Wednesday, September 23, 2020

17 int’l organizations request Korea’s quarantine data

The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency on June 10 announced that the Switzerland-based International Social Security Association and 16 other organizations in 13 countries, including Germany and France, requested data on Korea's quarantine and response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The photo shows staff...

World must know of Dokdo’s common themes: US documentary filmmaker

Matthew Koshmrl, the American director of the feature-length documentary "Land of My Father" about Korea’s easternmost island of Dokdo, said the island holds universal themes that go beyond nationality and race. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Oct. 14, 2019 "The world must know about Dokdo Island,...

Korea to resume WTO complaint vs. Japan over export curbs

Na Seung-sik, deputy minister for trade and investment at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, on June 2 holds a media briefing on the government's responses to and policy directions for Japan's export restrictions on Korea at Government Complex-Sejong in Sejong. (Ministry of...

3 shipyards to build 100 LNG vessels for Qatar

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (right) on June 1 poses with Hyundai Heavy Industries President Ka Sam-hyun in holding an agreement at the signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on a construction capacity reservation deal for LNG vessels at Lotte Hotel in Seoul. Qatari Minister of...

Bank of Korea cuts basic interest rate to 0.50%

Bank of Korea Governor Lee Juyeol, concurrently chairman of the Monetary Policy Board, on May 28 chairs a meeting at the bank's headquarters in Seoul. (Bank of Korea) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae The Bank of Korea's Monetary Policy Board on May 28 lowered the base interest...

Korean content contest Talk Talk Korea 2020 launched

Talk Talk Korea 2020, the biggest global contest for Korea-related content, runs through Sept. 15. Shown in the photo is the K-pop boy band ATEEZ, the 2020 PR ambassador for the Korean Culture and Information Service. (Korean Culture and Information Service) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Talk Talk Korea 2020, the biggest global contest for Korea-related content,...

COVID-19 response, Hallyu boost Korea’s global status

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 7 speaks at his ministry's smart work center in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District in a videoconference with the heads of 19 Korean Cultural Centers in 15 countries. (Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Minister of...

Boy band ATEEZ to promote Korean culture abroad

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 8 appoints the K-pop boy band ATEEZ as promotional ambassadors of the ministry affiliate Korean Culture and Information Service at the ministry's smart work center in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Photos = Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture,...

[People of Wonderland ⑤] Sign language interpreter who cannot wear mask

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...

[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...

[People of Wonderland ③] COVID-19 survivor Lee Hye-chan

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...

[People of Wonderland ②] Corona Map creator Lee Dong-hun

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...

Buddhists mark 2,564th Buddha’s Birthday amid pandemic

The Ven. Wonhaeng, president of the country's largest Buddhist order Jogye, on April 30 performs the ritual of pouring water over a Buddha statue to mark the national holiday Buddha's Birthday after holding a prayer service for the overcoming and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Seoul's...

Epidemiologist: A virus has no national borders

Epidemiology professor Ki Mo-ran chairs the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) policy committee of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine. She is shown here on April 27 giving an interview to Korea.net at the National Cancer Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province. By Kim Young Deok, Cho Su Yeon and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Goyang |...

UAE minister: World wants to know of Korea’s COVID-19 response

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on April 23 smiles while taking part in a videoconference with United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi at the Korean Culture Ministry's smart work center in Seoul. (Heo Man-jin, Minister of Culture, Sports...

Gov’t’s COVID-19 response shared in UNESCO videoconference

First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Oh Yeongwoo (right) on April 22 speaks at a UNESCO-hosted videoconference of culture ministers on responding to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Government Complex-Sejong. (Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae First Vice Minister of Culture,...

Korea’s COVID-19 testing ability earns global kudos

Seegene CEO Chun Jong-yoon on April 21 speaks to ABC News of the U.S. in an interview. His company's test kits have official government approval for urgent use amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Screen capture from ABC News's YouTube channel)   By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae Viewers around the world are leaving messages of admiration and...

Canadian Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Canadian Ambassador to Korea Michael Danagher joins Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet the ambassador and learn more about what Canada and his embassy do in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Produced in cooperation with the Canadian embassy in Seoul Edited by Korea.net

[Evergreen 2020] To medical professionals around the world fighting COVID-19

"Evergreen Tree" is a song that instilled a lot of hope and courage in many Koreans during the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis. With today, April 19, marking the 60th anniversary of the April 19 Revolution, this song has been reborn as a tune dedicated to...

[People of Wonderland ①] Chinese disinfection volunteer Xu Hongtian

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 a worse situation. Korea.net met such people to hear their stories firsthand.   Xu Hongtian (right) on March...

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