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Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the heat wave still going strong, municipalities have been installing large public shade structures near pedestrian crossings, but with the supply of large shades lacking, many local governments are still waiting for their orders to be fulfilled. According to the city government of Busan, the installation of public [...]

Many Fear the Depletion of National Pension Fund Without Gov’t Guarantee

Many Fear the Depletion of National Pension Fund Without Gov’t Guarantee

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of South Koreans beginning to believe the argument that the national pension fund will be depleted around 2056 or 2057, which is three to four years earlier than previous estimates, worry over not being able to receive a proper pension is spreading among the general [...]

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

1,191 New HIV/AIDS Cases Reported 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) totaled 1,191 in South Korea in 2017. Approximately 1 out of 3 infected individuals were in their 20s. According to data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the [...]

German Media Tight-Lipped About BMW Controversy in South Korea

German Media Tight-Lipped About BMW Controversy in South Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While the controversy surrounding BMW engine fires continues to rage in South Korea, the atmosphere in the carmaker’s home country of Germany is relatively calm. Although BMW recently decided to launch a recall of its problematic vehicles in Europe, the move has not received the type of media attention [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

Cheong Wa Dae Says “May Consider Legal Revision to Prohibit Dog Slaughter”

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The government may consider revising the law on domestic animals to remove dogs from the list of livestock but prohibiting the consumption of dog meat altogether may require more time and discussions, a senior presidential secretary said Friday. “The government will consider revising the related regulations so dogs may [...]

National Pension Fund Payouts Could Become “Pocket Money”

National Pension Fund Payouts Could Become “Pocket Money”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With worry by the public over the depletion of the national pension fund becoming more widespread, many critics are saying that the monthly subsidies provided to retired senior citizens may become “mere pocket money,” unable to cover the most basic daily expenses in the future. According to the Ministry [...]

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

Google Includes “East Sea” in Search Results for “Dokdo”

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a non-governmental organization, revealed yesterday that a quick type in the search engine Google (www.google.com) of the keywords “Dokdo,” “Liancourt Rocks,” and “Takeshima” will bring about search results pinned to the geographical location of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and will [...]