Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Korean leaders plant tree for peace, prosperity

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un jointly plant a pine tree along the path in the DMZ where Hyundai Group Founder and Chairman Chung Ju-yung (1915-2001) lead a convoy of cattle to Pyeongyang in June 1998, in Panmunjeom on April...

Korea to test-launch first homegrown space rocket

Korea’s first homegrown space rocket engine, the Nuri, is to be test-launched in October. (Ministry of Science and ICT) By Jung Joo-ri and Kim Young Shin Korea’s first homegrown carrier rocket, the KSLV-2 Nuri, will be launched into space in 2021. The Nuri is a three-stage rocket that can carry...

Treasures from ancient Chinese wreck on exhibit in Korea

An ancient trading ship called the Nan’ao No. 1 sank near Nan’ao Island off the coast of Guandong Province in southern China during the reign of the Ming Dynasty’s 13th emperor, Wanli (만력제, 萬曆帝) (r. 1572-1620). The ill-fated vessel was carrying more than 26,000 goods...

President holds interview with CCTV before state visit to China

President Moon Jae-in (right) holds an interview with CCTV news anchor Shui Junyi, at Cheong Wa Dae on Dec. 8. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in shared his thoughts on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, as well as his thoughts on relations...

Sea squirts emerge as good dental solution

When your teeth smart, you can now rely on sea squirts to help ease the pain. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has found a solution in the gallic acid secreted from the marine invertebrate as a way to cure toothaches, a...

Visit world heritage sites, enjoy nature, history

Travel to Hallasan Mountain and to the Seongsan Ilchulbung of Jeju Island and learn more about its volcanic geographic features. Visit the Hwasun Dolmen in Jeollanam-do Province and explore the megalithic culture of prehistoric times. Follow the traces of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660)...

Korean, Russian leaders emphasize expanded cooperation

President Moon Jae-in (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet for talks on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first summit meeting on July...

Palace museum highlights royal Joseon babies

By Kang Gahui and Hahm Hee-eun Seoul | June 27, 2018 Photos and Video = Cultural Heritage Administration When a baby is newly born, everyone feels the same about the baby, all across ages and countries. They are delighted by the birth of a new life, and they wish for...

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...

Korea, Japan discuss copyright laws in Tokyo

The 2015 Korea-Japan Copyright Forum was held on Dec. 14 in Tokyo. The theme of this year's forum was "Protecting the digital society from infringement of copyrighted material." Government officials as well as academic and industry experts in the copyright field were in attendance. The 2015...

‘Arirang,’ a melody across generations

The 2016 Arirang Festival opens on Oct. 8 at the National Museum of Korea with an outdoor concert featuring many variations of the song 'Arirang' and accompanied by the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra. The Korean folk song "Arirang," in genres both old and new, echoed across...

Olympians race through Pyeongchang snowfields

A total of 34 cross-country skiers from 13 countries sprint from the starting line in the women’s skiathlon finals at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup at the Alpensia Cross-Country Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 4. The competition was held as part of...

North Korean nuclear weapons are unacceptable: Palestinian leader

President Park Geun-hye (right) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands during a summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 18. President Park Geun-hye and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have exchanged their views on measures to boost bilateral cooperation between Korea and Palestine. The two...

Gov’t unveils strategic national projects

President Park Geun-hye (center) speaks during the second presidential panel on science and technology, at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 10. "Science and technology will help find solutions to overcome this crisis, and also build momentum for the economy to give itself a boost," said...

Two Koreas to begin joint survey for inter-Korean railway connection

Unification ministry spokesperson Baik Tae Hyun briefs the press about the schedule for the opening of the South Korea-North Korea joint liaison office at the Government Complex Seoul on Sept. 12. (Ministry of Unification) By Oh Hyun-woo and Yoon Sojung The railway connection project between the two Korea got...

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...

‘Inter-Korean Summit to open gate to peaceful coexistence’

The world has been showing great interest in the upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit. Media outlets from around the globe are covering stories related to the Korean Peninsula, visiting the Peace House in Panmunjeom, the summit venue, and the Demilitarized Zone, and holding interviews with...

Korea celebrates Buddha’s birth

The Dharma Ceremony for Buddha’s 2,562nd birthday is held this year at Seoul's Jogyesa Temple on May 22. By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun Photo = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Tae-soon Seoul | May 23, 2018 To celebrate Buddha’s 2,562nd birthday, various Dharma Ceremonies were held across Korea. Among them, one of the...

President Moon, NK delegation enjoy Samjiyon performance

President Moon Jae-in (second from left) talks to President Kim Yong-nam of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (third from left) and Kim Yo-jong (fourth from left), deputy director of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Department of Propaganda and Agitation, after a performance...

Postage stamps show footsteps of independence activists

Korea Post is issuing a series of independence movement stamps to commemorate Korean Independence Day on Aug. 15. (Korea Post) By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun  Four representative historic sites that were locations for Korea's overseas independence movement will be commemorated on postage stamps to mark Korean Independence Day...

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