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Japan Benefits from Rising Korean Tourists over THAAD Row

Japan Benefits from Rising Korean Tourists over THAAD Row

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A record number of South Koreans traveled to Japan in the January-September period this year, data showed Monday, as favorable exchange rates and diplomatic tensions with Beijing moved their destination away from China. Over 5.21 million South Koreans visited Japan during the cited months, according to the Japan National [...]

Beijing Confiscates Lotte Mart Generators, Auctions Them Off, Keeps the Returns

Beijing Confiscates Lotte Mart Generators, Auctions Them Off, Keeps the Returns

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the “Beijing Youth Daily” on August 23, a Beijing city government task force ordered the removal of Lotte Mart generators in Juixianqiao and Yangqiao on the grounds of excessive energy use last year.  To add insult to injury, the Beijing paper reported that the city had recently [...]

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 [...]