Monday, May 13, 2019

Korea, China reconfirm bilateral accord to reduce fine dust

Vice Environment Minister Park Chun-kyoo on March 15 gives a presentation on Korean environmental policy at the fourth U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. (Ministry of Environment) By Kim Hwaya  High-ranking Korean and Chinese environmental officials who attended the fourth United Nations (U.N.) Environment Assembly in Nairobi,...

KCC in Hong Kong to mark 1st anniversary with art exhibit

"My Story" by Korean painter Hwang Yong-yop (Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Hong Kong from March 27 to April 27 will hold the Korean Contemporary Artist Exhibition to mark the center's first anniversary. Aiming to promote...

Korea, Malaysia to pursue free trade agreement

President Moon Jae-in (left) on March 13 holds a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following their summit in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on March 13 pledged to reach...

Graffiti artist presents alternative images of famous activists through works

Graffiti artist Leodav on Feb. 18 explains what initially made him draw Korean independence fighters during an interview with Korea.net at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. (Kim Sunjoo) By Song Baleun and Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Leodav Art Crew (L.A.C.) Studio Seoul | Feb....

Former S. Korean, American diplomats: second NK-US summit was no failure

Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens (third from left) speaks on March 5 during a forum hosted by the Korea Foundation and the Atlantic Council in Washington. (Korea Foundation) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung Former American and South Korean diplomats on March 5 said the latest summit...

First lady hosts luncheon for int’l students from Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia

First lady Kim Jung-sook on March 6 greets a group of international students from three Southeast Asian nations in a luncheon held at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana Photos = Cheong Wa Dae First lady Kim Jung-sook on March 6 hosted a luncheon at Cheong Wa...

Korea, Philippines to mark 70th year of bilateral ties with cultural events

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) on June 4, 2018, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in their summit in Seoul. Both leaders agreed to designate 2019 as the "Year of Mutual Exchanges between Korea and the Philippines." (Cheong Wa Dae) By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya The...

Costa Rican student’s innovative timer helps non-Koreans make better kimchi

Maria Jose Reyes, a Costa Rican graduate student who developed a kimchi timer while earning her master's at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), on Feb. 26 describes her invention at Korea.net's Seoul office. (Jeon Han) By Xu Aiying, Song Baleun and Lee Hana Seoul | Feb....

President Moon pledges to expedite inter-Korean cooperation

President Moon Jae-in (third from right) on March 4 chairs a National Security Council meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Song Baleun and Kim Minji The Moon administration seeks to expedite further dialogue and act as a mediator between North Korea and the U.S. in the...

President Moon to visit Brunei, Malaysia, Cambodia next week

President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will visit Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia. (Hyoja Studio) By Park Gil-ja and Lee Hana  President Moon Jae-in from March 10-16 will make official visits to Brunei, Malaysia and Cambodia, Cheong Wa Dae announced on March 4. "The aim is to create a community that...

Main halls of 2 Seoul palaces to be opened to public

Myeongjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 266) at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul is the largest jeongjeon (main hall) in Korea. The interior of the one-story building will be opened to the public for the first time in spring and fall this year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  Photos = Changgyeonggung...

Korea sees earlier arrival of spring this year

Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms this year will bloom three to five days earlier than in an average year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea.net DB Spring has arrived in Korea considerably ahead of schedule. Gyeongchip, the day when frogs wake from their hibernation among the 24...

March First Independence Movement Day

We are at Gwanghwamun Square in the heart of Seoul on March 1, where a ceremony is taking place to mark the centennial for the March First Independence Movement. One hundred years ago today, Korea's first uprising against Japanese colonial rule began on March 1,...

President Moon: Korea’s next century will unite us in heart and mind

President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook and a group of 33 representatives make their way to Gwanghwamun Square on March 1 led by a giant national flag used during the March First Independence Movement in 1919. By Jeon Han and Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han, Hyoja-dong Studio Seoul | March...

[Now in Hanoi] Unfamiliar banner hangs on Hanoi street in early morning

A street in downtown Hanoi at 5 a.m. on Feb. 28. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team Hanoi | Feb. 28, 2019 Photos = Kim Eun-young  On the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, before sunrise at 5 a.m. on Feb. 28, people started their day by working out, riding motor scooters or...

Korea, UAE agree to expand cooperation in high-tech sectors

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Feb. 27 shake hands before starting their bilateral summit at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Jihye Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed...

Int’l Media Center opened for 2nd NK-US summit in Hanoi

Domestic and foreign journalists on Feb. 27 are busy at work at the International Media Center of the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Labor Cultural Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam. By Korea.net Special Reporting Team Hanoi | Feb. 27, 2019 The International Media Center (IMC) for the second summit between North Korea...

Foreign minister urges ‘victim-centered approach’ toward sex slave issue

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha on Feb. 25 gives the keynote address at the High-level Segment of the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Facebook Page) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Jihye Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha...

‘Tech advances should benefit all people’

Chang Byung Gyu, chairperson of the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says technological advances should benefit all people, not just the privileged few. (Jeon Han) By Kim Young Deok and Lee Hana Seoul | Feb. 1, 2019 Imagine a foreign backpacker making her way through a remote Korean...

President Moon vows to prepare for ‘new regime on Korean Peninsula’

President Moon Jae-in (second from left) on Feb. 25 speaks in a meeting of senior presidential aides at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 25 said his administration will prepare for a new regime on the Korean Peninsula...

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