting an image of a massive anti-government rally in South Korea has stoked controversy, industry sources said Monday.  The global leading vodka brand, owned by French group Pernod Ricard, disclosed its new advertisement on its official Facebook on Saturday. The [...]

Korean Mass Protests Become “Smarter”

Korean Mass Protests Become “Smarter”

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – For the fifth weekend in a row, hundreds of thousands of Koreans took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Park Geun-hye, who is suspected of a host of illicit activities related to corruption and abuse of power. The latest protests, however, were noted by their integration with [...]

Tension Grows Ahead of Massive Anti-Park Rally

Tension Grows Ahead of Massive Anti-Park Rally

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are expected to join an anti-government protest Saturday, police and civic groups said, amid rising public anger over President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal.  The rally, involving some 1,500 civic groups, may draw the largest number of participants this millennium, with the police expecting [...]

Koreans Strike against Decision to Deploy U.S. Missile Defense System

Koreans Strike against Decision to Deploy U.S. Missile Defense System

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Locals in Seongju County, which was chosen by the government Wednesday as the site for THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) battery deployment, took to the streets vehemently criticizing the decision. There took place a similar protest in front of the defense ministry building in Seoul on the same day [...]