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College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

GYEONGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of university students from Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang province began a 200-kilometer protest march towards the Ministry of Education in Sejong, South Chungcheong province, calling for a tuition refund after their schools delayed on-campus classes amid the continued coronavirus outbreak. The chairmen of the student councils at [...]

Refunds Soar for Children’s Video Game Payments Using Parents’ Credit Cards

Refunds Soar for Children’s Video Game Payments Using Parents’ Credit Cards

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of underage children using their parents’ credit cards or cell phones (direct carrier billing) to pay for their gaming ventures is on the rise, and as a result, refund requests from parents receiving monthly billing surprises are also growing.  According to the Korea Consumer Agency, there were [...]

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

Seoul Plans Changes for the Self-Driving Era

SEJONG, Feb. 13 Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Monday a set of plans for the local automotive industry from 2017 to 2021 to better prepare South Korea for the imminent era of autonomous vehicles. According to the ministry, demand for safer vehicles will only increase given Korea’s rapidly aging [...]

‘Give Me My Money Back!’ Wedding Halls Stingy with Refunds

‘Give Me My Money Back!’ Wedding Halls Stingy with Refunds

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey revealed that many couples are unable to obtain refunds for their deposits, or are forced to pay exorbitant fees when they cancel wedding hall reservations.  The Korea Consumer Agency announced on November 28 that contract cancellation (78.3 percent) ranked first among computer complaints related to wedding [...]

Thousands Hold on to Galaxy Note 7 in Korea

Thousands Hold on to Galaxy Note 7 in Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been over a month since exchange and refund programs for the Galaxy Note 7 began, but recent data reveals that thousands are still holding on to their phablets with telecommunications companies showing an average recovery rate of roughly 40 percent.  According to data compiled by the Ministry [...]