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New projects to help realize creative economy vision
Jul 03, 2015
A flexible transparent display sensor can function even when it's bent. A touch screen and smart glasses made from flexible, transparent display sensors and tempered glass with high thermal insulation effect. These are some of the future products that will be commercialized in ...

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Gov’t announces support measures for MERS-hit industrie...
Jul 02, 2015
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn (center) leads a cabinet meeting on June 30 at the Government Complex-Seoul. The Korean government has been presenting various support measures to help MERS-affected industries and individuals. The disease-affected sectors include the medical and to...

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Korea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2030
Jul 02, 2015
The government recently announced that it has finalized its 2030 target to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent from the business-as-usual (BAU) level of 851 million tons. The final decision was made during a cabinet meeting held on June 30. During the ...

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Speakers from 5 countries discuss cooperation in Seoul
Jul 02, 2015
The MIKTA Speaker's Consultation 2015 opens in Seoul on July 2 with speakers of the house from Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia in attendance. Speakers of the house from Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia and Turkey have gathered in Seoul. They will discus...

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President attends 17th National Unification Advisory Co...
Jul 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye attended the 17th National Unification Advisory Council held at Seoul Olympic Park on July 1. She requested that the advisors play a leading role in laying the groundwork for a peaceful reunification of the peninsula.President Park Geun-hye attends the 17t...

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Busan port chief to head int'l maritime organization
Jul 01, 2015
Lim Ki-tack becomes the new secretary general of the International Maritime Organization. Lim Ki-tack, president of the Busan Port Authority, has been elected as the secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), becoming the first Korean to attain the posit...

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Tourists to benefit from more lenient visa rules
Jul 01, 2015
Kim Young-june, commissioner of the Korea Immigration Service, part of the Ministry of Justice, explains the more lenient measures allowing tourists to enter or stay in the country, at the Foreign Press Center Korea in Seoul on July 1. The Ministry of Justice has announced new...

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Agriculture to become 'smarter'
Jul 01, 2015
Participants in the center's opening ceremony examine a miniature smart farm at the Sejong Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation on June 30. While working in the fields, a farmer can control the temperature and humidity inside a distant vinyl greenhouse and water the cro...

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Realizing 'competency-based society' is a core task: pr...
Jun 30, 2015
“Companies should hire employees by using the new National Competency Standards (NCS) so that the young can earn the job they want, not based on their educational background, but because they have the dream, talent and requirements for the job,” stated President Park Geun-hye, de...

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'We should not forget lessons of the Korean War': prime...
Jun 26, 2015
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Korean War veterans sing 'The Song of 6.25' during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has reminded people to keep in mind the lessons learned from the Korean...