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Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

SEOUL, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea’s coronavirus vaccine drive kicks off, hopes are rising for a rapid return to normal life. However, migrant workers, often excluded from the government’s quarantine policies, are more concerned than they are excited for the vaccine. “We haven’t heard about any vaccination plans for migrant workers yet,” said Udaya [...]

S. Korea to Roll Out Prototype of First Homegrown Fighter Jet Next Month

S. Korea to Roll Out Prototype of First Homegrown Fighter Jet Next Month

SACHEON, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will showcase a prototype of the country’s first indigenous fighter jet in April, the arms procurement agency has said. Jung Kwang-sun, heading the KF-X program at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, said the planned rollout event will be a “landmark moment” for the country and the aerospace [...]

Germany Ramps Up Imports from S. Korea Despite Economic Downturn

Germany Ramps Up Imports from S. Korea Despite Economic Downturn

SEOUL, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Germany saw its imports decline last year due to the economic slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the country’s imports from South Korea turned out to have increased. The Frankfurt office of the state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency analyzed data from 2020 released by the Federal Statistical Office [...]

S. Korean Parliament Passes Resolution Condemning Military Coup in Myanmar

S. Korean Parliament Passes Resolution Condemning Military Coup in Myanmar

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Assembly of South Korea has passed a parliamentary resolution denouncing the recent military coup in Myanmar, calling it a “serious defiance of democracy.” The resolution, approved with bipartisan support in the National Assembly’s full-floor voting session held Friday, urged Myanmar’s military leaders to immediately release detained civilian [...]

PET Bottle Recycling Campaign Spreads, Spurring Trend of ESG Management

PET Bottle Recycling Campaign Spreads, Spurring Trend of ESG Management

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of single-use plastic waste is increasing at a remarkable pace as the outbreak of the coronavirus has led to exponential growth in food deliveries and online shopping. The more plastics are used, the more important it is to dispose of them separately. In particular, the separate disposal [...]

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean kindergartens and elementary schools have started to use robots for education. Voice of Korea, Pyongyang’s state-run radio station, posted a video on its official website on Thursday in which students were seen speaking to a robot while looking up at the robot’s ‘face’, or scanning cards with the [...]