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President to form science, technology council
Mar 18, 2016
President Park Geun-hye announced on March 17 that her administration will establish a presidential strategic council on science and technology so as to considerably boost the nation's R&D productivity. President Park Geun-hye announces her plans to launch a presidential c...


Gov't eases exporters' visa requirement
Mar 17, 2016
More non-Korean exporters based in Korea will now be eligible for an international trade visa. The Ministry of Justice announced that it will increase the number of international trade visas it gives out in order to support non-Koreans’ export activities in the country. In...


President Park to attend Nuclear Security Summit
Mar 17, 2016
President Park Geun-hye will visit Washington to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit at the end of March. She will then make an official visit to Mexico and hold a summit meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. President Park Geun-hye is to visit Washington...


Government reveals new logo
Mar 16, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) and Vice Minister of the Interior Kim Sung-lyul (right) unveil Korea's new 'government identity,' or logo, at the government complex in Seoul on March 15. Korea has changed its official "government identity."...


Korea exports patent information system to UAE
Mar 16, 2016
Korea’s patent information system will now be exported to the UAE. The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the UAE Ministry for Economic Affairs on Feb. 25 signed a contract worth USD 4.5 million covering the export and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on futur...


Korea shares transport systems with Indonesia, Philippi...
Mar 11, 2016
Vietnamese government officials inspect a bus information sign in April 2014 at a bus stop at Seoul Station as they learn about public transport management systems in Seoul. Korea is now sharing its intelligent transportation systems (ITS) with Indonesia and the Philippines. ...


Korea’s 1st cultural center in GCC opens in UAE
Mar 11, 2016
Korea opened the doors to its cultural center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on March 10. This is the first Korean cultural center in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the 29th worldwide. The establishment of the Korean Cultural Center in the ...


Korea builds database on arctic marine use
Mar 10, 2016
The research vessel Araon sails through the Arctic Ocean in August 2012. Korea is now collecting data on Arctic marine use and is building a database to help with policy making in the Arctic. Korea has now begun collecting data about marine use in the Arctic Ocean and will...


Seoul announces unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang
Mar 09, 2016
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to increase the number of targets for financial sanctions involving North Korea. It will bolster sanctions on any shipping, exports or imports related to the North. The government announced its unilateral sanctions against North...


New book lists Southeast Asian medicinal plants
Mar 09, 2016
A catalog of medicinal plants from Cambodia and Laos helps practitioners of traditional medicine in both those countries and elsewhere. A catalog of 196 species of plants and herbs that have long been used for medicinal purposes in Cambodia and Laos is now available. ...