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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...

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Korea, Japan discuss copyright law
Dec 17, 2013
The 5th Korea-Japan Copyright Forum was recently co-hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. This annual forum was held on December 11 in Tokyo, Japan, with the main theme of “appropriate protection and use of works...

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PM Chung attends Mandela funeral
Dec 17, 2013
Prime Minister Chung Hongwon offered his condolences at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and returned to Korea on December 12. As a presidential envoy, Prime Minister Chung flew to South Africa accompanied by a delegation of Korean gove...

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Law declares culture to be basic right
Dec 16, 2013
For the first time in Korea, the right to enjoy culture has been stated in a law as one of the people’s basic human rights, to which all Koreans are entitled, just as an individual has the right to receive an education and to have a job. The new law also provides legal grounds up...

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Food cooperation across Asia
Dec 16, 2013
Representatives from 19 Asian nations got together in Manila, the Philippines, to hold a special conference on food safety at the Asian International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) meeting. Co-hosted by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the World H...