Korea’s business leaders call on Moon to free jailed Samsung boss Lee

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By Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) -Leaders of South Korea’s largest conglomerates urged President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday to pardon Jay Y. Lee, the jailed vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to maintain the country’s edge in the chip industry. The plea was made during a luncheon between Moon and chiefs of four major business empires – Samsung, Hyundai, LG and SK – designed to boost economic cooperation after Moon and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to bolster the global supply chain for high-tech manufacturing. Lee, the 52-year-old heir of the world’s biggest memory chip …

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