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Coldplay Honors Sewol Tragedy Victims in Seoul Concert

Coldplay Honors Sewol Tragedy Victims in Seoul Concert

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – British rock band Coldplay paid tribute to the victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy, South Korea’s worst maritime disaster to-date, during its recent Seoul concert, according to the concert organizer Monday.  In its Sunday concert at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, the band paused during the middle of performing “Yellow,” [...]

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The “Whistle” music video by BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s biggest breakout stars from last year, surpassed 100 million views on YouTube on Saturday, the group’s agency said. The video hit 100,143,704 views as of 7 p.m., eight months after it was uploaded on the global video sharing service last [...]

China Expands Entertainment Industry while Banning Korean Pop Culture: Data

China Expands Entertainment Industry while Banning Korean Pop Culture: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — China has been expanding its own entertainment industry while banning imports of South Korean cultural content over a missile row, industry data showed Wednesday. Beijing has imposed economic sanctions on South Korea in recent months as Seoul is pushing ahead with the installment of the U.S. Terminal Altitude Area [...]

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress IU plans to sue a man who has made derogatory and suggestive comments towards the star through YouTube videos, her agency said Wednesday. Fave Entertainment, IU’s agency, said in a statement that the YouTube user, referred to as “A” by the company, “habitually made comments slandering and personally [...]

Government Earned 62.5 Trillion Won through Gambling Industry

Government Earned 62.5 Trillion Won through Gambling Industry

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The government earned 62.5 trillion won (US$54.56 billion) from the gambling industry over the past 15 years, about half of it through taxes, data showed Wednesday.  The Korea Taxpayers Association analyzed records from the National Gambling Control Commission and found that the government collected approximately 31.55 trillion won in [...]

PyeongChang 2018 Selects KEB Hana Bank As Main Banking Partner

PyeongChang 2018 Selects KEB Hana Bank As Main Banking Partner

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games have selected KEB Hana Bank as their main banking partner, a senior Olympic official said Tuesday. The official said the two sides have wrapped up their negotiations that began in February, and will announce their deal in a ceremony at KEB Hana [...]