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T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl Group T-ara member Jiyeon has signed an exclusive contract with Chinese entertainment management agency Longzhen Cultural Development, the agency said Thursday. “The contract with Jiyeon was signed last month,” Longzhen said in a press release. “Longzhen will be in charge of managing Jiyeong’s activities in various fields including [...]

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), an internet-based organization, stated yesterday that 16 well-known educational websites such as Britannica and Wikipedia have included the area of the former Korean kingdom Goguryeo as part of China’s Han Dynasty on their websites. On Britannica’s official website (www.britannica.com/topic/Xiongnu), the area denoted [...]

Samsung’s Smartphone Market Share in China’s Inches Up

Samsung’s Smartphone Market Share in China’s Inches Up

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — After recording a market share of 0 percent in China’s smartphone market in the fourth quarter of last year, a recent report has shown that Samsung Electronics barely broke the 1 percent mark in the first quarter of this year. According to Street Analytics, a market research firm, Samsung [...]

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With food-related online purchases on the rise thanks to mobile delivery apps, the total volume for online shopping saw record-breaking sales in March totaling 9 trillion won. The first quarter figures for online shopping consumers from China appeared to be somewhat slower due to the lingering aftermath of the [...]

Samsung Head Lee Jae-yong Visits China

Samsung Head Lee Jae-yong Visits China

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong’s Wednesday visit to the “Silicon Valley” of China, the special economic zone of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, has promoted speculation on the visit’s purpose. Some say that Lee may have a specific outcome in mind as his entourage included upper-management officials overlooking Samsung’s [...]

E-Mart Signs MOU with Dutch Food Retailer SPAR International

E-Mart Signs MOU with Dutch Food Retailer SPAR International

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount store chain by sales, is set to sign an initial agreement with Dutch food retailer SPAR International, a company official said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in China. E-Mart is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SPAR [...]