Korea Times (Seoul, Korea)

English-language newspaper published daily in South Korea that covers politics, society, business, finance, culture, and sports.

Articles from April 5, 2000

All Cattle to Be Vaccinated
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has decided to vaccinate all the nation's cattle in the wake of spreading foot-and-mouth disease. The foot-and-mouth epidemic that erupted in Paju, Kyonggi-do, has begun to spread to the western coastal...
Content Rating System to Filter Harmful Sites on Web
The Ministry of Information and Communication unveiled a package to rate Internet contents in a bid to set up a filtering channel against pornographic and other harmful materials on the Web. The ministry cited the flood of pornographic websites...
Cyber Plaza; E-Biz Strategy Winning Hearts of Offline Maker
The free-falling KOSDAQ along with the battered NASDAQ stock market is sending a strong alarm to the dot-com believers in Korea, who have put their money on the online firms with strong confidence. Yet the enthusiasm suddenly turns sour amid mounting...
Daewoo Group's Domestic Creditors Bickering for Bigger Share of Collateral
Domestic creditor banks of Daewoo Group, once Korea's largest conglomerate that is being dismantled after having been toppled under heavy debts, are quarreling for a bigger portion of the 10 trillion won in collateral the group's former chairman Kim...
Economic Bulletin
Ferrari to Appear in 2000 Korea Import Motor Show Legendary sports carmaker Ferrari and Maserati are expected to join the ``2000 Korea Import Motor Show'' to be held May 4-10 in Seoul. According to the Korea Automobile Imports and Distribution...
English-Only English Class Introduced
Third and fourth graders at primary schools and first grade students at middle schools will learn English without the use of Korean during English classes in the 2001 school year. The English-only classes will be introduced to fifth and sixth graders...
German Pharmacists Vying Better Services
BONN -- German pharmacists are eager to provide quality services to their clients as they are freely allowed to set up over-the-counter drug stores. ``Pharmacists have the freedom to open pharmacies if they have licenses and enough space for drug...
Golf Tips and Promenade; Feel as Though Hitting on an In-to-Out Path
To hit a good shot it is essential to feel that the clubhead swings from inside the ball-target line through impact and to outside the ball-target line in the follow-through. You'll probably feel the ball went so far and straight when you swing...
Highhanded Companies Sued for Unilateral Shareholders' Meeting
A few large companies did things the old way in recent shareholders' meetings -- throwing out angry and talkative minority shareholders and railroading key agenda without their presence. But with a new resolve, minority shareholders are no longer...
Korean Cars Record 74 Percent Rise in US Sale in 1st Quarter
Korean-made cars are selling like a hot cake in the United States, the world's largest auto market. According to the three Korean automakers -- Hyundai Motor, its affiliate Kia Motors and Daewoo Motor -- the three had combined to sell a total of...
Korean Firms Forego Traditional Manpower Recruiting Practices
In years past, everything was quite simple. If you wanted a good professional career, you would go to a respectable university and sit for an exam at one of the large companies during your senior year. You would start at the very bottom, moving...
Kumho Creates Science Prize; Winner of Pfizer Award Chosen
The Kumho Life and Environment Science Laboratory has created an international award to promote biological researches at home and abroad. The prize is called the Kumho Science International Award in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. ...
Leaked Online User Profiles Casts Cloud over E-Commerce
Loose regulations over online privacy coupled with the lack of public awareness is spawning a host of brokers who profit by selling the personal information of subscribers and users illegally. Recently, two Internet ad agencies allegedly offered...
More Daewoo Affiliates Crying Foul
Amid attacks from Hyundai Motor in India that Daewoo Motor is headed for bankruptcy, Daewoo's other affiliates are also getting attacked by its Korean competitors abroad. According to sources from Daewoo yesterday, Daewoo's competitors are telling...
N. Korea Emerges from Isolation
The term, ``reclusive country,'' is no longer the right description to refer to North Korea, as it is gearing up to end the international isolation it has endured since the collapse of the Communist Bloc in eastern Europe in the late 1980s. Since...
Pair in CCTV Traced as Murder Suspects
Police are tracing a man and a woman in their 40s caught on CCTV who are suspected of killing Hyosung Corp. advisor Moon Do-sang and his wife at their home Monday night. The Songdong Police Station said yesterday that the pair were caught on CCTV...
Ruling Party to Promote Reunions of Separated Families
The ruling Millennium Democratic Party (MDP) has decided to enact a law, tentatively named the ``law for reunion of separated families,'' before the end of this year. The reunions will be sought through exchanges of special envoys, an inter-Korean...
Smear, Exposure Campaign Rampant
With election day one week away, parties are engaging in unreserved smear and exposure campaigns against each other's rival candidates. The ruling Millennium Democratic Party and main opposition Grand National Party, in particular, have staged fierce...
Venture Plaza - (3); E-Card Opens New E-Commerce Model
The venture business boom has been rapidly spreading here, with relevant companies emerging as a new mainstream of the national economy, along with the conventional mainstays of manufacturing business concerns. Aimed at providing updated information...