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President proposes APEC-wide transportation card
Nov 12, 2014
President Park Geun-hye proposed the introduction of a transportation card that could be used anywhere in the 22 member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on November 11. President Park Geun-hye speaks during the APEC Leaders’ Meeting on November ...


Search continues for technology to distinguish plant DN...
Nov 12, 2014
A working-level meeting to seek ways to distinguish seed and plant varieties by using DNA profiling is now underway in Seoul. The 14th Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques, and DNA-Profiling in Particular was organized by the Korea Seed and Variety Service, in co...


Agricultural cooperation covers post-harvest losses
Nov 11, 2014
Korea and 11 Asian nations have shared their technology on the post-harvest handling of vegetables, including cabbages and chili peppers. A workshop was held in Indonesia on November 4 to distribute a manual on the post-harvest handling of vegetables. Professionals from Korea's R...


'Tourism contributes to happiness, world peace'
Nov 11, 2014
“Tourism is not simply a means to create economic added value. It is an inestimable way to communicate that can contribute to the happiness of the world and to world peace,” said Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Kim Jongdeok on November 11. Minister of Culture, Spor...


President emphasizes free trade area for Asia-Pacific
Nov 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized the need to promote free trade across the Asia-Pacific region during the first session of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing on November 11. President Park Geun-hye speaks during the first session of the AP...


President Park emphasizes SMEs, food, energy
Nov 11, 2014
President Park Geun-hye attended the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) during her visit to Beijing for the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting. President Park Geun-hye poses for photos with APEC leaders in Beijing on November 10.President Park engaged...


ITU conference in Busan ends with meaningful results
Nov 10, 2014
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan ended its 19-day journey on November 7, after adopting 71 new resolutions. The closing ceremony of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is held in Busan on November 7. "It has been a great hon...


APEC foreign, trade ministers discuss regional cooperat...
Nov 10, 2014
Foreign and trade ministers from across the Pacific Rim gathered in Beijing on November 7 to discuss ways to boost regional cooperation. At the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, running from November 7 to 8, the foreign and trade ministers from 21...


Korea-China FTA will contribute to Asia-Pacific: presid...
Nov 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said that signing the Korea-China free trade agreement (FTA) will add more weight to the discussion about integrating economies across the Asia-Pacific. President Park was speaking in an interview on the “Yang Lan One On One” show, aired in mainland China ...


Korea, China strike free trade pact
Nov 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck the Korea-China free trade agreement (FTA) on November 10 in Beijing. The two leaders held summit talks in the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital and announced the FTA afterward. Trade ministers from bot...