Market Traders Line Up to Learn Mandarin
A growing number of traders in the Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun shopping districts in central Seoul are scrambling to learn Mandarin as Chinese tourists flood the areas. Some 5.25 million Chinese tourists visited Korea in the first 10 months of this year, reaching 6 million by the end of the year. >> Full Text

Kia Falls Behind Import Carmakers
The 22 foreign automakers that sell cars in Korea achieved around W7.1 trillion in combined revenues in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing domestic manufacturer Kia's sales of W6.6 trillion. That makes imports the second-largest group in the domestic market after Hyundai. >> Full Text

Indie Documentary Breaks Box-Office Records
The indie documentary "My Love, Don't Cross That River," directed by Jin Mo-young, broke the box office record set by "Old Partner" on Thursday, 29 days after its release. The film drew 3.04 million until Thursday to beat the 2009 hit indie film which attracted 2.93 million, distributor CGV Art House said. >> Full Text

People look at a makeup demonstration in a department store in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

Clara and Jo Yeo-jeong pose at a press preview of their new film in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

Girls' Generation attend KBS' year-end music awards in Yeouido, Seoul on Friday.

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