Thursday, August 6, 2020

[K-quarantine ①] Walk-thru booth maker eyes global expansion

In line with the global acclaim for Korea's effective quarantine response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), domestic companies are also receiving rising attention from the world. This Korea.net series features every week a "K-quarantine" company that is expanding globally through an opportunity presented by the pandemic.   Korea Kiyon is...

Talk to discuss history distortion by Japan’s info center

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka, an expert on Korea-Japan relations, and author Han Soosan, who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," will hold a talk on the history distortion by Japan's recently opened Industrial Heritage Information Centre. Pictured here is the professor in August 2019 speaking on Arirang TV's current events program "Heart...

‘Korea-US alliance is linchpin of peninsular, NE Asian security’

The defense ministries of Korea and the U.S. on June 25 issued a joint statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War's outbreak. The photo shows Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo (right) and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (left) on Feb. 24 posing...

Health official: gov’t can respond to worst-case COVID-19 scenario

Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Kim Gang-lip (second from left) on June 24 discusses the government's capacity to respond to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a forum on Korea's response to and tasks in the pandemic at Blue Square in Seoul's Yongsan-gu...

Korea, Singapore start talks on digital partnership agreement

  Minister for Trade Yoo Myung-hee (right) and Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on June 22 announce via videoconferencing the launch of negotiations on the proposed Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Korea and Singapore are pushing to conclude a digital...

Project launched to develop self-driving ships by 2025

  The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on June 17 announced the launch of a joint working group to develop self-driving ships by 2025. (MOTIE) By Lee Hana A national project to develop self-driving ships powered by a smart and autonomous system incorporating artificial...

Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo to be held online for 1st time

(From left to right) The K-pop group N. Flying (Yoo Hwe-seung and Lee Seung-hyub), Korea-Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) President Kwon Pyung-oh, and the K-pop groups AOA (Ji-min and Seol-hyun) and SF9 (Young-bin and Ro-woon) on June 8 at K-Art Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park communicate in sign language expressing the overcoming of the novel...

17 int’l organizations request Korea’s quarantine data

The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency on June 10 announced that the Switzerland-based International Social Security Association and 16 other organizations in 13 countries, including Germany and France, requested data on Korea's quarantine and response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The photo shows staff...

World must know of Dokdo’s common themes: US documentary filmmaker

Matthew Koshmrl, the American director of the feature-length documentary "Land of My Father" about Korea’s easternmost island of Dokdo, said the island holds universal themes that go beyond nationality and race. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Oct. 14, 2019 "The world must know about Dokdo Island,...

Korea to resume WTO complaint vs. Japan over export curbs

Na Seung-sik, deputy minister for trade and investment at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, on June 2 holds a media briefing on the government's responses to and policy directions for Japan's export restrictions on Korea at Government Complex-Sejong in Sejong. (Ministry of...

3 shipyards to build 100 LNG vessels for Qatar

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (right) on June 1 poses with Hyundai Heavy Industries President Ka Sam-hyun in holding an agreement at the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on a construction capacity reservation deal for LNG vessels at Lotte Hotel in Seoul. Qatari Minister of...

Bank of Korea cuts basic interest rate to 0.50%

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Juyeol, concurrently chairman of the Monetary Policy Board, on May 28 chairs a meeting at the bank's headquarters in Seoul. (Bank of Korea) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae The Bank of Korea's Monetary Policy Board on May 28 lowered the base interest...

Korean content contest Talk Talk Korea 2020 launched

Talk Talk Korea 2020, the biggest global contest for Korea-related content, runs through Sept. 15. Shown in the photo is the K-pop boy band ATEEZ, the 2020 PR ambassador for the Korean Culture and Information Service. (Korean Culture and Information Service) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Talk Talk Korea 2020, the biggest global contest for Korea-related content,...

COVID-19 response, Hallyu boost Korea’s global status

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 7 speaks at his ministry's smart work center in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District in a videoconference with the heads of 19 Korean Cultural Centers in 15 countries. (Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Minister of...

Boy band ATEEZ to promote Korean culture abroad

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 8 appoints the K-pop boy band ATEEZ as promotional ambassadors of the ministry affiliate Korean Culture and Information Service at the ministry's smart work center in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Photos = Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture,...

[People of Wonderland ⑤] Sign language interpreter who cannot wear mask

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and helping those around them who are in...

[People of Wonderland ④] COVID-19 survivor donates to help COVID-19 fight

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and helping those around them who are in...

[People of Wonderland ③] COVID-19 survivor Lee Hye-chan

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and helping those around them who are in...

[People of Wonderland ②] Corona Map creator Lee Dong-hun

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and helping those around them who are in...

Buddhists mark 2,564th Buddha’s Birthday amid pandemic

The Ven. Wonhaeng, president of the country's largest Buddhist order Jogye, on April 30 performs the ritual of pouring water over a Buddha statue to mark the national holiday Buddha's Birthday after holding a prayer service for the overcoming and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Seoul's...

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