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Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

Chinese National Tries to Exit Korea After Illegal Entry at Incheon Airport

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese national who was waiting for a connecting flight out of Incheon International Airport was apprehended after sneaking past immigration and then getting cold feet. According to immigration officials, the Chinese national who arrived in Incheon from Qingdao, China jumped over an immigration counter that was one meter [...]

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

Vietnamese Brides, Chinese Grooms Most Favored in Korea

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In 2016, there were 20,600 international marriages between South Koreans and foreign nationals, the latest data from Statistics Korea shows. Although the number was a 3.2 percent decline from 2015, international marriages accounted for 7.3 percent of all marriages last year, up slightly by 0.3 percent.  Korean men were [...]

Distribution Industry Becoming More Dependent on Chinese Customers

Distribution Industry Becoming More Dependent on Chinese Customers

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s distribution industry has become heavily dependent on China for its profits, statistics indicated Wednesday, making them vulnerable to even political and social issues that can turn away consumers from the Asian neighbor.  For Lotte Duty Free stores in Seoul, Chinese tourists accounted for 78 percent of its [...]

Chinese Tourists Are Biggest Foreign Shoppers in Seoul: Survey

Chinese Tourists Are Biggest Foreign Shoppers in Seoul: Survey

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tourists are the biggest shoppers in Seoul by spending an average of more than 2 million won (US$1,730) per person on purchases, a think tank survey on foreign shopping in the country’s capital said Thursday.  According to the outcomes of the poll of 1,045 foreign tourists who visited [...]

Korea to Crack Down on Low-quality Tour Operators Catering to Chinese

Korea to Crack Down on Low-quality Tour Operators Catering to Chinese

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will tighten regulations on tour operators that lure Chinese travelers with cheap, low-quality packages to screen out substandard agencies and improve the tourism industry’s competitiveness, the government said Tuesday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will form a task force with related organizations to [...]

GS Home Shopping Launches Chinese Channel in Malaysia

GS Home Shopping Launches Chinese Channel in Malaysia

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – GS Home Shopping, a major South Korean home shopping operator, said Tuesday it has added a Chinese-language shopping channel in Malaysia to target deep-pocketed consumers in the Southeast Asian nation. The retail unit of GS Group joined hands with Astro Malaysia Holdings, a local broadcaster, to launch a shopping [...]