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Politicians see parallels to Gwangju in Myanmar uprising

Politicians see parallels to Gwangju in Myanmar uprising

On the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the 1980 pro-democracy movement in Gwangju, Tuesday, politicians, including President Moon Jae-in, showed support for the citizens of Myanmar in their continued fight against a military junta to restore democracy and freedom. The Gwangju uprising against the military regime of Chun Doo-hwan, who seized control of the country in a Dec. 12, 1979, coup, began in the southwestern city, May 18, 1980.

US vaccine provision to Korea getting more feasible

US vaccine provision to Korea getting more feasible

A recent decision by the U.S. administration to share its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries is expected to accelerate ongoing talks between South Korea and the U.S. on a “vaccine swap,” especially in this week's summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden. Biden announced Monday that his administration will send ab additional 20 million doses of domestically approved vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson - overseas by the end of June, in addition to the 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine he had already authorized to share with other countries.

Full resumption of in-person classes triggers debate

Full resumption of in-person classes triggers debate

Parents and educators are showing mixed responses to the education ministry's plan to resume fully in-person classes at schools in the second semester. Supporters of the plan say that the quality of education has deteriorated and that a learning gap between children has widened due to online classes conducted over the past year, while opponents say that the full-fledged resumption of in-person classes should be decided carefully, as there is still a risk of virus transmissions inside classrooms.

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Farewell Peter Bartholomew, defender of Korea's heritage

Farewell Peter Bartholomew, defender of Korea's heritage

Sometime in the middle of the night of May 11 or 12, Peter Bartholomew's 53-year-long sojourn in Korea ended with his sudden, unexpected death. Known for his passionate defense of traditional Korean houses, or hanok, his deep appreciation for Korean history and culture, his relationship with Korea's royal family and his business success, he often appeared on television, in newspapers, magazines and online articles, and guided friends, colleagues and peers to the hidden and vanishing treasures of Korea's past. He was often long-winded but surprisingly we know little about him.

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Union criticizes Hyundai Motor's US investment plans

Union criticizes Hyundai Motor's US investment plans

The union of Hyundai Motor, the flagship unit of Hyundai Motor Group, is against the conglomerate's plan for massive investment in the United States, raising concerns over the carmaker's production which has already been affected by the global chip shortage. In a statement released Monday, the union said the conglomerate made a “unilateral” decision to invest 8.4 trillion won ($7.4 billion) in the U.S. by 2025 to produce electric vehicles (EVs), upgrade production facilities and increase its presence in the smart mobility solutions area.

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HYBE EDU to use BTS content to develop Korean language learning material for overseas schools

HYBE EDU to use BTS content to develop Korean language learning material for overseas schools

HYBE EDU, an education technology unit of HYBE that manages K-pop juggernaut BTS, is set to develop a Korean language learning material for elementary and middle schools overseas, the company said Tuesday.

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