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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Your Excellency:

Here are The Korea Post notices and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

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Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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What’s ticking in Korea today? Here is a quick roundup of important news stories from the major Korean news media today:


The Korea Post media (www.koreapost.com) in English, (www.koreapost.co.kr) in Korean.

KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

N. Korea Launches Multiple Cruise Missiles

North Korea launched what appeared to be multiple cruise missiles on Thursday morning. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS) said the North test-fired several projectiles presumed to be short-ranged, surface-to-ship cruise missiles from near the eastern coastal city of Wonsan in Gangwon Province toward the East Sea. The JCS said the missiles flew around 200 kilometers, adding that South Korean and U.S. militaries are analyzing the launch for more details. The JCS immediately reported the launch to President Moon Jae-in. It was learned that the missiles were not ballistic missiles, which multiple resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council(UNSC) ban the North from testing.

Six More Farms Report Suspected AI Cases

Six more farms reported suspected cases of avian influenza(AI) on Wednesday, amid signs that AI may be spreading in South Korea. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said farms in Gijang County in Busan, and Jeonju and Imsil County in North Jeolla Province reported suspected AI cases late on Wednesday, in addition to three suspected cases in Gunsan and Iksan in North Jeolla reported earlier in the day. As of ten p.m. Wednesday, the AI virus was detected at 21 poultry farms across the country, with ten farms in Jeju, Gunsan, Paju, Gijang, Yangsan and Ulsan testing positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.

Choi Soon-sil's Niece Released from Detention

The niece of former President Park Geun-hye’s longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil has been released from detention. Jang Si-ho was released from the Seoul Detention Center at around midnight on Wednesday, after the maximum six-month period in which the prosecution can hold her in custody expired. Facing charges of meddling in various government-funded projects for personal gain in collusion with Choi, Jang will stand trial without being detained. Since she was indicted in December, Jang has admitted to most of her charges and cooperated with the prosecution investigating her aunt’s alleged wrongdoings.

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

S. Korea's military seeks 8.4 pct hike in 2018 budget

South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday it has requested a record budget of 43.7 trillion won (US$38.7 billion) for next year, citing growing threats from North Korea and the need for reforming the South's military under President Moon Jae-in's campaign pledge. It represents an 8.4 percent increase from 2017. Much of the budget will be used to raise wages for rank-and-file soldiers, according to the ministry.

N. Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military

North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea. "North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of the East Sea from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "The flight distance is around 200 km."

Air Busan begins daily flights between Daegu-Tokyo

Air Busan, a South Korean budget carrier, on Thursday launched a new route connecting the country's southern city of Daegu to Tokyo, apparently in a bid to cope with the falling number of passengers from China. The daily passenger service will depart from Daegu at 8:40 a.m. every morning and arrive at Narita International Airport at 10:40 a.m. Air Busan also expanded the number of flights connecting Daegu and Sapporo to five times a week from the previous three. The route connecting to Osaka also doubled to two flights a day. Following the update, Air Busan will offer 33 weekly flights that connect Daegu to various Japanese cities.

UNSC open to further sanctions on N. Korea

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seems open to further strengthening sanctions on North Korea if the country continues to fail to respect the council's resolutions, New Zealand's ambassador to Seoul has said, drawing on the experiences of her country's recent two-year seat at the U.N. panel. Last week, the Security Council adopted its latest sanctions known as Resolution 2356 in its response to North Korea's recent series of ballistic missile launches. It was the U.N. panel's seventh sanctions resolution over North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, adding more North Korean people and entities to a blacklist.

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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

N. Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles

North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea. "North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of the East Sea from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "The flight distance is around 200 km."

THAAD deployment is on hold

The further deployment of the controversial US missile defense system is on hold, Cheong Wa Dae confirmed Wednesday, while South Korea conducts a proper environmental impact assessment on the project site. We won’t do anything to (the two launchers) already deployed, but when it comes to the additional deployment (of four launchers), we have to wait for the environmental impact assessment,” a senior Cheong Wa Dae official told reporters. The presidential office said a full-scale environmental impact assessment, which could take as long as one year, is required by local rules for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery site in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.

Kang apologizes for misdeeds as opposition launches onslaught

As opposition lawmakers waged attacks over suspected irregularities, Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha apologized while defending against some of their allegations and stressing her credentials as a seasoned diplomat, during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. The National Assembly grilled the former UN official together with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister nominee Kim Dong-yeon and Constitutional Court President nominee Kim Yi-su in separate sessions.

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The Korea Times (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

N. Korea fires multiple ballistic missiles

North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea. "North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of the East Sea from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "The flight distance is around 200 km." The JCS said the South's military has beefed up surveillance and vigilance against the possibility of additional provocations, maintaining full preparedness. It marked the North's fifth-known round of missile firing since the launch of the South's liberal Moon Jae-in administration in early May. Moon has hinted at an intensive push for easing military tensions and improving inter-Korean relations.

Drone Racing World Cup adds buzz to Han River park

The "2017 Drone Racing World Cup" will be held at the Han River Drone Park for two days from Saturday. The contest, organized by the Korea Aero Models Association and sponsored by Seoul city, will have 78 contestants, with 18 from overseas. Contestants will fly their drones through an obstacle course while wearing goggles that show a live feed from the drone's camera. The contest will be divided into individual and team categories. Winners will receive the Seoul Mayor Award. Spectators can watch the competition free of charge and experience flying a drone.

Sewol owner's daughter denies allegations

The daughter of a late businessman whose negligence is believed to have contributed to the 2014 sinking of the ferry Sewol was extradited to Korea, Wednesday, ending a three-year stay as a fugitive in France.

Yoo Som-na, 51, the daughter of Yoo Byung-eun, then Semo Group chairman and de facto owner of its affiliate Cheonghaejin Marine, arrived at Incheon International Airport at around 3 p.m. She is the first person to have been returned to Korea since an extradition treaty between the two countries took effect in 2008. With a piece of a black cloth covering her handcuffs, Yoo, wearing a white pants suit and khaki jacket, denied all allegations against her in front of the Incheon District Prosecutors' Office where she was taken for questioning.

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DongAIlbo (http://english.donga.com)

2 THAAD missile launchers previously deployed will not be withdrawn’

The presidential office said on Wednesday that it will not withdraw two missile launchers and the surveillance radar (AN/TPY-2) that have been already deployed even if environmental impact assessment of the site for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province is conducted. It also made it clear that the deployment of the four launchers that were already brought into Korea can be done only after the completion of environmental impact assessment.

Taekwang constructs 1.32 million sq. meter industrial complex in Vietnam

Taekwang Co., a first-generation Korean company that entered the Vietnamese market, has constructed an industrial complex in Vietnam and is supporting Korean firms’ advance into the Southeast Asian country. Taekwang said on Wednesday that it has constructed an industrial cluster in the Moc Bai special economic district in Tinh Tây Ninh Province in southern Vietnam, and will inaugurate the complex next month. The industrial complex extends 1.32 million sq. meters in total including 1.08 million sq. meters earmarked for industrial park and 240,000 sq. meters for commercial land. The complex will also be equipped with an industrial water processing facility capable of treating 20,000 tons, and a tap water supply facility capable of supplying 3,000 tons of tap water daily, and high-speed Internet network.

Qatar Isolation puts China in bind

Led by Saudi Arabia and six Arabic states, the diplomatic cut-off against Qatar has caused a backlash to China as well. Experts view that Beijing is finally at a turning point after sitting on the fence by non-interferring with regional conflicts while reaping economic gains until now. The recent incident is likely to cause a negative impact to Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious "Belt and Road" plan (21st century land-ocean silk road project), which was put forward until recently. The plan to establish social overhead capital and trade routes from Central Asia and the Middle East to Europe and Africa has faced murky outlook, as the coalition of Middle East nations began to crack.

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ChosunIlbo (http://english.chosun.com)

Ferry Owner's Daughter Held for Questioning

The daughter of Yoo Byung-eon, the shipping tycoon and cult leader widely blamed for the 2014 ferry disaster, arrived back in Korea Wednesday after losing a three-year battle against extradition from France.

Yoo Sum-na (51) was handcuffed and taken in for questioning on arrival at Incheon International Airport. She is formally accused of breach of trust and embezzling funds from Cheonghaejin Marine, which operated the ill-fated ferry Sewol that sank off the southwest coast in 2014, killing more than 300 passengers. "The embezzlement allegation is simply preposterous," Yoo said as she faced a throng of reporters. "I have worked my entire life and earned money for my services."

Businesses Cut Back on Donations

Major conglomerates achieved record profits in the first quarter of this year but cut back drastically on their charitable donations. The Chosun Ilbo and financial information provider FnGuide tallied the donations of the nation's top 30 conglomerates and found that they plummeted 38.7 percent on-year during the January-March period to W254 billion, the daily said on Tuesday (US$1=W1,118). That was a whopping 66 percent less than in the previous quarter. One reason was that conglomerates like Samsung and SK are embroiled in the corruption scandal that brought down ex-President Park Geun-hye, who is accused of extorting billions from them in donations to two dodgy nonprofits established by her confidante Choi Soon-sil.

Gov't to Halt THAAD Installation for Environmental Study

The deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery in southwestern Korea has been put on hold for up to year amid signs that the batteries already put into operation are not working as intended.

Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday said there is no reason to send back the two batteries and X-Band radar that have already been set up, but the remaining four must wait until an environmental study, which the previous administration skipped in its hurry to push the deployment through. A Cheong Wa Dae official said this could either take the form of an environmental assessment of the radar's impact, which would take about a month, or a full-scale study, which entails a briefing of local residents and takes around a year.

Court Finds for Volkswagen in Civil Pollution Suit

The Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a lawsuit filed by 45 people who alleged that the carmaker's rigging of fuel emissions data worsened air pollution and public health. They sued for W300,000 per person in compensation (US$1=W1,118). Volkswagen lied about the emissions of 125,000 cars sold in Korea. The Environment Ministry says that diesel cars rigged up with software that overrides controls produced 31 times more air pollutants than the carmaker claimed.

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HanKyoRehShinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)

In Memorial Day address, Pres. Moon makes not a single mention of North Korea

During his Memorial Day address on June 6, President Moon Jae-in did not use the phrase “North Korea” a single time. This was in stark contrast to former presidents Lee Myung-bak (2008-13) and Park Geun-hye (2013-16), who used their Memorial Day addresses to send tough messages to North Korea, which maintains its standoff with the South, divided by the armistice line. North Korea needs to proactively accept the Trust-building Process for the Korean Peninsula and leave the path of isolation and decline, becoming a responsible member of the international community and joining us on the path of joint development of both North and South Korea,” Park said during her address on South Korea’s 58th Memorial Day in 2013. She adopted an especially harsh tone during last year’s Memorial Day address: “If the North Korean regime insists on developing nuclear weapons and missiles, it will face ever stronger sanctions and pressure from the international community, and it will ultimately find itself on the path toward isolation and self-destruction.”

Forgotten workers feel appreciated by Pres. Moon’s Memorial Day acknowledgment

During the Memorial Day ceremony on June 6 at the National Cemetery in Seoul, President Moon Jae-in described the people who drove South Korea’s modernization - including the miners and nurses sent to work in Germany and women who labored in factories alongside the Cheonggye Stream - as “patriots.” The remarks amazed workers, who felt that a truly new history seems to be beginning, while nurses who had worked in Germany got the feeling that the country hasn’t forgotten them and is treating them properly.

Ethnic Koreans from former Soviet Union hold pivotal meeting with S. Korean gov’t

Kareisky Koreans, ethnic Koreans from the former Soviet Union, who returned home in the 1990s after they or their ancestors were forcibly relocated to central Asia 80 years ago, from Russia’s Primorsky Krai Province are to meet with a Blue House senior secretary to request an amendment of the Overseas Korean Act. The Kareisky, who chiefly lived in the Korean independence movement base of Vladivostok during the Japanese occupation, were relocated to various places in Central Asia in a forced migration policy under Joseph Stalin in 1937. The meeting is drawing particular attention after President Moon Jae-in’s emphasis on “just treatment” of the descendants of independence activists in a Memorial Day commemorative address on June 6.

National Pension Fund could be used to create 300,000 public health care jobs

Discussion has begun on a plan to create 300,000 public sector jobs by using money from the National Pension Fund to set up public social service providers under the control of South Korea’s 17 regional local governments (cities and provinces), which would directly provide social services such as public health care and nursing for the elderly. One way to accomplish this that is under consideration is to invest about 2 trillion won (US$1.78 billion) of the 540 trillion won (US$482 billion) in the pension fund to set up public social service providers.

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JoongAngIlbo (http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/)

North fires multiple anti-ship missiles

North Korea launched a salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles from its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, adding they flew some 200 kilometers before dropping in the East Sea. "North Korea fired several unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles, this morning in the direction of the East Sea from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province," the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "The flight distance is around 200 km." The JCS said the South's military has beefed up surveillance and vigilance against the possibility of additional provocations, maintaining full preparedness.

Hyundai teams up with Baidu on connected cars

Hyundai Motor said Wednesday that it is working with Baidu, operator of China’s largest search engine, to develop connected car technology for the Chinese market, the latest attempt by the Korean automaker to turn around falling sales in the world’s largest auto market. The project was announced on the opening day of CES Asia, one of the region’s largest consumer electronics shows. Hyundai Motor is participating in the event for the first time, and seven other automakers, including German luxury brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are also taking part, a testament to the growing connection between automotive and information technologies.

Thaad is not urgent

The Blue House challenged Wednesday the previous administration’s assessment that deployment of a U.S.-led antimissile system is urgent enough to skip a proper environmental study. North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests continued for a long time,” a senior aide to President Moon Jae-in said. “We are skeptical if the deployment [of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile system] was really urgent to pass over transparency and procedures required by the law.”

Finance pick would consider mortgage rates

Kim Dong-yeon, a nominee for deputy prime minister for the economy doubling as finance minister, said he will thoroughly consider whether to ease regulations on qualifications on mortgages - particularly loan-to-value (LTV) and debt-to-income (DTV) ratios. At his nomination hearing at the National Assembly on Wednesday, Kim said government branches will conduct inspections to deal with the heating real estate market.

LG Chem lands $12.6M grant for polio vaccines

LG Chem, Korea’s largest chemical company, will receive a $12.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a polio vaccine, the company said Wednesday. The money will be used to finance clinical trials abroad for a new polio vaccine that injects an inactive form of three polio viruses into the body. It will also be used to expand a vaccine production plant in Osong, North Chungcheong.

LG Chem has been developing the inactivated polio vaccine since 2014 and is now heading into the second phase of clinical tests.

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The KyungHyangShinmoon (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

"Vietnam War Veterans, Miners Sent to Germany, and Young Female Workers in Cheonggyecheon Are All Patriots"

President Moon Jae-in's speech on June 6 Memorial Day was an answer to the question, "What is patriotism?" President Moon answered by arguing that patriotism was not something "that existed only in the battlefield for independence and in defense of our homeland." He defined patriotism as "everything that made Korea what it is today." The Taegeukgi (South Korean flag), which was in the arms of the independence fighters, was also present on top of many plateaus during the Korean War, just as it had been present when the nation sent its miners and nurses to Germany and when the citizens fought for democracy in the May 18 Democratic Uprising and the June pro-democracy movement in 1987.

A Professor Tells Transgender Male Student, "You Can Sleep in the Girl's Room As Stated in Your Records"

According to the Sogang University LGBT Council on June 6, A, a transgender student, called the school's Character Development Center, which runs a camp, on March 2. The camp is a compulsory course for freshmen and requires the students to spend three days and two nights together to reflect on their lives and help them build a community with their peers. A, who changed his gender from female to male, asked the center, "I am a transgender male, but I am a female according to my census record.

Mass Production of Unapproved LMO Rapeseeds in Korea Shocks the Nation

The site was a vacant lot in Naepo New Town in Hongbuk-myeon, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do on May 29. The members of a civic group dropped their jaws in shock after confirming the mass production of genetically modified rapeseeds classified as living modified organisms (LMO), which had not been approved for growing seeds in Korea. Kim Yeong-gi, secretary-general of Chungnam Action Against GMOs and other civic group executives confirmed that the LMO rapeseeds were grown on a massive scale in the area around Naepo-si including the site for the Hongye Park next to the Chungcheongnam-do Health and Environment Research Institute, the field in front of Hanul Elementary School, the area near Suammot Pond, and the woodland running along the road from Deoksan to the provincial office. The latest news of the rapid spread of LMO rapeseeds in Korea have raised an alarm in the prevention of the spread of LMO seeds. NGOs are urging the government to actively prevent the spread of LMO seeds, which could disrupt our ecosystems.

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The Korea Economic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Coal-fired Power Plants Not Main Culprit for Causing Fine Dust

To an accusation that coal-fired power generation plants are the main culprit for causing the fine dust problem, the electric generation industry complains that it is unfair. A power generation industry official said, "Generally springtime is the season with the highest level of fine dust. But it is also the season in which our industry's capacity use is at the lowest level. During the summer in which we run the power plants to the full capacity, the fine dust level is generally low." According to the National Institute of Environmental Research, coal-fueled power plants are responsible for only 10 percent of all fine dust. If one counts the share that includes fine dust coming from China, it is only 2-3 percent. The Independent Power Producer Association will soon submit a recommendation with the government that coal-based power generation is not the primary source of fine dust.

Hite Jinro's Filite Attracts Keen Interest from Beer Drinkers

"Happoshu," the low-malt beer first launched in Japan in the 1990s, has grown into a big business accounting for about a half of the country's beer market. The same low-malt beer has been kicked off in Korea 20 years after Japan's launch.Hite Jinro introduced "Filite" on April 25. Due to its low price, Filite is creating a stir in the beer market. According to the company, the first 60,000 boxes (24 355-ml cans) were sold out in three weeks. Now, the company is supplying 60,000 boxes of the happoshu a week to large discount stores and convenience stores. Still Hite Jinro reported it is have problem of meeting demand.

Rapid Hikes in Minimum Wage Could Harm Growth and Jobs Creation

The Moon Jae-in administration decided to push up the minimum wage to 10,000 won per hour starting from 2020. Considering that this year's hourly minimum wage is 6,470 won, it would be raised by 15.7 percent on average over the next three years. Small- and medium-sized businesses that have difficult times due to the slump of domestic demand are strongly opposing to such plans. They claimed, "We are now struggling for survival due to excessive competition. If the personnel cost is pushed up, it would greatly increase the burden on us, thereby shaking up our business foundation."

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AJU Business Daily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

President Moon under pressure from activists to ban dog meat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an animal lover who adopted a street cat and an abandoned dog to live together at his residence, is under pressure from animal rights activists to impose a complete ban on butchering dogs for table use, a controversial social issue which has caused international criticism and catcalls. Animal protection groups have formed a coalition to launch an endless campaign until Moon accepts their demands, starting with a news conference on Sunday outside the office of the president's advisory group. "As President Moon Jae-in pledged during his campaigning, dog meat for table use must be banned," the coalition said in a statement.

Woman sets apartment building on fire during eyelash makeup

A young woman has set an apartment house in flames while trying to put on an eyelash makeup with a toothpick. The 25-year-old resident in an apartment building in Yangju north of Seoul was heating a toothpick with a lighter in order to roll up her eyelashes with it at around midnight Wednesday. Firefighters said the woman failed to control the lighter and lit the toothpick. The blaze quickly spread to a pile of cosmetic cotton puffs. Surprised by the unexpected situation, the young lady made things worse by using perfume as a fire extinguisher.

Moon's agenda for summit meeting with Trump

It is an incredibly difficult moment for a summit meeting between Korea and the United States and it is doubtful that any real breakthrough is possible, but if necessary there are ways to go forward. The United States is in the midst of tremendous political turmoil and it is up to Korea, and not to the Trump administration to put forth a powerful vision for what is possible. President Moon should be innovative. For example, he might bring along the presidents of major universities and research institutes as part of a major initiative to promote collaboration in science and technology with the United States. Korea seriously lags behind in international collaboration and this issue is serious, even if it has never been highlighted before. Moon can find a consensus and support far beyond his base if Korea declares that it will be a leader in academic collaboration.

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Maeil Business News Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/)

S. Korean govt considers margin scheme on used cars, artworks

South Korea’s new government is reviewing margin scheme taxation on used car dealers, galleries and antique retailers, a move that is expected to allow the government to collect additional tax worth more than 1 trillion won ($890 million). According to the President Moon Jae-in administration’s advisory committee for state affairs and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on Wednesday, the government will decide whether to introduce marginal scheme taxation in the secondhand car, artwork trading and antique markets by the end of this month after comparing the new taxation with the deemed input tax credit system that is currently applied to the industries.

Lumir to launch advanced candle-powered LED lamp in July

Lumir Inc., a South Korean startup that captivated Kickstarter last year for its innovative candle-powered LED lamp, aims to launch Lumir S, an advanced version with refined design and quality features, for developed markets in July this year. The company’s early product Lumir C was a runaway success. The device was invented to address the shortcomings of a candle, which is still one of the main sources of light especially in developing countries.

Korea’s Dr. Jart+ joins WWD’s global top 100 Beauty Inc.

South Korea’s midsized cosmetics brand Dr. Jart+ joined the Beauty Inc. Top 100, annual ranking of top-selling beauty products and makers by U.S. online fashion journal Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) based on last year’s annual sales. It noted Have & Be Co., the Seoul-based owner of Dr. Jart+ brand, made the biggest sales jump of 172 percent on year to 234.7 billion won ($209.5 million) in 2016 among beauty makers across the world. WWD pointed to its strides and success in Asian and other markets.

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See what the world media around the world have to report:

USA Today www.usatoday.com aallman@gannett.com

The New York Timeswww.nytimes.com inytletters@nytimes.com

Wall Street Journalwww.wsj.com support@wsj.com,service@wsj-asia.com

Financial Times www.ft.com ean@ft.com

The Timeswww.thetimes.co.uk help@timesplus.co.uk

The Sun www.thesun.co.uk talkback@the-sun.co.uk

Chinese People's Dailywww.people.com.cn kf@people.cn

China Dailywww.chinadaily.com.cn circulation@chinadaily.com.cn

GwangmyeongDailywww.gmw.cn webmaster@gmw.cn

Japan's Yomiuriwww.yomiuri.co.jp japannews@yomiuri.com

Asahi www.asahi.com customer-support@asahi.com

Mainichiwww.mainichi.jp

Le Mondewww.ilemonde.com

Italy La Repubblica www.quotidiano.repubblica.it vittorio.zucconi@gmail.com

Germany Frankfurter AllgemeineZeitungwww.faz.net anzeigen.ausland@faz.de

SüddeutscheZeitungwww.sueddeutsche.de forum@sueddeutsche.de

Australia Brisbane Times www.brisbanetimes.com.au syndication@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Sydney Morning Heraldwww.smh.com.au

Colombia Reportshttp://colombiareports.com

Bogota Free Planethttp://bogotafreeplanet.combfp@bogotafreeplanet.com

El Universalhttp://www.eluniversal.com.mx/english

Andeshttp://www.andes.info.ec/en

Ecuador Timeshttp://www.ecuadortimes.net

The Jordan Timeshttps://www.jordantimes.com

LSM.lv http://www.lsm.lv/en

The Baltic Timeshttp://www.baltictimes.comlithuania@baltictimes.com, estonia@baltictimes.com, editor@baltictimes.com

El Paishttp://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Philippine Daily Inquirerhttps://www.inquirer.net

Daily News Hungaryhttp://dailynewshungary.com

Budapest Timeshttp://budapesttimes.hu

Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koreapost.com

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