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South Korea's massive corporations are exporting their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, while small businesses are still struggling as people remain reluctant to spend. (Illustration by Hiroko Oshima)
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Pandemic widens gap between South Korea's haves and have-nots

Chaebols rebound on export growth, while small domestic businesses suffer

STEVEN BOROWIEC, Contributing writer | South Korea

DAEJEON, South Korea -- Ko Bi-song hopes the public health crisis that nearly cratered her business will later be the force that revives it.

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