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National Assembly favors current screen quota

Posted December. 05, 2000 20:39,   


The Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee of the National Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday that the current ¡°screen quota system¡± should not be abolished or reduced in the course of negotiations on an investment treaty between Korea and the United States.

The screen quota system makes it compulsory for theaters to screen Korean films for a fixed period during the year.

The House panel said in the resolution that the formula should neither be scrapped nor reduced until Korean films¡¯ share of the local market reaches 40 percent or more. It urged the government to report the progress of the negotiations to the Assembly if there is a possibility of a change in the system.

The Assembly¡¯s National Defense Committee also adopted a resolution urging the U.S. government to expeditiously uncover the truth of the alleged massacre by U.S. troops of Korean citizens at Nogun-ri during the Korean War.

Song In-Soo issong@donga.com