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President Moon: Our economy is strong, its future positive

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 5 gives a speech at a ceremony for the 2019 Trade Day held at the Seoul COEX. (Hyoja-dong Studio)   By Lee Hana President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 5 said Korea will not stop until it achieves its goal of becoming one of the world's top four...

Korea-Japan forum blames biased media reports for stoking bilateral conflict

Korean and Japanese reporters on Dec. 4 attend the forum "The Media's Role for a Solution to Korea-Japan Conflict" held at the Seoul Press Center and analyze how the media in both countries are covering the Korea-Japan conflict and come up with solutions. (Kim...

KCC events worldwide in Dec. to feature year-end events

The Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra will perform on Dec. 14 at a municipal performance hall in Ankara, Turkey. (KCC Turkey) By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and its culture worldwide through hosting arts and cultural events. The...

President Moon: Startups will revive future of Korea and ASEAN

President Moon Jae-in (sixth from left in first row) on Nov. 26 poses for a photo with the leaders from the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the ASEAN-ROK Startup Summit, a side event of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK...

ASEAN-Korea summit venue equipped with Muslim-friendly amenities

Members of Indonesian media on Nov. 25 put halal food on their plates at the restaurant of the Media Center at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) during the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative summit. By Kim Young Deok and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Young Deok Busan | Nov. 25, 2019 "I...

PM Lee: ASEAN-Korea summit to be ‘safest and most successful in history’

Korean special forces on Nov. 21 hold a demonstration of an anti-terrorism operation at BEXCO four days before the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = The Protection and Security Office Korean special forces on Nov. 21 held a national anti-terrorism drill at the Busan...

Culture Ministry, UNESCO team up for DMZ’s World Heritage bid

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Nov. 19 takes a group photo with the participants of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers of Culture at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. By Song Baleun and Kim Minji Photos = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and...

Protection-security office for ASEAN-Korea summit opened

The Protection and Security Office for the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit is opened on Nov. 15 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) to ensure security and safety at the event. Shin Yong-wook, vice chief of the Presidential Security Service (fifth from left) and staff from...

Ex-nat’l soccer coach Cha to receive German honor

Cha Bum-kun in October 2017 gives an interview to Korea.net at his home in Seoul's Pyeongchang-dong neighborhood. He will receive the Federal Cross of Merit from the German government. (Korea.net DB) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya Former national men's soccer coach and German pro league legend Cha Bum-kun will receive the Federal Cross of Merit...

World’s biggest free trade deal concluded at RCEP summit

President Moon Jae-in (fifth from the right) on Nov. 4 holds hands with leaders of countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world's largest free trade agreement,...

Nation’s biggest shopping festival Korea Sale Festa marks 4th year

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (second from the left) on Oct. 31 laughs with popular TV personality Kang Ho-dong, the promotional ambassador for the 2019 Korea Sale Festa in Seoul. By Kim Yeong Deok and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Oct. 31, 2019 A pre-opening street event for...

KCC in Paris to relocate, others to hold food and film events

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, which will relocate to another part of the French capital on Nov. 20, will host cultural events such as exhibitions and performances. (Korean Cultural Center in France) By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya Since 1979, Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) have promoted Korea and...

Busan police launch security detail for Korea-ASEAN summit

The Police Guard Security Group, which is in charge of security at the Korea-ASEAN special summit in Busan next month, on Oct. 30 holds its launching ceremony at the Suyeong Bay Yachting Center in Busan. Pictured here is the group's SWAT team demonstrating an anti-terrorist operation. By Song Baleun and Kim Hwaya   Photos = Busan Metropolitan...

Pioneering Korea-Myanmar cultural exchanges through K-pop

JBJ Entertainment Chairwoman Jeong Bunja on Oct. 18 underscores Myanmar's potential and the fondness of Myanmarese for Korean culture as reasons for boosting bilateral cultural exchanges. By Yoon Sojung Photos = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Oct. 28, 2019 "K-pop holds a lot of significance as the middle ground of the...

Events nationwide mark 20th annual Dokdo Day

Dokdo Island, also known as the Liancourt Rocks, is a group of small islets in the East Sea. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana A series of events nationwide on Oct. 25 marked Dokdo Day, which commemorates the official proclamation of Emperor Gojong in 1900 declaring Dokdo as territory attached to Ulleungdo Island. One hundred years later in...

Event offers coffee made from ASEAN-originated beans

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Oct. 25 makes coffee with beans from the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on a vending truck at Cheonggye Plaza in Seoul. (Kim Sunjoo) By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Video = Choi Taesoon Seoul | Oct. 25, 2019 Cafe ASEAN, an event that offers free coffee made from beans imported from...

Korean, ASEAN culture ministers pledge more cultural cooperation

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (center) on Oct. 24 poses for a photo with his counterparts from member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the 2019 Special AMCA Plus ROK Meeting at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju. By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae Photos = Jeon Han Gwangju  | Oct. 24, 2019 The...

‘Talk Talk Korea 2019’ contest honors 7 grand prize winners

Korea Culture and Information Service Director (KOCIS) Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) on Oct. 24 takes photos with the seven grand prize winners of the international Korea-related content competition "Talk Talk Korea 2019" and two selected Korea.net reporters at the Asia Culture Center in...

3 city-run programs raising public safety in Seoul

Though Seoul ranks eighth in the Safe Cities Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the city government is continually seeking to raise public safety. Since 2013, the capital has offered the safety services Safe Back Home Scout, Safe Parcel Service for Women and...

Award-winning seasoning to spread kimchi’s appeal worldwide

Kimchi Seasoning Mix eliminates the smell of kimchi and its salty taste, allowing non-Koreans to enjoy the spicy condiment more easily. This powder can be added to salad, French fries or chicken. By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya Photo, Video = Kim Sunjoo It looks like dried red pepper powder...

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