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Civic Watchdog Scores Success in Internet Prostitution Crackdown

Civic Watchdog Scores Success in Internet Prostitution Crackdown

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic Internet watchdog consisting of housewives and office workers helped take down tens of thousands of online prostitution ads last year. Nearly 50,000 online ads promoting prostitution were taken off the internet thanks to efforts made by Seoul’s Internet Civic Watchdog, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said on Sunday. Of [...]

Lotte Heir Loses Suit Against Hotel Units Over Dismissal From Board

Lotte Heir Loses Suit Against Hotel Units Over Dismissal From Board

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Thursday turned down the claim by the eldest son of the founder of South Korean retail giant Lotte Group that he was unfairly removed from the boards of two Lotte hotel units. Shin Dong-joo, former vice chairman of Japan-based Lotte Holdings and eldest son of Lotte founder Shin Kyuk-ho, filed litigation against Hotel Lotte and [...]

South Korean Exports Threatened by Foreign Protectionism

South Korean Exports Threatened by Foreign Protectionism

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of regulatory measures enacted against South Korean exports is on the rise, menacing the lifeblood of the South Korean economy. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, regulatory measures such as antidumping tariffs, countervailing duties and safeguards imposed on South Korea exports increased to 189 [...]

Consumer Group to File 1st Local Lawsuit Against Apple over iPhone Slowdown

Consumer Group to File 1st Local Lawsuit Against Apple over iPhone Slowdown

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A consumer activist group said Wednesday it will file for a compensation suit with a Seoul court this week against Apple Inc. and its local headquarters for a reward of 2.2 million won (US$2,056) per plaintiff. The Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty (CUCS) is expected to file the suit [...]

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will introduce a points-based visa system from next year that will allow skilled migrant workers to remain in the country long-term. Under the new visa scheme, high-skilled foreign workers who have previous work experience on either E-9, E-10, or H-2 visas will be able to apply for the [...]

Law Firm Prepares to File Lawsuit Against Apple over Slowing Devices

Law Firm Prepares to File Lawsuit Against Apple over Slowing Devices

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean law firm said Wednesday it is preparing to file a lawsuit against U.S. Apple Inc. after the tech giant admitted to slowing down older iPhone models. Hanuri Law said it plans to file a lawsuit against Apple’s U.S. headquarters as well as its South Korean arm regarding the case, saying it will start gathering participants through its website on Thursday. The law firm said Apple did not notify users of such crucial information, [...]

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

Chinese Guards Assault S. Korean Journalists Ahead of Moon-Xi Summit

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese security guards beat and injured two South Korean photojournalists who were covering a business function attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday hours before his summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The incident occurred at a convention center in Beijing where a trade fair was held involving some 200 South Korean firms and 500 prospective Chinese buyers. Moon is currently on a four-day [...]

Kumho Petrochemical Sues U.S. over Anti-dumping Duties

Kumho Petrochemical Sues U.S. over Anti-dumping Duties

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean chemicals maker Kumho Petrochemical Co. has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the imposition of high anti-dumping duties on its synthetic rubber product, industry sources said Monday. In July, the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped anti-dumping duties of 44.3 percent on emulsion styrene butadiene rubber [...]

Court Orders Hospital to Pay 100 Million Won in Damages Over Wrong Diagnosis

Court Orders Hospital to Pay 100 Million Won in Damages Over Wrong Diagnosis

DAEGU, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A local court ordered a hospital on Wednesday to pay 100 million won (around US $91,660) in damages to the family of a daughter for erroneously diagnosing her condition as cerebral palsy and causing her to be bedridden for about 10 years, the court said. According to the  the parents visited a university hospital in the southeastern city of Daegu in 2001, when their daughter was 2 years old, to have [...]