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Making anti-terrorist security systems in Korea
In a video showing D&S Technology’s roadblocks being tested in Buffalo, New York, an 8-ton truck is building up speed on a test lane. As the truck races ahead, a roadblock pops up out of the asphalt to stop the truck. “The roadblocks should be able to work again after the crash, and ours does,” said Lee Won-woo, president and CEO of D&S Technology.In a video showing D&S Techn...
| 2017-04-07 15:06
Firms feel cautious optimism about Gaeseong park
As the fielding of presidential candidates is coming down to the wire for the May 9 election, some entrepreneurs, such as Park Yong-man, are feeling cautious optimism. “For me, our company’s assets are there,” said Park, president of Rok-Sec Garments, in an interview in his office, explaining why he hopes the former Gaeseong Industrial Complex would reopen. His company was on...
| 2017-03-31 13:43
K-beauty products struggle to stay alive
The Korean cosmetics trend in China seems to be cooling down amid the conflict between Seoul and Beijing over the former’s deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, which the latter considers a threat to its security. But Korean cosmetics companies will not be deterred. Many are diversifying and strengthening their export and niche markets. The 500-...
| 2017-03-29 13:25
Uptick in convenience stores as single households increase in Korea
Are convenience stores becoming central to Koreans’ lives? As more and more Koreans live in single households, convenience stores have become an important part of life. And why not? Convenience stores have everything that a single person needs - from toiletries and other small daily necessities to cold and hot foods in individual portions.
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-03-24 13:16
Dealing with depressing national news
A 50-something woman surnamed Bang and living in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province said she started feeling depressed when watching the national news since October last year when the scandal involving former President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil broke. It has been one breaking news story after another as the National Assembly passed an impeachment motion ...
| 2017-03-17 15:46
Bike company CEO on embracing bicycles in cities
Korean cyclists are a formidable group, numbering around 10 million. On weekends, they dominate the parks and roads along the Han River, riding in groups. However, the way Chris Kang, CEO of Trek Bicycle Korea, sees it, more people should be cycling in the city. “Korean cyclists like to ride along riversides and streams, but they are not too keen about riding daily,” Kang sai...
Korean agriculture, food products head overseas
Kim Su-gyeom, 53, head of Ginseng Biotechnology in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, remembers eating grilled ginseng while he was helping his parents grow ginseng on their farm. Grilling over a fire took away the bitter taste, and heightened the sweetness of the popular health food. Now as head of Ginseng Biotechnology, he has signed a contract with a distributor in China...
[INTERVIEW] Goenka confident of Ssangyong Motor's future
One of the best scenarios for a corporate leader would be to come out of a board meeting in a good mood. That’s exactly what happened to Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra and chairman of the board of Ssangyong Motor, Feb. 15. Ssangyong Motor finally announced a profit for the first time in nine years, six years after its acquisition by top Indian automake...
| 2017-03-01 13:16
Former K-pop idols pursue different paths
Last and early this year, some top K-pop idol groups including 2NE1, 4minute and Beast disbanded to the dismay of their fans. The upside may well be that there could be more opportunities to see the former members in various settings including entertainment programs. Yoon Doo-joon, 29, will soon appear on “Mr. Baek, The Homemade Food Master” that will air its third season on ...
Entertainment & Arts
| 2017-02-24 12:45
More Koreans consider exit from urban metropolises
Several decades ago, Koreans in droves migrated to the city, leaving behind their provincial communities, as the city beckoned with jobs and opportunities. Now as large Korean cities grow ever-more choked, multitudes of people are considering returning to, if not necessarily to farming, but villages. Hot destinations such as Jeju Island or parts of Gangwon Province may have g...
30 people purchased 8,000 homes: data
National Assembly passes motion to arrest DPK chief
Civil servant mentor reappointed as labor ministry spokesman
Gender equality minister nominee in hot seat over remarks on abortion
KG Mobility seeks breakthrough in Europe
Seoul invites ambassadors to introduce new halal foods in Korea
S. Korea condemns Russia, seeks to mend ties with China
Honey-dipped cookie to represent 'K-desserts' at global food expo in Germany
COVID-19 deaths hit record high in Korea for 2022
Shilla hotel in Da Nang recognized at World Travel Awards
More than 2,800 killed by earthquake in Morocco
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