Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Unified Korean Ice Hockey Team and Kim Yuna receive ‘ANOC Awards’ for lightening the Olympics.

South Korean player Park Jong-ah (front) and North Korean player Kim Un-hyang (back row, fifth from left), members of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Ice Hockey Team, are being awarded at the ANOC Awards, in the Tokyo Prince Hotel on Nov. 28. (Korean Sport &...

Familiar yet new, transformation of Korean desserts amuses all

Korean dessert varieties are featured at the Korean Dessert Table, part of the “Seoul Dessert Show,” at COEX, Gangnam-gu District, Seoul, on Nov. 28. The photo shows a dessert table served with a cup of buckwheat tea, Gaeseong juak fried rice cake, white rice cake and...

Korea successfully tests 75-ton space rocket engine

Korea’s locally developed space rocket engine Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 Nuri test-launches at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, Jeollanam-do Province on Nov. 28. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Photo & video = Korea Aerospace Research Institute Korea successfully test-launched its homegrown Korea Space Launch Vehicle-2 (KSLV-2) Nuri...

Korea, Czech Republic hold summit

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis shake hands before the start of their meeting in Prague on Nov. 28. By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in, on a three-nation trip that will take him to Argentina for the annual...

OECD finds the future of well-being in inclusive growth

Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria gives a keynote address at the 6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Songdo Convensia Center, Incheon, on Nov. 27. By Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kim Sunjoo Songdo | Nov. 28, 2018Policymakers and...

Foreign direct investment in Korea jumps to a record high

Financial authorities attend the opening ceremony of the Invest Korea Week 2018 held at the Grand InterContinental hotel in Gangnam-gu District, Seoul on Nov. 6. (Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) By Xu Aiying and Kim Young Shin  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) arriving into Korea has hit an all-time high. The Ministry...

Two Koreas to begin joint survey for inter-Korean railway connection

Unification ministry spokesperson Baik Tae Hyun briefs the press about the schedule for the opening of the South Korea-North Korea joint liaison office at the Government Complex Seoul on Sept. 12. (Ministry of Unification) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Sojung The railway connection project between the two Korea got...

Number of tourists rise with the winds of peace in Korea

The number of foreign tourists in Korea is rising again. The photo shows Japanese tourists waiting in a line to enter the Line Friends Store in Hongdae in June. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Eun-young and Hahm Hee-eun  The number of tourist visiting Korea, which had been lagging throughout last...

Korea’s economic growth to remain close to 3 percent: OECD

Chief economist Laurence Boone of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) briefs the press about the organization’s Economic Outlook at the OCED headquarters in Paris on Nov. 21. (© Hervé Cortinat / OECD) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...

Two Koreas connect road for war remains excavation

Soldiers from South and North Korea working on the road connection project meet at the Military Demarcation Line in Cheorwon, Gangwon-do Province in November. (Ministry of National Defense) By Kim Young Shin  The two Koreas connected a tactical road across the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized...

President Moon: ‘Korea and Japan should set right our principles of justice’

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sept. 25 shake hands ahead of bilateral talks held at the Parker New York Hotel in New York. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana "We must face the truth to build a stable, forward-thinking relationship...

President Moon emphasizes ‘inclusive state vision’ at APEC

President Moon Jae-in takes part in the discussion with leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting on Nov. 18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (Yonhap News) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in flew back home on Nov. 18 after wrapping up his...

Kokdu, the guide to the otherworld

The actors present “Kokdu,” a gugak musical that portrays the story of kkokdu or kokdu, the guardian spirit, on Nov. 15. By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin  Photos = National Gugak Center Seoul | Nov. 13, 2018 “Please take care of my grandmother on her last journey, Kokdu.” said Su-min,...

All eyes set on the college entrance exam day

High school students gather at Choong Ang High School, Jongno-gu District, Seoul, to cheer their seniors who take the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) and wish them good luck on the morning of Nov. 15. (Kim Hyelin) By Lee Kyoung-mi, Kim Hyelin, <fontcolor="#0070c0">Yoon Sojung </fontcolor="#0070c0">and Kim Minji Video = Kim Hyelin  Seoul |...

Korea, US to together usher in denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (left) and President Moon Jae-in shake hands before their meeting in Singapore on Nov. 15. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Young Shin  President Moon Jae-in and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a meeting in Singapore on Nov. 15 to discuss strengthening...

President Moon bolsters cooperation in denuclearization, business with ASEAN

President Moon Jae-in poses for photos with leaders of the East Asia Summit on Nov. 15 at Suntec Singapore Convention Center in Singapore. By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in strengthened cooperation with leaders of Asia-Pacific countries for the peace process on the...

Korea’s 4IR technology products are introduced to the public

‘NEO’ is a robot railway police that has been developed by FUTUREROBOT Corporation. The robot was introduced to the public during the Korea Innovative Safety & Security Expo 2018 at the KINTEX Convention Center in Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do Province on Nov. 14. By Park Hye Ri and Hahm...

President Moon holds summits with leaders of Brunei, Laos

President Moon Jae-in and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam (left) hold a summit at Suntec Singapore Convention Center on Nov. 14 on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits. By Kang Gahui and Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in discussed cooperation...

President Moon urges Russia to play active role for denuclearization of N.K.

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for photos at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Nov. 14. (Cheong Wa Dae Facebook) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cooperation for the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula and...

Peace on the Korean Peninsula’ promotional video garners 3 million views online

“The Origin of the War,” a new promotional video released by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on Nov. 7 delivers the message that peace on the Korean Peninsula will contribute to world peace. By Kim Young Shin  Photos = Korean Culture and Information Service “The Origin...

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