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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 [...]

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 [...]