Friday, September 25, 2020

‘Iksan, a city that benefits the people’

Mayor of Iksan City Park Kyung-Chul emphasizes that the city must be beneficial to the people, saying that Iksan was a capital city four times in ancient Korea. “Iksan is a city that benefits the people.” This is the definition of Iksan, according to Iksan City...

KTX Gyeonggang Line connects Seoul to Olympic cities

The KTX Gyeonggang high-speed train line that takes just 1 hour and 54 minutes to connect Seoul and Gangneung, one of the host cities in Gangwon-do Province for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is unveiled for non-Korean journalists and broadcasters...

Give internet banks more room to maneuver: president

President Moon Jae-in (left) learns how to open a bank account on a smartphone at Seoul City Hall on Aug. 7. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Min-Jeung  President Moon Jae-in has called for steps to remove excessive regulations and give online-only banks more room in which to...

‘Prep for PyeongChang Games should be done thoroughly’

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn speaks during the 11th meeting of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Support Committee, at the Government Complex Seoul on April 21. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Prime Minister’s Office “We must make an all-out effort in the...

President Moon honors IOC chief

President Moon Jae-in (right) poses with IOC President Thomas Bach for a commemorative photo after awarding him a Cheongryong Medal, at Cheong Wa Dae on March 8. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kang Gahui and Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in gave International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach a Cheongryong Medal,...

President Moon meets with Dubai ruler

President Moon Jae-in (left) holds talks with UAE Prime Minister and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, in Dubai on March 27. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in met with Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and...

‘My dream is to be a K-pop star’

German teen singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz tells the Bild newspaper that her dream is to be a K-pop star. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is a rising teen star in her native Germany, born in 1998 in Bennigsen in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony. This year, representing Germany at...

Interview with cartoonist Park Si Baek: time travel with Joseon kings (part one)

Korea has a long tradition of recording the doings of the kings and royal household in official documents. The "Annals of the Joseon Dynasty" (조선왕조실록, 朝鮮王朝實錄), which recorded the times and reign of every Joseon king for nearly 500 years, is one of the few...

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...

North Korea launches provocations across DMZ

The Ministry of National Defense announced on Aug. 20 that North Korea provocatively shot two artillery projectiles south of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) at 3:53 p.m. and again at 4:12 p.m. that day. The ministry said in a statement during an evening briefing that,...

First lady meets U.S. second lady, hopes for peace on Korean Peninsula

First lady Kim Jung-sook (right) exchanges greetings with U.S. second lady Karen Pence at the Decatur House in Washington, D.C., on May 22. By Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae First lady Kim Jung-sook, visiting the U.S. alongside President Moon Jae-in, met with U.S. second lady Karen...

President thanks overseas Koreans for role in national development

President Park Geun-hye gives the congratulatory speech during a ceremony to mark the ninth anniversary of Overseas Koreans Day, in Seoul on Oct. 5. “Koreans who have made successful lives overseas are valuable assets of the nation,” said President Park Geun-hye in her congratulatory speech...

Korea, China pursue mutual recognition of certification for electronic goods

Korea and China will see more electric and electronic products from Chinese and Korean brands entering their respective market next year. Korean manufacturers have so far been required to obtain the China Compulsory Certification (CCC), before they are able to export and sell their goods...

Korean chopsticks attract Japanese diners

Chopsticks designed by artists from Cheongju are on display at the Nagoya Tabletop Show in Nagoya, Japan, on Jan. 18 and 19. Korean chopsticks will soon be lying more often at Japanese table settings. Chopsticks made by local artists from Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, will be sold...

Survey shows 80 percent of world has ‘positive’ image of Korea

According to an annual national image survey conducted by the Korean Culture and Information Service, 2018's top keywords about Korea were "Korean food," "K-pop" and "Korean culture." Most respondents said the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the three inter-Korean summits had a positive influence...

First lady Kim cheers for Korea at World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju

By Kim Hyelin and Kim Minji First lady Kim Jung-sook on July 22 cheers for swimmer Kim Seo-yeong competing in the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the FINA World Aquatics Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju. (Cheong Wa Dae)   First lady Kim Jung-sook on July...

Japan using history-distorting exhibit to revive military: scholar

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka (right) and author Han Soosan (left), who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," held a talk on June 29 under the theme "What's Wrong with Japan's Industrial Heritage Information Centre" at Korea.net's open studio in Seoul's Jongno-gu District. TV personality Jung Jaehwan...

Correspondents center on Seoul as interest grows in denuclearization, peace

Foreign correspondents attend a press briefing at the main press center for the 2018 inter-Korean Summit, at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyoenggi-do Province, on April 27. By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps The number of foreign correspondents stationed in Korea to...

Korea, US, Japan strongly condemn N. Korean missile launch

Korea, the U.S. and Japan release a joint statement condemning North Korea's Feb. 12 ballistic missile test during a meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, Germany, on Feb. 16. Pictured are Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishida...

President emphasizes ‘society free of war’

President Park (fifth from left) joins hands with ASEAN leaders during the 17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22. President Park Geun-hye emphasized the creation of "a society free from war and free from weapons of mass destruction”...

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