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Koreans Pick ‘Fair Competition’ as the First Concept Inspired by the Word ‘Fairness’

Koreans Pick ‘Fair Competition’ as the First Concept Inspired by the Word ‘Fairness’

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans picked competition as the main concept inspired by the word fairness, while foreigners selected justice as the main fairness-inspiring concept. The Corea Image Communications Institute (CICI), a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the nation’s image overseas, conducted a survey of 432 people consisting of 216 Koreans and [...]

8 in 10 S. Koreans Think U.S. is More Important than China in Terms of National Economy and Security

8 in 10 S. Koreans Think U.S. is More Important than China in Terms of National Economy and Security

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A substantial share of South Koreans think that the nation’s relationship with the United States is more important than that with China, a survey showed Monday. The Federation of Korea Industries conducted a survey of 1,010 South Koreans over 20 years of age. Koreans’ favorable perception about the U.S. [...]

Korean Volunteer Organization Offers Free Coronavirus Tests in Los Angeles

Korean Volunteer Organization Offers Free Coronavirus Tests in Los Angeles

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean volunteer organization has offered free coronavirus tests in Koreatown, Los Angeles on Monday (local time) to promote South Korean medical products. The tests took place in front of Wilshire Park Place, where test kits, walk-through clinics and mobile quarantine machines from South Korea were employed. The event [...]

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

S. Koreans in 50s and 60s Forced Towards ‘Bankruptcy Cliff’

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The primary reason for indebtedness among those who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the Seoul Metropolitan Government was living expenses, a data showed Monday. The Seoul Welfare Foundation investigated the living conditions of 1,108 debtors who filed for individual bankruptcy and indemnity through the foundation last year. [...]

Use of Emergency Medical Consultation Service Up Last Year Despite Pandemic

Use of Emergency Medical Consultation Service Up Last Year Despite Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of overseas-residing South Koreans who used the 119 emergency medical consultation service increased last year despite the outbreak of the coronavirus. The National Fire Agency revealed on Thursday that 2,617 Koreans residing abroad used the consultation service last year, up 14.9 percent from 2,277 a year ago. [...]