Hyunjoo Jin

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30 Aug 2018 | 1:49 PM

Exclusive: Hyundai to ship China-made cars to Southeast Asia amid erratic sales recovery

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co plans to ship China-made cars to Southeast Asia, its China joint venture and two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as a plunge in Chinese sales has left much of its massive local manufacturing capacity idled.

13 Aug 2018 | 7:16 AM

Empty shipyard and suicides as 'Hyundai Town' grapples with grim future

ULSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day and night and workers could make triple South Korea's annual average salary.

16 Apr 2018 | 3:57 PM

Korean Air 'nut rage' sister apologises for angry outburst

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines' unions have called for the youngest daughter of its chairman, a sister of the infamous 'nut rage' heiress, to step down from management after her alleged abusive behaviour against an advertising agency official caused public outrage.

15 Feb 2018 | 4:32 PM

Figure Skating - North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik ended their Olympic adventure in South Korea on Thursday, winning over the home crowd's hearts even if they fell well short of a medal.

14 Feb 2018 | 8:51 PM

North Korean cheerleaders giggle at fake Kim Jong Un

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim Jong Un, at a Winter Olympics ice hockey game on Wednesday.

13 Feb 2018 | 8:53 PM

Never mind the minders - united Korea team bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women's ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.

12 Feb 2018 | 11:34 PM

Korea fall to Sweden amid more unity displays

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Korea's unified women's Olympic hockey team suffered their second lop-sided defeat on Monday, as seven different players scored to lift Sweden to an 8-0 win on another night of jubilant displays of goodwill between the two Koreas.

10 Feb 2018 | 2:15 PM

Don't mention nukes: South Koreans learn how to talk to the enemy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - When a hotel on South Korea's east coast was asked at short notice to host nearly 280 North Korean visitors, the problem wasn't finding enough rooms.

9 Feb 2018 | 10:12 PM

Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

9 Feb 2018 | 9:22 PM

Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.