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Cargo Could Reach Europe in 14 Days via Underwater Channel Connecting S. Korea to China

Cargo Could Reach Europe in 14 Days via Underwater Channel Connecting S. Korea to China

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — An underground tunnel connecting South Korea and China appears to be a possibility limited only by time and money. A research report detailing the nuts and bolts of how such a project would work was commissioned by a dozen cities and counties located throughout the eastern and western provinces [...]

Government Faces Backlash for Pushing Inter-Korean Unity at the Olympics

Government Faces Backlash for Pushing Inter-Korean Unity at the Olympics

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is being criticized for pushing for a showcase of inter-Korean unity at the PyeongChang Olympics through a series of high-level talks. Dialogue between the two Koreas continues over the logistics of North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics next month, as officials from Seoul and Pyongyang [...]

Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

BUSAN, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Dark and intimidating alleyways have become warm and brightly lit walking paths as Busan continues to make efforts to reduce crime. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency announced on January 16 that it had undertaken “crime prevention through environmental design” (CPTED) in two alleys located in Bugok 2-dong, Geumgjong District [...]

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Jung Yong-hwa of the idol band CNBLUE will be leaving a cable TV show after the revelation that he received preferential treatment in graduate school admission, his agency said Wednesday. “After much thought, Jung decided to voluntarily quit the program, feeling responsibility for today’s controversy and hoping the issue [...]