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Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite being bigger and taller, young South Koreans are less muscular and less strong than the older generations, a new study has revealed. The study released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday showed that South Korean men in their early 20s have grown 4.4 centimeters in [...]

Government Considering Compulsory Military Service for Naturalized Citizens

Government Considering Compulsory Military Service for Naturalized Citizens

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is mulling over compulsory military service for naturalized citizens. According to the immigration reforms announced by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon at a meeting on Monday, men with naturalized Korean citizenship will be required to serve in the military just like South Korean-born citizens. During the [...]

Activists Call for Gov’t Oversight in Foreign Adoption Process

Activists Call for Gov’t Oversight in Foreign Adoption Process

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An association of civic groups in the southern city of Gimhae raised their voices on February 12 in lashing out against the current “privatized” nature of the foreign adoption process, demanding that the government take on greater responsibility.  “The privatization of the foreign adoption process has left many foreign [...]

Major Tech Firm to Operate Assembly Lines During Lunar New Year Holiday

Major Tech Firm to Operate Assembly Lines During Lunar New Year Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean tech companies will keep their assembly lines up and running during this week’s Lunar New Year holiday due to rising demand at home and abroad, industry sources said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest maker of chips said it plans to maintain normal operations at its [...]