Thursday, August 6, 2020

Candlelight revolution is historic page of UN spirit: president

President Moon Jae-in stresses the meaning of Korea's Candlelight Revolution, as well as the policy priorities and diplomatic direction of his new government, in his keynote speech to the 72nd U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 21. He also...

Cambodia to get Korean smart cities

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Ho-in (left) and Cambodian Minister Chea Sophara of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction pose for a commemorative photo on Aug. 11 in Seoul following the signing of an MOU that covers cooperation on...

President Moon reaches out internationally over NK

President Moon Jae-in holds a series of phone calls with Germany, the U.S. and Russia, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 4, to talk about North Korea’s sixth nuclear weapons test one day earlier. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in made a series of...

Korea, Denmark have cooperation potential: president

President Moon Jae-in and Danish Queen Margrethe Alexandrine Porhildur Ingrid II take a commemorative photograph at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Oct. 20. By Jung Joo-ri and Hahm Hee-eun  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in visited the Amalienborg Palace in Denmark, to meet the Danish Queen...

Dokdo ecological survey reveals 594 new species

Scientists have recently revealed that a total of 594 new organisms, including three species previously not found in Korea and 124 species previously not found in or around Dokdo Island, have been found to be living and thriving in the waters and around the...

Facts About Korea website gets new look

The renewed Facts About Korea website will serve as an archive of the errors that were found about Korea, and link to the corrections, of course, as well as the reporting channel. (KOCIS) By Xu Aiying and Kim Young Shin The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) will present...

Two Koreas agree to restore military communication lines

The leader of the North Korean delegation, Lieutenant General An Ik San (left), and the South’s Major General Kim Do-gyun shake hands before high-level military talks at the Tongilgak Building on the North’s side of the Panmunjeom Truce Village on June 14. (Ministry of...

Korea, Kazakhstan cooperate on archive management

Boris Dzhaparov (left), head of the Archives of the President of Kazakhstan, and Lee Sang Jin, head of the National Archives of Korea, shake hands after signing an MOU outlining cooperation on archive management, in Sejong City on Oct. 27. Korea and Kazakhstan are expanding...

The name of respect: Korea and Egypt

Respect is one of the most important traits in a person. It implies that one is valuable and worthy of dealing with as a dignified individual. In other words, it is the bridge of accomplishing and preserving relationships. Showing respect or politeness circuitously requires...

Imcheonggak, birthplace of a 500-year legacy

As the largest private Hanok residence in Korea, Imcheonggak (임청각, 臨淸閣) represents the 500-year legacy of Andong's Goseong Yi family. Andong-si City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has been celebrated as the Town of the Yangban, or families of noble birth, ever since Joseon times. To this...

[Innovative Startup 5] Cellreturn seeks to revolutionize K-beauty sector via LED masks

Cellreturn CEO Kim Il-soo poses with his company's innovative LED masks at his office in Incheon. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae  Photos = Choi Tae-soon  Incheon | July 22, 2019 A woman in her 30s removes makeup with an ultra-fine particle cleansing device after arriving home from work. She says she...

ASEAN-Korea Train departs to raise mutual understanding

Lee Kyu-young, station master of Seoul Station, on Oct. 16 gives a salute to the departing train at the launching ceremony for the ASEAN-Korea Train. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Oct. 16, 2019 A train on Oct. 16 left Seoul Station to mark the 30th anniversary of dialogue relations...

Two Koreas inspect NK railways

A group of inspectors from South and North Korea inspect a length of the Gyeongui railway line in North Korea on July 24. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Ministry of Unification South and North Korea conducted joint inspections of Northern sections of the Gyeongui railway...

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...

Korea signs FTA with 5 Central American countries

Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong (third from left) joins hands with ministers from five Central American countries at the Korea-Central America Free Trade Agreements (FTA) signing ceremony at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on February 21. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) By Kim Eun-young and Lee Hana Korea has...

Restaurateur in Laos runs lone crusade to protect sovereignty over Dokdo

Youn Jae Wouk owns four Korean restaurants in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. He is pictured here standing in front of one his restaurants with a large sign on the wall reading "Dokdo is Korean territory." By Park Hye Ri and Lee Jihae Photos = Youn Jae Wouk Laos, the...

President Moon’s nat’l cemetery visit begins new year’s official schedule

President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 2 burns incense at the Seoul National Cemetery in the Dongjak-gu district of the capital. (Hyoja-dong Studio) By Kim Young Deok and Yoon Sojung President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 2 began his first official schedule of 2019 by visiting Seoul National Cemetery in the...

Korea, NZ to boost cooperation in sci-tech, defense, Antarctic research

President Moon Jae-in (right) and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Dec. 4 exchange a handshake prior to their summit at Cordis Hotel in Auckland. By Park Gil-ja and Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae Facebook President Moon Jae-in and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Dec....

President Moon proposes turning DMZ into int’l peace zone

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 gives a keynote speech at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook page) By Kim Minji President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 24 in New York proposed transforming the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas...

Exhibition traces history of Balhae, Goryeo

Journey back through time at a special exhibition currently underway in Seoul and retrace the ancient history of two long-ago Korean kingdoms: Balhae (A.D. 698-926) and Goryeo (A.D. 918-1392). The National Museum of Korea recently released a treasure trove dating back to the two kingdoms,...

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