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Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

Local Businesses Welcome Thaw Between South Korea, China

Local Businesses Welcome Thaw Between South Korea, China

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A thaw in deadlocked relations between South Korea and China over the deployment of an advanced U.S. ballistic missile defense system is showing signs of resuscitating vitality in exchanges in the public and private sectors between the two countries. Strained bilateral relations look somewhat mitigated of late as newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in is actively trying [...]

Jikji Korea Festival Highlights World’s Oldest Book Printed with Movable Metal Type

Jikji Korea Festival Highlights World’s Oldest Book Printed with Movable Metal Type

CHEONGJU, South Korea, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Jikji Korea Festival kicked off Thursday in Cheongju, some 130 kilometers south of Seoul, highlighting yet again the creative value of Jikji.  Jikji, which means “to point to the right direction”, was printed at Cheongju’s Heungdeok Temple in 1377 during Korea’s Goryeo Dynasty, predating by 78 years [...]

Int’l Martial Arts Event to Kick off in Sept.

Int’l Martial Arts Event to Kick off in Sept.

CHEONGJU, South Korea, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – An international martial arts competition will kick off in central South Korea early next month, bringing together some 2,000 fighters and officials from across the world, organizers said Wednesday.  The inaugural World Martial Arts Masterships (http://www.2016martial-arts.kr) will be staged from Sept. 2-8 in the city of Cheongju, [...]

Korean University Hosts Special Book-Reading Event

Korean University Hosts Special Book-Reading Event

CHEONGJU, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In an era of rapidly advancing technology, a book can feel like a relic of the past. In an effort to contradict this modern-day perception, the Korea National University of Education organized a special book-reading event. During this overnight proceeding, students spent 12 hours in tents installed inside the [...]