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Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

Majority of S. Koreans Believe Couples Can Live Together Without Getting Married

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Six in 10 South Koreans over 13 years of age believe couples can live together or have children without getting married. Statistics Korea conducted a survey of 38,000 South Koreans over 13 years of age, 59.7 percent of whom believed couples can live together without getting married. The result [...]

Gov’t to Support Standardization of Autonomous Driving Data

Gov’t to Support Standardization of Autonomous Driving Data

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean central government has joined hands with municipal governments, private companies and industrial associations to promote the activation of autonomous driving services through the standardization of self-driving data. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy signed a business agreement for the development and promotion of [...]

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

S. Korea Releases Satellite Images of Air Quality in East Asia

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday released satellite imagery showing the movement of fine dust from China to South Korea in the latest scientific evidence that China is partly to blame for poor air quality in the region. The Chollian-2B, a South Korean environmental satellite, observed high concentrations of fine dust [...]

S. Korea Has Largest Share of Wafer Capacity Dedicated to Below 20nm Process

S. Korea Has Largest Share of Wafer Capacity Dedicated to Below 20nm Process

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the highest concentration of wafer capacity dedicated to advanced technology nodes, a report showed Wednesday, underscoring its leadership in the chip manufacturing sector. The country, home to major chipmakers like Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., is more leading-edge focused than any other nation, with [...]

COVID-19 is a ‘Wake-up Command’ to Address Africa’s Challenges – Tony Blair

COVID-19 is a ‘Wake-up Command’ to Address Africa’s Challenges – Tony Blair

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges and opportunities of Africa’s development landscape, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Monday in a lecture organized by the African Development Institute in Abidjan. “We have the same problems but what we also have is vastly increased urgency…not [...]

Amazon Joins Hands with 11st to Enter South Korean Market

Amazon Joins Hands with 11st to Enter South Korean Market

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent business deal between the U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.com, Inc. and a local e-commerce platform 11Street Co. is likely to make waves in the domestic online shopping industry. SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier and the parent company of 11st, officially announced its plan to join hands [...]

Gov’t Unveils String of Measures to Support and Protect Single Moms

Gov’t Unveils String of Measures to Support and Protect Single Moms

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — After Internet backlash over the recent posting of an article about the adoption of a newborn baby through a mobile secondhand marketplace, the government has decided to greatly strengthen support and protection for single moms and single-parent families. On Monday, five government agencies including the Ministry of Gender Equality [...]

S. Korea Warns of Another Wave of Pandemic as New Virus Cases Over 200 for 3rd Day

S. Korea Warns of Another Wave of Pandemic as New Virus Cases Over 200 for 3rd Day

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea may face another new coronavirus outbreak within a month, health authorities warned on Monday, as cluster infections show no signs of letup and year-end gatherings may further complicate the country’s virus fight. The country’s new coronavirus cases hovered above 200 for a third consecutive day as cluster [...]