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S. Korea’s Tech Trade Logs Second-highest Tally of US$29 bln in 2020

S. Korea’s Tech Trade Logs Second-highest Tally of US$29 bln in 2020

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s technology trade reached the second-highest tally ever of US$29.9 billion in 2020, down 5.5 percent from the previous year, amid the global pandemic, government data showed Friday. The technology trade refers to the country’s international technology transactions, such as the use of patents, licenses and technical services, [...]

Two-thirds of S. Koreans Not Interested in Beijing Winter Olympics: Poll

Two-thirds of S. Koreans Not Interested in Beijing Winter Olympics: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly two-thirds of South Koreans have no interest in the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, a survey showed Friday. Gallup Korea polled 1,002 South Korean adults from Tuesday to Thursday on their thoughts on the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games in the Chinese capital. And 65 percent said they were not [...]

Women Living Alone Spend More Time on Self-management and Rest than Men: Study

Women Living Alone Spend More Time on Self-management and Rest than Men: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Women living alone tend to remain alone longer than their male counterparts, allocating a significant amount of time to self-management and resting. The Korea Women’s Development Institute, based on an analysis of a 2019 study conducted by Statistics Korea, reported that women living alone sleep for an average of [...]

Public Voices Grow in Support of ‘Post-Construction Sale System’ After Gwangju Apartment Building Collapse

Public Voices Grow in Support of ‘Post-Construction Sale System’ After Gwangju Apartment Building Collapse

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Public voices are growing in support of a ‘post-construction sale system’ after fraudulent construction was pointed out as the cause of the partial apartment building collapse in Gwangju last week. Major online real estate communities have recently been flooded with a large number of comments supporting the introduction of [...]

Smilegate Establishes Datasets for Online Hate Speech

Smilegate Establishes Datasets for Online Hate Speech

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Online game developer Smilegate Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it had established datasets for hateful online comments and speech through its artificial intelligence (AI) center. Alarmed by the sharp increase in hate expressions in online spaces, Smilegate’s AI center established datasets for hateful online comments and speech as a [...]

Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of cases of animal abandonment reported in South Korea has dropped after COVID-19 kept pets and their owners indoors. The Korean Animal Welfare Association reported Wednesday that there were 116,984 reported cases of animal abandonment registered with the animal protection management system last year, which was 9.1 [...]