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South Korean Army Under Fire for Using Dating App to Persecute Gay Soldiers

South Korean Army Under Fire for Using Dating App to Persecute Gay Soldiers

SEOUL, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Growing evidence of an alleged investigation into homosexual acts in the South Korean army including images of conversations on gay dating app Jack’d between service members and secret service agents is causing an uproar, with some human rights groups calling for the army general accused of giving the order to track [...]

Xi Jinping’s Korea Blunder Latest Example of Chinese Revisionism

Xi Jinping’s Korea Blunder Latest Example of Chinese Revisionism

CHINA, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks in an interview with the Wall Street Journal after a recent meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping that “Korea actually used to be a part of China” have come under fire. Questions mounted over Xi’s comments during a briefing held by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. [...]

South Korean Government Plans to Establish 30,000 Smart Factories by 2025

South Korean Government Plans to Establish 30,000 Smart Factories by 2025

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is poised to bring the number of smart factories in the country up to 30,000 by 2015, with plans to train 40,000 skilled workers in preparation for the ever-expanding fourth industrial revolution. Speaking to small and medium size business owners during a meeting at the [...]

Seven Years of Success for International High School’s ‘No Supervisor’ Exam Policy

Seven Years of Success for International High School’s ‘No Supervisor’ Exam Policy

GYEONGGI, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Dongtan Global High School in Gyeonggi Province is drawing attention as its ‘no supervisor’ exam policy continues to prove successful seven years after the school opened, with no breach of exam regulations reported. Since its founding in 2011, Dongtan Global High School has been conducting some of its exams [...]

New High-Tech Door Locks Feature IoT, AI Technology

New High-Tech Door Locks Feature IoT, AI Technology

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Smart door locks, incorporating artificial intelligence or Internet of Things technologies, are gradually emerging as the next big trend for security systems in South Korea.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the number of IoT door lock patent applications surged to 27 in 2014 and 48 in 2015. [...]

Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean low-cost carriers Air Busan and T’way Air will set up new routes to Japanese cities as part of efforts to offset declines in demand from China, the companies said Friday.  The number of Chinese travelers has sharply declined following the ban on all travel packages to South [...]

Samsung Seeks Software Update to Deal with Galaxy S8 Display Issue

Samsung Seeks Software Update to Deal with Galaxy S8 Display Issue

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it will implement software updates for its Galaxy S8 smartphones next week amid complaints that some screens on the flagship device have an unnatural reddish tint.  “We plan to upgrade the color optimization feature next week through software updates,” an official at the tech [...]