S.Korea to Shut Down Kaesong Industrial Complex
Seoul has decided to shut down the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex in retaliation for North Korea's rocket launch Sunday and its recent nuclear test. The closure of the industrial park just north of the border will cost the regime millions of dollars. >> 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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