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Chinese Arrivals Fall Below 1,000 per Day Following Outbreak

Chinese Arrivals Fall Below 1,000 per Day Following Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Chinese nationals entering South Korea fell sharply following measures to contain the new coronavirus, government data showed Saturday. After peaking at 18,743 on Jan. 13, the number of Chinese entrants plunged around 94 percent to 1,093 on Thursday, according to the data announced by Korea Immigration [...]

Poll Finds Improved Foreign Sentiment for Korean Cultural Content

Poll Finds Improved Foreign Sentiment for Korean Cultural Content

SEOUL, Feb. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners’ favorable feelings toward South Korean cultural content marked an overall improvement last year on the strength of the continued popularity of “hallyu,” or the Korean Wave, according to a poll released Saturday by a government agency. The survey of 8,000 people in 17 countries who experienced Korean cultural [...]

No. of Chinese Entering S. Korea Drops amid Spread of Coronavirus

No. of Chinese Entering S. Korea Drops amid Spread of Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Chinese nationals entering South Korea is declining, the justice ministry said Thursday, following tighter monitoring of people arriving from the neighboring country amid a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases here. According to government data, 1,404 Chinese entered South Korea on Wednesday, down 92.6 [...]

Number of Discouraged Workers Hits New High in 2019

Number of Discouraged Workers Hits New High in 2019

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched an all-time high in 2019, data showed Thursday, pointing to a tough employment situation amid an economic slowdown. Asia’s fourth-largest economy registered a monthly average of 533,000 discouraged workers last year, up 1.6 percent from a year earlier, according to [...]

One in Five N.K. Defectors Experienced Discrimination in S. Korea Last Year

One in Five N.K. Defectors Experienced Discrimination in S. Korea Last Year

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — About one out of five North Korean defectors experienced discrimination in South Korea last year mostly due to “cultural” differences, a survey showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted by the Hana Foundation, a state-run agency that helps resettlement of North Korean defectors, 17.2 percent of 3,000 defectors polled [...]