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Chinese Fan Club Shuts Down After Korean Celebrity Talks About Beijing Olympics

Chinese Fan Club Shuts Down After Korean Celebrity Talks About Beijing Olympics

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As anti-Chinese, anti-Korean sentiment is reaching extreme levels following the Beijing Winter Olympics, a Chinese fan club for South Korean comedian Yoo Jae-suk suddenly announced that is was shutting down. The ‘Yoo Jae-suk Universe’ fan club announced on the Chinese social media platform Weibo last Sunday that the fan [...]

Korean Food Companies Join Hands to Sue Chinese Imitators

Korean Food Companies Join Hands to Sue Chinese Imitators

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean food producers are stepping up to address the growing distribution of copycat products in China. The Korea Food Industry Association established a consortium of food producers to file a lawsuit against Qingdao Taeyangcho Food Co. and Zhengdao Food Co., the two largest K-food imitation producers in China, [...]

Chinese Fishing Boats Sweep Up Everything, Stoking Concerns About the Depletion of Fisheries Resources

Chinese Fishing Boats Sweep Up Everything, Stoking Concerns About the Depletion of Fisheries Resources

JEJU, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Concerns are growing that illegal fishing by Chinese vessels is decimating fisheries resources in the waters off Jeju Island. The Korean Coast Guard recently intercepted a Chinese flagged fishing boat (149 ton, 18 crew members) that was illegally using a net with 7-millimeter mesh, far tighter than the legal [...]

National Assembly Steps Up to Restrict Foreigners from Buying Real Estate

National Assembly Steps Up to Restrict Foreigners from Buying Real Estate

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean politicians are stepping up to address concerns over Chinese nationals purchasing real estate in the country. China, under a communist regime, strictly forbids South Koreans from purchasing real estate in their territory. On the other hand, South Korea has barely any restrictions on real estate purchases by [...]

Young Korean-Chinese Participate in Economic Activities Earlier than Their Local Peers

Young Korean-Chinese Participate in Economic Activities Earlier than Their Local Peers

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — 7 out of 10 young ethnic Koreans of Chinese nationality living in South Korea are engaged in economic activities, research showed Wednesday. Most of them work in the mining, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and lodging industries, which have low employment barriers or are not popular among their Korean peers. The [...]

Chinese Electric Bus Manufacturers Set Up Shop in S. Korea

Chinese Electric Bus Manufacturers Set Up Shop in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese electric bus manufacturers are scrambling to secure production plants in South Korea. Sources said that three South Korean companies in charge of the exclusive distribution of Chinese electric buses are working with Chinese firms to set up production facilities for electric buses. It is the first time for [...]

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, [...]