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Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

Anti-Chinese Sentiment Rises in South Korea Amid Rows Over THAAD and Fine Dust

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea and China continue to clash head on in both politics and environmental issues, the anti-Chinese sentiment in South Korea is seeing a notable increase. In addition to political conflict over the deployment of an American THAAD missile system that has devastated the South Korean tourism industry, the [...]

More Than 30,000 People in Korea and Japan Died Early Due to Fine Dust from China

More Than 30,000 People in Korea and Japan Died Early Due to Fine Dust from China

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study suggests fine dust particles from China in 2007 alone were linked to the early deaths of 30,900 people in Korea and Japan. The global collaborative study by Tsinghua University, Beijing University, the University of California-Irvine, and the University of British Colombia examined the deadly impact of fine [...]

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returned to the U.S. yesterday after visiting Japan, South Korea and China. It was a much anticipated timely visit during a politically tumultuous period in East Asia: Growing concerns over North Korea’s ballistic missiles, China’s retaliation against South Korea over the deployment of a [...]

S. Korean Embassy in China Issues Safety Warning to Football Fans Amid Pre-World Cup Qualifier Tension

S. Korean Embassy in China Issues Safety Warning to Football Fans Amid Pre-World Cup Qualifier Tension

BEIJING, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean embassy in Beijing has issued a safety warning to football fans planning to attend an upcoming World Cup qualifying match between the two countries, scheduled amid a wave of anti-Korean sentiment here over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. According to sources privy to the [...]

North Korea’s Vice Party Chairman Ri Su-yong Visits China with Large Entourage

North Korea’s Vice Party Chairman Ri Su-yong Visits China with Large Entourage

BEIJING/SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, arrived in Beijing Tuesday in the first visit by a ranking official since Pyongyang’s defiant fourth nuclear test in January that soured bilateral relations.  Ri arrived in the Chinese capital with a large entourage of officials [...]

S. Korean Rice Hits Chinese Shelves for First Time

S. Korean Rice Hits Chinese Shelves for First Time

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean rice hit shelves in Beijing for the first time in history on Thursday to meet rising Chinese demand for Korean-made agricultural products and foodstuffs. China’s state-run agricultural trading company COFCO Corp. imported some 72 tons of South Korean rice in February and put it on sale in an upscale [...]

‘Descendants of the Sun’ to be Aired in Feb. in Seoul, Beijing

‘Descendants of the Sun’ to be Aired in Feb. in Seoul, Beijing

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) - A new drama series, titled “Descendants of the Sun,” will be aired in South Korea and China in February, featuring top Korean actors and actresses, a local broadcaster said Tuesday. Featuring South Korean actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo, the show will be based on a fictional country and [...]

Investments in Asia Pacific Will Continue to Climb

Investments in Asia Pacific Will Continue to Climb

Confidence Among CEOs Rises Despite Slowing Growth in China, US, Indonesia, Hong Kong-China, Singapore Top Investment Destinations BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Confidence among CEOs in Asia Pacific continues to get stronger, a new report by PwC finds. Forty-six percent of executives in the region now say they are “very confident” of growth in the [...]