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Does ‘Parasite’ Symbolize Class Divide of S. Korea?

Does ‘Parasite’ Symbolize Class Divide of S. Korea?

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With director Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece “Parasite” the toast of the Oscar awards, foreign media are paying keen attention to banjiha – semi-basement apartments – which featured prominently in the film and have been interpreted as a symbol of the gap between rich and poor. However, banjiha is a type [...]

Political Parties Ride Coattails of “Parasite” in Their Election Campaigning

Political Parties Ride Coattails of “Parasite” in Their Election Campaigning

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Rival political parties and lawmakers are attempting to capitalize on the popularity of Oscars-winning “Parasite” in their campaigning for the April 15 parliamentary elections. The ruling Democratic Party (DP) unveiled pledges Wednesday to set up a state-run cinema museum to bolster South Korean films’ forays into overseas markets. The [...]

USFK Commander ‘Strongly’ Recommends Korean Epic Drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’

USFK Commander ‘Strongly’ Recommends Korean Epic Drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) Commander Gen. Robert Abrams recommended that American service members watch a South Korean TV drama series about a Korean man becoming a U.S. officer and being embroiled in the national resistance movement against Japanese colonialists. The 2018 series, “Mr. Sunshine,” which starred big-name actor Lee [...]

Number of Foreign Subscribers to State Health Insurance Soars in 2019

Number of Foreign Subscribers to State Health Insurance Soars in 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign subscribers to South Korea’s state health insurance program surged in 2019 to top the 1 million mark after the country required long-stay foreigners to sign up for it, data showed Wednesday. According to the data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), there were slightly [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Distrust Korean Protestant Church

Majority of S. Koreans Distrust Korean Protestant Church

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two thirds of South Koreans do not trust the South Korean Protestant Church or its pastors, a recent study has revealed. The Christian Ethics Movement of Korea conducted a survey of 1,000 citizens, 63.9 percent of whom said they don’t trust the South Korean Protestant Church. Only 31.8 [...]