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8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — About 8 out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of stronger punishment for passengers who overlook and abet those driving under the influence, a poll showed Thursday. A total of 83.4 percent of 500 people aged 18 or above, surveyed by polling company Realmeter, expressed support for [...]

Three-fourths of Big Firms Have No or Indefinitive Hiring Plans in H2

Three-fourths of Big Firms Have No or Indefinitive Hiring Plans in H2

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Three-fourths of large companies in South Korea have no hiring plan or have not confirmed their recruiting scheme for the second half of the year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed Sunday. Half of the companies that responded to the Korea Economic Research Institute’s (KERI) survey answered [...]

17 pct of S. Korean Teens Addicted to Internet, Smartphones

17 pct of S. Korean Teens Addicted to Internet, Smartphones

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 17 percent of young students in South Korea are addicted to the internet and smartphones, a government survey suggested Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family released the result of its survey of teenagers’ internet and smartphone usage, conducted on 1,331,441 fourth graders of elementary schools and [...]

COVID-19 Fallout in Culture, Sports, Tourism Sectors Tops 7 tln Won

COVID-19 Fallout in Culture, Sports, Tourism Sectors Tops 7 tln Won

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Estimated financial losses caused by the new coronavirus in the areas of culture, sports and tourism in South Korea have reached over 7 trillion won (US$5.84 billion), according to the government Monday. In a report submitted to the National Assembly’s culture, tourism and sports committee, the culture ministry estimated [...]