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Gov’t announces post-MERS recovery plans
Jul 23, 2015
Government representatives speak during a press briefing in Seoul on July 23. They explained how Korea is in the final stages of handling the few MERS cases that remain. The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak is now in its final stages. Second Vice Min...


Incheon to become base for SMEs, venture startups
Jul 23, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (third from right) and other participants mark the opening of the Incheon Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation. The Incheon Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation opened on July 22, completing the launch of all 17 centers nationwide, a proc...


Korea, Honduras agree to pursue trade deal
Jul 21, 2015
Korea and Honduras have agreed to cooperate on new renewable energies and to try to quickly reach a free trade agreement. President Park Geun-hye held a bilateral summit with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on July 20. As part of the sum...


Korea, Bhutan share preservation techniques
Jul 17, 2015
Korea and Bhutan have shared the technologies and methodologies they use to preserve historical artifacts and related cultural properties. The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH), part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), held an on-site pr...


Korea, Hong Kong agree to expand cooperation on tourism
Jul 17, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (third from left) and Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So hold a meeting on July 16 in Hong Kong. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok discussed measures to expand tourism betw...


Korea ranked top in OECD for open government data
Jul 17, 2015
Korea was ranked first in terms of open government data in the “Government at a Glance 2015” survey, recently published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) announced ...


Ulsan to become new center of shipbuilding industry: pr...
Jul 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye talks about the future of the shipbuilding industry at the newly-opened Ulsan Center for a Creative Economy and Innovation on July 15. President Park Geun-hye has declared that, "Ulsan will become the global center of marine shipbuilding. To do so, we s...


35th Thank You Small Library opens in Ethiopia
Jul 16, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se meets with students at the newly opened Thank You Small Library at the Major-General Hayelom Araya Primary School in Addis Ababa on July 13. The 35th Thank You Small Library has been built in Ethiopia, as Korea and the United Nations Wor...


Seoul, Beijing join forces to boost tourism
Jul 15, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) holds a meeting with Chairman Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration in Beijing on July 14. Government representatives from Korea and China have gotten together in Beijing to come up with idea...


Let’s create a deep venture startup ecosystem: presiden...
Jul 15, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (third from right) celebrates the opening of the TIPS Startup Town with young businesspeople on July 14. President Park Geun-hye has planted the seeds for a new forest that will grow into a venture startup ecosystem, combining government support and the ...