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Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

Single People Hate To Be Asked Whether They Have a Partner, Survey Says

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Single Koreans in their 20s and 30s say being asked whether they have a partner or not is the most stressful question they can be asked, according to a new survey released yesterday. The survey, conducted by South Korean marriage-oriented dating website Duo, also revealed seven in ten single people [...]

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A contaminant detected in groundwater beneath a U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) garrison in Seoul was above the permissible level, a government report showed Tuesday. The U.S. Army base in Yongsan, central Seoul, has long been suspected as the source of oil that has contaminated the nearby water and land. [...]

Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

Foreigners Being Scammed by Taxis on the Decline

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The overcharging of foreigners by taxi drivers in the Seoul metropolitan area appears to be tapering off, the municipal government said Tuesday, citing the results of its continued crackdowns. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the average taxi fare paid by foreign visitors for trips from Incheon International Airport, [...]

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite new government measures that require farmers to make use of larger cages, the horrific conditions that poultry live under at typical factory farms in South Korea are unlikely to change soon, which have been identified as one of the major factors behind the recent influenza Type A pandemic that [...]

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

Mobile App Gives Adults Hands-on Experience of the Horrors of Cyberbullying

DAEJEON, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With zero exaggeration, the experience on the app is horrifying.  As soon as one launches the app, the user (victim) gets a fake phone call. When answered, a girl threatens the victim, telling her to reply to Kakao Talk messages. The app then asks the user for his or her [...]

S. Korea’s Tax Burden Remains One of the Lowest in OECD: Data

S. Korea’s Tax Burden Remains One of the Lowest in OECD: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tax burden, which has steadily risen over the years, still remains among the lowest among the group of developed market economies with high income, data showed Sunday. Data by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) showed that the tax burden ratio of Asia’s fourth-largest [...]

S. Korea Collected Nearly 320 tln won in Taxes in 2016: Gov’t

S. Korea Collected Nearly 320 tln won in Taxes in 2016: Gov’t

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea collected a record amount of local and central government taxes last year, official data showed Sunday, with the numbers likely to go up in the coming years. According to data by the finance and interior ministries and the central bank, Seoul brought in 318.1 trillion won (US$278.5 [...]

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Police in Seoul said Saturday that they will double the number of officers in charge of handling domestic violence cases and implement stronger measures to protect victims. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) announced the measures, noting that the number of family violence cases reported in the capital city [...]