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President Park meets with IOC head
Sep 19, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held discussions with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on the successful hosting of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, at Cheong Wa Dae on September 18. The IOC president told President Park to look forward to the Incheon Asia...

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Cheongju chosen as candidate for East Asian Cultural Ci...
Sep 18, 2014
Cheongju City, the capital of Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province), has been designated as an East Asian Cultural City 2015 candidate. Under the East Asian Cultural City project, which launched this year, each of the three nations involved -- Korea, China and Japan -- c...

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North must show sincerity, willingness, president tells...
Sep 18, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has expressed her willingness to hold high-level meetings with North Korean leaders, in a recent interview with the Reuters news agency. In regard to possible high-ranking meetings between the two Koreas, Park said that she is, "ready to talk with anyone,"...

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Creative economy to revive domestic economy: President
Sep 16, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has said that the Korean government will revitalize the domestic economy by establishing science and technology innovation centers that can realize her administration's vision for the creative economy. The president was speaking on September 15 at a ceremo...

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President to pay state visit to Canada, attend UN meeti...
Sep 15, 2014
President Park Geun-hye will visit Canada and attend U.N. meetings this September. President Park will visit Canada from September 20 to 22 to meet with Governor General of Canada David Johnston and hold summit talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The two leaders will finali...

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Famous artists to speak at royal pavilion
Sep 12, 2014
One of Seoul's royal palaces will offer the opportunity for people to talk with well-known writers and artists and to enjoy the fresh air of autumn. The Deoksugung Palace management office will run a series of special lectures this season, “Meet Celebrities at the Jeonggwanheon.”...

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Burkina Faso, Ecuador receive Sejong literacy prize
Sep 11, 2014
The Association for Promoting Non-formal Education (APNFE) of Burkina Faso and the Ministry of Education in Ecuador have both recently received the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize. An award ceremony was held at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on September ...

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President, SAP co-founder discuss software sector coope...
Sep 03, 2014
President Park Geun-hye exchanged opinions with Hasso Plattner, co-founder of SAP AG, a German software company, about measures to boost cooperation in the software sector and the establishment of a research center in Korea. Park welcomed the SAP co-founder's visit to Korea on Se...

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A closer look at royal gardens of Korea, China, Japan
Sep 01, 2014
Royal palaces were the most flamboyant and loftiest of places, where resided the court and the king, the highest-ranking official of the land. With nature being regarded as an object of appreciation, ancient Korean palaces housed gardens that were created to exist in harmony with...

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"Sharing, offering services creates a better country": ...
Sep 01, 2014
President Park Geun-hye delivered words of encouragement to 34 people who have been practicing sharing and offering services to the needy. They were invited to a lunch meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on August 29. Meeting participants included Marie Helene Brasseur, a Belgian doctor who...