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Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is set to hold a number of festivals in an all-out effort to boost the country’s tourism industry, which has been hit hard by Beijing’s economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a politically-charged THAAD missile defense system. At a press conference held on Tuesday, [...]

S. Korea to Provide Humanitarian Aid for Myanmar Refugees

S. Korea to Provide Humanitarian Aid for Myanmar Refugees

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will extend US$1.5 million worth of humanitarian assistance for refugees from Myanmar after an outbreak of violence last month caused an exodus into neighboring Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The insurgent attacks against the Myanmarese police and military forces in the state of Rakhine on Aug. [...]

New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

New Science Magazines Target Adult Readers

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of science magazines are being launched in the South Korean publishing industry targeting adult readers, with many experts hopeful that the trend could lead to the expansion of the science literature industry. Among the publishers jumping on the bandwagon of science magazines is EumPublishing, which is [...]

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the nation’s official development assistance (ODA) agency, has built a special school for students with hearing problems in Jordan, the agency said Tuesday. Construction started in Marka, near the Jordanian capital Amman in 2014 in an ODA project worth US$ 5.2 million. Built [...]

Chinese Economic Sanctions Putting a Damper on Korean Wave

Chinese Economic Sanctions Putting a Damper on Korean Wave

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s cultural content trade surplus, bolstered by the popularity of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, has decreased significantly in the first six months of 2017 due to China’s economic sanctions over a missile defense system, government data showed Monday. China, South Korea’s biggest overseas market, has retaliated against [...]