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September 12, 2003

Korea Goes For Special Zones Too

The Korean Joong Ang Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday on a plan to introduce special deregulated zones in that country, similar to the plan now underway in Japan. Of the 448 proposals received by the Ministry of Finance and Economy were 27 with an educational focus. Among these: Yeoju-gun county hopes to form an English-speaking village; the city of Suncheon, famous for its Buddhist temples, intends to design its own school curriculums to teach students English to promote tourism; and several districts want to lure foreign schools at all levels. Read the article.

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