Long An authority met with representatives of the South Korea business community last week in a bid to remove work related obstacles in the southern province. Long An authority met with representatives of the South Korea business community last week in a bid to remove work related obstacles in the southern province. - VNS Photo Several Korean firms such as RIOVINA, Songwol Vina, Yupoong Long An and Shilla Bags International raised concerns over electricity, water, production, recruitment and the use of employees, environmental issues and customs procedures. They said Long An had made improvements in investment licensing, administrative procedures in construction, natural resources and environment, suggesting the province keep local firms updated on changes to facilitate their implementation. Local authorities answered questions and pledged to continue addressing the obstacles they face. Long An province is currently home to more than 900 foreign-invested projects from 37 … [Read more...] about Long An works to tackle difficulties of South Korea firms
By Choe Sang-Hun Published 1:16 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Supporters of former president Park Geun-hye participate in a rally in front of a Seoul courthouse. Supporters of former president Park Geun-hye participate in a rally in front of a Seoul courthouse. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images South Korea’s ousted president gets 24 years in prison 1 / 1 Back to Gallery SEOUL — Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s impeached and ousted president, was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison on a variety of criminal charges, in a case that exposed the entrenched, collusive ties between South Korea’s government and conglomerates like Samsung. A three-judge panel at the Seoul Central District Court also ordered Park to pay $17 … [Read more...] about South Korea’s ousted president gets 24 years in prison
Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press Updated 1:07 am, Friday, April 6, 2018 Photo: Kim Hong-Ji, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean has sentenced disgraced ex-President Park to 24 years in prison over a corruption scandal. The Seoul Central District Court issued the verdict on Friday, April 6, 2018, after convicting Park of bribery, abuse of power, extortion and other charges. Park has been held at a detention center near Seoul since her arrest in March 2017, but she refused to attend Friday’s court session citing sickness. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File) less FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central … [Read more...] about South Korea’s history of bad presidential endings grows
Fireworks exploded over the huge crowd gathered in the freezing Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea as the spectacular opening ceremony kicked off. Performances displayed the sweep of Korean history and culture, including a performance called "The Land of Peace". After a chaotic year of nuclear war threats and nuclear and missile tests from the North, it was a striking visual moment.IBTimes UK presents the best photos from the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. … [Read more...] about Best photos of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony in South Korea
Home Advice Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea? January 29, 2018 by Tim Winship Would I have qualms about attending the games in South Korea? I was recently asked that seemingly simple question, a question that would appear to fall well within my professional area of expertise. My initial response, with nary a hint of hesitation, was: No qualms at all. South Korea is a safe and stable country, with a robust economy, operating under the rule of law. Neither street crime (which was a concern surrounding the Rio Olympics) nor political unrest (a concern during the Beijing games) would be factors. It gradually dawned on me, however, that I was missing the point of the query. The 2018 Olympics (February 9 – 25) aren’t just taking place in South Korea; they’re taking place in Pyeongchang, a city just 50 miles from the border with North Korea. And therein lies the nub of the question: … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Attend the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?