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Culture Foundation Runs Visual Contest on Korea

Culture Foundation Runs Visual Contest on Korea

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul-based cultural foundation has opened a photo and video contest about Korea, aimed at piquing interests among foreigners in the country and offering a chance for a dialogue on how to better promote the country abroad. The Corea Image Communications Institute (CICI), which is holding the contest until July 17, said on Tuesday foreigners living in Korea and Koreans who want to [...]

Xi Jinping’s Korea Blunder Latest Example of Chinese Revisionism

Xi Jinping’s Korea Blunder Latest Example of Chinese Revisionism

CHINA, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks in an interview with the Wall Street Journal after a recent meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping that “Korea actually used to be a part of China” have come under fire. Questions mounted over Xi’s comments during a briefing held by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. [...]

Terrace Homes Booming Amid Growing Thirst for Nature

Terrace Homes Booming Amid Growing Thirst for Nature

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With many modern Koreans confined t0 cities but longing to get in touch with nature, demand for houses and residential buildings with terraces is growing quickly. Over the last two years, more than 5,000 ‘terrace’ housing units in 16 apartment complexes were sold, according to a study conducted by Shim [...]

More Korean Businesses Face THAAD Retaliation in China

More Korean Businesses Face THAAD Retaliation in China

BEIJING, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – China’s economic retaliation against South Korea over the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system continues to grow with no sign of abatement, as reports emerge of the Chinese government targeting more South Korean enterprises including private business establishments. As the deployment of the THAAD battery is reportedly being accelerated, [...]

Chinese Hackers Declare War On South Korea

Chinese Hackers Declare War On South Korea

  CHINA, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese hackers have officially declared online war on South Korea and Lotte, one of its biggest conglomerates, in what appears to be retaliation against the deployment of the controversial THAAD missile-defense system. An unidentified masked man appeared in a video uploaded on Yuku, the Chinese equivalent of Youtube, where [...]

Mobile Devices More Popular Than Desktop PCs for Korean Online Shoppers

Mobile Devices More Popular Than Desktop PCs for Korean Online Shoppers

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Over half of South Korean consumers now shop online through a mobile device, rather than a desktop computer, according to Statistics Korea. In January of this year, online shopping through mobile devices accounted for more than 58 percent of all online sales in South Korea, the highest percentage since records [...]

Illegal Chinese Fishing Continues Amid Tension Over THAAD

Illegal Chinese Fishing Continues Amid Tension Over THAAD

  SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Tension between Korea and China is intensifying as illegal Chinese fishing in Korean waters continues unabated amid controversy surrounding Korea’s deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. In a letter of complaint to the Chinese Embassy in Seoul last year, the Korean National [...]