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Reporter : Kim Bo-eun
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 11:35
Hong Kong to offer Korean in college entrance exam
HONG KONG - Hong Kong will include Korean in the foreign language category of the city's university entrance exam starting from 2025. The Consulate General of South Korea in Hong Kong said Wednesday that Hong Kong's Examinations and Assessment Authority and Korea's National Institute for International Education had reached an agreement on the matter.
N. Korea snaps up Chinese soybeans as COVID-19 exacerbates food shortage fears
SHENYANG, HONG KONG - North Korea bought a large volume of soybeans from China in May even though overall imports from its neighbor slumped more than 80 percent from the previous month, trade data from Beijing showed, amid suspicion the reclusive state is suffering food shortages as it fights a coronavirus outbreak. North Korea spent $2.97 million on 3,744 tons of Chinese soy...
Dragon Boat Festival sheds light on Hong Kong's fishing community
HONG KONG - The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday that falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar. Dragon boat races are held on this holiday across the mainland, and also in Hong Kong.
China emerges from COVID lockdown, but Korean companies see damage
HONG KONG - South Korean businesses in Shanghai are rushing to normalize operations after the city lifted its two-month long citywide lockdown on Wednesday. Park Sang-min, a South Korean businessman based in the commercial hub, said many companies involved in trade like his own had lost business partners during the lockdown, when cargo-handling capacity at the city's port plu...
Hong Kong sports center owners get back on their feet after COVID-19 shutdown
HONG KONG - During Hong Kong's fifth COVID-19 wave, when basically all establishments were closed in the evenings and there was little to do outside of the home except for taking a stroll in parks, one could easily spot trainers with their trainees there. What appeared to be nice outdoor sessions were actually trainers trying to survive through the four-month shutdown of spor...
'Can you tell I'm not Korean?'
HONG KONG - “It seems to be the case that Korea sees a rise in perfectionists, as in a competitive society, people need to strive to become better versions of themselves to maintain a better-quality life and satisfy one's parents that have invested much resources in them,” Wendy Lam, 21, a Hong Konger, says in almost-perfect Korean intonation. Lam was one of 14 contestants in...
Regulatory clarity is key feature of Hong Kong as fintech hub: fintech association
HONG KONG - Deregulation is often cited as the key to spurring innovation and the growth of markets. But the latest Terra-triggered cryptocurrency crash is shedding light on the importance of having a sound regulatory regime. Hong Kong has developed into a fintech hub, backed by its status as a global financial center, and also by an adequate regulatory environment, the head ...
Can Indo-Pacific Economic Framework help South Korea reduce reliance on China?
HONG KONG ― South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is gearing up to reorganize the country's trade relations by reducing its dependence on China and building “supply chain alliances.” The world's No. 2 economy is by far South Korea's largest trading partner, accounting for 25 percent of total trade last year, followed by the United States whose share stands at 15 percent.
What do Hong Kong students think of Korea?
HONG KONG - Korea's pickled cabbage side dish kimchi, the country's traditional attire hanbok and surprisingly - the distilled liquor soju - are some of the things Hong Kong teens widely associate with Korea, a recent event revealed. These were visible elements in pictures drawn by middle and high school students in Hong Kong, in a drawing contest hosted by the Korean Cultura...
How will South Korea-China relations unfold under Yoon administration?
HONG KONG - South Korea's new leader Yoon Suk-yeol's evident siding with the U.S. has had observers projecting that ties with China will weaken under the new administration. The new president's plans to boost engagement with Washington in security and trade comes at a time when the U.S. rivalry with Beijing is escalating in the Indo-Pacific region.
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