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Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The “New Southern Policy Initiative” ambitiously being pursued by the South Korean government would require heightened levels of engagement with ASEAN member states. However, a recent study has showed that the understanding of ASEAN countries by South Koreans was very low. This is according to a study titled “Koreans’ [...]

Six Mekong Nations Call for Accelerated Action to Eliminate Malaria Before 2030

Six Mekong Nations Call for Accelerated Action to Eliminate Malaria Before 2030

Geneva, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The governments of Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam have together called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030. Signing a joint Ministerial Call for Action at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the six countries [...]

S. Korean Hotels Set Eyes on Southeast Asia

S. Korean Hotels Set Eyes on Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean hotel chains are targeting Southeast Asian countries to bypass tough competition at home and take advantage of the region’s fast-growing economy, industry watchers said Sunday. Industry watchers said Southeast Asia is an attractive market for local hotel chains as South Koreans also frequently visit the region for [...]

South Korean Head Coach of Vietnamese National Football Team Promises Improvement

South Korean Head Coach of Vietnamese National Football Team Promises Improvement

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam national football team’s new South Korean head coach Park Hang-seo on Wednesday vowed to make his side the best among teams in Southeast Asia. Park officially signed a contract with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) in Hanoi to lead its men’s national team until 2020. Vietnamese media reported [...]

Gov’t to Woo Southeast Asia to Boost Cruise Industry

Gov’t to Woo Southeast Asia to Boost Cruise Industry

JEJU, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Oceans Minister Kim Young-choon on Friday pledged government measures to attract more cruise tourists to South Korea, aiming for more than 3 million visitors by 2020. Speaking at the opening of the 2017 Asia Cruise Forum Jeju on the southern resort island, the policymaker said the government will be [...]

S. East Asian Online Shopping Market to Grow Sharply: Report

S. East Asian Online Shopping Market to Grow Sharply: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asia’s online market is expected to expand sharply backed by the region’s huge population, which serves as a good business opportunity for South Korean companies, a report showed Sunday. In the report, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said the region’s online shopping market has been growing at [...]