<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Politics]]> 15 en <![CDATA[DP Think Tank Chief Stresses Bipartisan Response to Japanese Trade Restrictions]]> The head of a think tank affiliated with the ruling Democratic Party(DP) said on Monday that its in the nation’s best interest to respond to Japanese trade restrictions in a bipartisan manner. Yang Jung-chul, the head of the DP's Institute for Democracy and confidant of President Moon Jae-in, made ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:05:15 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Fitch: Japan's Trade Restrictions on S. Korea Self-Defeating]]> Fitch Ratings has warned Japan’s trade restrictions on South Korea will inflict substantial damage on Japanese firms in the long-run.  The global credit rating agency said on Monday that Japan’s export curbs could take a toll on Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, SK Hynix and other South Korean ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:34:20 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['Allow First' Industrial Regulatory System to Take Effect in S. Korea]]> A new administrative law that will dramatically deregulate various industrial activities is poised to take effect in South Korea this week.  The Office for Government Policy Coordination said on Monday that a revision to the Basic Act on Regulatory Administrations will be in place from ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:25:22 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon, Bipartisan Leaders May Meet on Thurs. ]]> There is a growing possibility that President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of the five major political parties will sit down together for the first time in more than a year.  On Monday, main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn said he will accept any form of meeting with Moon in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:52:15 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA['US Intends to Engage to Prevent S. Korea-Japan Row from Worsening']]> The United States reportedly intends to "engage" in the current standoff between South Korea and Japan over export restrictions to prevent the situation from worsening. This is according to a South Korean Foreign Ministry official who recently visited the United States and spoke with White House, State ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:47:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Israeli President, Hyundai Motor Chief Discuss Cooperation ]]> Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited a research hub of Hyundai Motor Group on Monday.  According to the South Korean automotive group, Rivlin experienced various future car-related technologies at its Hyundai Kia Motors Namyang Technological Research Center in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province. The Israeli ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:41:14 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon, Leaders of 5 Major Parties May Hold First Meeting in Over a Year]]> There is a growing possibility that President Moon Jae-in and the leaders of the five major political parties will sit down together for the first time in more than a year.  On Monday, main opposition Liberty Korea Party Chairman Hwang Kyo-ahn said he will accept any form of meeting with Moon in order to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:37:34 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Russian Maritime Territory Says it's Abiding by UN Sanctions on Repatriating N. Koreans]]> The local government in the Russia's Maritime Territory of Siberia has stressed that it is faithfully implementing U.N. sanctions on North Korea related to the repatriation of North Korean workers. The Maritime Territory employs the largest number of North Korean workers in all of Russia. ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:42:31 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Warns Trade Retaliation Will Boomerang Back to Japan]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has sent a message to Japan warning its trade restrictions against South Korean tech giants will only boomerang back to the Japanese economy. He said Japan must come to the dialogue table.  Kim Bum-soo has more.  Report: President Moon Jae-in says Japan's trade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:18:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Parties Fail to Agree on Plenary Session Schedule]]> The floor leaders of the ruling and two opposition parties failed to reach a consensus on the remaining schedule for the June extraordinary session, including a plenary session to handle the government's extra budget bill. The ruling Democratic Party(DP) proposed holding a plenary session on Friday, which ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:09:10 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[President Moon Urges Japan to Stop Unilateral Export Pressure Campaign]]> President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to stop its unilateral export pressure campaign against South Korea and to embrace diplomatic resolution efforts. Moon made the remarks in a meeting with top aides on Monday, adding that the export controls are eroding bilateral trust between the two neighbors and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:05:42 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Aide: US Sympathizes with S. Korea Regarding Japan's Export Curbs]]> Anchor: A senior presidential aide, who returned from visiting the U.S. amid South Korea's trade row with Japan, said Washington fully understands what is going on and holds similar views with Seoul regarding the matter. Tokyo, meanwhile, rejected Washington's proposal to settle the issue through ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:31:27 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[President Moon Apologizes for Failing to Keep Minimum Wage Pledge]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has apologized and expressed remorse for failing to fulfill a campaign pledge to raise the minimum wage to ten-thousand won an hour by 2020. Opposition parties, meanwhile, jumped on the opportunity to criticize the administration's decision to stick to its income-led economic ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:05:55 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[S. Korea-Israel Summit Held in Seoul Monday]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in held a summit with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday and exchanged views on ways to strengthen their countries’ relations and on pending issues facing the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East. They agreed on the need for an early conclusion in the bilateral free trade ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:38:56 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[VOA: US Treasury Department Issues Advisory on Financial Transactions with N. Korea]]> The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued an advisory on financial transactions with North Korea, citing statements by a Paris-based intergovernmental organization. According to Voice of America(VOA) on Saturday, the Treasury cited a June statement by the Financial Action Task Force(FATF) in an ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:00:55 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Ex-CIA Official Says Nuclear Freeze is 'Next Logical Step' with N. Korea]]> Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell says a nuclear freeze is “the next logical step in U.S. President Donald Trump’s diplomacy with North Korea.” In a contribution to the Washington Post on Sunday, Morell presented his case for freezing North Korea’s nuclear and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:46:12 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Prime Ministers of S. Korea, Bangladesh Discuss Economic Cooperation]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday met with his Bangladeshi counterpart to discuss ways to expand cooperation between the two nations in trade, investment and other areas. Speaking with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the capital city of Dhaka, Lee asked for the country's cooperation and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:39:19 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[LKP Chief Proposes Talks with Pres. Moon to Discuss Japan's Export Curbs]]> The head of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) has proposed a meeting with President Moon Jae-in to discuss Japan's export curbs on South Korea.  LKP Chairperson Hwang Kyo-ahn said in a news conference on Monday that his party will accept talks with the top office in any format if constructive ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:54:51 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Main Opposition Party to Submit Dismissal Motion for Defense Minister]]> The main opposition Liberty Korea Party(LKP) plans to submit a motion on Monday seeking the dismissal of Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo following what it says are a series of security lapses in the military.  LKP Floor Leader Na Kyung-won announced the plan on Sunday in a news conference, urging ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:41:26 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Moon Apologizes for Failing to Keep Campaign Pledge on Minimum Wage]]> President Moon Jae-in has offered a public apology for not being able to keep a campaign pledge to raise the minimum wage to ten-thousand won per hour by 2020. In a Sunday press briefing, presidential chief of staff for policy Kim Sang-jo quoted Moon as saying that he is sorry that a promise to the people ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:32:29 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Top Official: US Officials Share Concern about S. Korea-Japan Tensions]]> A top presidential official said on Saturday that United States officials have expressed concern that tensions between South Korea and Japan over Tokyo's export curbs against Seoul are not conducive to trilateral cooperation between the three countries. Kim Hyun-chong, deputy chief of Cheong Wa ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:52:11 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Shim Sang-jung Elected as New Leader of Minor Opposition Justice Party]]> The minor opposition Justice Party on Saturday selected three-term lawmaker Shim San-jung as its new leader. The party announced the results of the election of its leadership at the National Assembly. Shim won a whopping 85-point-five percent of the vote, beating Yang Kyung-kyu, the vice chairman of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:35:16 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gasoline Price Down for 6th Consecutive Week]]> Gasoline prices in South Korea fell across the country for the sixth-straight week. According to Opinet, an oil price information website run by the Korea National Oil Corporation, the average nationwide price of regular gasoline fell four-point-six won per liter to one-thousand-491-point-one won in the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:03:04 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Gov't to Revise Ordinances for New Apartment Price Ceiling System]]> Land Minister Kim Hyun-mee says the government is working on effective enforcement of ordinances regarding the price ceiling system for new apartments on private land. Kim revealed the move on Friday while speaking about related topics with the National Assembly Land, Infrastructure and Transport ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:04:07 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Comic Con Seoul 2019 to Kick off Aug. 2 at COEX]]> Comic Con Seoul will kick off its third edition next month.  The organizer, Reed Exhibitions, announced on Friday the event will be held for three days from August 2 at COEX in southern Seoul.  Around 30 major cities across the world, including New York, Paris, London and Sydney, have been holding ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:55:17 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[LKP to Submit Motion to Dismiss Defense Minister over N. Korean Boat Crossing]]> South Korea’s main opposition party plans to submit a motion early next week seeking the dismissal of Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo over the recent undetected arrival of a North Korean boat.  Liberty Korea Party(LKP) Floor Leader Na Kyung-won revealed the plan on Friday while she and other LKP ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:52:31 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Civic Group Warns Against 'Politicization' of Soldier's Suicide ]]> A South Korean civic group dedicated to human rights issues at military barracks has cautioned against the “politicization” of the death of a soldier who committed suicide following controversy over a the recent undetected arrival of a North Korean boat in the East Sea.  The Center for Military Human ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:45:27 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Russia's Exports of Wheat to N. Korea Increases Sharply in H1]]> Russia’s exports of wheat to North Korea from its eastern border areas has jumped 28 times in the first half of this year compared to last year.  Russian media outlet Prime on Friday quoted related Russian authorities as saying that the exports of wheat to the North from Primorsky Krai in the Far East ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:12:48 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[Police to Summon Incheon Mayor over Water Crisis]]> The police appear to be planning to summon for questioning the mayor of Incheon, who has been accused of dereliction of duty over his city's tainted tap water scandal. The Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency made the decision to question mayor Park Nam-chun and the former chief of the city's ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:23:45 +0900 Politics
<![CDATA[PM Lee Vows Stern Measures over Navy False Confession Case]]> Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said he was briefed Friday morning about a naval incident where an officer forced a subordinate to make a false confession. On July fourth, soldiers on guard duty found a suspicious individual inside the Navy's Second Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. The ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:01:25 +0900 Politics