Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Korea, China vow to further enhance bilateral cooperation

President Park Geun-hye (right) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang prior to a summit at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct. 31. President Park Geun-hye held a summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his official visit to Korea, at Cheong Wa Dae on Oct....

President talks with Canada, Philippines leaders

President Park Geun-hye shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a summit held on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in Manila on Nov. 18. Korea-Canada summit President Park Geun-hye, currently on a trip to Manila to attend the 23rd...

Korea, China open joint agricultural lab

Administrator of the Rural Development Administration Lee Yangho (seated, left) and President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Li Jia-yang (李家洋) (seated, right) sign an MOU to launch a Korea-China joint research laboratory, in Beijing on Dec. 11. Korea and China have launched a...

Hansan Sogokju,’ The sit-down drink’

Hansan Sogokju is one of the better-known brands of local alcohol that are well-loved across Chungcheongnam-do Province. With just one sip, its unique taste and smell spread across the palate, causing anyone to desire another sip. Sampling some more of it will make you not...

Stay overnight with books in a ‘home for paper’

The Jijihyang hotel provides Author Rooms where guests can not only read the books stacked on the shelves, but can also be inspired by all the books there written by Korean authors. Nowadays, there are small, easy-to-come-by libraries right next door to us in our...

Korean recipes: Ipchun osinban five spring greens

Ipchun (입춘, 立春) marks the beginning of the first of the 24 solar terms and it falls around Feb. 4. It heralds the beginning of spring and the time to start farming. As the spring air begins to spread, the body's metabolism gets more...

Culture to be new engine of growth: president

President Park Geun-hye (center) speaks during the fifth meeting of the Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment, held at the Culture Creation Venture Complex in Seoul on April 11. President Park Geun-hye has lauded the smash hit TV show “Descendants of the Sun” as being “a...

Jeju rock statues donated to Netherlands, Paraguay

Traditional stone statues made from the volcanic rock of Jeju Island, dol hareubang in Korean, have been donated to the cities of Gorinchem in the Netherlands and to the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion. A pair of dol hareubang statues was erected in the city of...

Korea, 5 Asian countries share silk worm knowhow

Korea and five Asian countries have shared their knowhow and expertise in sericulture technology and have discussed measures to boost cooperation. Sericulture is the raising of silk worms for the production of raw silk. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) provided a training workshop on sericulture...

Gov’t to extend infertility treatment, support benefits

Minister of Health and Welfare Chung Chinyoub delivers a briefing about the government’s new measures to tackle the issue of low birthrates. Starting next month, the government will expand infertility treatment support to couples at all income levels. It will also raise the monthly allowance for...

Korea, Kenya, Uganda come closer through music

Korean musician Don Spike (center) and band mates perform on Aug. 29 at a shopping mall in Nairobi. The Africa Sings Korean Soul concerts were held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 in four cities across Kenya and Uganda. Musicians from Korea, Kenya and Uganda...

Exhibition highlights knowledge, wisdom of seniors

Farmer Yim Dae-gyu looks at his collection of records and old calendars. Yim has been keeping detailed records of his daily routine and a farming journal in notebooks and calendars for 59 years. Old, faded notebooks are filled with handwritten records and drawings. Looking at the...

Dokdo’s underwater paradise revealed

Italian underwater photographer Guglielmo Cicerchia wins the gold prize in the close-up category of the Ulleungdo-Dokdo International Underwater Photography Competition 2016. A shrimp with red stripes and white dots shows up in the darkness. A group of colorful fish swims peacefully between the underwater rocks. These are...

President Moon hopes Korea, UAE can develop ‘true brotherhood’

President Moon Jae-in (right) meets Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak Abu Dhabi, chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, at Cheong Wa Dae on Jan. 9. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Xu Aiying and Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in shared his opinions on how to further develop bilateral ties...

Korea-US alliance led to inter-Korean talks, Pyongyang at Olympics: president

President Moon Jae-in (right) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Feb. 8. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in said in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Feb. 8 that, “The U.S.’ resolute...

Painting exhibit highlights French-Korean artist

The exhibition 'Rhee Seundja: Road to the Antipode' opens in the Gwacheon Gallery 2 and in the Main Hall at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art on March 22. The photo shows one of the Rhee's works that depicts the view from...

Museums attract spring visitors

Paintings and calligraphy works related to butterflies and spring flowers are on display at the National Museum of Korea starting April 10. The photo shows the ‘Painting of Flowers’ (화훼도, 花卉圖) by Joseon artist Shin Myeong-yeon (신명연, 申命衍) (1809-1886). (National Museum of Korea) By Xu Aiying and Kim...

President Moon to attend Korea-Japan-China summit on May 9

President Moon Jae-in holds a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Russia on Sept. 7 last year. By Sohn JiAe Photos = Cheong Wa Dae President Moon Jae-in will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Tokyo on May 9. The...

Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village wins international award

The Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, which used to be a shanty town for refugees after the Korean War, has become a tourist attraction after many years of restoration. (Busan Metropolitan Government) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Young Shin  Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village has won the “International Award...

Publishers discuss new definition of ‘book’ at Seoul book fair

Visitors to the 2018 Seoul International Book Fair look around the books on display at the COEX convention center in Seoul on June 20. By Xu Aiying and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Seoul | June 20, 2018 "We want to publish more top-notch literary...

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