Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Korean cultural traditions served up in Paris

A wide variety of craftworks created by artisans welcomes visitors to the International Heritage Show at the Louvre Museum in Paris as the exhibit kicks off on Nov. 4. The International Heritage Show, an annual event that kicked off at the Louvre Museum in Paris...

Korea, US take first steps toward peaceful Korean Peninsula

President Moon Jae-in (left) speaks to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 30 following a summit with his U.S. counterpart. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae “Korea and the U.S. have agreed to achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula --...

Baby’s big dayBaby’s big day

As in any country, a baby’s first birthday is a big deal in Korea. In the past, due to various reasons, such as famine and disease, many babies didn’t make it to their first birthday. So those that did got a huge party to...

Research team develops world’s first foldable battery

No, it is not a paper crane -- it is a battery. A research team led jointly by Lee Sun-young at the Korea Forest Research Institute and Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a foldable, windable and...

Arbor Day falls on April 5

President Moon Jae-in (left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook plant a pine tree at a garden near the Yeomingwan office building at Cheong Wa Dae to commemorate Sikmogil Arbor Day on April 5. By Kim Hyelin and Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Every year, people celebrate Sikmogil Arbor Day (식목일) on...

Korean, US leaders hold 15th phone call to cooperate on US-NK summit

President Moon Jae-in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on the morning of May 20 to discuss recent announcements from Pyeongyang. (Cheong Wa Dae Facebook) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in held a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump on May 20, one day before...

Inter-Korean liaison office partially resumes operations

Unification Ministry Spokesperson Baik Tae Hyun on March 25 tells a news briefing that the inter-Korean liaison office in the North Korean border city of Gaeseong was partially normalized after several Pyeongyang officials returned. The North on March 22 had pulled all of its...

Social enterprise seeks better world through natural products

Social enterprises are generally small companies that make a profit by engaging in business activities ranging from production to sales, while at the same time providing people, especially those in need, with services or jobs. Their aim is to improve the quality of life...

Koreas top two CNN lists on ‘good things that happened in 2018’

President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embrace ahead of talks during their historic summit on April 27, 2018. (2018 Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana The two Koreas pledging to end the Korean War and marching under one flag at...

Korea, Tanzania discuss expanded cooperation

Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Mahiga (left) shakes hands with his Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se following a meeting in Seoul on April 24. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Lee Hana Korea and Tanzania have reviewed the past 25 years of diplomatic relations between their two...

Korean recipes: Yakgwa deep-fried honey cookies

Yakgwa are cookies that can also be medicine, and the snack has one of the longest histories in Korean cuisine. The snack originated during the era of Korea's three kingdoms, roughly 57 B.C. to A.D. 668. According to "The Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms" (Samguk...

‘Korea, GCF to strengthen cooperation’: deputy PM

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Howard Bamsey (left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Kim Dong-yeon shake hands at Seoul’s Shilla Hotel on Oct. 23. (Ministry of Strategy and Finance) By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy...

OECD finds the future of well-being in inclusive growth

Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Jose Angel Gurria gives a keynote address at the 6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Songdo Convensia Center, Incheon, on Nov. 27. By Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kim Sunjoo Songdo | Nov. 28, 2018Policymakers and...

Korea, Central & South America collaborate on pharmaceuticals, medicine

Participants in the K-Pharma Academy, a pharmaceuticals and medical knowledge-sharing program between the Korean government and governments in Central and South America, inspect some medical devices at the Wonju Medical Industry Techno Valley in Gangwon-do Province on April 19. The Korean government has shared the...

Korea Day in Thailand

At the beginning of this February, the Korea Tourism Organization in Thailand held a Korea tourism fair for people who love to travel to Korea as free independent travelers (FIT) called the “Love Korea, K-style Day,” at a shopping center in Bangkok, Siam Square...

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...

Montpellier mayor to receive Korean Order of Cultural Merit

Mayor of Montpellier, France, Philippe Saurel has been selected as a recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit, Hwagwan metal, for promoting Korean arts and culture in France. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Photos = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mayor of Montpellier Philippe Saurel, who has been...

President Moon meets Mongolian PM

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh following their meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 15. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in met with Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 15. They discussed...

President Moon calls for stronger military stance against North Korea

Presidential Senior Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Young-chan briefs the press about the outcome of a National Security Council emergency meeting convened following North Korea’s missile launch on Aug. 29. Pictured is the senior secretary in a briefing at Cheong Wa Dae on June...

President Moon addresses major public concerns

President Moon Jae-in speaks to the nation about his government’s new policies, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 20. He is speaking alongside ministers, top presidential aides and more than 280 members of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Presidential Transition. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa...

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