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From Africa to Mongolia, Korea pursues int'l cooperatio...
Jul 07, 2014
The Rural Development Administration (RDA) and the Korea Forest Service have embarked on a new undertaking in international cooperation related to agriculture and forest conservation, as they celebrated the opening of the KOPIA (Korea Project on International Agriculture) Center ...

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Korea, China reaffirm 'good neighbor relations'
Jul 04, 2014
“Recently, the Chinese media referred to the Chinese president as ‘putting people first to please them' (親民樂民). I also heard the media write, in reference to you, “Where did the time go? (時間都去哪兒了).” President Park Geun-hye was quoting the Chinese media in fluent Chinese, who were...

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President Park holds interview with CCTV
Jul 03, 2014
President Park Geun-hye expressed her vision and hopes for Korea-China cooperation on an interview with China’s state broadcaster CCTV on July 2. The interview was held a day before a Korea-China summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will pay a two-day state visit to Kore...

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President discusses financial cooperation with SC Group...
Jul 03, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with the CEO of Standard Chartered Group Peter Sands on July 2 to discuss cooperation measures in the financial sector. The two discussed the galvanization of foreign exchange transactions between the Korean won and Chinese yuan, as well as SC's financ...

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Seoul conference brings together global Ombudsmen
Jul 02, 2014
Heads of ombudsman institutions from 12 countries including the U.S., Canada, Austria, Malaysia, China, Iran, Indonesia and Thailand, have gathered in Seoul for a special conference. Under the title, “Ombudsman and the Citizens’ Lives, their Dynamic Relationship,” the 2014 Ombuds...

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Korea, Pacific Islands cooperate in climate change
Jul 02, 2014
Korea and the Pacific Islands are joining forces to deal with climate change issues. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and the APEC Climate Center held a "Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands 2014" in Busan on July 1-2. This conference was und...

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National health care dental coverage expands for elderl...
Jun 30, 2014
Starting this July, patients over 75-years-old will be eligible to receive dental coverage at half the original price. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the updated health care plan on June 25. According to the new policy, medical expenses incurred for dental ...

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Korean e-government tops UN survey for third time
Jun 30, 2014
Korea's system of online government services has earned the top ranking in this year's United Nations e-Government Survey. The biannual survey has now given Korea the top spot in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The U.N. body announced on June 23 that Korea ranked first in both the e-Gov...

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President Park, Royal Dutch Shell discuss energy issues
Jun 27, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held a meeting on June 23 at Cheong Wa Dae with CEO Ben van Beurden of Royal Dutch Shell, an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands. During the meeting, the president and the corporate head shared their thoughts on a...

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UN soldiers donate belongings to war exhibit
Jun 26, 2014
David, Kenneth and Max Bonzo are brothers who took part in the Battle of Gapyeong in April 1951, during the Korean War. The encounter continued all day, starting at 1:00 a.m., and it was one of the most fiercely-fought battles of the war. Kenneth was anxious about his brothers, b...