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T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal Highlights South Korea’s Strong Stance on Cannabis

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Smoking marijuana is no joke in South Korea.  Despite its growing medicinal applications and lenient approach (regardless of its legality) towards possession and consumption in more than a few countries, marijuana is treated by the Act on the Control of Narcotics as an equal alongside other, sometimes heavier, substances [...]

‘Snowpiercer’ to Be Made into American TV Series

‘Snowpiercer’ to Be Made into American TV Series

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s English-debut film “Snowpiercer” will be remade into a TV series in the United States, according to foreign news reports on Thursday.  Oscar winning actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on for a role in a one-hour pilot for the U.S. television network TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” Variety [...]

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in on Thursday dismissed the government’s existing plans to fight the spread of avian influenza as a formality, calling for “real and fundamental” solutions, the presidential office said.  The proposed measures to fight the spread of bird flu came one day after the country reported a suspected [...]

Venture Firms Welcome Gov’t Plans to Launch New SME Ministry

Venture Firms Welcome Gov’t Plans to Launch New SME Ministry

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean venture firms on Friday welcomed the government’s plans to establish a new ministry supporting small and medium-size startups, expressing hope that the new entity will concentrate on technology and growth potential rather than sales and financial stability in rendering assistance.  During the election campaign, President Moon Jae-in [...]

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major hospitals are serving special meals for foreign patients as a growing number are receiving treatment in the country, observers said Friday.  Kyunghee University Hospital in Gangdong, southeastern Seoul, held a gathering Friday showcasing a different variety of meals for Russian patients that featured menus for diabetic [...]

S. Korea’s Exports Remain Upbeat, Gains Weighed down by Lukewarm Domestic Demand

S. Korea’s Exports Remain Upbeat, Gains Weighed down by Lukewarm Domestic Demand

SEJONG, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – An upturn in global trade and exports has been helping the South Korean economy recover to some extent, but the gains are weighed down by flaccid domestic demand, including investment and private consumption, a government report said Friday.  “The South Korean economy has been on a upside cycle thanks [...]

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest analysis by Pengtai, Cheil Worldwide’s digital marketing affiliate, has revealed that Chinese tourists visiting South Korea are becoming more attracted to the daily lives of locals instead of shopping or K-food quests.  According to the analysis, which was based on some 660,000 search data on the urban [...]