Posts Tagged ‘ Korean ’

South Korea becoming medical tourism hub 

October 16, 2011
South Korea becoming medical tourism hub 

  The medical tourism market in South Korea is expected to grow around 30 percent during 2010-2012, according to a study from RNCOS, a global market research and information analysis company A robotic operation performed at the Wonkwang University Hospital on September 29, 2011 Clean, modern facilities, and a warm welcome greet patients at several [...]

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Hoang Anh Gia Lai hires Korean coach 

October 14, 2011
Hoang Anh Gia Lai hires Korean coach 

South Korea's Choi Yoon Gyum has signed a contract to coach V-League club Hoang Anh Gia Lai for one year. V-League club Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) on Monday officially signed a one-year contract with South Korean Choi Yoon Gyum to replace current coach Huynh Van Anh. Choi, 49, played for Korean club Jeju United [...]

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Where are you from? 

October 7, 2011
Where are you from? 

  TV audiences complain that Vietnamese shows are just cheap rip-offs of foreign hits Tinh yeu trong sang (Pure love) has been accused of being a copycat of one of Korea’s most popular serials, ‘All about Eve,’ which was released in 2000. But the Vietnamese series’ producer announced that they had purchased the copyright for [...]

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Chicken goulash for teen souls 

September 20, 2011
Chicken goulash for teen souls 

  Foreign serials will win popularity stakes if local filmmakers try to ape them instead of making original, realistic ones A scene in teen serial Nhung thien than ao trang (The white angels). The series failed to connect with audiences because of its bookish characters and dialogues Kim Minh, a 21-year-old linguistics student at Van [...]

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Labor agency warns against illegal Vietnamese workers in South Korea 

September 12, 2011
Labor agency warns against illegal Vietnamese workers in South Korea 

  The Overseas Labor Management Department announced Thursday that 8,780 of more than 60,000 Vietnamese guest workers are residing illegally in South Korea, Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper reported. The department quoted a report sent by South Korean Ministry of Labor and Employment as saying the number of illegal Vietnamese laborers in South Korea is [...]

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Korean, Vietnamese artists team up in chamber music concert 

August 9, 2011
Korean, Vietnamese artists team up in chamber music concert 

Korean soprano Cho Hae Ryong A chamber music concert featuring local and Korean solists will take place at Ho Chi Minh City’s Opera House on Tuesday, August 9. The concert’s highlight will be the performance of a German composition by Korean soprano Cho Hae Ryong and her husband, clarinetist Dao Nhat Quang, accompanied by Korean [...]

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Korean star to visit Vietnam for charity work 

July 15, 2011
Korean star to visit Vietnam for charity work 

  Korean star Kim Hyun Joong will visit Ho Chi Minh for the first time from August 10-12 to participate in media and charity activities.   Apart from press conferences and interviews with local media, the singer-turned actor will join an event to raise funds for Operation Smile, an NGO that provides free surgeries to [...]

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Korean retailer E-Mart has big plans for Vietnam 

July 11, 2011
Korean retailer E-Mart has big plans for Vietnam 

An E-Mart outlet in South Korea South Korea’s top discount retailer E-Mart will set up a US$80 million joint venture with Vietnamese firm U&I to open 50 outlets in Vietnam’s largest cities in the next 20 years. The Korean company will contribute 80 percent of the capital for the venture whose investments will be gradually increased [...]

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Vietnam checks dried seaweed over iodine fears 

July 4, 2011
Vietnam checks dried seaweed over iodine fears 

A consumer looks at South Korean dried seaweed products at Big C Supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) is checking dried seaweed products in local supermarkets after Australia recalled a type of South Korean dried seaweed for containing excessive iodine levels. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has ordered to [...]

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Funereal weddings 

July 2, 2011
Funereal weddings 

  Slick, illegal brokering machine ensures steady supply of poor young Vietnamese brides for South Korean men, a Thanh Nien investigation finds T., a 19-year-old woman from Kien Giang Province, at her wedding ceremony last month with a South Korean man One day in early June, Phuong gets a call informing her that two men [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...