Schools Wrestle with Mobile Phone Use
Students are back in school after their month-long summer vacation, and teachers are once again struggling to crack down on the use of mobile phones. At the discretion of their principals, most middle and high schools collect mobile phones from students in the morning and return them when school finishes at around 5 p.m. >> Full Text

Chinese Smartphones Invade Korean Market
Chinese smartphones are making inroads into the Korean market, which used to be dominated by Samsung and LG. Armed with low prices, high specs and near-knockoff designs, Huawei, TCL, Xiaomi and ZTE have made huge strides over the past few years in the global market for low to mid-priced smartphones. >> Full Text

Asiana to Get Rid of 1st-Class Seats on Most Planes
Asiana Airlines has decided to get rid of first-class seats on all aircraft except four super jumbos starting in 2017 and offer only business and economy-class seats. Asiana said it wants to buy two more A380s next year and offer first class seats on flights to New York, Los Angeles and Frankfurt. >> Full Text

Tourists disembark from a cruise ship at a port in Incheon on Thursday.

Jobseekers attend a job seminar at Sejong University in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Golfer Pak Se-ri and former baseball player Park Chan-ho pose after being appointed promotional ambassadors for a local festival in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province on Thursday.

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