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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 10:53
Seoul city zeroes in on foreign residents' unpaid taxes
Seoul Metropolitan Government has placed focus on the city's foreign residents who have not settled their taxes. The move came after the city government settled over 32,000 cases of tax delinquency through a special investigation conducted from last October to January, claiming 1.6 billion won ($1.27 million) in total.
'Celebrity forests' emerge as new K-pop trend in Seoul
Seoul's man-made forest green spaces are expected to get denser this year - thanks to K-pop fans from across the world. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday that a new 10,000 square meter reserve will be established in Nanji Hangang Park at the western end of Seoul in Mapo District. Trees bought with money donated by K-pop fans will be planted there.
Seoul City postpones taking down 'illegal' memorial for Itaewon tragedy
The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Monday postponed taking down a memorial the authority claims was “illegally” set up by bereaved families of the Itaewon tragedy. The family members and supporters from civic groups set up the memorial at Seoul City Square in front of the city hall in central Seoul on Saturday without giving the city government due notification. The city au...
Families of Itaewon victims on collision course with Seoul City
Politicians, religious leaders, survivors of the Itaewon crowd tragedy and bereaved family members who lost loved ones in the disaster last October gathered at the National Assembly on Sunday to commemorate the 100-day anniversary of the deadly accident.
Korea seeks measures to better protect foreign workers
Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jung-sik on Tuesday morning visited a farm in Pocheon, northern Gyeonggi Province, where four Cambodian migrant workers work and also live. The city, about 35 kilometers away from the nearest point of the inter-Korean border, was swept by frigid Arctic air late last month, plummeting wind chill to well below minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Space industry takes off in South Jeolla Province
June 21, 2022, marks the turning point for Korea's space industry. The KSLV-2, better known as the Nuri, is a Korean-made three-stage launch vehicle that shot through the sky of Goheung County in South Jeolla Province and successfully released a test satellite into a 700-kilometer orbit.
Seoul mayor accuses liberals of leading nation in wrong direction
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon speaks during a press conference at Seoul City Hall, Monday. YonhapMayor Oh Se-hoon blames former Moon government for surging energy bills, blasts disability group that staged subway protests for disrupting law and order By Ko Dong-hwanSeoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon has been on the offensive over several issues that are dividing the nation. Regarding the rising...
Busan seeks to take lead in expo race after BIE's April visit
The mayor of Busan expressed confidence that Korea's second-largest city will secure the lead in the race to host World Expo 2030 by impressing a delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) due to arrive in April. Mayor Park Heong-joon intends to highlight the southern port city's uniqueness during the BIE's planned visit to assess the feasibility of the bi...
[INTERVIEW] Busan has potential to be world-class city, says mayor
BUSAN - Size can be a standard used to measure the global status of a city. But the mayor of Korea's second-largest city says size does not always matter, instead what is truly important is what's inside or how much potential a metropolis possesses.
Bone-chilling weather grips nation
“It feels like we're in Siberia,” numerous weather reports claimed Tuesday. This isn't a big exaggeration, as the blustering northwesterly winds from the brutally cold Russian territory hit the Korean Peninsula hard, plunging the entire country into frigid conditions. Tuesday marks the coldest day recorded in Korea so far this winter, according to the Korea Meteorological Adm...