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Short-Sighted Mainlanders Targeted by Far-Seeing Optical Companies

19 July 2018

With a myopia rate of about 50% – well above the global average of 30% – the vast size of China's visually impaired population is making the mainland the number-one target market for the ever-expansio...Read More

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Republic of Korea: Visa on Demand

9 July 2018

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Republic of Korea. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate...Read More

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Republic of Korea: Market Profile

4 July 2018

Korea is one of the Asian economies with high trade dependency, with total foreign trade accounting for about 80% of the country's GDP. China is Korea’s largest export partner and accounted for about ...Read More

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Overseas Brands Look to Carve Up Vietnam's Growing Cosmetics Market

14 June 2018

Small but beautifully formed as it may be, Vietnam's cosmetics sector has caught the attention of the industry giants, with many of them keen to build their brands in what is set to become one of Asia...Read More

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DHS Offers Guidance on Examining Supply Chains for Prohibited North Korean Labour

27 April 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has published a list of frequently-asked questions that provide further guidance on complying with an August 2017 law that generally prohibits imports of goods...Read More

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U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on FTA Changes

13 April 2018

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in principle on modifications to be made to their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More

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China and South Korea Set to Launch Three Joint Venture Industrial Parks

31 Jan 2018

Following formal assent from the State Council, three new industrial parks are to be jointly-established with the Republic of Korea (ROK) – the China-ROK (Yancheng) Industrial Park in Jiangsu, the Chi...Read More

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U.S. and South Korea Explore Ways to Improve Bi-lateral FTA

19 Jan 2018

The United States and South Korea held their first talks on updating their bi-lateral free trade agreement (KORUS) on 5 January in Washington, D.C., and could hold subsequent rounds every three to fou...Read More

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Continuing Off-screen Dramas Fail to Derail the Busan Film Festival

15 Nov 2017

Despite local and global political machinations threatening to overshadow the 2017 Busan International Film Festival, the event proved something of a success, even if proceedings were more subdued tha...Read More

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U.S. Considering Potential Termination of FTA with South Korea as NAFTA Renegotiation Advances

15 Sept 2017

President Trump recently suggested that the United States may withdraw from its free trade agreement with South Korea but that threat appears to be on hold after administration officials, business gro...Read More

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Asia Tipped to be World's Largest Amusement Park Market by 2020

8 Sept 2017

With Asia-Pacific set to be the most important theme-park market in terms of both value and visitor numbers, speakers at the recent Asian Attractions Expo predicted growing competition between domesti...Read More

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USTR to Analyse Performance of U.S. FTAs, Will Seek Revisions to Deal with South Korea

21 July 2017

USTR and the U.S. Department of Commerce are seeking input by 31 July that will be considered as part of the comprehensive performance reviews they are conducting of U.S. trade agreements....Read More

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Global Brands Battle to Carve Up Robust Vietnamese Cosmetics Market

1 June 2017

Home to increasingly affluent young consumers, who have yet to develop true brand loyalties or prejudices, it is perhaps unsurprising that Vietnam should have emerged as a keen battleground for the wo...Read More

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Surging Vietnam Baby Market Excites Exporters Across Southeast Asia

23 May 2017

With rising birth rates and growing affluence, the Vietnamese maternity and baby market is expected to be worth US$5 billion within the foreseeable future, developments that have proved to be an irres...Read More

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TV Remains Dominant Platform for Multi-sourced Content Across Asia

2 Feb 2017

Despite the challenge of enhanced internet access throughout most of Asia, television has retained a pivotal role, although ever more frequently it is being called upon to host content sourced through...Read More

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VOD Services and Concerns Over Chinese Influence Stalk US Film Expo

12 Dec 2016

With video on-demand services seen as both a threat and an opportunity by the independent movie sector, this year's American Film Market saw an industry at a crossroads, with the growing significance ...Read More

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Korean Film Festival Weathers Political and Local Criminal Storms

4 Nov 2016

This year's Busan International Film Festival and the accompanying Asian Film Festival both proved surprisingly successful, despite the welter of on-going political and supposedly criminal wranglings ...Read More

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Case: The Lessons to be Learnt by Traders

12 Oct 2016

The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy case has caused billions of dollars’ worth of goods stranded at sea or at port terminals. The chaos to date will possibly be resolved in due course, but the case has ex...Read More

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South Korea Backs Return of Kimchi to China with Promotional TV Push

30 Aug 2016

Banned for six years by food hygiene rules, Korean kimchi is now finally returning to mainland supermarket shelves....Read More

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Chinese Films Off the Radar at Cannes, but Korean Movies Flourish

24 May 2016

In a poor showing for mainland cinema, no Chinese movies were featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival, while Korean movies continued to prove their ability to appeal globally, with many finding s...Read More

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