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National college entrance exam
Test-takers of the College Scholastic Ability Test take a selfie at Ewha Girls' Foreign Language High School in Jung-gu, Seoul, before entering the test venue, Thursday, when approximately 510,000 people took the state-administered college entrance test. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Young Koreans choose 'sharing' over 'winner-takes-all'
Korea Youth Foundation members would prefer a game that shares a large sum of money equally between participants over a game where one winner takes the pot, as seen in Netflix's original Korean drama “Squid Game,” a survey of members showed, Thursday. The 6,036 foundation members, aged from 19 to 35, were asked which option they would prefer if faced with a “Squid Game”-like ...
Chinese individual, company on top of delinquent taxpayer lists
A Chinese man has topped the list of the delinquent individual taxpayers of Seoul City this year, with the person's overdue local income tax amounting to 1.27 billion won, according to the city government, Wednesday. Seoul Metropolitan Government made public the names and addresses of 13,854 people and companies that have repeatedly failed to pay the local income tax. It disc...
Farmers' market returns to Seoul in 3 locations
People in Seoul will be able to buy fresh produce and other products from various parts of the country at a farmers' market which will be running this Friday and Saturday. The annual event was canceled last year due to COVID-19. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said the farmers' market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in three locations around the capital - Seoul Plaza in...
Urban diplomacy plays vital role for Seoul to become leading global city
Seoul is internationally known for having achieved exemplary urban development. After having been devastated by the 1950-53 Korean War, the country's capital is now being benchmarked by developing countries. And in the global era, cities can sustain themselves and continue to develop through inter-city exchanges, just as nations do.
Criticism mounting over military promo video
The Military Manpower Administration (MMA) has taken flak over a promotional video that critics say disparages those assigned to non-combat duties for their mandatory military service due to health or other reasons. On Nov. 5, the MMA posted a video on its YouTube channel in which an active service member on leave talks over a meal with his friends, who haven't been enlisted ...
State-run agency opens protection facility for endangered animals
A state-run agency has opened a facility to protect endangered animals. The National Institute of Ecology (NIE) said Sunday that the CITES Animal Shelter, located in the NIE's compound in Seocheon County, South Chungcheong Province, recently started caring for endangered animals that were either abandoned by their owners or confiscated after being smuggled into Korea.
DPK files complaint with prosecution for spreading false information about injury of candidate's wife
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) said, Thursday, it has filed a complaint with the prosecution against two people for spreading false information online about an injury suffered by the wife of its presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung. The unidentified people uploaded postings that implied Lee had assaulted his wife, Kim Hye-gyeong.
Does serving spicy food to young children violate human rights?
A controversy has arisen over whether serving spicy food as part of children's school lunches at kindergartens attached to elementary schools is in violation of their human rights. Parents are showing mixed responses over the issue, after a civic group, Political Mamas, filed a complaint on Tuesday with the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) against the Ministr...
Parents in quandary over vaccinating children
Parents are at a loss over whether to have their children get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the resumption of full-scale in-person classes later this month. While the health authorities are encouraging them to do so, citing an increasing number of infections among children recently, many parents are still hesitant due to concerns about possible side effects. The stance taken by ...
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