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Ministry of Environment Responds After China Blames S. Korea for Fine Dust

Ministry of Environment Responds After China Blames S. Korea for Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Ministry of Environment responded to a recent comment from the Chinese government that blamed South Korea for its poor air quality. “It is only common sense to know that the westerlies blow from the northern hemisphere, exposing South Korea to Chinese influence, particularly in the fall and

Government Limits Coal Power Plant Operation on Days with Extreme Fine Dust

Government Limits Coal Power Plant Operation on Days with Extreme Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Monday that it will include additional fine dust reduction measures in the 9th Basic Plan on Electricity Demand and Supply, which is to be established this year. The government plans to expand its policy to limit coal power plant output

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

Teenagers Who Drink and Smoke More Likely to Feel Stressed and Depressed

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul has conducted a study to analyze the drinking and smoking habits of 1,821 teenagers, with the results reported on Monday. The study showed that teenagers who smoke and drink are more stressed and depressed than those who do not.

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) announced on Monday methods of distinguishing the country of origin of agricultural products with Lunar New Year’s Day ahead. Light brown jujubes with fewer wrinkles, chestnuts with thick inner peel, and dried persimmon with rounded tips are all agricultural products from

S. Korean Government Announces Development of Housing Registration Numbers

S. Korean Government Announces Development of Housing Registration Numbers

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and the Korea Appraisal Board on Monday announced that they are developing a ‘housing registration number’ that assigns unique numbers to all South Korean homes. Housing registration numbers are similar to resident registration numbers, except they reference houses instead of people. The

Sweden Hosts Working-level Discussions for Second U.S.-North Korea Summit

Sweden Hosts Working-level Discussions for Second U.S.-North Korea Summit

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The role of Sweden is in the spotlight with the United States and North Korea meeting in the Scandinavian country to have working-level discussions for the second U.S.-North Korea Summit to be held next month. Steven Biegun, U.S. special envoy for North Korea negotiations and Choe Son-hui, North Korean

Stanford University Investment Company Launching Enterprise Institute

Stanford University Investment Company Launching Enterprise Institute

DAEJEON, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) on Monday, mProbe will be signing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for commercializing technologies at the KISTI headquarters in Daejeon on January 22. Stanford University Investment Company, also known as mProbe, was established in 2016 based

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