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S. Korea’s Hadong Named FAO Agricultural Heritage System for Tea-growing Method

S. Korea’s Hadong Named FAO Agricultural Heritage System for Tea-growing Method

ROME, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization on Thursday designated a site in Hadong, a town in South Korea’s South Gyeongsang Province, as one of its world agricultural heritage systems in recognition of the site’s traditional tea-growing method that maintains biodiversity. At a ceremony to mark the designation of Globally [...]

People with Similar Social Status More Likely to Clash, Study Says

People with Similar Social Status More Likely to Clash, Study Says

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed people with similar social status are more likely to clash with each other. A research team led by professor Lee Won-jae at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) discovered that people who are similar to each other have a tendency to compete [...]

S. Korean Univ. Students’ Alternative School in Kiribati Earns Positive Reception

S. Korean Univ. Students’ Alternative School in Kiribati Earns Positive Reception

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean university students are helping to foster the dreams and hopes of youth in Kiribati, an island republic in the Pacific that lies at risk of being submerged due to rising sea levels. Global outreach NGO IYF (International Youth Fellowship) said yesterday that it had opened on alternative [...]

Shinsegae Food Accelerates Push into Southeast Asia with Halal Noodles

Shinsegae Food Accelerates Push into Southeast Asia with Halal Noodles

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Food Inc., the food manufacturer of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Monday it has earned a halal certification for its Korean instant noodles as it moves to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian market. The instant noodles product, “ramyeon” in Korean, developed by a joint venture [...]

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government and the national heritage agency announced a joint initiative Tuesday to redesign the pedestrian plaza at the heart of the capital as part of urban planning aimed at bolstering public convenience and restoring history. Gwanghwamun Square, located in the middle of the 10-lane Sejongro main [...]