Daily Archive: January 2, 2022

Lee to raise election funds via NFTs to woo young voters

SEOUL– Ruling party presidential nominee Lee Jae-myung plans to raise election funds via a blockchain-based digital platform to draw support from tech-savvy young voters, his campaign said Sunday.The Democratic Party (DP) will issue non-fungible token…

Yoon pledges to make ‘digital platform gov’t’

SEOUL– Main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol said Sunday he will transform the government into one based on big data and digital technologies if elected so as to offer tailored services to the people.During a press conference to outline…

S.Korea Reports 3,833 More COVID-19 Cases, 639,083 In Total

SEOUL – South Korea reported 3,833 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight, compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 639,083.The daily caseload was down from 4,415 the previous day, due to fewer virus tests on the weekend and t…

South Korean Activists Urge Better Treatment of Asylum Seekers

Activists are calling for a policy change to improve the treatment of undocumented immigrants in South Korea, following recent instances of abuse against asylum seekers.Under the current immigration policy, anyone who has received a deportation order –…

S.Korea reports 3,833 more COVID-19 cases, 639,083 in total

South Korea reported 3,833 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 639,083, Trend reports citing Xinhua.The daily caseload was down from 4,415 in the previous day due to fewer v…

Over 1,000 file suit against gov’t over vaccine pass

SEOUL– Over 1,000 people have jointly filed a lawsuit against the government’s requirement of presenting proof of vaccination in multiuse facilities on concerns over discrimination against unvaccinated people, sources said Sunday.A total of 1,023 plai…

South Korea: Unidentified Person Crosses Border Into North Korea

South Korea’s military said Sunday that an unidentified person crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea.The person was earlier spotted by surveillance equipment at the eastern portion of the border, known as the Demilitarized Zone, but avo…

SK hynix gets A rating in latest MSCI ESG evaluation

SEOUL– South Korean chipmaker SK hynix Inc. said Sunday it has moved up a notch to receive an A in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.MSCI, or Morgan Stanley Capital International, is an American rating agency that measures, among other things, a company…