Monday, December 9, 2019

President Moon holds phone call with Uzbekistani leader

President Moon Jae-in held a telephone conversation with Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Jan. 24 to discuss measures to boost the bilateral cooperative relationship between the two countries. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in had a telephone conversation with Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on...

Driving force behind successful PyeongChang Games

Song Hyeon-jun drives the free shuttle bus No. TS22 that runs between Gangneung Station and the Olympic Park during the PyeongChang Winter Games, in Gangneung on Feb. 21. Song says that the warm words from the passengers meant everything to him. By Korea.net PyeongChang Olympics Team Photos...

Non-Korean residents participate in local elections

Lin Chun Li, a Korean resident with Chinese citizenship, smiles after voting in the seventh round of quadrennial local elections, at Wongok High School polling station No. 3 in Wongok-dong, Danwon-gu District, Ansan-si City in Gyeonggi-do Province on June 13. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Lee...

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...

Cultural center to be built for South, North Koreans

A 'unified cultural center,' targeting both South Korean residents and North Korean defectors, will be built in the neighborhood of Magok in Gangseo-gu District, Seoul, by 2020. (Ministry of Unification) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Young Shin  In an effort to bridge the gap between North Korean defectors...

Korea, Sri Lanka work together on forensic criminal investigation

Crime scene investigators in Sri Lanka will now be able to use digital and DNA analytical tools during their investigations, as Korea's National Forensic Service (NFS) has begun supporting forensic criminal investigations in Sri Lanka. The NFS will help with equipping digital forensic teams,...

Emblem, slogan unveiled for PyeongChang Cultural Olympiad

Organizers of the Cultural Olympiad for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games pose for a commemorative photo, holding up cubes that spell out the official slogan for the event, 'Culture is added in PyeongChang!' during an unveiling ceremony in Seoul on July...

World’s best airport

Incheon International Airport is one of the best airports in the world. By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Salwa Elzeny Photos = Salwa Elzeny As someone unknown once said, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Airports are the first gateway to your adventures. Airports are a place...

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...

Korea, Senegal to cooperate on NK issues, expanding partnership

President Moon Jae-in (second from left) presents Senegalese President Macky Sall (left) with plush toys of Soohorang and Bandabi, the official mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, after a bilateral meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 19....

Korean milk formula attracts Chinese buyers

Korea-made milk formula is receiving growing attention from Chinese parents these days. Korean milk powder products are winning the trust of Chinese customers who consider the safety and quality of baby formula to be a top priority, as this might well be the first food...

Guidebook of plant names is published online

A book that provides accurate scientific and Korean names for foreign and indigenous plants cultivated in Korea has been published for use by the public. On Dec. 26, the Korea National Arboretum released the "Standard Checklist of Cultivated Plants in Korea," a plant guidebook that...

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