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Culture and Arts Are South Korea’s ‘Biggest Strength’, International Students Say

Culture and Arts Are South Korea’s ‘Biggest Strength’, International Students Say

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Most international students studying in South Korea believe culture and arts are the country’s biggest strengths, a new survey revealed. According to a survey released yesterday by the Institute of International Education at Kyung Hee University, over 30 percent of the 751 students from 46 countries surveyed said culture and [...]

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The global popularity of hallyu (the Korean Wave) content is gradually waning.  Based on an online survey of 7,200 consumers from 15 countries in six continents (from October to December 2016), Monday’s report by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange showed that only 31 percent of the respondents had [...]

CJ E&M to Open ‘Hallyu’ Channels in Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong

CJ E&M to Open ‘Hallyu’ Channels in Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ E&M, South Korea’s leading entertainment and media content company, said Monday it will open new channels exclusively for airing “hallyu” content in Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong.  The company said it will launch a Korean movie channel “tvN Movies” in Malaysia and “TV Blue,” a channel for providing [...]

Broadcasting Agency Chief Vows Efforts to Spread ‘Hallyu’ in Islamic Countries

Broadcasting Agency Chief Vows Efforts to Spread ‘Hallyu’ in Islamic Countries

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The head of South Korea’s broadcasting watchdog body vowed to help expand exports of local TV dramas to Islamic countries to make up for restrictions imposed by China on entertainment content.  “China accounts for a third of South Korea’s exports of broadcasting content, but this sectors is currently not [...]

Korean Wave Falls Victim to China’s Retaliatoin Measures over THAAD Row

Korean Wave Falls Victim to China’s Retaliatoin Measures over THAAD Row

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s cultural and entertainment industries have been walking on thin ice for the past few months, as signs have continued to emerge that Beijing is going after Korea’s entertainers in protest of Seoul’s decision to bring in an American missile shield. On Tuesday, soprano Sumi Jo confirmed what [...]

Department Store Offering Korean Products and Culture to Open in China’s Largest Grassland City

Department Store Offering Korean Products and Culture to Open in China’s Largest Grassland City

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Hulunbuir in Nei Menggu, China, is distinguished by what is the largest grassland in the country. The region is also known for having the fourth highest level of income nationally.  With the latest Korean enterprise in the region, Hulunbuir will soon be marked by its Paradise Department Store, presenting products [...]

Exports of Hallyu-Related Goods Surge: Data

Exports of Hallyu-Related Goods Surge: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Outbound shipments of food, beauty, fashion and personal care products soared in the first half of the year on the back of the growing popularity of the Korean wave, or hallyu, industry data showed on Monday.  According to the data compiled by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), exports [...]