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Chinese Netizens Call for Boycott of ‘Running Man’

Chinese Netizens Call for Boycott of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” a long-running SBS TV’s variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, is being criticized by some Chinese netizens for violating the country’s official ‘One China’ policy. The latest episode of the show was based on the South Korean board game “Blue Marble” that enjoyed huge popularity in the nation, [...]

Chinese Account for Majority of Health Insurance Benefits for Foreigners

Chinese Account for Majority of Health Insurance Benefits for Foreigners

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Among foreigners who received South Korean health insurance benefits over the past five years, Chinese people accounted for more than two thirds of the total. For cases of illegal health insurance coverage that happened during the same period, the clawback amount remained low at less than 50 percent. According [...]

Over 50 pct of Purchase Subsidies for Electric Two-wheelers Given to ‘Made in China’ Products

Over 50 pct of Purchase Subsidies for Electric Two-wheelers Given to ‘Made in China’ Products

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of the purchase subsidies that the South Korean government disbursed for purchases of electric two-wheelers last year turned out to be for ‘Made in China’ products. Rep. Kim Sung-whan, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, said on Wednesday during the parliamentary inspection of the Ministry [...]

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 [...]