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China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

China Proving to be a Tricky Customer for Apple and Samsung

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Responses to Apple and Samsung Electronics’ latest flagship releases in the Chinese market have been lukewarm to downright disappointing. Domestically, Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 8 has performed like a rock star, alleviating company insiders’ concerns that the Galaxy Note 7 exploding debacle would keep customers away.  Over the pre-sales [...]

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean pop culture festival KCON was held at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, attracting over 20,000 Oceanian fans. The event, which has been organized by South Korean entertainment company CJ E&M since 2012, marked its sixth anniversary this year, showcasing the latest K-pop, drama series [...]

Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017 Comes to an End

Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017 Comes to an End

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Jongno Hanbok Festival came to an end on Sunday, after successfully promoting the beauty of Hanbok, Korea’s traditional dress, in central Seoul over the weekend. The three-day long Jongno Hanbok Festival 2017, which began on Friday, was packed with events including a performance of the traditional Korean dance [...]

Seoul International Community Orchestra Debuts

Seoul International Community Orchestra Debuts

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul International Community Orchestra, a diverse orchestra consisting of 63 members from 29 countries, performed for the first time in the South Korean capital on Thursday in celebration of its foundation. During a launch ceremony near Seoul Citizens Hall, which was held with the support of the Seoul Metropolitan [...]

Central North Korean Newspaper Calls for “Revolutionary Spirit” in Response to UN Sanctions, International Disapproval

Central North Korean Newspaper Calls for “Revolutionary Spirit” in Response to UN Sanctions, International Disapproval

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – To no one’s surprise, North Korea remains, at least outwardly, undaunted and defiant in the face of international condemnation over its persistent nuclear weapons program. The official newspaper of the autocratic government, Rodong Sinmun (translated as labor newspaper), lambasted the recent developments in its September 20 issue under the [...]