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S. Korean Drone Industry Makes Inroads in Africa

S. Korean Drone Industry Makes Inroads in Africa

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s drone industry has taken a first step towards foreign markets by expanding its presence in the African drone market. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday it formed a joint civilian-government delegation with 10 local drone companies to participate in the African Drone Forum (ADF) [...]

Majority of S. Koreans Distrust Korean Protestant Church

Majority of S. Koreans Distrust Korean Protestant Church

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two thirds of South Koreans do not trust the South Korean Protestant Church or its pastors, a recent study has revealed. The Christian Ethics Movement of Korea conducted a survey of 1,000 citizens, 63.9 percent of whom said they don’t trust the South Korean Protestant Church. Only 31.8 [...]

Students Struggle with Cancellation of University Orientation Programs

Students Struggle with Cancellation of University Orientation Programs

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Class of 2024 are expecting a rather quiet school year as universities are cancelling various events intended to welcome the new students following the coronavirus outbreak. Graduation ceremonies at most high schools have either been delayed, or carried out in classrooms, instead of outdoors. University orientation sessions, enrollment [...]

Number of Stray Cats in Seoul Drops as Neutering Project Proves Effective

Number of Stray Cats in Seoul Drops as Neutering Project Proves Effective

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of stray cats in Seoul has declined 54 percent over the past six years. The number of stray cats within city limits is estimated to have dropped 53.6 percent from 250,000 in 2013 to 116,000 last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday. The city suggested that [...]

Jincheon County Volunteer to Help Wuhan Evacuees Quit Smoking

Jincheon County Volunteer to Help Wuhan Evacuees Quit Smoking

JINCHEON, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jincheon County in North Chungcheong Province, where evacuees stay after returning from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, is set out to help them who are being housed temporarily at the National Human Resources Development Institute. A total of 173 evacuees have been quarantined at the institute [...]

Jeju Island’s Top Export is Semiconductors

Jeju Island’s Top Export is Semiconductors

JEJU, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — When asked about Jeju’s main exports, the majority of people think of various marine products or citrus fruits. However, semiconductors were the top export for Jeju-based companies in 2019. According to statistics from the Korea Customs Service, semiconductors accounted for 47 percent of the total exports of US$140 million [...]

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A transgender individual who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University’s Law School after undergoing sex change surgery last year has decided to withdraw her application after being subjected to a torrent of hate speech from some students. In the meantime, some students’ ridicule and accusations against the transgender student [...]

Chinese Students Struggle as Universities Deny Access to Dormitories

Chinese Students Struggle as Universities Deny Access to Dormitories

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean universities are asking Chinese students to engage in voluntary quarantine to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, causing massive confusion among Chinese students who are no longer allowed to access school dorms. “People say goshiwons are the way to go if you’re turned [...]