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Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of all South Koreans who are registered as having disabilities are over 65, with numbers steadily rising in recent years, a government report showed Wednesday. The annual disabilities report compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or [...]

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

Jeju Annuls Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s 1st For-profit Hospital

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju provincial government on Wednesday nullified the business license of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital as it missed the deadline for the launch of its operation. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested an extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of [...]

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that unmarried couples typically introduce their partner to their friends because they want their relationship to be assessed. Duo Info Corp., a South Korean matchmaking company, released a survey on 364 single men and women on Tuesday. It said 26.9 percent of whom said [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Wednesday that it plans to establish a defense “big data” system this year as part of efforts to enhance the military’s logistical capabilities by harnessing cutting-edge technologies. It is one of the ministry’s 18 plans to be pushed for this year under the Defense Reform [...]