Monday, December 16, 2019

Korea, China to continue strategic partnership: President

President Park Geun-hye (third from right) walks toward Tiananmen Square with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders who are in Beijing for China’s 70th anniversary of its victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, on Sept. 3. President Park...

Film industry faces paradigm shift

Experts in the film and visual media business from Korea, China and the U.S. came together in Seoul to evaluate the current state of the industry in their respective countries. They also discussed the proper direction the industry should take in the future, and...

Korea, China to expedite ratification of FTA, establish funds

President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed bilateral cooperation, including the Korea-China free trade agreement, in Beijing on Sept. 2. President Park met with Premier Li as part of her three-day trip to Beijing to attend China's commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary...

Unification of Korea to contribute to peace: Korean, Chinese leaders

President Park Geun-hye (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold summit talks in Beijing on Sept. 2. President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping held summit talks in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 2. The two leaders discussed ways...

Public demands labor reform: president

President Park Geun-hye has urged both labor unions and employers to pursue labor market reform. "Labor market reform is a public demand that no one can afford to resist, and we are in a situation in which only self-driven reform can save us from our...

Seoul Defense Dialogue to strengthen cooperation on global security

  Vice Minister of National Defense Baek Seung-joo (right) and Deputy Director General of Arms Control Moon Sang-gyun (center) explain the upcoming Seoul Defense Dialogue, scheduled for Sept. 9 to 11, during a press briefing for foreign correspondents at the Korea Press Center on Sept....

Pop concert to enamor fans from around the world

A special concert to be held this weekend is revving up to wow pop fans from around the world. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, the Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, southern Seoul, will host the Grand K-Pop Festival. The concert will feature a pop star-studded...

Beauty of Goryeo celadon to unfold in Japan

Some 217 pieces of Goryeo celadon that were found underwater along Korean shores will soon be on display in Osaka. The "Newly Discovered Goryeo Celadon and the Achievements of Underwater Archaeology in Korea" exhibition will take place at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics in Osaka...

Korean media, entertainers captivate Shanghai

Fans swarmed the Shanghai International Exhibition Center (Intex Shanghai) on the afternoon of Aug. 27 to get a glimpse of the boy band Infinite and of TV personality Lee Kwang-soo. The fans yelled out their cheers when Infinite appeared on stage. As the pop...

Korean books grab attention in Beijing

Korean books garnered many readers' attention in Beijing. Some 1,500 Korean books were introduced at the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair held from Aug. 26 to 30. Among them were "The Thorn Mountain" and "Dust Kid," which won a Bologna Ragazzi Award at the Bologna...

Korea exports petrochemical technology to US

A Korean firm will soon begin exporting its petrochemical technology to the U.S. The first-ever Korean firm to do so is Daelim Industrial. The company recently signed a technology license agreement granting Lubrizol the rights to use its technology for the manufacture of polyisobutylenes (PIBs). Based...

Korea via stamps: patriotic girl Ryu Gwan-sun

There is a famous woman and patriot in Korean history who is often compared to France's Joan of Arc. Ryu Gwan-sun (1902-1920) was active in the March 1 Independence Movement in 1919. Ryu was born into a Protestant family in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province)....

Two expats enter food delivery business

When living in another country, the language barrier can be one of the most difficult barriers to leading an otherwise normal life. If not fluent in the country's mother tongue, you may have to ask people around you for a favor to do something as...

Joseon vessel recovered after 600 years

  An ancient vessel excavated near Mado Island in the waters off Taean-gun County in Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province) has turned out to be a jounseon (조운선, 漕運船), a type of ship that delivered grain during Joseon times (1392-1910). The ancient vessel, named Mado No....

President pushes industrial investment, manufacturing skills

President Park Geun-hye attended a ceremony to mark the completion of a new chip factory by SK Hynix in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, on Aug. 25. The chipmaker's new factory, named “M14,” was built on a site about the size of seven and a half football...

Catholic church becomes cultural asset

The Ganggyeong Catholic Church in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province), was officially registered as a cultural asset on Aug. 25. Built in 1961, the church has unique arch beams and boasts a modern and Western architectural style. The church was designed and built by French...

US reality show filmed at Suwon fortress

  A U.S. reality show has been shot at the Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. An episode of the reality show "Better Late Than Never," in which former celebrities travel around Korea, was filmed there. "Better Late Than Never" is an...

Olympic Park becomes selfie hot spot

A stand-alone tree, commonly referred to as the Lone Tree, grows in Olympic Park, southern Seoul. Park visitors stand at the tree to take selfies, filling their SNS feeds. “If you're an SNS user, you got to come here. There are tons of images of...

SK digs underwater tunnel to connect Europe, Asia

Engineers and workers at SK E&C celebrate the completion of the Eurasia Undersea Tunnel in Istanbul on Aug. 22. An underwater tunnel that connects Europe and Asia underneath the Bosphorus has now been linked up using the technology and engineering of a Korean construction firm. SK...

Wild grape wine Meoru de Seo beloved by connoisseurs

Wine can be said to be the fruit of Western civilization. Its origins can be traced back to times when people processed wild grapes and made wine with the processed fruits. Over a span of many years, wine has taken shape mainly across the...

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