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Lawmakers of S. Korea, Vietnam to Hold First Friendly Football Match

Lawmakers of S. Korea, Vietnam to Hold First Friendly Football Match

HANOI, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Lawmakers of South Korea and Vietnam will have their first friendly football match in Hanoi later this month, diplomats in Hanoi said Friday. Twenty-five South Korean lawmakers, including members of the South Korea-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association, will make a four-day trip to Hanoi, beginning next Thursday, to hold various [...]

Number of Global ‘Hallyu’ Fans Soars Close to 90 Million: Report

Number of Global ‘Hallyu’ Fans Soars Close to 90 Million: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of dedicated global fans of “hallyu,” or the Korean Wave, is estimated to have surged to about 90 million at the end of last year, a government-affiliated foundation said Thursday. The Korea Foundation said in a report that there were 1,843 hallyu fan clubs in 113 countries [...]

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a set of measures to wipe out sexual assault and abuse in sports following a sex crime case involving an Olympic short track gold medalist. The sports ministry issued an apology and introduced measures to prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct in the country’s sports [...]

Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

Ruling Party Lawmaker Pushes for BTS Performance in N. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday he will push for a concert of Korean singers, including world-famous boy band BTS, in North Korea this fall. Rep. Ahn Min-seok of the Democratic Party told Yonhap News Agency that he contacted BTS’ agents last month to inquire whether the [...]