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Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Six in 10 South Koreans over 13 years of age believe couples can live together or have children without getting married. Statistics Korea conducted a survey of 38,000 South Koreans over 13 years of age, 59.7 percent of whom believed couples can live together without getting married. The result [...]

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday released satellite imagery showing the movement of fine dust from China to South Korea in the latest scientific evidence that China is partly to blame for poor air quality in the region. The Chollian-2B, a South Korean environmental satellite, observed high concentrations of fine dust [...]

S. Korea Unveils Huge Investment Plan for Biohealth Industry

S. Korea Unveils Huge Investment Plan for Biohealth Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea announced a large-scale investment plan for the biohealth industry on Wednesday in an effort to nurture what it sees as a future growth engine. Under the plan, 36 pharmaceutical makers and five venture capital firms, including Samsung Biologics Co. and Celltrion Inc., will invest a combined 10 [...]

Korean Battery Manufacturers Under Fire as Carmakers Recall EVs

Korean Battery Manufacturers Under Fire as Carmakers Recall EVs

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean battery makers are struggling as global automobile manufacturers are choosing to issue recalls for their electric vehicles (EVs). The U.S. automotive giant General Motors Co. reportedly made a decision to recall 68,000 Bolt EVs manufactured between 2017 and 2019. Bolt EV uses batteries made at LG Chem [...]

S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government decided Monday to spend 1.95 billion won (US$1.76 million) to transform a guard post on the border with North Korea into a museum underscoring inter-Korean reconciliation efforts and honoring soldiers killed during the Korean War. The guard post at Arrowhead Ridge inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has [...]

Blue Chips Rush into Netflix-led S. Korean Streaming Service Market

Blue Chips Rush into Netflix-led S. Korean Streaming Service Market

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The landscape of the South Korean streaming service market is facing seismic change as new players have been jumping into the booming sector in diversified forms. As the protracted novel coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trend toward mobile-based binge-watching of content, e-commerce firms, like Coupang and online portal operators, [...]

‘Fact-Check Net’ Launched to Fight Disinformation, Misinformation

‘Fact-Check Net’ Launched to Fight Disinformation, Misinformation

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Local journalists, citizens and professionals on Thursday launched a joint fact-checking platform to systematically fight disinformation and misinformation in Korean society. The online platform “Fact-Check Net” was established as a consortium among three media organizations — the Korea Broadcasting Journalist Association (KBJA), the Journalists Association of Korea and the [...]

Authorities Step In to Improve Labor Conditions of Parcel Delivery Workers

Authorities Step In to Improve Labor Conditions of Parcel Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Thursday it will consult with logistics companies to improve the labor conditions of parcel delivery workers and crack down on unfair practices, in response to public outcry over a recent series of deaths blamed on overwork. The ministries of labor and transport jointly announced a series [...]

Activists Rescues Stray Cats from Redevelopment Zones

Activists Rescues Stray Cats from Redevelopment Zones

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights advocates and university students have joined hands to help stray cats struggling in redevelopment zones. The project began in February, with participants rescuing stray cats abandoned in the redevelopment zone near Seoul’s Hankuk University of Foreign Studies subway station and sending them for medical treatment and adoption. [...]