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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Korean, European youth discuss future co-existence
Dec 18, 2013
Korea and European youths talked about the future and co-existence in Brussels, Belgium. At the Korea-EU Youth Dialogue, held from December 9 to 11, 40 students from both sides discussed issues related to the future of society and ways to cooperate with each other. The Kor...

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President meets youth committee, 6 new ambassadors
Dec 18, 2013
President Park Geun-hye attended the second meeting of the Presidential Committee on Young Generation to discuss ways to improve youth employment on December 18. At the meeting, President Park said, “In order to achieve sustainable growth and social integration, solving the issue...

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Korean creative expo showcases new tech, ideas
Dec 18, 2013
New technologies and ideas that can help turn the imagination into reality were introduced at the Creative Korea 2013 conference held at COEX in southern Seoul from December 12 to 15. The “imagination to reality, ideas to value” expo is designed to raise public understanding of h...

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Forestry research center opens in Gwangreung
Dec 17, 2013
Ever since its designation in 1468 as the graveyard for King Sejong the Great (r. 1418-1450), the Gwangreung Forest in northern Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) has remained out of reach of the public and has been kept unblemished for more than 540 years. Stretching across the thr...