» 07/17/2012, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Frenzy and overconsumption must be stopped, S Korean bishops say
Speaking on Farmers' Day, Mgr Ri, president of Peace and Justice Commission, called on believers to take care of the world "God created". Overconsumption and waste of natural resources must stop. The US-South Korean Free Trade "pact must be revised" because as it stands it "could create new social imbalances in our country" and harm the weak.
19/01/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Lawmakers on hunger strike to protect farmers’ jobs
Farmers and lawmakers fear trade liberalisation would kill thousands of jobs in industry but especially in agriculture.
05/01/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, opposition opens dialogue and unblocks part of parliament
The leaders of the Democrat Party have lifted their occupation of the entrance of the National Assembly. The hall of parliament remains occupied. At the center of the controversy is the free trade agreement with the United States: for the government, it is fundamental to give a new impulse to the economy; the opposition is asking for the agreement to be revised.
06/02/2007 SOUTH KOREA
MPs against free trade pact with US
The economic accord with Washington is seen as a threat to farmers and small businesses. Meanwhile, Seoul’s economy ministry is warning against investing in Vietnam.
07/05/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul wants to be the “hub linking Europe, Asia and the United States”
Free trade talks begin between South Korea and the 27-member European Union. The EU is already South Korea’s second largest trading partner and its main source of foreign investment. Seoul wants to increase its traditional exports of cars, textiles and electronics as well as other products.
11/06/2008 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul: 400 thousand people commemorate the ’87 repression, contesting the government
The crowd filled the streets of Seoul commemorating the repression of the student movement which led to the overturning of the military dictatorship in the nation. Fresh protests against the free trade agreement with the USA.
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