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Unemployed moms seek jobs to cover living, educational outlays

Unemployed moms seek jobs to cover living, educational outlays

More than half of unemployed moms in South Korea want to find work to better cover living and education-related expenses for family members, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, 56.6 percent of the respondents said they want to work. The findings were based […]

More than 63 pct of S. Koreans use mobile phones for financial services: poll

More than 63 pct of S. Koreans use mobile phones for financial services: poll

More than 63 percent of South Koreans have used banking and payment services via smartphones as a growing number are getting familiar with the tech device in their everyday lives, a central bank poll showed Tuesday. The survey of 2,597 adults, conducted by the Bank of Korea (BOK) last year, showed that 63.5 percent of […]

South Korea: culture minister nominee vows to support small and medium-sized film producers

South Korea: culture minister nominee vows to support small and medium-sized film producers

The culture minister nominee said Tuesday he will actively reflect the positions of small and medium-sized producers in mapping out the government’s film policy. Park Yang-woo, who was tapped to lead the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in a Cabinet reshuffle in early March, also promised efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges with North Korea […]

S. Korea’s rice production costs increase in 2018

S. Korea’s rice production costs increase in 2018

Rice production costs in South Korea rose 15.2 percent in 2018 from a year earlier, government data showed Tuesday. Farmers spent 796,000 won (US$703) to grow rice on a 1,000-square meter paddy last year, compared with 691,000 won from 2017, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea. The gross income of rice farmers came […]

Head of top customs administration vows tough measures against foreign waste smuggling

Head of top customs administration vows tough measures against foreign waste smuggling

China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) will resolutely crack down on waste smuggling as it initiates the Blue Sky 2019 special campaign this year, said Ni Yuefeng, head of the administration, during an interview at the Great Hall of the People on March 5.   Last year, the GAC carried out the most rigorous inspection […]

E-commerce contributes to income growth of Chinese farmers

E-commerce contributes to income growth of Chinese farmers

E-commerce is helping Chinese farmers improve their income, and the Chinese online shopping site Taobao under e-commerce giant Alibaba has set a great example in this regard by helping farmers build unique brands of agricultural products. Shen Zhubing, a farmer who has 0.33 hectare of millet land in Huai’an county, north China’s Hebei Province, told […]

Chinese satellites to provide global meteorological service: official

Chinese satellites to provide global meteorological service: official

China plans to provide more meteorological service for the international community and enhance the capability of global observation and forecast in the future, said Liu Yaming, head of China Meteorological Administration.   The country will employ new technologies, including big data, to further improve smart and targeted international meteorological services for users at any time […]

China’s architecture miracles add glamour to world records

China’s architecture miracles add glamour to world records

Puqian Bridge – China’s first cross-sea bridge that spans a geological fault line Crossing over the Puqian Bay in the northeastern part of China’s Hainan province, Puqian Bridge is built over seismic faults, with the highest level of seismic resistance fortification and the highest level of designed wind speed in China. It is the first […]

China to seek stable, better-structured trade in 2019: commerce minister

China to seek stable, better-structured trade in 2019: commerce minister

China will take a string of measures to promote stable and higher quality growth of foreign trade this year, said Zhong Shan, China’s Minister of Commerce at a press conference for the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 9. The minister hailed China’s trade performance in 2018 as the country expanded […]

China to accelerate negotiations on regional trade pact: official

China to accelerate negotiations on regional trade pact: official

Chinese official promised on March 9 that the country is ready to accelerate the negotiations progress on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the trade agreement between China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK). In the government work report delivered at the second session of 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China includes trade […]

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