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Korea to Lure More Skilled Foreign Workers

The government will ease visa regulations and work permits for foreigners to lure more skilled workers to Korea. The measures will be implemented in the second half of this year.

So far visas were only granted to the skilled workers themselves, their spouse and children, but now the parents of the couple can also get them.

The scope of employment options available to foreign students who study science and engineering here will be significantly expanded. Currently they often do odd jobs as bit-part actors on TV shows, English teachers or translators, but under the plan they can go into any profession except manual labor.

Robots to Take Over Half of Human Jobs in Korea in 10 Years
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Robots to Take Over Half of Human Jobs in Korea in 10 Years

One in two jobs in Korea will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence 10 years from now, according to a study released Monday by the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training.

The study finds that 52 percent of jobs in Korea are at high risk of being automated in the next decade or more.

The prospects are bleakest in the transportation industry, where 81.3 percent can soon be replaced by robots or AI, followed by wholesale and retail (81.1 percent) and finance and insurance (78.9 percent).

Chinese Film Centered Around Lays First Lead Drama Character To Premiere In Korea
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Chinese Film Centered Around Lays First Lead Drama Character To Premiere In Korea

EXOs Lay will once again return in front of Korean viewers as Er Yue Hong!

The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February is a side film to the popular Chinese drama, The Mystic Nine (also known as Old Nine Gates). While the highly successful drama itself is about nine families of grave robbers who join forces to stop a Japanese scheme to kill an entire city, the film explores the backstory of one specific grave robber, Er Yue Hong, or Lays character.

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BTS is the only foreign artist to be on Oricon's first half of 2017 rankings
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BTS is the only foreign artist to be on Oricon's first half of 2017 rankings

BTS is the only foreign artist to be in the top 10 on Japan's Oricon chart for the first half of 2017.

On July 14, Oricon Style reported the first half numbers including sales from singles, albums, and DVDs.  According to the numbers, BTS was the only foreign group listed in any of the categories.

BTS's 7th Japanese single "Blood, Sweat, Tears" which was released on May 10 ranked number 10 on the singles chart for the first half of 2017.  It was revealed that they were the first foreign artist to sell over 200,000 copies of their single album in 6 years.  "Blood, Sweat, Tears" sold a total of 238,795 copies during the first week.

Chinese Man Marries Robot With Plans To Upgrade Her To Do Housework For Him
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Chinese Man Marries Robot With Plans To Upgrade Her To Do Housework For Him

A Chinese engineer has decided to marry a robot he built himself after his family pressured him to get married.

A 31-year-old Chinese engineer named Zheng Jiajia recently married his special bride, a robot he designed to look like a woman. Zheng plans to continue working on her, hoping she will one day behave like an actual human being.

Zheng graduated from Zhejiang University in 2011 with a masters degree in artificial intelligence and went on to relocate to an area of Hangzhou known as Dream Town, a very popular internet and tech startup hub in the city.