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Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

Chinese Phone Producers Eye Korean Smartphone Market

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With foreign-made cell phones making their way into the domestic market, members of the public and critics alike are wondering if these phones will be able to find a place in a market dominated by Korean-made devices. While the infiltration of Chinese-made phones is conspicuous, Xiaomi Corp.’s advancement into [...]

Japanese Right-wing Lawmaker Takes Issues with TWICE Member’s T-shirt

Japanese Right-wing Lawmaker Takes Issues with TWICE Member’s T-shirt

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A Japanese right-wing lawmaker has claimed that a member of K-pop girl group TWICE is engaged in anti-Japanese activities, citing her T-shirt as an example. The politician, Onodera Masaru of the Liberal Democratic Party, on Wednesday took issue with Dahyun’s wardrobe choice on his Twitter account. In the photo [...]

Floating Solar Farm in Spotlight as S. Korea Goes Green

Floating Solar Farm in Spotlight as S. Korea Goes Green

GUNSAN, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A reservoir on the south bank of the Geum River has stayed idle except when it stores heavy rain to prevent flooding in the nearby industrial complex in Gunsan, a southwestern port city. The coastal reservoir has recently found a new role: The nation’s largest floating solar farm was [...]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops S. Korean Movie Charts

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Tops S. Korean Movie Charts

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bohemian Rhapsody” has topped the South Korean box office two weeks after its grand opening. The musical film about the legendary rock band Queen and its lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, attracted 118,954 moviegoers on Tuesday, beating out “Intimate Strangers”, a South Korean movie, to top the movie charts. The [...]

Study Shows Eating Dinner Alone Leads to Obesity

Study Shows Eating Dinner Alone Leads to Obesity

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Eating alone can lead to higher chance of obesity than eating with family members, a recent study has revealed. A research team led by Prof. Jang Seong-in from Yonsei University Severance Hospital conducted a study on 13,303 participants to observe the correlation between a participant’s Body Mass Index (BMI) [...]

SK Innovation Creates Own Media Outlet to Relay Corporate News

SK Innovation Creates Own Media Outlet to Relay Corporate News

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest petrochemical company has set up its own communication channel in the form of an online media business to relay company information and other industry news. SK Innovation Co. stated yesterday it had created SKinno News in response to a need to directly communicate the latest news [...]

National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The national health insurance plan will begin covering surgery for severe obesity starting in January. Once the coverage is in effect, patients will only have to disburse 1.5 million to 2 million won for surgical procedures that typically cost from 7 million to 10 million won. The Ministry of [...]