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S. Korea, Thailand Agree to Expand Bilateral Flights

S. Korea, Thailand Agree to Expand Bilateral Flights

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Thailand have agreed to double the number of designated airlines on their bilateral routes as Seoul tackles declining travel demand from China, the transport ministry said Wednesday. At the aviation talks held in Busan, 450 kilometers south of Seoul, Koo Bon-hwan, director general of the Aviation [...]

South Korea and 5 ASEAN Nations Talk Diplomacy and Economic Cooperation in Busan

South Korea and 5 ASEAN Nations Talk Diplomacy and Economic Cooperation in Busan

BUSAN, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and five Southeast Asian countries surrounding the Mekong River agreed on Friday to strengthen diplomatic and economic cooperation during an annual high-level meeting in the southern port city of Busan. The 7th Mekong-Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers’ Meeting adopted a new action plan outlining the long-term vision [...]

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Wongsarot Auratsa, a 77-year-old Thai woman, recently became the oldest Thai candidate to take the Korean language proficiency exam, TOPIK. Although Mrs. Auratsa failed to pass the test, on March 19, she was close, according to the Korean Education Center in Thailand.  Mrs. Auratsa lives with her son [...]

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

BANGKOK, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s oldest and one of its most respected higher education institutes, will open a Korean language major for undergraduate students next year, the Korea Education Institution said Thursday. The university revealed a plan to set up the major on Wednesday when it held a Korea festival as [...]

LINE Messenger Expands Thailand Operations

LINE Messenger Expands Thailand Operations

BANGKOK, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Global mobile messenger LINE is expanding its business in Thailand by partnering with local companies. During a press conference held in Bangkok titled ‘Closing the Distance’, the company revealed its plans to better engage with the local public.  Over 33 million people use LINE in Thailand, which is 80 percent [...]