Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guidebook shows various facets of Korea

When thinking about Korea, many people come up with images such as royal palaces, Hanbok and other traditional outfits, kimchi or pop music. A newly published book, however, covers wider aspects of Korea from a broader perspective. This book is "Sketches of Korea," published by...

Come to the land of freedom: president

“You are always welcome in this land of freedom, the Republic of Korea (Daehanminguk, 대한민국).” So said President Park Geun-hye during a ceremony to mark the nation’s 68th Armed Forces Day on Oct. 1 at the Gyeryongdae military headquarters in Chungcheongnam-do Province. The president said,...

Korean recipes: Japchae stir-fried noodles

Japchae is one of the most popular menu items on the Korean table. It's made from potato starch noodles stir-fried with mixed vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce and other toppings. Japchae is the most served dish at most celebratory occasions or during traditional holidays....

President emphasizes free trade, vision for creative economy

President Park Geun-hye speaks during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China. She urged the G20 to play a more active role in expanding free trade and in responding to climate change. President Park Geun-hye called for G20 governments on Sept. 5 to...

Russia, EU, ASEAN envoys increase scope of diplomacy: president

President Moon Jae-in meets with envoys to Russia, the European Union, Germany and to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as they report on their diplomatic achievements, at Cheong Wa Dae on May 29. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in was briefed on...

Korea, US, Japan call for stronger pressure on N. Korea

Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (left), Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio (center) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hold trilateral talks in New York on Sept. 18 to discuss ways to apply stronger pressure to the North Korean regime. Korea, the U.S. and Japan...

Korea cooperates with Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan on healthcare

Bang Moonkyu (left), vice minister for health and welfare, and Talantbek Batyraliev, the Kyrgyzstani minister of health, shake hands after signing an MOU on healthcare, in Bishkek on March 31. (Ministry of Health and Welfare) By Xu Aiying and Kim Young Shin Korea is expanding healthcare...

Longing for unification at final stop

The opening ceremony for the Tongil Platform, or "Unification Platform", was held at Dorasan Station on the Gyeongui Line on Oct. 14. The Tongil Platform, or “Unification Platform,” was opened to the public at Dorasan Station, the northernmost station along the Gyeongui Line that connects...

Non-Korean spouses now on residency registrations

Starting on March 20, non-citizens who are married to a Korean citizen will now be indicated on the citizen's residence registration. Pictured are non-citizen residents getting advice at a local counseling center in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do Province. (Ansan City Hall) By Kim Tae Won and Sohn JiAe Non-citizens who are...

Thirty-eight nations to attend Seoul Defense Dialogue

Park Cheol Kyun, the defense ministry's deputy director general for international policy, briefs the press on the upcoming 2017 Seoul Defense Dialogue, at Seoul's Foreign Press Center on Aug. 30. By Lee Hana Photos = Kim Soon-ju Seoul | Aug. 30, 2017 Korea will host the annual Seoul Defense Dialogue...

Future Omani leaders visit Korea

A delegation of students from the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman visits Korea for 10 days on a travel scholarship awarded by the Sultan of Oman to successful students. A delegation of academically outstanding Omani students from the Sultan Qaboos University is visiting Korea as...

Korea supports Myanmar’s landmark election

"This year's Myanmar election is a historic milestone in the country's democratic development." The Korean government has called Myanmar's Nov. 8 general election a "historic milestone." In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Korean government announced that it "applauds the active...

Sharing with the world, part 4: patent information system

The Korean government has been concentrating on establishing e-government services since 1987 when it enacted laws expanding the supply of desktops and promoting the use of computer networks in order to provide high-quality government services to the citizens in a more convenient manner. Thanks...

National health insurance to cover non-citizens after 6 months

The minimum period of time required for non-citizens to live in Korea before being able to sign up for national health insurance increases from three months to six months. Refugees are also now allowed to sign up for the national health care plan. The...

Korea, Finland enhance military cooperation

Defense ministers from Korea and Finland have discussed ways to strengthen mutual ties across the defense environments of both countries. Minister of National Defense Han Minkoo and Finnish Minister of Defense Jussi Niinisto held talks in Seoul on March 2, where the two sides agreed...

Korean retailers win over Vietnamese shoppers

Korean retailers, bakeries and home shopping channels have recently been winning more and more favorable responses from their Vietnamese customers. Korean retailers win popularity in Vietnam as they reflect the interests and preferences of local customers. The stores have differentiated and upgraded their fresh food...

Korean porcelain comes to Milan

Artist Lee Seyong’s porcelain tea set is a part of 'Between Serenity and Dynamism: Korean Ceramics,' an exhibition of 90 Korean works of pottery on display at La Triennale di Milano from April 4 to 9. (Korea Craft & Design Foundation) By Xu Aiying and...

Curling robot vs. humans

By Jung Joo-ri and Yoon Jihye Video = Park Jang-bhin Icheon l March 8, 2018 A high-tech curling match recently took place between a human team and a specially designed curling robot. The Ministry of Science and ICT hosted the match between an up-and-coming men’s curling team and the robot, appropriately named...

US House Speaker Pelosi backs Korea’s stance on sex slave issue

Visiting National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on Feb. 12 takes a picture with his American counterpart Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill in Washington. By Park Hye Ri and Kim Minji Photos = The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Feb. 12...

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...

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