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Korea in the foreign press

Korea in the foreign press


Hallyu forms base for Korean soft power, says Singapore...
Sep 27, 2016
The wave of Korean media and music sweeping across East Asia and elsewhere is one of the key drivers of Korea's soft power, says Singaporean daily The Straits Times in it...


Korea’s development offers lessons for Kenya
May 31, 2016
President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Kenya seems to be offering the East African nation an opportunity to look back upon itself, all while reviewing Korea’s global role tod...


'Uganda should emulate Korea on poverty fight’
May 29, 2016
The New Vision daily of Sunday Vision, an Ugandan newspaper, features a contribution on May 27 from President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to the country. ...


Korea, Uganda to travel far together on same path: pres...
May 27, 2016
New Vision, an Ugandan daily, publishes President Park Geun-hye's contribution on May 27.  “The Korean administration will work to further advance our bilateral rel...


Ethiopian media focuses on President Park's state visit
May 26, 2016
The state-run English-language Ethiopian Herald and the Amharic-language Addis Zemen newspapers publish articles about President Park Geun-hye's state visit to Ethiopia o...


'Korea to stand with Ethiopian growth, development'
May 26, 2016
The Ethiopian Herald publishes a contribution from President Park Geun-hye on May 25. In her open letter to the newspaper, the president stressed that the bilateral partn...


Korea's pop culture industry, as seen from outside
Jun 05, 2015
Korean pop culture and its culture industry have recently been commented on by some foreign media outlets. On June 2, the BBC shed light on a few YG Entertainment celebri...


New Zealand embraces Korean Cool
May 28, 2015
Half a day by plane from Korea, New Zealand is an island nation populated by only some four and a half million people. Nonetheless, here, too, Korean pop has been recentl...


NYT asks PM Abe to confront Japan's wartime history
Apr 24, 2015
The New York Times (NYT) has called for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to honestly confront Japan's wartime history. In an April 20 editorial titled "Shinzo A...


ASEAN-Korea summit catches attention of foreign press
Dec 16, 2014
Foreign media outlets paid much attention to the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit that was held in Busan on December 11 and 12. They reported with detail that...