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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...

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Gov't condemns Paris attacks
Jan 09, 2015
The government issued a statement via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 8 concerning the recent deadly terrorist attack on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo that took place in Paris on January 7. In the statement, the Korean government strongly criticized the cruel attack ...

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Gov’t to open 7 e-book zones across the country
Jan 06, 2015
In the near future, book lovers will be able to find e-books as well as physical books at book cafes and libraries across the country. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced on January 6 that it will provide e-books and e-book readers at seven selected venue...

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President urges N. Korea to come forward for inter-Kore...
Jan 06, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (center) urges North Korea to quickly come forward for dialog and cooperation during the first cabinet meeting of the year on January 6. “North Korea should quickly come forward for inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation, and should hold substantial discuss...

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More Chinese soldier remains to return home
Jan 06, 2015
The Korean government has decided to return by this March the remains of an additional 60 Chinese soldiers who were killed during the Korean War (1950-53). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense announced on January 5 that high-ranking officials had met with ...

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Foreign direct investment hits record in 2014
Jan 05, 2015
Foreign direct investment (FDI) coming into Korea set an all-time record in 2014. FDI in Korea hit a declared USD 19 billion in 2014, the highest ever, and USD 11.52 billion of that has already arrived, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on January 5. FD...

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Intellectual property rights data becomes more accessib...
Jan 05, 2015
The use of intellectual property rights-related data has now gotten easier. Domestic and international intellectual property rights, including patents and designs, has now become more accessible to the public. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) announced strategies to...

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Korea broadens aid to Palestine, Pakistan
Jan 05, 2015
Korea has extended its grant-type aid cooperation with the world.Korea and Palestine have agreed to establish a training institute for public servants in Palestine and have signed a Record of Discussions concerning the institute. This document was concluded by Foreign Minister Yu...