Friday, July 19, 2019

President orders upgrade to human rights commission

Senior presidential secretary for civil affairs Cho Kuk announces President Moon Jae-in’s order to raise the importance of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, at the Chunchugwan press center of Cheong Wa Dae on May 25. By Yoon Sojung Photos: Jeon Han President Moon Jae-in has...

President Moon: ‘Positive peace’ should resolve ‘structural violence’ between Koreas

President Moon Jae-in on June 12 delivers a speech during the Oslo Forum at the University of Oslo in Norway. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 12 explained the peace process on the Korean Peninsula during the Oslo Forum at the...

President Moon meets U.S. foreign affairs committee chairperson

President Moon Jae-in (right) meets with Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 28. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in met with U.S. Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign...

‘Just like erhu strings, I hope for Korea and China to join in harmony’: first lady

First lady Kim Jung-sook learns how to play the erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument, at a music store in the Xinjiekou neighborhood of Beijing on Dec. 13. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana First lady Kim Jung-sook, currently on an official state visit to China alongside President Moon...

Korea, Canada agree on free trade, issues on peninsula

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a phone call on March 20 to talk about working together on free trade and toward a peaceful resolution for Korean Peninsula issues. The photo shows the two leaders at the G20 Summit...

Gwangju marks 39th anniversary of pro-democracy movement

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook on May 18 lay flowers at the May 18 National Cemetery in Gwangju. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Minji and Kim Hwaya  A ceremony to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement of 1980 took place on...

First lady visits disabled, able-bodied community in Singapore

Ho Ching (second from left), the wife of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and first lady Kim Jung-sook (second from right) visit the Enabling Village, a community space dedicated to integrating the disabled with the able-bodied, in Singapore on July 12. By Kim Young Shin  Photos...

‘Dismantling N.Korea’s nukes possible only with strong Seoul-Washington alliance’

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) on June 29 holds a meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (second from left), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in on...

Nation-wide sales attract tourists to Korea

The Korea Grand Sale, a nation-wide series of discounts combined with a tourism promotional campaign, takes place from Jan. 20 to Feb. 28. Tourists are offered discounts and prizes at shopping malls, transportation hubs, hotels, makeup stores, restaurants, cafes and other tourist sites. The Korea...

Seoul to set up ‘soundproof, energy-generating tunnel’

The city of Seoul is to install a soundproof and solar-energy generating tunnel along the Dongbu Expressway. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) By Kim Eun-young and Sohn JiAe A tunnel the size of a soccer field -- approximately 7,192 square meters -- is set to be complete along the Dongbu Expressway,...

Retired Japanese teacher of history returns Declaration of Independence to Korea

Masao Sato on May 29 recounts what led him to donate his family’s original copy of the Korean Declaration of Independence to the Independence Hall of Korea during his visit to Deoksugung Palace in Seoul. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photo = Kim Eun-young Seoul | June 7, 2019 A retired...

Korea, US, Japan share goal of North Korean CVID

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left), Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (center) and Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha hold a joint press conference following a ministerial meeting in Tokyo on July 8. (U.S. Department of State) By Lee Hana  Top diplomats from Korea, the U.S. and Japan...

New variety of flatfish exported to China

A new breed of flatfish developed in Korea has been exported to China for the first time. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Nov. 10 that it has shipped around 20,000 turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), a type of flatfish, to mainland China. The breed...

Vietnamese film festival to be held in Seoul

The Vietnamese romantic comedy film 'The Girl from Yesterday' (2017) will be screened at the Lotte Cinema World Tower during the two-day Vietnamese film festival that starts in Seoul on July 18. By Park Hye Ri and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Korean Film Council Korea's biggest Vietnamese film festival, Vietnam...

Pyeongyang Summit to focus on denuclearization

Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok briefs the press about the schedule for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang to be held from Sept. 18 to 20, at the main press center for the event at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul on Sept....

Sharing with the world, part 6: e-People

The Korean government has been concentrating on establishing e-government services since 1987, when it enacted laws in order to provide high-quality government services to citizens in a more convenient manner. Thanks to such ongoing efforts, Korea’s e-government systems are now being praised all around...

PM invites Facebook friends to watch movie ‘1987: When the Day Comes’

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon (center) poses with some of his Facebook acquaintances at the Piccadilly 1958 CGV theater in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, on Jan. 14. (Prime Minister's Facebook profile) By Kim Young Shin Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon had a get-together with some of his Facebook friends and...

Cheong Wa Dae video shows President Moon’s human side

Cheong Wa Dae released an interview of President Moon Jae-in to mark the first 100 days since his inauguration, on Aug. 18. The photo shows President Moon during a press conference at the Yeongbingwan Guest House on Aug. 17. Cheong Wa Dae By Yoon Sojung Cheong Wa...

Report on royal Joseon tombs now completely published

A comprehensive academic report on Joseon royal tombs, designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, has now been fully published. The report, published serially in nine volumes between 2009 to 2015, is the culmination of 10 years of extensive research into the history, architecture and art...

Hello Mr. K 2018!

International students show off their K-pop dance moves on stage during the Hello Mr. K 2018 concert, held at the Chungnam National University in Daejeon on Oct. 25. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Photos = Kim Sunjoo Daejeon | Oct. 25, 2018 They were amateurs but their energetic dance moves were...

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