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Seoul emphasizes inter-Korean dialogue, cooperation
Jan 20, 2015
The Korean government has pledged to substantially boost dialogue, enhance inter-Korean ties and upgrade the quality of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation. Four government ministries announced their 2015 plans to prepare for unification at a policy briefing on January 19. The...

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Gov’t to focus on strengthening creative industries in ...
Jan 16, 2015
The Korean government will concentrate on vitalizing the creative industries in order to help the economy make a big leap forward this year. Five government organizations announced their plans to realize their creative economy vision for 2015 at a policy briefing on January 15. T...

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E-library to be built at police academy in Vietnam
Jan 16, 2015
An electronic library will be built with Korea's assistance at the People's Police Academy (PPA) in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. An explanatory session to launch the e-library was held on January 12 at the PPA. Over 100 officials from both Korea and Vietnam, including Vietnames...

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More gov't data, info to be released to public
Jan 15, 2015
Additional public data that is in high demand will be opened to the public in the near future. Within the first half of this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced that it would revise its existing management guidelines concerning public data and set u...

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Gov't to promote smart factories, software companies
Jan 15, 2015
The government intends to concentrate on developing core industries and on creating new growth engines for the country's future prosperity. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on January 15 that it would focus on nurturing the Internet of Things (IoT...

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Korea, Bolivia discuss cooperation on economy, infrastr...
Jan 15, 2015
Korea and Bolivia have made steps toward improving bilateral cooperation. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with his Bolivian counterpart David Choquehuanca in Seoul on January 12 and talked about enhancing bilateral cooperation on political affairs, the economy, infrastructure a...

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Ebola rescue drill: "Practice, practice, practice"
Jan 15, 2015
The training of medical personnel to fight the Ebola virus epidemic is continuing apace. Practice drills undertaken by the Korean Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) were reenacted at an educational venue at the Korea Armed Forces Nursing Academy, located in Yuseong-gu (district), Daegu,...

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Gov't to expand int'l joint R&D
Jan 14, 2015
The government has announced it will expand global joint research and development projects on industrial technologies to encourage open innovation across the board. On January 14, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) said it would make its support for global joint R...

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President calls 2015 golden chance to boost economy, im...
Jan 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye discussed her policies for the new year concerning inter-Korea relations, her three-year economic innovation plan and public sector reforms, at Cheong Wa Dae on January 12. "This year is the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation and a meaningful year for ...

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President expresses condolences to France
Jan 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye expressed her condolences to French President Francois Hollande on January 9 in regard to the terrorist attack against the weekly satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week. President Park expresses her condolences to French President Francois H...