Genetic Data Collection by Chinese Company Poses Global Policy Challenge, Experts Say

A Chinese gene company is collecting genetic data through prenatal tests from women in more than 50 countries for research on the traits of populations, raising concern that such a…

Pacific Rim Leaders to Discuss Economic Way Out of Pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering virtually to discuss strategies to…

US Sanctions Seven Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

The United States on Friday sanctioned seven Chinese officials over Beijing’s clampdown on democracy in Hong Kong, and it also warned U.S. companies about the risks of incurring legal and…

Nearly 60 pct of S. Koreans think unification with N.K. necessary: poll

SEOUL– Nearly 60 percent of South Koreans think that reunification with North Korea is necessary, a survey showed Friday. According to the poll of 1,003 adults by the state-run Korea…

Airlines to raise fuel surcharges on int’l routes in August

SEOUL– South Korean airlines will raise fuel surcharges on international routes next month amid rising jet fuel prices, industry sources said Friday. Starting Aug. 1, the surcharge for one-way tickets…

Young vacationers flock to Jeju undaunted by 4th wave of pandemic

JEJU, South Korea– The popularity of Jeju Island among domestic travelers does not appear to have cooled off despite the ongoing fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in South Korea…

Officials from far-right Japanese party protest S. Korean banners at Olympic village

TOKYO– Officials of a far-right Japanese political party protested banners with a nod to history hung outside South Korean quarters at the Olympic athletes’ village on Friday, accusing the visitors…

S. Korea to bring home all members of virus-hit Cheonghae unit by aerial tankers

SEOUL– South Korea is preparing to send aerial tankers to Africa to bring home all members of a naval unit on an anti-piracy mission amid fears of a mass COVID-19…

S. Korean Bond Yields on Jul. 16, 2021

Today (%) Previous Session(%) Change (BP) 1-year TB 0.922 0.906 +1.6 2-year TB 1.297 1.313 -1.6 3-year TB 1.451 1.497 -4.6 10-year TB 2.008 2.024 -1.6 2-year MSB 1.308 1.302…

Robert Downey Jr. to star in U.S. drama to be directed by Park Chan-wook

SEOUL– Robert Downey Jr. will co-star in an American TV series to be directed by renowned South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, an American entertainment news outlet reported Thursday (U.S. time).…