More Shopkeepers Favor Chinese Students for Part-Time Jobs
A growing number of storekeepers in popular shopping districts favor Chinese students as part-time staff because they can speak Mandarin. With an increasing number of Chinese tourists here, convenience stores, restaurants and cosmetics shops favor young Chinese part-timers over their Korean rivals because they can talk to many Chinese customers.
Fewer Chinese Tourists Come to Jeju
Chinese Audiences Embrace Japanese Movies, TV Shows
Low-Income Earners Owe W39 Million a Head
Movie Audiences Dwindle for 1st Time in 7 Years
Tycoons Have Mixed Feelings After Samsung Chief Escapes Arrest
Online Purchases from Overseas Retailers Rebound
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Park Used Mobile Phone Under Borrowed Name
President Park Geun-hye used a mobile phone in someone else's name, her former aide Jeong Ho-seong told the Constitutional Court on Thursday. While this is nowhere near the worst crime she is being accused of, it is common practice among criminals.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Media Blur out Tall Buildings in Seoul
North Korean media blurred or pixelated images of major landmarks or tall buildings in Seoul in reports on recent candlelight protests here. The aim seems to be to make the city look less impressive but still milk political instability here to maximum effect.
BUSINESS
LG to Launch New Flagship Phone in Barcelona
LG on Thursday sent out press invitations for the launch of its flagship G6 smartphone in Barcelona on Feb. 26. The device reportedly comes with voice-activation function Google Assistant, which was first featured on Google's Pixel phone.