Saturday, March 28, 2020

Plowing the field for the spring crop

Kim Young-ryeol prepares for the spring crop, using his cow to plough the field, in the high altitude, cool region of Dangheung Village in Macheon-myeon Village, Hamyang-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, on March 6. By Son Gina Korea.net Staff Writer Photos: Kim Yong-man, Hamyang-gun County [email protected]  

Korea’s best bicycle paths

As we enter the final stretches of autumn, people seeking adventure might like to hop on their bicycles and take advantage of the sunlit, breezy afternoons while they last. A few months back, the Ministry of the Interior announced its top 100 most-beautiful bicycle trails...

President Moon collects books recommended by public

Cheong Wa Dae makes public President Moon Jae-in’s study, with more than 580 books on the shelves that were recommended by the public, on Aug. 17, marking 100 days since his inauguration. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe Cheong Wa Dae opened the doors to President Moon...

Constitutional revision guarantees stronger basic rights

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a luncheon with members of a special advisory committee on constitutional reform, at Cheong Wa Dae on March 13. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe Across society, there have been outcries over the current Constitution, established in 1987, that, over the past...

Korean, Cuban foreign ministers hold meeting for first time

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (left) shakes hands with her Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, in Havana on May 10. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Kim Young Shin  The foreign ministers of Korea and Cuba held an official meeting in Havana on May 10. It was the first time...

Culture, wisdom embodied in traditional liquor, food

Korean Food Foundation President Yoon Sook-ja offers a jungbakgye, a traditional cookie prepared for royal ceremonies, to Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul where the 10th Korean Traditional Liquor & Food Festival took place on May...

Honduras kick-starts taekwondo class expansion at public elementary schools

Children at a public elementary school (Centro Escolar Básico Gubernamental Guatemala) in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, on Aug. 7 practice punching techniques in a taekwondo belt promotion test. (Honorary Reporter Luis Hércules) By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Luis Hércules, Song Baleun and Lee Jihae  Honduras | Aug 7, 2019 "Taekwon!" "Yap!" These sounds on...

Eradicating corruption, starting point of all government policies: president

President Moon Jae-in presides over the first Anti-Corruption Policy Consultation Council at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 26. By Jeon Han and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in presided over the nation's first Anti-Corruption Policy Consultation Council at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 26. The council was...

Disabled artist festival removes barriers for Paralympics

Korea Disabled Artist Association President Bang Gui-hee (left) poses for a commemorative photo with singer DinDin who has been appointed as an honorary ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, during a press conference in Seoul on Sept. 13. The upcoming Korea-China-Japan Artists...

Korea, Central Asia discuss cultural exchanges, cooperation

Ministers of culture raise their joint agreement during the second Korea-Central Asia Culture Ministers’ Meeting, at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 25. Korea and five Central Asian countries have agreed to host a Korea-Central Asia festival in 2017 that...

Seoul fair offers glimpse into craftsmanship

Visitors appreciate exhibits at the 2016 Craft Trend Fair at COEX in Seoul on Dec. 8. The 2016 Craft Trend Fair "has always produced encounters and creations,” said Cho Yoonsun, minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In its 11th year, the fair...

Government reveals new logo

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) and Vice Minister of the Interior Kim Sung-lyul (right) unveil Korea's new 'government identity,' or logo, at the government complex in Seoul on March 15. Korea has changed its official "government identity." The previous logo, similar...

Welcome to PyeongChang: Korea.net honorary reporters

Emilia Kircheva of Bulgaria (left) and Sadykova Aigerim of Kazakhstan, both Korea.net honorary reporters, pose for a selfie at the base of the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center, in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do Province, on Jan. 24. (Jeon Han) By Xu Aiying and Sohn JiAe Pyeongchang l Jan. 23, 2018 The seventh class...

Korea’s new satellites about to take off

The new Chollian-2A geostationary weather satellite, to be launched from the Guiana Space Center at Kourou in French Guiana on Dec. 4 (local time), is being prepared for relocation by a researcher at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in Daejeon on Oct. 16....

Foreign minister urges ‘victim-centered approach’ toward sex slave issue

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha on Feb. 25 gives the keynote address at the High-level Segment of the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Facebook Page) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Jihye Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha...

President stresses closer Korea-Ethiopia business partnerships

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the Ethiopia-Korea Business Forum in Addis Ababa on May 27. The president stressed the importance of forming collaborative partnerships between companies from the two countries. President Park Geun-hye stressed the importance of collaborative partnerships between Korean and Ethiopian companies at...

Two Koreas discuss JSA disarmament, joint excavations of war remains

Lieutenant General An Ik San (left), the chief of the North Korean delegation, and Major General Kim Do-gyun, from the South Korean delegation, shake hands before their meeting at the Peace House on the South’s side of the Panmunjeom Truce Village on July 31....

Korea, Indonesia share ecotourism knowledge

Participants in the invitational educational program learn about forest recreation at an ecotourism school in Hoengseong, Gangwon-do Province, on Oct. 14. Korea and Indonesia are sharing their knowledge about forest recreational activities and ecotourism. The Korea Forest Service is running its third invitational educational program on...

Korea holds summits with Poland, Hungary, Slovakia

President Park Geun-hye (right) and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo hold a summit on Dec. 3 in Prague. President Park Geun-hye held a series of bilateral summits with the prime ministers of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia on Dec. 3 in Prague. In the meeting with Polish...

President Moon discusses climate change with UN leaders

President Moon Jae-in gives the keynote speech at the U.N. Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change, at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 19. (Cheong Wa Dae Facebook) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in delivered the keynote speech at the U.N. Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change, at...

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