Monday, January 27, 2020

People who love Korea more than Koreans do(2)

This is a follow-up article to a series of interviews with the contestants in the 2015 “Exploring Korean Humanities Together” competition held in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, on July 4. Khalilzade Nihat, Azerbaijan, Hanyang University - In the competition, your team focused on art...

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...

Korea, UNWTO seek to expand cooperation on tourism

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Korea, Indonesia to cooperate on car industry

Kang Sung-chun, deputy mister for trade at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, gives a speech during the first Korea-Indonesia Automotive Dialogue, at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Aug. 24. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Lee Yoonseo and Hahm Hee-eun The first Korea-Indonesia Automotive Dialogue...

Singing the praises of VR technology

Korea.net writer Son Gina, wearing virtual reality (VR) headgear, sings before a virtual group of cheering fans. The latest karaoke technology integrates VR software in allowing a user to sing favorites in another reality. (Lee Hana) By Lee Hana and Son Gina Seoul | June 23, 2017 With a band...

Korean porcelain comes to Milan

Artist Lee Seyong’s porcelain tea set is a part of 'Between Serenity and Dynamism: Korean Ceramics,' an exhibition of 90 Korean works of pottery on display at La Triennale di Milano from April 4 to 9. (Korea Craft & Design Foundation) By Xu Aiying and...

Inter-Korean cooperation should involve Russia: President Moon

President Moon Jae-in holds an interview with Mikhail Gusman, first deputy director general of Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency, at Cheong Wa Dae on June 20. The interview was held with Russian media outlets, including the news agency, as well as Rossiskaya Gazata and state...

Korea, Russia celebrate 25 years of diplomacy

President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at Cheong Wa Dae in 2013. President Park and President Putin exchanged congratulatory letters on Sept. 30 celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Moscow. President Park Geun-hye and Russian President Vladimir...

World No Tobacco Day, ‘smoking is murder’

This year’s poster for World No Tobacco Day 2018 says, ‘Smoking isn’t just suicide, it’s murder.’ (Ministry of Health and Welfare) By Kim Tae Won and Hahm Hee-eun On May 31, the government is holding a ceremony to celebrate World No Tobacco Day and is participating in the global...

‘Arts can bind us together across borders’

President Park Geun-hye speaks to the audience after the K-culture in Nairobi concert on May 31 in the Kenyan capital. Korea and Kenya have exchanged their heartfelt emotions through music, sports and dance. A cross-culture performance, the K-culture in Nairobi concert, was held in the Kenyan...

Korea, UK take resolute stance on N. Korea

U.K. Secretary of State Boris Johnson (left) and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se hold bilateral talks in London on Feb. 22 where they discussed measures to strengthen sanctions on North Korea. Korea and the U.K. have agreed to further strengthen cooperation to counter threats from North...

IOC calls NK participation in PyeongChang ‘a great step in Olympic spirit’

The International Olympic Committee issued a statement that welcomes the participation of North Korea in the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, on Jan. 9. Pictured is IOC President Thomas Bach (right) in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 20...

Enjoy Korean strawberries all around the world

Korean strawberries are sweet and firm, and they are quite popular among overseas customers. Singaporean customers will now be able to enjoy fresher and more delicious Korean strawberries. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on March 3 that it has successfully exported the “Maehyang” variety of...

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...

See you again in Pyeongchang: first lady

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook pose for a photo with hotel staff in Berlin on July 6, as they hold up plush toys of Soohorang the white tiger and Bandabi the Asiatic black bear, mascots for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic...

Korea to create database of African geography, resources

Director General Choe Byong-Nam of the National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) (left) and President Synn Joong Ho of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) shake hands after signing an MOU outlining cooperation on creating a combined database for Africa's geography and...

President Moon: Startups will revive future of Korea and ASEAN

President Moon Jae-in (sixth from left in first row) on Nov. 26 poses for a photo with the leaders from the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the ASEAN-ROK Startup Summit, a side event of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK...

Korea, Denmark expand industrial cooperation

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen (third from left) meets President Park Geun-hye (third from right) at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 25. President Park Geun-hye and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen agreed to expand the scope of industrial cooperation between their two countries...

Gwangju job project spurring other cities to pursue similar ventures

President Moon Jae-in (center) on Jan. 31 delivers a congratulatory speech at the signing ceremony for the Gwangju job project, a revolutionary joint venture between the Gwangju municipal government and Hyundai Motor Company. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Minji and Kim Young Shin  The Gwangju job project, considered a...

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Jeonggangwon, a traditional Hanok compound that serves some traditional Korean food, is located in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Kim Young Deok and Kim Young Shin The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has introduced this year’s winners in its competition of traditional Hanok tour programs for international tourists. The...

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