Sunday, August 18, 2019

President Moon greets national WorldSkills team

President Moon Jae-in smiles as he receives a caricature of himself from Kim Eun-ho from the Chungnam Design Art High School, one of the Korean participants in the 44th WorldSkills 2017 competition that took place recently in Abu Dhabi, at Cheong Wa Dae on...

Korea, Poland unite through pop music

The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of...

Roman Catholic shrine built to honor first Korean saint

By Korea.net Honorary Reporter John Paul Vergonia Photos = John Paul Vergonia Who would have taught that a quiet place here in the Philippines was once occupied by a Roman Catholic Korean saint? The Shrine of St. Andrew Kim Taegon is in Bocaue, Bulacan, in the Philippines. In the municipal...

Foreign minister emphasizes PyeongChang spirit for peace, prosperity

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha delivers the keynote speech at the 37th UNHCR Session in Geneva on Feb. 26. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) By Lee Kyong Mi and Yoon Sojung Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha attended the high-level segment of the 37th regular session of the U.N....

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...

Korean War veterans are our nation’s pride and history: president

President Moon Jae-in on June 23 speaks in a reception at Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul for Korean War veterans to mark the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 23 said, "All...

North Korean cheering squad performs in Gangneung

A North Korean brass band and cheering squad, currently visiting South Korea to mark the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, performs at the Live Site at the Gangneung Olympic Park on Feb. 15. By Korea.net PyeongChang Olympics Team  Photos = Jeon Han Gangneung | Feb. 15, 2018 A North Korean...

Art troupe shows charms, joys of Korea

Vietnamese participants learn how to play traditional Korean musical instruments at the Korean Culture Center in Vietnam. (Korean Culture Center in Vietnam) By Xu Aiying and Hahm Hee-eun The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation announced on Aug. 6 that the Global...

President Moon: Korea, Finland to boost cooperation through innovation

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 11 shake hands at the Korean-Finnish Startup Summit in Helsinki. By Song Baleun and Lee Jihae  Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in on June 11 said at the Korea-Finland Startup Summit in Helsinki, "I strongly believe that...

UNHCR special envoy Jolie thanks the Korean gov’t for supporting Yemeni refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie (left) and Minister of Justice Park Sang-ki hold a meeting at the ministry’s office in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province on Nov. 4. By Kim Young Shin  Photos = UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency Actress Angelina Jolie thanked Korean government for...

Travel back 600 years at Naganeupseong Village, Fortress

Naganeupseong Village, a neighborhood that has retained the look and feel of early Joseon days, is made up of 98 households. Wisps of white smoke rise from the thatched roofs as the floors are heated against an early spring chill. A few alleyways down, over...

OECD upgrades Korean economic growth to 3.2 percent

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lifted Korea’s economic growth outlook for 2017 to 3.2 percent, on Nov. 28. The photo above shows President Moon Jae-in (right) during a meeting with Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the OECD, at Cheong Wa Dae...

Soju, Korea’s representative liquor

Soju is a popular local spirit that has comforted people's hearts for many years. No matter whether people feel happy or sad, it has remained Koreans' best friend for a long time. Some people would say they feel something is missing without soju when...

Mountain village goes high tech

A farming village nestled along the slopes of Jirisan Mountain in Cheonghak-dong, Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South Gyeongsang Province), has transformed itself into an information and communications technology-based village. On July 6, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and KT, a telecommunications provider,...

Resolution passed to commemorate independence fighter

California State Assembly members and officials from the Korean consulate in Los Angeles pose for a photo in LA on Aug. 13. (Consulate general of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles) By Kim Min-Jeung  The assembly of the California state legislature passed a resolution to designate...

Seoul, Berlin can play bigger roles in G20

German Ambassador to Korea Stephan Auer emphasizes the potential growth of Korea-Germany cooperation, during an interview with Korea.net in Seoul on June 21. By Yoon Sojung and Min Yea-Ji Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | June 21, 2017 “People-to-people exchanges were the foundation that led to the development of Korea-Germany relations.” So said...

Joseon king celebrates mother’s birthday

King Jeongjo (1752-1800) was the 22nd Joseon monarch and was a filial son who loved his father. He had a tough childhood because his father, who was a prince and not the actual king, was killed when Jeongjo was just 10 years old. One...

Seong of Baekje, the Holy King (성왕, 聖王)

Seong of Baekje, the Holy King (성왕, 聖王) (r. 523-554) Seong was instrumental in the Baekje resurgence and in founding its new capital. He made Buddhism the official state religion and reigned over the glory days of Baekje. However, after an alliance of more than...

Korea-US alliance based on diplomacy, national security: president

Richard Haass (left), president of the Council on Foreign Relations, is greeted by President Moon Jae-in at Cheong Wa Dae on June 21. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in held a meeting with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, at...

Korean historical exhibit comes to Singapore

White porcelain pots, known as moon jars, are one of the representative artifacts that portray the beauty and philosophy of art from Joseon times (1392-1910). 'Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life' is a special exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore that...

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