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Underground VIP Shelter Built in ’70s Turned into Art Gallery SeMA Bunker

Underground VIP Shelter Built in ’70s Turned into Art Gallery SeMA Bunker

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2005, the Seoul Metropolitan Government stumbled upon an 871-square-meter underground bunker while building a bus transfer station in Yeouido, western Seoul. After years of planning and renovation, the historic place was unveiled Thursday as a public art gallery. Named SeMa Bunker, as the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) runs the space, the gallery opens with an exhibition consisting of two sections: “Yeouido Modernity” [...]

Turkish Film Festival in Seoul to Mark 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties

Turkish Film Festival in Seoul to Mark 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A Turkish film festival will be held next week in Seoul to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the Turkish Embassy said Thursday. The three-day event starting Oct. 27 will feature the screening of six acclaimed films at CGV Yeouido theater. The opening film is “Ayla: The Daughter of War,” a Korea-Turkey joint production about a Turkish sergeant who looks after a Korean orphan during the Korean [...]

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Government Targets Diesel Cars to Cut Down on Air Pollution, but Environmental Report Points to China as Main Culprit

Seoul, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – In a bid to cut down on air pollution, the Ministry of Environment announced October 18 that revisions to the enforcement strictures of the Clean Air Conservation Act will be implemented. The revisions will require select categories of newly manufactured diesel vehicles starting at the beginning of next year [...]

140 Foreign Medical Professionals in South Korea to Train Under Liver Transplant Specialists

140 Foreign Medical Professionals in South Korea to Train Under Liver Transplant Specialists

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Dozens of medical professionals from across Asia are attending the Asian Transplantation Week 2017 to train under South Korean liver transplant specialists, described by Zhaksylyk Doskaliev of Kazakhstan’s National Transplant Coordinating Center as “leading not just Asia but the entire world in pioneering medical treatment”. The symposium, jointly held [...]

Moon Administration Should Focus on Increasing Productivity: Harvard Professor

Moon Administration Should Focus on Increasing Productivity: Harvard Professor

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – At the 18th World Knowledge Forum held at the Shilla Seoul Hotel on October 18, Harvard Economics Professor Robert Barro evaluated the current Moon administration’s focus on income growth as “not going down the right path” during a “2018 Global Economic Outlook” segment. Drawing comparisons to policies enacted in [...]

Chinese Temporary Residents Buy Up Expensive Drugs at a Discount; South Korea Pays the Rest

Chinese Temporary Residents Buy Up Expensive Drugs at a Discount; South Korea Pays the Rest

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) report submitted to the National Assembly’s Health and Welfare Committee on October 18 revealed that from 2013 through September of this year, the NHIS subsidized 18.9 billion won in hepatitis C treatment for foreign nationals. From 2013 to 2015, annual subsidies ranged from [...]