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President says 2014 will see great economic growth
Dec 30, 2013
President Park Geun-hye told policy makers to help the Korean economy take a great economic leap forward in 2014 during a meeting with economic policy makers on December 27 at the Government Complex-Sejong. “We need to make a quantum jump, not just an ordinary leap, here at the G...


Gov’t announces long-term ‘culture technology’ R&D plan
Dec 27, 2013
Korea has recently announced its long-term plan to support research and development (R&D) into cultural content industries and into related so-called "culture technology" fields, such as the tech used in movies, broadcasting, games, animation, performances and exhibitions. Th...


Korea, China, Mongolia join forces to fight desertifica...
Dec 26, 2013
Korea, China and Mongolia have joined hands to fight desertification. The Korea Forest Service, the State Forestry Administration of China and the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development of Mongolia took part in the second North East Asia Deforestation, Land Degrada...


Statement by the Korean government in Connection with J...
Dec 26, 2013
Statement by the Government Spokesperson, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong, of the Republic of Korea in Connection with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to Yasukuni Shrine. Government spokesperson Minister of Culture, Sports and Touris...


Korea's new administrative center: Sejong City
Dec 24, 2013
The Korean government has declared a "new era of the Government Complex-Sejong" at a ceremony to mark the moving of central government organizations to the new location in the Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City, or Sejong City, on December 23. Prime Minister Chung Hongwon said a...


Korea shares preservation techniques with Asia
Dec 23, 2013
Korea’s National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) will begin its first educational program on cultural asset preservation technology in the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar, from December 21 to 28, announced the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). This project, a...


Korea helps launch worldwide medicine regulatory body
Dec 23, 2013
Korea and 20 other nations have joined together to create a single oversight body for the world’s medical regulators. The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is one of the founding members of the newly formed International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities ...


Korea, Britain cooperate on building e-government
Dec 20, 2013
Korea and Britain have agreed to cooperate on developing online government services. Korea’s Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) and the British Cabinet Office signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on December 11 agreeing to cooperate on the development of...


Korea, Uzbekistan discuss economic cooperation
Dec 20, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov on December 19 to discuss ways to extend cooperation between Korea and Uzbekistan. President Park said that Uzbekistan is one of Korea’s important partners with whom her administration plans to expand coop...


G20 emphasizes global financial safety network
Dec 19, 2013
The Group of Twenty (G20) has agreed to strengthen policy cooperation in order to jointly respond to the negative effects of the reversing of the U.S.’s stimulus package, known as quantitative easing or QE tapering, at the G20 Seoul Conference on December 18 and 19. The represent...