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Finance minister tells foreign investors ‘economy has strong resilience’

Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on Oct. 16 speaks at an investor relations session in New York under the theme "Korean Economy, Making Headway for Sustainable Growth." (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on...

Korean exports soar backed by new industries

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Customs Service said on Oct 29 that the accumulated amount of Korea’s annual exports outstripped US$500 billion within the shortest period of time. (Korea.net DB) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Sojung Thanks to vitalized exports of high-value added goods...

[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...

Arbor Day falls on April 5

President Moon Jae-in (left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook plant a pine tree at a garden near the Yeomingwan office building at Cheong Wa Dae to commemorate Sikmogil Arbor Day on April 5. By Kim Hyelin and Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Every year, people celebrate Sikmogil Arbor Day (식목일) on...

Countdown clock unveiled for PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Participants celebrate the start of a countdown clock for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games in front of Seoul City Hall on Feb. 8 On the evening of Feb. 8, one day before "G-1," the one-year countdown for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,...

Online tourist complaint site expands services

The government reopened its Tourist Complaint Center on Nov. 7. People who wish to make a complaint can register their complaint at the website using either a desktop or a smartphone. The government reopened its Tourist Complaint Center on Nov. 7 (www.touristcomplaint.or.kr), upgrading and expanding...

Korea.net honorary reporters officially begin their duties

Members of this year's team of Korea.net honorary reporters pose for a photo after receiving their appointment certificates from KOCIS Director Park Younggoog (center), at the National Hangeul Museum on Dec. 11 in Seoul. The fifth group of Korea.net honorary reporters has begun promoting Korea....

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save Koreans" were the last words of Ernest Thomas Bethell (1872-1909) before he died in Korea on May 1, 1909, at...

Gwanghwamun Square to be expanded

Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul will expand to 69,300 square meters with the establishment of a 'citizens’ square' and a 'history square.' Pictured is a flea market for non-Koreans at Gwanghwamun Square and along the adjacent Sejong-daero Boulevard in March 2013. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Tae...

Gov’t to release aid info, push transparency

For the first time, the Korean government has released data regarding its official development assistance (ODA) programs to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The IATI is a voluntary body that contributes to the transparency of the records showing how funds for overseas aid are...

First lady meets Northern leader’s spouse, hopes for prosperity

First lady Kim Jung-sook (fourth from left) talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife before attending the official dinner at the Peace House in Panmunjeom on April 27. (2018 Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps) By Yoon Sojung “I felt so much honesty today. I’m...

‘Third Korean Wave’ becomes part of everyday Japanese life

Fujita Saki (left) poses like the pop group Twice while shopping with her mother in Myeongdong, in Seoul on May 4. By Kim Eun-young, Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun  Photos = Kim Eun-young and Lee Kyoung Mi  Seoul | May 18, 2018 The "Third Korean Wave" has settled across Japan. The growing popularity of Korean...

President appoints 7 high-ranking administration officials

Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Soo-hyun announces the appointment of seven high-rankling administration officials, at the Chunchugwan press center at Cheong Wa Dae on June 6. The photo shows spokesperson Park during a briefing on June 5. (Jeon Han) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in has...

Seoul exhibition honors 1,100 years of Goryeo Dynasty artworks

The 12th-century “Gilt-silver Ewer with Basin” from the Goryeo Dynasty, owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is part of the exhibition “Goryeo: the Glory of Korea” at the National Museum of Korea Dec. 4, 2018, to March 3, 2019. By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin  Photos...

Conference covers PyeongChang Olympics anti-doping precautions

Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Chong (left) talks about anti-doping measure that will be applied during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, during the second Meeting of the Bureau of the Fifth Session of the Conference of Parties to the...

[Messages for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit] From the Tajikistani Ambassador to Korea

Ambassador of Tajikistan to the Republic of Korea Yusuf Sharifzoda. (Ambassador Yusuf Sharifzoda) Ahead of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, the Embassy of Tajikistan to the Republic of Korea sent a congratulatory message. In the message, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the Republic of Korea Yusuf Sharifzoda said,...

Spring Travel Week to feature unique tours and discounts

Spring Travel Week (April 27-May 12) will offer specialized tours and deals throughout the country. (Jeon Han) By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya  Spring Travel Week, slated for April 27 to May 12, will offer tourism products featuring warmer weather and greenery in Korea, the Ministry of Culture, Sports...

Korea, US cooperate on military alliance

The Ministry of National Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense held talks over the phone on Mar. 1 and agreed to further strengthen their military alliance in response to North Korean nuclear and missile weapons threats. During the talks, which lasted some 30 minutes,...

Korea donates food to 5 developing countries

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) Kim Yung-rok (right) shakes hands with World Food Programme Director David Beasely after signing an agreement outlining the donation of 50,000 tons of Korean rice, at WFP headquarters in Rome on Feb. 28. (MAFRA) By Kim Eun-young and Lee Hana Korea...

Korea, China agree to normalize bilateral ties

The Korean and Chinese governments have agreed to hold a summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, which starts on Nov. 10. Pictured are President Moon Jae-in (left) and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Berlin on...

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