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Psy Beats Sweltering Summer Heat with Water-Shower Show

Psy Beats Sweltering Summer Heat with Water-Shower Show

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) -- K-pop star Psy beat Seoul’s sweltering heat wave Friday night with his signature summer concert, “Swag Show,” while soaking tens of thousands of spectators in cold water. “The weather is too nice,” Psy screamed out as he appeared onstage for the first leg of his three-day Seoul show at [...]

Samsung Ratchets up Lobbying in U.S. Adapting to Rising Protectionism

Samsung Ratchets up Lobbying in U.S. Adapting to Rising Protectionism

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. is greatly increasing its lobbying efforts in the United States amid a rise in protectionist trends under the Donald Trump administration, industry sources said Sunday. Sources said the world’s largest maker of semiconductors and smartphones is relocating its Washington, D.C. office right next to Capitol Hill [...]

Rallies in Seoul Divided over Embracing Yemeni Asylum Seekers

Rallies in Seoul Divided over Embracing Yemeni Asylum Seekers

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Two separate rallies were held in central Seoul late Saturday with supporters and protesters from each side showing contrasting sentiment regarding hundreds of Yemini asylum seekers in the southern island of Jeju. A group of protesters, who named themselves People’s Solidarity Against Illegal Asylum Seekers, staged a rally in [...]

Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

  Jun 30 (Korea Bizwire) – At first sight, one would think that they were in front of a “K-store” – a shop carrying Korean items. A quick peek inside, however, reveals the extent of the deception, the opportunistic façade unable to mask the reality of the wares being touted within – knockoffs of popular [...]