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 2021-01-06 11:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bloated bureaucracy, inefficient state sector test Korea...

The government employee head count has been rising rapidly in recent years, and state-run company profits have been rapidly declining, leaving the country with higher costs it can ill afford and less cash flow into the state coffers....

 2021-01-06 11:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kia takes flight...

A total of 303 drones form the new Kia Motors logo over Songdo in Incheon during a video streamed on the Korean automaker's official website and YouTube account on Thursday evening....

 2021-01-06 11:26 

Korea Joongang Daily

Renowned Korean artist Kim Tschang-yeul dies aged 91...

Kim Tschang-yeul (1929-2021), a renowned Korean artist often dubbed the "water drop painter," passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91, according to his family. The Kim Tschang-yeul Art Museum, a municipal museum of Jeju Island dedicated to the......

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi punches through 3,000 during trading day...

Seoul's main bourse passed the 3,000-mark in intraday trading on Wednesday for the first time ever, bolstering expectations that a 3,000-era for the Kospi is on its way....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Cho Kuk's daughter gets ready for medical licensing test...

A local court on Wednesday struck down a request by a doctor's group to stop former Justice Minister Cho Kuk's daughter from taking the state medical licensing exam, following her mother's conviction for fabricating her daughter's credenti...

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

After toddler's brutal death, now come the apologies...

The National Police Agency on Wednesday issued a public apology for its botched response to repeated reports of suspected child abuse that led to the death of a 16-month-old adopted girl....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Bioscience signs vaccine deal with GlaxoSmithKline...

SK Bioscience has received a contract to locally distribute five vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the Korean company said Wednesday....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Snowed in...

Fishing boats covered with snow are moored at Seoldo Port in Yeonggwang County, South Jeolla, on Wednesday morning....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kia takes flight...

A total of 303 drones form the new Kia Motors logo over Songdo in Incheon during a video streamed on the Korean automaker's official website and YouTube account on Thursday evening....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ranks of civil servants rise along with the bill...

The Moon Jae-in administration's aggressive hiring of new civil servants is prompting concerns about the snowballing cost to taxpayers....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Coway appoints Seo Jang-won as a co-CEO...

Coway, a home appliance rental company, nominated CFO Seo Jang-won as co-CEO....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

War of words continues over ship seized by Iran...

Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday that it is preparing legal action in response to Iran's seizure of a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this week....

 2021-01-06 10:30 

Korea Joongang Daily

Shake Shack's gochujang chicken burger is headed stateside...

Following a brief run in Korea last October, Shake Shack's gochujang-glazed chicken burger is heading stateside....

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

New wave of discounts targets hungry homebound fitness enthusiasts...

As people continue spending time at home under the extended Level 2.5 social distancing measures, retailers and food companies are offering promotions on home gym equipment, study materials and meal kits....

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Has Kim Jin-wook got what it takes to be the next Rookie of the Year?...

For the past four seasons, the KBO's rookie of the year were high school graduates. Lotte Giants' pitcher Kim Jin-wook hopes to continue the streak in the 2021 season....

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Government to increase tax incentives on R&D...

Korea will expand tax incentives for companies to increase investments and permit more firms seeking innovative technologies to receive tax credits on research and development (R&D) costs, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday....

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Tech dependence may remain after the pandemic ends...

Post-pandemic, the world will be a very different place, and we will be far more digitally connected than before Covid-19, companies that make and sell digital products believe....

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

'In the Dark'...

Singer Jeong Se-woon performs...

 2021-01-06 09:34 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung's Lee visits research center to learn about 6G and AI...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong called a meeting on Wednesday to check the development of next-generation technologies including 6G networking technology and artificial intelligence (AI)....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Banks, shops and even schools push to go paperless...

As sustainability and green initiatives become increasingly important, Korean companies have been taking big steps toward going paperless....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hong says full speed ahead on grants, spending, vaccines...

A full 90 percent of the third round of relief grants will be distributed before the Lunar New Year holidays next month, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki reaffirmed....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Third wave may have peaked, say health officials...

Health officials on Wednesday were optimistic about a downward trend in daily Covid-19 cases, noting the peak may have passed in the virus's third wave in Korea....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Innovation to issue green bond to fund EV battery plant expansion...

SK Innovation, a Korean refinery-to-battery company, plans to issue a green bond worth 1.09 trillion won ($1 billion) to expand its electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing capacity in the United States, officials said Wednesday....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim concedes economic shortfalls as congress opens...

Kim Jong-un admitted his regime fell...

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Business groups rally against workplace injury legislation targeting CEOs...

Business lobbying groups held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to protest a bill aimed at holding the heads of corporations accountable for workplace death and injury in a last-minute effort ahead of the planned passage of the legislation....

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Blackpink's choreography video 'How You Like That' surpasses 500 million views...

It looks like K-pop fans love to learn how to dance like girl group Blackpink. The group's choreography video for "How You Like That" surpassed 500 million views on YouTube as of Wednesday morning, only 183 days after first being uploaded......

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

Supreme Court rules on leggings, shame, covert filming...

The Supreme Court's ruling in a peeping Tom case set a new standard for what counts as illegal secret filming of body parts. "Everyone has the freedom [to express themselves] and not be made into an object of sexual stimulus or shame,...

 2021-01-06 08:38 

Korea Joongang Daily

2021 Grammy Awards postponed...

BTS fans will have to re-mark their calendars as the 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed, the organizers announced Wednesday. The boy band became the first Korean act to nab a Grammy nomination late last year......

 2021-01-06 07:42 

Korea Joongang Daily

GC Pharma finishes Covid treatment Phase 2 tests, starts compiling data...

GC Pharma completed injections for Phase 2 clinical trials of its Covid-19 treatment candidate in late December, the company confirmed Wednesday....

 2021-01-06 07:42 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pompeo admits Kim Jong-un never really made up his mind...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged in an interview Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has "yet to make a decision" on whether to follow through on his commitment to denuclearize....

 2021-01-06 07:42 

Korea Joongang Daily

Science-fiction blockbuster 'Space Sweepers' to premiere on Netflix on Feb. 5...

The date has been finally set for the premiere of Korea's much anticipated science-fiction blockbuster "Space Sweepers" on Netflix: Feb. 5. In the face of the unpredictable coronavirus, the distributor decided not to premiere the ......

 2021-01-06 07:42 

Korea Joongang Daily

GS Caltex to take gas station drone delivery hub dream to CES 2021...

GS Caltex will introduce its plan to operate a drone delivery service using its gas stations at the upcoming CES 2021 trade show, the company said Wednesday....

 2021-01-06 07:42 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kakao sells 8.8 percent of cloud subsidiary to KDB...

Kakao sold 8.8 percent of its Kakao Enterprise cloud services subsidiary to state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB)....

 2021-01-06 06:46 

Korea Joongang Daily

[Video] Sorting out the delivery deaths...

Delivery drivers overworking has been an issue for many years. But it recently received a lot of attention when 15 workers died during a very busy time earlier this year. Among them were a Logen deliveryman based in......

 2021-01-06 03:02 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 서울의 노포들이 코로나19로 사라지고 있다...

Small businesses have been devastated by the pandemic, so much so that even some of the classics — much beloved, decades-old mainstays — have been forced to close....

 2021-01-06 03:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Epik High posts video on TikTok to promote...

Hip-hop trio Epik High posted a marketing video for "Rosario," a track from "Epik High is Here Part 1," on TikTok early Wednesday morning. The group's 10th full-length album is slated to be released on Jan. 18. "Rosario" featur...

 2021-01-06 03:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

[THINK ENGLISH] 문 대통령, 백신 구매 최고책임자로 직접 나섰다...

After widespread criticism for having botched the procurement of coronavirus vaccines, President Moon Jae-in took matters into his own hands and struck a deal with a U.S. biotechnology firm to purchase doses for 20 million people....

 2021-01-06 03:01 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean Air Lines shareholders approve articles of association change...

Korean Air Lines shareholders on Wednesday approved a revision to the company's articles of association to allow for an increase in the number of shares issued, a move necessary for the acquisition of Asiana Airlines....

 2021-01-06 02:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Son scores another as Spurs beat Brentford to reach Carabao Cup final...

Shortly after scoring his 100th goal for Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung-min is at it again. Son picked up his 101st goal in a Spurs jersey during Tottenham's 2-0 win over Brentford F.C. in the semifinals of the Carabao Cup....

 2021-01-06 02:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kim Jong-un concedes economic shortfalls as congress opens...

North Korea convened the 8th Congress of its ruling Workers' Party on Tuesday with an address by Kim Jong-un, the leader admitting the regime fell "extremely" short in meeting its economic goals over the last five years....

 2021-01-05 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Iran seizes Korean oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz...

Iran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Monday amid ongoing tension with Washington and discussions with Seoul over what to do with Tehran's assets frozen in Korean banks....

 2021-01-05 11:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Acting Seoul mayor makes promises for 2021...

Acting Seoul Mayor Seo Jung-hyup vowed Tuesday in a New Year's press conference to improve the city's response system to infectious diseases and offer financial assistance to small-business owners struggling in the pandemic....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Workplace accident bill close to passing...

A bill making companies more responsible for injuries or deaths of workers due to lax safety on the job is a step closer to being passed. The bill, however, has drawn the ire of the corporate sector and labor advocates....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korean shipbuilders benefit from increased demand for LNG ships...

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries announced their first big deals of the new year on Tuesday, on top of a rising tide of demand for eco-friendly shipping....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Stocks hit a record high as retail investors pile into market...

Stocks hit a record for a seventh consecutive session Tuesday on economic rebound hopes, finishing just short of the 3,000-point mark. The won fell against the dollar....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Another day, another record...

Screens at Hana Bank's dealing room in central Seoul show the Kospi closed at a record high 2,990.57 on Tuesday, up 1.57 percent compared to the previous trading day....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Socar to test autonomous van on long course in Jeju...

Socar will begin a real-world trial of self-driving minivans on Jeju Island in the first half of 2021, the company said Tuesday. The project will be conducted in partnership with Jeju's RideFlux, which specializes in self-driving software technology....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Alcohol spending hits an all-time high in third quarter...

Spending on alcohol and cigarettes reached an all-time high in the third quarter of 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak, central bank data showed Tuesday....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

No pain, no gain, gov't tells gym owners...

Health authorities Tuesday implored gym owners to comply with government shutdown orders for two more weeks until the extended social distancing measures expire, saying they would consider allowing the businesses to reopen....

 2021-01-05 10:13 

Korea Joongang Daily

Feeling the pain...

Actress Lee Young-ae visits a cemetery in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi, on Tuesday, to mourn the 16-month-old girl Jeong-in, who died after being allegedly abused by her adoptive parents....

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