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Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

Activists to File Constitutional Petition over Dog Meat

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean animal welfare activists said Thursday they will petition the Constitutional Court next month against the government for not curbing dog meat consumption and slaughterhouses. Members of KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and the PNR (People for Non-human Rights) said in a news conference the government has infringed [...]

Chinese Students Resort to ‘Coin Terrorism’ to Denounce Support for Hong Kong Protests

Chinese Students Resort to ‘Coin Terrorism’ to Denounce Support for Hong Kong Protests

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a deepening divide between Korean and Chinese students at local universities over the issue of the democratization movement in Hong Kong, a number of Chinese students are being reported for offensive conduct. One student at Hanyang University responsible for setting up the Lennon Wall and receiving messages from [...]

Uniqlo’s Marketing Offensive Raises Controversy

Uniqlo’s Marketing Offensive Raises Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Uniqlo has sparked yet another round of controversy by distributing free Heattech shirts as part of a new marketing offensive. The Japanese apparel company, as part of its 15th Anniversary promotional event, is giving out 100,000 heat-tech shirts on a first come, first served basis to all customers purchasing [...]

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

Civilian Dog Designated as Civil K-9 for Outstanding Service

SUWON, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A Belgian Shepherd dog that received body detection training at a local pet training center showed outstanding performance in finding missing persons. The Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency designated Jesper, and her owner Roh Il-ho as Honorary Neighborhood Police Officers. Roh has been running a pet training center in [...]

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

Rapid Surge in Popularity of Household Chores Outsourcing Services

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a new trend dubbed ‘con-premium,’ a compound word of ‘convenience’ and ‘premium’, the outsourcing of household chores is being highlighted. Hyundai Card, a leading credit card issuer in South Korea, compiled purchasing data at 20 stores offering home services over the past three years, and the number of [...]

Foreign Ministry, Police to Discuss Beefing Up Security with Foreign Diplomats

Foreign Ministry, Police to Discuss Beefing Up Security with Foreign Diplomats

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The foreign ministry and the National Policy Agency (NPA) will hold a meeting this week with officials from foreign diplomatic missions here to discuss ways to beef up security in and around their compounds, the ministry said Wednesday. The meeting, slated for Thursday, aims to put together measures to [...]