S.Korean Firms Protest at Kaesong Closure
South Korean companies with factories in the Kaesong Industrial Complex have urged the government to reconsider a plan to shut the business park. Some of the 120 companies say they will go bankrupt if their operations are shut down. >> Full Text

China 'Failed to Curb Luxury Imports by N.Korea'
A Chinese company acted as intermediary in North Korea's import of Austrian ski resort equipment including snowmobiles and snowblowers, the New York Times reported last Friday. The revelation suggests that China blatantly ignored UN sanctions prohibiting the sale of luxury products to the North. >> Full Text

Hyundai Trumps Super Bowl Ads
Hyundai's commercial for the new Genesis brand was the most popular at this year's National Football League finals on Sunday, according to Super Bowl Ad Meter results. The commercial cost US$5 million per second, but major companies fork out huge sums to compete for the available slots. >> Full Text

Incheon International Airport bustles with people on Wednesday. /Newsis

Visitors pack a duty-free shop in Seoul on Wednesday.

Cheerleaders perform during a basketball match between Goyang Orions and Seoul SK Knights in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday.

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