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China’s Hidden Face Unveiled amid Controversy over K-pop Star’s ‘Mao’ Comment

China’s Hidden Face Unveiled amid Controversy over K-pop Star’s ‘Mao’ Comment

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese netizens have been posting a string of offensive messages on the Instagram account of K-pop diva Lee Hyo-ri. On MBC TV’s weekend variety show “Hang Out With Yoo” that aired last Saturday, Lee proposed to use ‘Mao’ in the process of picking her nickname. Thereafter Chinese netizens started [...]

Xiaomi’s 5G Phone to be Launched in S. Korea Next Week

Xiaomi’s 5G Phone to be Launched in S. Korea Next Week

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s Xiaomi Corp. will sell its 5G smartphone in South Korea through major mobile carriers, industry insiders said Friday, as it eyes gaining a presence here against homegrown brands. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Lite 5G smartphone will be launched online next Friday after a four-day preorder period, sources said. It [...]

Chinese Students Indicted for Taking Down ‘Free Hong Kong’ Banners at Yonsei University

Chinese Students Indicted for Taking Down ‘Free Hong Kong’ Banners at Yonsei University

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese students responsible for ripping off banners placed around the Yonsei University campus to promote democracy in Hong Kong have been indicted without detention. The Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that eight Chinese students from Yonsei University have been charged with allegations of damaging public property. The [...]

CUHK Business School Research Finds Managerial Participation by Family Members in Chinese Family Businesses Linked to Fewer Problematic Transactions

CUHK Business School Research Finds Managerial Participation by Family Members in Chinese Family Businesses Linked to Fewer Problematic Transactions

HONG KONG, CHINA, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Family ownership in modern corporations – despite being highly commonplace with household names such as Walmart, Volkswagen and Ford being high profile family-controlled examples in the West – has a bad reputation in emerging markets. Critics often argue that family managers often underperform their professional counterparts, and [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Illegal Chinese Immigrants to Leave Jeju Island

Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Illegal Chinese Immigrants to Leave Jeju Island

JEJU, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Jeju Immigration Office in South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju quickly became a scene of chaos with Chinese illegal aliens lined up to flee the country. Some 200 people rushed to report on Tuesday that they would voluntarily leave South Korea. There were even instances of physical [...]

Chinese Arrivals Fall Below 1,000 per Day Following Outbreak

Chinese Arrivals Fall Below 1,000 per Day Following Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Chinese nationals entering South Korea fell sharply following measures to contain the new coronavirus, government data showed Saturday. After peaking at 18,743 on Jan. 13, the number of Chinese entrants plunged around 94 percent to 1,093 on Thursday, according to the data announced by Korea Immigration [...]