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Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

Feminist Ads Banned on Metro, but Birthday Messages for Idol Stars Allowed

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following backlash over its decision to disallow advertisements regarding feminism and politics in subway facilities, Seoul Metro has decided to ban all advertisements that feature personal views of individuals or interest groups. But experts say that the decision is bound to be controversial as the exact nature of what [...]

Beijing Confiscates Lotte Mart Generators, Auctions Them Off, Keeps the Returns

Beijing Confiscates Lotte Mart Generators, Auctions Them Off, Keeps the Returns

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the “Beijing Youth Daily” on August 23, a Beijing city government task force ordered the removal of Lotte Mart generators in Juixianqiao and Yangqiao on the grounds of excessive energy use last year.  To add insult to injury, the Beijing paper reported that the city had recently [...]

Koreans Deem Political Stability Crucial amid Political Turmoil: Nielsen

Koreans Deem Political Stability Crucial amid Political Turmoil: Nielsen

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – After months of political scandals that have left the nation much divided, political stability is now of great importance to South Koreans.  According to Nielsen’s latest report on consumer confidence, “economy” was the biggest concern for 33 percent of Korean consumers in the previous quarter (Q4 2016), followed by [...]

Koreans Give Politicians the Middle Finger with 18-won Donations

Koreans Give Politicians the Middle Finger with 18-won Donations

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – There are certain numbers that, when pronounced in Korean, can convey a completely different meaning than the numbers themselves, like homophones.  And while the number 1,004, pronounced “Cheon-Sa”, can also mean “angel”, the number 18, read “si-pal”, signifies something of an entirely different nature – it’s the four-letter word [...]