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Clash over Hong Kong Protests Spreads to Korean Universities

Clash over Hong Kong Protests Spreads to Korean Universities

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Chinese government is resorting to violent measures to neutralize Hong Kong protesters calling for democracy. The clash is also spreading throughout universities in South Korea, where banners in support of democracy in Hong Kong are being put up and taken down by supporters and their opposition. Since Monday, [...]

Court Rules Against Chinese Copycat Brands

Court Rules Against Chinese Copycat Brands

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign corporations that set up South Korean offices to feign as a local brand and bandwagon on the Korean Wave have been ordered by the court to be disbanded. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office announced on Thursday that they had ordered two [...]

Survey Reveals Differences in Chinese, Japanese Tourists’ Preferences

Survey Reveals Differences in Chinese, Japanese Tourists’ Preferences

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese and Japanese tourists, who make up the biggest share among foreign tourists visiting the country, have differences in their preferences and behavior, a government survey showed Wednesday. According to the survey by the Korea National Tourism Organization, which is affiliated with the culture ministry, 79.1 percent of Chinese [...]

Jeju to Revoke Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital

Jeju to Revoke Chinese Group’s License to Operate S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital

JEJU, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Jeju Province said Monday it will take steps to nullify its conditional approval of a Chinese-owned medical center as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital. The Shanghai-based Greenland Group recently requested the extension of the March 4 deadline for the opening of the Greenland International Medical Center [...]

Crew of S. Korean Icebreaker Help Isolated Chinese Researchers

Crew of S. Korean Icebreaker Help Isolated Chinese Researchers

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Araon, South Korea’s only icebreaking vessel, has helped evacuate 24 isolated Chinese researchers in the Antarctic region, the country’s ocean ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the icebreaker gave assistance to researchers on Inexpressible Island near South Korea’s Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station in [...]

Only 2.9 pct of S. Korean Single Women Say Marriage is Necessary

Only 2.9 pct of S. Korean Single Women Say Marriage is Necessary

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Only 2.9 percent of South Korean single women regard marriage as necessary, a figure far lower than their Chinese counterparts, a survey showed Wednesday. In contrast, 19.4 percent of Chinese women consider marriage necessary, according to the survey of 411 and 413 single women aged 25-34 and living in [...]