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Investment in Green New Deal to reach 3.8% of GDP by 2025

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on May 25 gives the opening speech of the special session of the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) Seoul Summit. (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae The government by...

President Moon’s US visit in photos

Cheong Wa Dae on May 25 released photos of President Moon Jae-in's three-night, five-day working visit to the U.S., including those of the Korea-U.S. summit. Key moments of the chief executive's trip included his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, their one-on-one...

How Korean lyrical opera changed a European scholar’s life

By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Video = Kim Sunjoo, Kang Seunghui and Lee Haneul Seoul | Feb. 22, 2021 Anna Yates-Lu is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the Department of Korean Music of Seoul National University (SNU) who specializes in pansori (traditional lyrical opera). The academic is also active as a performer of the...

Int’l students at university in Paris receive packed Korean meals

Korean Ambassador to France Yoo Dae-jong (fourth from left in front row) and Laurence Marion (fifth from left in front row), executive director of Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris on May 11 pose for a photo at a Korean food sharing event hosted at the school. By Jung Joo-ri and Lee...

Girl group LOONA named this year’s envoy for Korean culture

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hwang Hee on May 10 gives to LOONA member HeeJin a letter of appointment designating the K-pop girl group this year's promotional ambassador of Korean culture at a ceremony hosted by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art...

Current account posts 11th straight month of surplus in March

The Bank of Korea on May 7 said the current account surplus reached USD 7.82 billion in March this year. Pictured are container ships docked at the Port of Gwangyang in Jeollanam-do Province. (Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority) By Park Hye Ri and Lee Hana The nation has maintained a current account...

Scenic night tour of landmark Seoul palace to open

"Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace" will be held from April 29 to June 20. The photo shows Buyongji Pond within the palace grounds in October last year during a tour. (Royal Palaces and Tombs Center) By Kim Yeojin and Joung Haseung   "Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace" that starts on April 29 will...

Incheon airport corp. develops world’s 1st antiviral baggage system

Incheon International Airport Corp. on April 26 announced its development of the world's first smart antiviral baggage system. Shown is a demonstration model of the cutting-edge technology. (Incheon International Airport Corp.) By Lee Jihye and Yoon Hee Young Incheon International Airport Corp. has developed a smart system for automatically disinfecting the luggage of incoming passengers. The...

Korea’s COVID-19 response helping life return to normal: NZ diplomat

Jeongmin Park, deputy head of mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul, on April 15 tells Korea.net in an interview that bilateral relations have been "always good to begin with" at the embassy in Seoul's Jung-gu District.   By Yoon Sojung Photo = Jeon Han Seoul | April. 15,...

President announces higher targets for CO2 emissions at climate summit

President Moon Jae-in on April 22 takes part online in the inaugural Leaders Summit on Climate at Sangchunjae, a Hanok (traditional architecture) building within Cheong Wa Dae, listening to U.S. President Joe Biden. (Cheong Wa Dae's official Facebook page)   By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae President Moon Jae-in has...

French culinary school to teach Korean Buddhist temple cuisine

Le Cordon Bleu has introduced a course on cooking Korean Buddhist temple cuisine at the French culinary school's London campus. (Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism)   By Yoon Hee Young The France-based Le Cordon Bleu, one of the world's top three culinary schools, will introduce a regular course on cooking Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The Cultural Corps...

Int’l forum in Seoul proposes climate response fund

The Climate Finance Forum on April 13 was jointly held at the Conrad Seoul Hotel by the P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) Secretariat and the Ministry of Economy and Finance under the theme "Accelerating Climate Finance and Investment for...

Royal court evening banquet from 1902 to be reenacted

A media rehearsal of "Yajinyeon," a reinterpretation of an evening banquet hosted by the Joseon Dynasty's royal court, is performed on April 8 at Yeakdang Hall of the National Gugak Center in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. This event debuted in 1902 to celebrate King Gojong's...

Korea, China FMs pledge cooperation for President Xi’s visit, ‘2+2’ talks

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 3 greet each other at a hotel in Xiamen, a southwestern city in China's Fujian Province, before holding their bilateral talks. (Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Minister of Foreign...

[Ambassadors’ voices from New Northern Partners 2: Uzbekistan] ‘FTA to offer chances for bilateral economic development

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), a government agency seeking to promote a deeper and better understanding of Korea to the world, will mark its 50th anniversary this year. To observe this milestone, Korea.net is presenting a series of interviews with ambassadors from...

How centuries-old Korean bronzeware stays relevant today

The traditional tableware yugi comprises firm and solid dishes made of 78% copper and 22% tin. (Kim Sunjoo) By Kim Hyelin, Yoon Hee Young, Lee Jihae and Joung Haseung Seoul | March 16, 2021 A classic tableware has always appeared on important dinner tables such as those of the 2018 inter-Korean summit and the 2019 visit to Korea by then U.S. President Donald Trump. The distinct...

‘Korea to achieve moon landing by 2030 via homegrown rocket’

President Moon Jae-in on March 25 speaks at the "Space Strategy Presentation for Korea Following Nuri Thrust Engine Combustion Test" at Naro Space Center in Goheung-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province. By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Facebook President Moon Jae-in on March 25 said, "Next year,...

Photo exhibition in Seoul honors Korean immigrants in Cuba

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 25 announced the opening of a photo exhibition to run through March 31 marking the centennial anniversary of Korean immigration to Cuba at the Center for Participatory Diplomacy in Seoul's Seocho-gu District. The photo shows Deputy Foreign Minister for...

‘Mutual exchange year’ to mark 30 years of Korea-Russia ties

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong (second from left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on March 24 celebrate the launch of the "2020-2021 Year of Mutual Exchange between Korea and Russia" during the opening ceremony for the year at the Westin Chosun Seoul...

‘Cooperation with Costa Rica to boost Korea’s ties with Latin America’

Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Rodolfo Solano Quiros in a March 18 interview with Korea.net proposed a green and inclusive approach as the only way to overcome the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. He is shown here delivering a speech on March 17...

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