A Question of Religious Freedom: Tai Ji Men Case in Taiwan

Tai Ji Men’s Protest in the US Lack of Accountability for Rogue Bureaucrats’ Persecution of Tai Ji Men Perpetuates the Unjust Case for 24 Years Action Alliance to Redress 1219 is a partner of International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit 2021, […]

Gyeonggi lays out plan to turn DMZ into peace, ecology belt

SEOUL– Gyeonggi Province, surrounding Seoul, has established a new five-year plan for the preservation and peaceful use of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified inter-Korean border area, officials said Sunday.The plan calls for the provi…

Experts say 2-year-old anti-bullying law has limitations, loopholes

SEOUL– Two years have passed since the so-called anti-bullying law went into effect at domestic workplaces, but there are still many loopholes in the application of the law depending on the business size or type of employment, labor experts said Sunda…

Renault Samsung to suspend production at Busan plant next week on chip shortages

SEOUL– Renault Samsung Motors Corp. will temporarily suspend production at its plant in the southeastern port city of Busan due to shortages of chips for vehicles, the company said Sunday.The South Korean unit of Renault S.A. will close down its plant…

N. Korea warns youth against adopting foreign speaking habits, lifestyles

SEOUL– North Korea’s official newspaper on Sunday called on younger generations to speak the country’s own standard language and follow traditional lifestyles, amid the regime’s crackdown on language expressions widely used in South Korea.The Rodong S…

N.K. media outlet reports on S. Korean criticism of call for abolishing unification ministry

SEOUL– A North Korean propaganda media outlet reported Sunday that the leader of South Korea’s main opposition party is under fire over his calls for abolishing the unification ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, a move seen as indirect crit…

S. Korea to enforce 4-person cap on private gatherings in non-Seoul metropolitan regions: PM

SEOUL– South Korea will ban gatherings of more than four people in regions outside the greater Seoul area starting Monday to curb the nationwide spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Sunday.Most regions outside the wider capital …

New virus infections stay in 1,400s for 2nd day on fewer tests

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases remained in the mid-1,400s for the second day in a row Sunday on fewer tests over the weekend amid concerns about increased cases in non-capital areas, the imminent summer holiday season and the prevale…

Fueled by home cooking, Cardinals’ Kim Kwang-hyun puts on show for family

SEOUL– With his family watching him pitch in the majors in person for the first time, St. Louis Cardinals’ South Korean starter Kim Kwang-hyun delivered an outstanding performance.While twirling six shutout innings against the San Francisco Giants in …

Ex-MLB reliever Oh Seung-hwan named S. Korea’s closer for Olympics

SEOUL– As roster decisions go, this was probably the easiest one to make for the South Korean Olympic baseball manager Kim Kyung-moon.During a press conference on Sunday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Kim named Oh Seung-hwan, he of more than 400 profes…