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Jeju’s For-profit Hospital Protests Ban on Domestic Patients: Officials

Jeju’s For-profit Hospital Protests Ban on Domestic Patients: Officials

JEJU, Dec. 7. (Korea Bizwire) — The Greenland International Medical Center, conditionally approved earlier this week as South Korea’s first for-profit hospital, has expressed an intent to take legal action over the Jeju provincial government’s decision to ban South Korean patients from using the hospital, officials said Friday. Gov. Won Hee-ryong of the Jeju Special [...]

Peugeot-Citroen Opens 1st Auto Museum Outside France on Jeju

Peugeot-Citroen Opens 1st Auto Museum Outside France on Jeju

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Peugeot-Citroen has opened its first overseas automobile museum outside France on Jeju Island, a local car importer said Thursday. The French carmaker invested 11 billion won (US$9.8 million) in the three-story museum on the popular resort island off South Korea’s coast to promote its vehicles and offer test-drive opportunities [...]

S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital Gains Approval from Jeju Provincial Gov’t

S. Korea’s First For-profit Hospital Gains Approval from Jeju Provincial Gov’t

JEJU, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first for-profit hospital received the final approval from the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on Wednesday, putting an end to 16 years of controversy over the introduction of investor-owned medical institutions. Jeju Gov. Won Hee-ryong announced the approval of the Greenland International Hospital as a for-profit hospital on [...]

Jeju City’s Jocheon-eup Accredited as a Wetland City Under Ramsar Convention

Jeju City’s Jocheon-eup Accredited as a Wetland City Under Ramsar Convention

JEJU, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The small town of Jocheon-eup on Jeju Island that holds the Dongbaek-dongsan wetlands has been accredited as a Wetland City under the Ramsar Convention. The Ministry of Environment and Jeju City announced on Thursday that Jeju City’s Jocheon-eup, along with the South Korean towns of Suncheon, Changnyeong-gun, and Inje-gun, [...]

Jeju Island’s Seogwipo Innovation City to Lead MICE Industry

Jeju Island’s Seogwipo Innovation City to Lead MICE Industry

JEJU, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A smart MICE industrial complex will be built in Jeju Island’s Seogwipo Innovation City. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced on Thursday that Jeju Island’s “reputation as an international tourist attraction thanks to convenient traffic, accommodations, and abundant tourist resources make it a perfect spot for [...]

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

“Immersive” Art Exhibition Coming to Jeju

JEJU, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — TMONET, a service developer and provider of electronic payment systems, announced yesterday that it was renovating a 3,000-square meter underground bunker no longer in use in Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo on Jeju Island to create an art installation exhibition featuring recreated works originally by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. The exhibition, scheduled [...]

President Moon: “Let Jeju Naval Base Become a Base for Peace”

President Moon: “Let Jeju Naval Base Become a Base for Peace”

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After President Moon Jae-in’s appearance at the Korea International Fleet Review taking place on Jeju Island, the president also took time to visit the nearby Gangjeong Village on the southern coast of the island, the subject of various controversies surrounding the construction of the Jeju Naval Base. According to [...]

Jeju Global Education City an Attractive Alternative to Studying Abroad

Jeju Global Education City an Attractive Alternative to Studying Abroad

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – At least 4 out of 10 South Korean students would have chosen to study abroad had it not been for the international schools situated within the Jeju Global Education City (JGEC). According to a survey conducted by the Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC) between December 2017 and January 2018, [...]