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Fintech, lifestyle products can help Korea grow trade ties with Hong Kong: city's trade promotion chief in Korea
Korea could expand trade ties with Hong Kong through fintech and lifestyle product exports, according to the director of the city's trade promotion body. Christopher Lai, the Korea director at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), said that despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions from the Ukraine war, trade between the markets has grown, spearheaded by tr...
Language barrier hinders Hong Kong startups setting up shop in Korea
Last year, Justin Suen Long-kiu's biotech company joined the K-Startup Grand Challenge (KSGC) accelerator program organized by the Korean government to explore markets outside his native Hong Kong. The program lured him in with a $10,000 (13.2 million won) cash stipend to support his staff's living expenses as he tried to set up shop in Korea. Like most startups, his bone imp...
Exiled for 21 years in Korea: Life of Chinese dissident Wu Zhenrong
Wu Zhenrong begins every morning by folding his futon into the corner of his room, just below the window that provided a view half blocked by a brick wall. Before he spends his day writing on his computer his musings on Chinese politics, he would walk hunchbacked to an alley floored in uneven concrete and roofed with wooden planks that he calls his kitchen, to boil a kettle o...
Desolate truce village symbolizes latest rift between two Koreas
PAJU, Gyeonggi Province - The Imjin River, near the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) serving as a buffer zone between the two Koreas, was frozen on Feb. 7. Flowing from the North to the South, the river is a chilling reminder of the confrontation between the two Koreas that has continued for seven decades.Rice paddies tended by villagers of Daeseong-dong in the border...
US literary agent reflects on personal journey to discover Korea in new book
Barbara Zitwer reflects on her journey to discovering South Korea in her new book, “The Korean Book of Happiness,” and on the challenges facing Korean authors trying to sell their work outside the country.
Chinese hackers threaten to attack S. Korean cybersecurity watchdog
A foreign hacker group, apparently a Chinese one, attacked the websites of a dozen mostly research and academic institutions in South Korea over the Lunar New Year holiday, the country's cyber-safety agency said on Wednesday. The hacker group, which identifies itself as Dawn Cavalry, said on its public channel on messaging app Telegram that its next target is the Korea Intern...
[ANALYSIS] Trade reliance makes S. Korea easy target for China's visa retaliation: analysts
South Korea was the first country to take the brunt of Beijing's visa suspensions in retaliation against coronavirus testing requirements imposed by more than 15 countries as cases spiked inside China after the end of its zero-COVID policy.
China suspends short-term visas for South Korean nationals in retaliation against COVID restrictions
Beijing stopped issuing short-term visas for South Korean nationals on Tuesday, just days after South Korea imposed stricter COVID-19 measures on travelers from China. “The Chinese embassy and consulates in South Korea will suspend the issuance of short-term visas to China for South Korean citizens for visits, business, travel, medical purposes, transit and general private ma...
Operator of suspected 'Chinese police station' denies repatriation of Chinese nationals
The operator of a restaurant accused of serving as a clandestine Chinese police station has denied allegations that the organizations run from his establishment forced Chinese nationals to join protests against the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, and helped repatriate Chinese dissidents.
Operator of suspected Chinese police station accuses media of spreading misinformation
The businessman who controls the Chinese restaurant suspected of being a front for a “secret Chinese police station” denied allegations about his business, accusing the media of disseminating misinformation and hurting Korea-China relations. Wang Haijun, a Chinese national living in Korea and the operator of the Dongpangmyeongju Chinese restaurant in southern Seoul, said his ...
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