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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 09:26
China allows group tours to Korea after more than 6 years of restrictions
China has lifted its ban on group tours to Korea after more than six years of unofficial and official sanctions, signaling the return of Chinese travelers, who used to make up the largest portion of visitors to Korea. The sudden relaxation of travel restrictions will likely lead to a boost in Korea's post-pandemic tourism industry.
Jamboree Scouts explore Korea's culture, tourism destinations after leaving Saemangeum
About 37,000 young Scouts and adult volunteers from over 150 countries participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree are exploring regional travel points in Seoul and seven other cities after leaving the event's original venue on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, due to a typhoon forecast, the organizing committee said, Wednesday.
Lawmakers mull life imprisonment without parole for brutal crimes
Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties seek to introduce life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for offenders of brutal crimes in response to a recent series of deadly random attacks.
Police to be granted more leeway to use force against violent criminals
Amid growing fears of random attacks and online murder threats forewarning of copycat crimes, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon ordered the prosecution, Monday, to broadly endorse the use of force by police in the process of arresting violent offenders.
Fears grow over copycat crimes following series of stabbing rampages
A series of copycat crimes and menacing online posts forewarning of similar attacks have emerged across the country following stabbing rampages at southern Seoul's Sillim Station and a department store in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province.
Only 35% of Koreans feel happy about life: survey
Only 35 percent of Koreans feel happy about life, with the level of happiness in older age groups being lower, a recent study showed. Social contact and communication with others were key factors that increased people's happiness levels, while unmet health issues made people unhappy. to offer 'Ultimate K-pop Experience in Seoul' in August, a leading online travel platform, will offer one K-pop fan and their guest an unforgettable journey to Seoul in August.
Taste 'gwahaju,' Korea's traditional summer drink
Gwahaju, which means “liquor that gets you through the summer” in Korean, is a seasonal delicacy that has guided Koreans through the summer heat for centuries.
Gov't to enhance bilingual education support for children from multicultural families
Korea plans to strengthen support for bilingual education for children from multicultural backgrounds at family support centers across the country, the government announced, Wednesday.
100 foreign maids from Southeast Asia to work in Seoul this year
Around 100 foreign housekeepers from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, will be able to work in Korea during the second half of this year as part of the government's pilot program to tackle a shortage of maids here, the labor ministry said Monday.
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