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New Year Ushers in Many Changes in Immigrant, Labor, Welfare, Education Sectors

New Year Ushers in Many Changes in Immigrant, Labor, Welfare, Education Sectors

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the dawn of the new year, South Koreans and foreigners living here are bracing for many changes in government policies and systems that affect their daily life, labor practices, education and welfare. Starting in 2020, short-term foreign visitors are barred from applying for a South Korean driver’s license [...]

Koreans to Greet New Year with Bell-ringing Ceremonies Nationwide

Koreans to Greet New Year with Bell-ringing Ceremonies Nationwide

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea welcomed the new year with traditional bell-ringing ceremonies in Seoul and other cities nationwide at midnight Tuesday. The most attention-grabbing bell-ringing ceremony took place at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, central Seoul, as several prominent celebrities rang the bell 33 times amid cheers from tens of thousands of [...]