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Yemeni Refugees Apply for Asylum in Jeju

Yemeni Refugees Apply for Asylum in Jeju

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As controversy surrounding Yemeni refugees in Jeju Island brews, over 200,000 people have petitioned against the refugees on the presidential Blue House’s website. The initial petition titled “Petition Against the Approval of Refugees” gained the consensus of 208,096 people as of yesterday morning. The central government is required to [...]

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

History Education Website Cites VANK Videos

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK for short), an internet-based South Korean organization that aims to correct discrepancies or inaccuracies related to Korean history and geography, said that the famed online history reference Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE) has cited three videos produced by VANK on Korean ancient history. [...]

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

SEJONG, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to Statistics Korea, the percentage of household expenditures devoted to charitable donations from middle-income families was lower than that of poorer families, which means middle class families spent more money on themselves compared to those of lower economic status. The average amount of money donated to “non-profit organizations” [...]

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 22,000 bed mattresses found to emit radiation levels above safety standards have been collected nationwide over the weekend, the country’s post office said Monday. Some 30,000 employees and 3,200 vehicles were mobilized to collect 22,298 mattresses produced by Daijin Bed Co. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Korea [...]

Gov’t to Crack Down on Hidden Cameras in Public Restrooms

Gov’t to Crack Down on Hidden Cameras in Public Restrooms

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — With spy cameras hidden in public restrooms becoming a serious concern to many in South Korea, the government has announced it will be spending 5 billion won to regularly check for hidden cameras installed in the over 50,000 public washrooms. The announcement was made today by three government agencies: [...]