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New Virus Cases Stay in 300s for 3rd Day as New School Semester Starts amid Potential Uptick

New Virus Cases Stay in 300s for 3rd Day as New School Semester Starts amid Potential Uptick

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 300s for the third straight day Tuesday due to fewer testing over the weekend, as the country’s schools opened a new semester amid lingering concerns over potential upticks. The country reported 344 more COVID-19 cases, including 319 local infections, raising [...]

Ahn Chang-ho’s Grandson Rejects Harvard’s Call for Reconsidering His Withdrawal of Donation Offer

Ahn Chang-ho’s Grandson Rejects Harvard’s Call for Reconsidering His Withdrawal of Donation Offer

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A grandson of a legendary Korean independence fighter said Tuesday that he will reject a request from the Harvard president to reconsider his decision not to donate his family’s historical archives over a controversial paper portraying wartime sexual slaves as prostitutes. Philip Ahn Cuddy, the grandson of Ahn Chang-ho, [...]

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The primary reason for indebtedness among those who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the Seoul Metropolitan Government was living expenses, a data showed Monday. The Seoul Welfare Foundation investigated the living conditions of 1,108 debtors who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the foundation last year. [...]

Korean Husbands with Non-Korean Wives More Supportive in Child Rearing and Homemaking: Study

Korean Husbands with Non-Korean Wives More Supportive in Child Rearing and Homemaking: Study

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean men married to foreign women tend to be more cooperative than others when it comes to rearing a child or doing chores at home. Kim Seok-yeong, holding a master’s degree from Ewha Women’s University, studied 2,998 multicultural couples from the 2015 Family Survey and 11,744 multicultural couples [...]

Fishing Enthusiasts Protest Local Government Bans

Fishing Enthusiasts Protest Local Government Bans

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With local authorities imposing no-fishing zones to prevent pollution, fishing enthusiasts who are threatened by such measures are stepping up to collect trash at fishing zones. The city of Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, plans to designate several locations by Anseong Stream, Jinwi Stream, and Pyeongtaek Lake as no-fishing zones under [...]

Police to Introduce AI System to Predict and Analyze Crime Risk

Police to Introduce AI System to Predict and Analyze Crime Risk

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s National Police Agency (NPA) has launched a one-month trial operation of pre-crime analysis system (Pre-CAS), an artificial intelligence (AI) system to analyze and predict the risk of crime, at three regional police agencies starting from Tuesday. Pre-CAS uses AI technology to predict the risk of crime after [...]

Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

SEOUL, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea’s coronavirus vaccine drive kicks off, hopes are rising for a rapid return to normal life. However, migrant workers, often excluded from the government’s quarantine policies, are more concerned than they are excited for the vaccine. “We haven’t heard about any vaccination plans for migrant workers yet,” said Udaya [...]