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Samchuly bicycles: pedaling across Korea for 70 years
Jan 07, 2015
Bicycles first appeared on the Korean Peninsula in the late 19th century when Korea opened its doors to the world and started adopting Western elements. There are different records as to who was the first to ride a bicycle in Korea. Some say it was Yun Chi-ho (1865 ~ 1945), a lea...

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Naju pears mesmerize Denmark
Jan 02, 2015
Korea-grown Asian pears are gaining popularity in Denmark these days.In celebration of the New Year, the Korean Embassy in Copenhagen sent a pair of pears in baskets to the royal court, to the prime minister's office, to parliament, to the Supreme Court and to the Danish diplomat...

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KT manages the world’s largest underwater telecommunica...
Dec 31, 2014
In what will be remembered as a trailblazing project to use submarine cables to manage superfast cross-border Internet traffic, KT, the nation’s leading integrated wired and wireless telecommunications service provider, will soon also operate the world’s largest international sub...

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Account surplus record set in November
Dec 30, 2014
Korea's account surplus hit a record number in November. The country's account surplus reached USD 11.41 billion last month, an increase of USD 2.57 billion from the USD 8.84 billion surplus seen in October, the Bank of Korea announced in its international balance of payments rep...

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Cleanwrap assures both safety, hygiene
Dec 29, 2014
Packing and storing food safely and hygienically is always important in every household. However, some plastic wraps or disposable food containers aren't free from concerns about endocrine-disrupting chemicals or toxins. There is one firm that has solved such worries with its non...

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Ice cream exports increase rapidly
Dec 24, 2014
Ice cream exports nearly doubled between 2009 to 2013, helping to overcome the heat all around the world. Total ice exports climbed 117 percent, from USD 17.32 million in 2009 to USD 37.47 million in 2013, announced the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on December ...

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Iconic soft drink for 64 years: Chilsung Cider
Dec 23, 2014
The baby boom generation of Korea, born roughly between 1955 and 1966, tends to feel nostalgic about school outings and the picnic food of their childhood. Two of the most common foods from field trips were gimbap, an assortment of vegetables rolled inside edible seaweed, and boi...

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Fursys embodies design, science of office furniture
Dec 19, 2014
A wide range of office furniture can be seen at a Fursys showroom. The black chair in the center was used by leaders at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.World leaders who attended the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit and the 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative S...

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Kia Pride becomes bestseller in Russia
Dec 11, 2014
Kia Motors' subcompact model, the Pride, is enjoying great popularity in Russia. The Pride, sold as the Rio in the Russian market, became the bestselling car in the country for the first time in November. This is also the first time ever for an imported brand to be a bestseller i...

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Hanssem, master of kitchen furnishings
Dec 09, 2014
One of Hanssem's wooden kitchen tables combines cross-legged seating with seating in chairs.In a traditional Korean household, the kitchen was a separate space, separated from the living room and bedrooms. In earlier generations, most people used a traditional kitchen. The fire w...