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Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

Are South Koreans Paying Too Much for Their Mobile Phone Plans?

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to cell phone bills in South Korea, the overwhelming public sentiment is that people think they are paying too much at the moment. The row between the government and telecom companies over efforts to reduce phone bills in recent years mirrors the frustration very palpable in a

Over 1 Million Dogs Being Raised for Food in Appalling Conditions

Over 1 Million Dogs Being Raised for Food in Appalling Conditions

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — On June 22, Rep. Lee Jung Mi of the Justice Party and animal rights activist group Kara held a press conference at the National Assembly in Yeouido to publicly disclose the state of dog meat farms in Korea. Beginning in August of last year, an investigation into the general

More South Korean Employers On Board With Blind Recruitment

More South Korean Employers On Board With Blind Recruitment

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As President Moon has encouraged more employers to embrace anonymous recruitment in both the public and private sectors, to bring about a more equitable society, an increasing number of companies are adopting so-called blind recruitment policies. Recruitment portal Saramin is among the forward-thinking companies to join the movement, as

South Korean SME Lands Platform Screen Door Deal in Brazil

South Korean SME Lands Platform Screen Door Deal in Brazil

BRAZIL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean manufacturer Hanbyul ENC has landed a business deal in Brazil that will see the company build platform screen doors for the Santos subway. According to the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), the small South Korean company was able to win the contract thanks to the help

South Korea to Enforce Content Quota on TV for the Disabled

South Korea to Enforce Content Quota on TV for the Disabled

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean lawmakers have proposed a bill to require TV networks to dedicate more airtime to programs representing disabled members of society. Criticism over the lack of representation of the disabled on South Korean TV has prompted a number of politicians including Kang Hyo-sang, a member of the Liberty

Lotte Duty Free Executives Return 10% of Salary Amid Chinese Retaliation

Lotte Duty Free Executives Return 10% of Salary Amid Chinese Retaliation

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As China’s ongoing package tours ban to South Korea continues to hit Lotte Duty Free hard, senior officials at the company are now in full damage control mode, with executive board members returning a tenth of their salary in a bid to overcome the critical situation. Lotte Duty Free

Wine Sales Surge Among Young South Korean Women

Wine Sales Surge Among Young South Korean Women

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Wine is becoming an increasingly popular beverage of choice, particularly among South Korean women in their 20s, a new report says. According to data released by Shinsegae Department Store on Thursday, sales of wine among customers in their 20s from January to May this year more than doubled compared

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