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China Expands Efforts to Distort Korean History: Expert

China Expands Efforts to Distort Korean History: Expert

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Ever since China began to incorporate regional histories throughout the country’s current territory into national history, China’s distortion of Korean history has deepened, exacerbating the Korea-China dispute. “China’s five-year Northeast Project has ended, but the distorted perception towards Korean history, based on China’s territory-centric views, continues,” Kim Hyun-sook, a [...]

Rights Watchdog Calls for Better Protection of Multiple-time Asylum Applicants

Rights Watchdog Calls for Better Protection of Multiple-time Asylum Applicants

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission called for giving multiple-time asylum applicants the same privileges as those enjoyed by first-time applicants as it marked World Refugee Day on Monday. The commission pointed out that withholding work permits and other livelihood support for multiple-time asylum seekers constitutes “not only a breach [...]

Senior Abuse on the Rise Due to Pandemic and Changing Household Structure

Senior Abuse on the Rise Due to Pandemic and Changing Household Structure

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior abuse increased last year due to the pandemic along with changes in family composition. The Ministry of Health and Welfare reported a 14.2-percent increase in the number of cases involving abuse against seniors, with a total of 19,391 reported last year. Among all reported cases, 6,774 cases were [...]

Growing Carbon Emissions Will Exacerbate Extreme Rainfall: Study

Growing Carbon Emissions Will Exacerbate Extreme Rainfall: Study

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that carbon emissions may further exacerbate heavy showers. The Korea Meteorological Administration and the Seoul-based APEC Climate Center revealed Tuesday the forecast for extreme rainfall throughout 26 regions in the country. In a ‘high carbon scenario’ (SSP5-8.5), extreme rainfall will increase in strength by approximately [...]

Golf Courses Surge in Number, Rising as a Major Source of Water Pollution

Golf Courses Surge in Number, Rising as a Major Source of Water Pollution

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Among major emitters of wastewater in the country, golf courses have jumped in number over the last 10 years. The National Institute of Environmental Research reported that as of 2020, more than 4.8 million tons of wastewater were being released from 54,870 locations in the country each day. The [...]

Ruling Party Considering Enacting Law on Blockchain Platforms to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Ruling Party Considering Enacting Law on Blockchain Platforms to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling People Power Party (PPP) is considering enacting a law on blockchain-based platforms to better regulate cryptocurrencies and protect investors, the party’s chief policymaker said Monday. “We are thinking of making a law on blockchain-based platforms,” Rep. Sung Il-jong of the PPP said during a party-government consultative meeting [...]

Fever for Civil Service Exams Leads to Social and Economic Losses: Study

Fever for Civil Service Exams Leads to Social and Economic Losses: Study

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study suggests that policy is needed to reduce national losses from the high competition rate for civil service exams. According to a thesis published by Park Sung-jae, a senior fellow at the Korea Labor Institute, the number of Koreans preparing for state exams to recruit public servants shot [...]

Alternative Meat Contains No Cholesterol and More Protein: Consumer Watchdog

Alternative Meat Contains No Cholesterol and More Protein: Consumer Watchdog

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Plant-based alternative meat is cholesterol-free, and contains more protein than beef patties used for hamburgers, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. The Korea Consumer Agency tested the quality and safety of 15 plant-based meat products, which did not contain any cholesterol. In contrast, the protein level for every 100 [...]

Lower Income Households Spend Half of Disposable Income on Food

Lower Income Households Spend Half of Disposable Income on Food

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Households in the lower income tier are spending a significant share of their income on food, including groceries and dining out, data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Economy and Finance and Statistics Korea said that 42.2 percent of the average disposable income (847,039 won) earned by households in the [...]