Daily newsletter for October 21, 2022
Main stories of the day
DP says corruption probe is pure political payback
Democratic Party (DP) Chairman Lee Jae-myung denied receiving any illegal funds for his failed 2022 presidential campaign on Thursday in his first public remarks about the prosecution’s arrest of a former aide.
Apple Pay's Korea arrival is a rumor good enough to be true
Apple Pay can be used just about everywhere. In Asia, the service works in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. A plethora of banks regionally work with Apple Pay, from the Bank of Chengdu to Banco Nacional Ultramarino.
In Korea, it doesn't work, and neither banks nor card companies in the country support the service.
Oh says he's pursuing 2036 Olympic Games 'quietly'
Seoul’s strategy for bidding to host the Olympics in 2036 will be low-key, Mayor Oh Se-hoon said in an interview on Wednesday.
Oh made clear his desire for Seoul to host the Summer Olympics in 2036 in an interview with local broadcaster SBS aired Wednesday afternoon.
[Meet the President] Seoul National University conquered Korea — now it's aiming for the world
BTS. “Squid Game.” SM.
The creators behind each of these success stories all graduated from Seoul National University. Oh Se-Jung, the school’s president, was quick to point out these merits in a recent interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily when asked about the strengths of his alma mater.  
Top brass commit to extended deterrence in Washington
The United States reaffirmed its commitment to the defense of South Korea, and the protection offered by its nuclear umbrella, at a meeting of the countries' top military brass in Washington. 
Moon's aide says repatriating fishermen was right move
A former Blue House official questioned Wednesday about the 2019 repatriation of two North Korean fishermen defended the government's decision as being in the "national interest."  
[CELEB] WEi is back again, but this time served with a side of sexy
WEi released its fifth EP “Love Pt.2 : Passion” on Wednesday at a showcase held at Roun Art Hall in Yangcheon District, western Seoul.
Milk tea, dim sum and BBQ meat satiate locals' cravings for Hong Kong cuisine
For many locals, Hong Kong cuisine is more than just food for the stomach — it is memorabilia of yesteryear that taps into people’s nostalgia of better days before a global pandemic.
Before Covid-19, Hong Kong was one of Korea’s most visited destinations, recording some 1.5 million travelers from 2018 to early 2019, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
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