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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Mon, August 15, 2022 | 07:38
Seoul mayor seeks to develop Yongsan into business hub
An empty former rail yard in Yongsan District will be transformed into an urban business hub of Seoul, making the underdeveloped area near the country's presidential office into one of the city's future business spots. The 493,000-square-meter piece of land near Yongsan Station will usher in office buildings for over 70 percent of its total area so that it can be designated a...
Space forum to be held in Busan in August
A major astronomy conference sharing the latest academic findings from around the world will take place in Busan on Aug. 2. This is the first time that such a large-scale space event is being held in Korea.
Interior minister warns police to stop protest against supervisory bureau
Interior Minister Lee Sang-min strongly criticized the chiefs of police precincts Monday for their collective action on Saturday against the envisioned launch of a supervisory bureau inside the interior ministry, calling it “an incident akin to a military coup.” During a news briefing, Lee said Saturday's meeting of police officials reminded him of the Dec. 12 military coup l...
Inbound travelers must take PCR tests within 1 day of arrival
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has reinstated a COVID-19 quarantine regulation that requires those who arrive in Korea to take a PCR test upon arrival or within one day of their arrival instead of within three days, as the numbers of new daily infections have surged in the country.
Police officials protest against launch of supervisory bureau
Police officials from around Korea on Saturday organized and participated in a rare collective action, gathering together to state their objection to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety's bid to establish a new supervisory bureau over the national police force. Some 190 senior police officials from across the country ― one-third of the country's senior police officials ― ...
Is Korea's death penalty unconstitutional?
Earlier this month, the Constitutional Court of Korea began another hearing over what could be the problem left unresolved for the longest time in the country's judiciary history: whether the death penalty, which was written into the Criminal Act of 1953, violates the Constitution. The latest hearing will be the third time for the Constitutional Court to review the constituti...
Busan officials hone English skills for World Expo 2030
Not being fluent in English might not mean the end of the world. But for those representing a city with an unprecedented bid to host a mega-scale international event in less than eight years, it could be a shame. It's a concern of the officials of Busan, which is betting on being selected a host city for World Expo 2030 in Paris next year.
Motels becoming haven for teens playing PC games at night
An increasing number of teenagers in Korea are heading to unstaffed motels at night to use the venues to play computer games, raising concerns about the facilities' lack of monitoring against underage visitors. The issue has stoked further a more deeply troubling side effect of the facilities that they are creating a space for teenagers to engage in the illegal consumption of...
New Gwanghwamun Square to reshape downtown Seoul
Under the scorching summer heat that has been continuing for weeks across Seoul and the rest of the country, the soon-to-be-reopened Gwanghwamun Square isn't just offering extra shade from the sun. After opening on Aug. 6, it is expected to become a go-to spot for kids in search of summer fun and those wishing to learn about the history of the grand open space that has for de...
[INTERVIEW] 'We can win this race' to host World Expo 2030
BUSAN - Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon expressed confidence in winning the bid to host World Expo 2030, saying that the nation's soft power together with strong support from the business community will help the port city beat the oil-rich Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. "We have the resources to draw the attention of the general public like K-pop and other K-culture, which Saud...
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