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College Students Cycle 3,500 Kilometers in North America to Promote Awareness About Dokdo

College Students Cycle 3,500 Kilometers in North America to Promote Awareness About Dokdo

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Gil Tae-jin, a 23-year-old university student studying materials engineering at Kookmin University in Seoul has completed a 3,500-kilometer cycling trip across the North American continent from Seattle, Washington in the United States to Mexico. Gil decided to make the journey that lasted two months after hearing that Google’s map [...]

Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Economic Research Institute held a seminar on August 23 regarding social mobility and education, where Professor Lee Joo Ho of the Korea Development Institute presented his findings on the correlation between children’s school grades and a family’s economic, social and cultural standing (ESCS). His research was based [...]

S. Korean Firms Face Protectionism in Major Markets: KITA

S. Korean Firms Face Protectionism in Major Markets: KITA

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies are increasingly facing protectionist measures in major export markets such as the United States and China, the state trade promotion agency said Monday. A total of 30 countries have taken import restrictive measures against South Korean-made products, largely steel and metal goods, or have engaged in [...]

S. Korea, U.S. See No Problem in Seoul’s Entry into TPP

S. Korea, U.S. See No Problem in Seoul’s Entry into TPP

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul and Washington have shared that there is no problem in South Korea’s entry into the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership deal as the two sides already have a free trade deal with high standards, an official said Sunday. An Chong-bum, senior presidential secretary for economic affairs, told reporters that the United [...]