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President meets with US secretary of state
Feb 14, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on February 13 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park welcomed the news of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Korea in April this year, which Secretary Kerry brought with his visit. President Park praised Kerry’s d...


Japanese maps uphold ‘East Sea,’ Dokdo as Korean
Feb 13, 2014
The state legislature of Virginia in the U.S. has passed a bill requiring its state school textbooks to include the name East Sea along with the name Sea of Japan when describing the body of water between Korea and the Japanese islands. With the passage of the bill, the dual-name...


Korea sponsors libraries, literacy in Ethiopia
Feb 11, 2014
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recently opened three small libraries in Ethiopia as part of its “Thank you, Small Library” (TYSL) project, part of its official development assistance (ODA) program that focuses on books and literacy. Under the TYSL project, the...


Korea, a strong country in soft power: UNESCO chief
Feb 06, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with UNESCO Director-General Irina Georgieva Bokova on February 4 at Cheong Wa Dae. The UNESCO chief visited Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. President Park told Bokova that Koreans regard UNESCO as one o...


Korea strengthens economic ties with Central Europe
Feb 05, 2014
Korea has strengthened its economic ties with Hungary and Romania. A Korean delegation, including representatives from both government and the private sector, visited Hungary and Romania for five days from January 25 to 29. Amongst others, the delegation consisted of officials fr...


Korea gives visitors a warm welcome
Feb 04, 2014
Korea has rolled up its sleeves to more-warmly welcome visitors and to help them feel at home during their stay. The National Hospitality Campaign for Visiting Foreigners was launched on January 29, starting with a street campaign in Myeongdong, one of the most popular destinatio...


Tourism holds keys to economic growth: President
Feb 04, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized that tourism creates a large amount of added-value and plays an important role in raising the people’s happiness index on February 3 during a tourism and employment meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. “As tourism can create greater added-value, the govern...


Gov’t to commercialize 5G technology by 2020
Jan 27, 2014
The government intends to commercialize fifth generation mobile telecommunication technology (5G) for the first time in the world by 2020 and it will invest KRW 1.6 trillion into the technology over the next seven years. The next generation standard is, in theory, one thousand ti...


Gov’t to provide financial support for artists
Jan 27, 2014
Starting this year, the Korean government will provide financial assistance similar to unemployment benefits to artists who suffer from a low income. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Artists Welfare Foundation announced the joint welfare project for arti...


Korea helps build early warning system in the Philippin...
Jan 24, 2014
Korea will help the Philippines build an early warning system to prevent damage from typhoons and floods. Korea’s National Disaster Management Institute (NDMI) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) signed a memorandum of agr...