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Gov't pushes innovation through child protection, disas...
Jan 27, 2016
In order to become a more innovative nation, the government has announced its plans to concentrate on protecting children, on general safety, on fighting corruption and on providing personalized welfare services. Eight government ministries presented their new policies an...


National Library to expand selection of sign language v...
Jan 27, 2016
A wide selection of sign language video books will become available to deaf readers in Korea this year. Knowing that deaf people learn best visually, and that they learn to connect letters and words through sign language, the National Library of Korea has decided to expand...


Korea, Uganda collaborate on logistics
Jan 26, 2016
A delegation from Uganda visits the Korea Integrated Logistics Association on Jan. 25 as part of the Korea-Uganda partnership that covers logistics policies and infrastructure. A group of logistics specialists and public officials from Uganda's Ministry of Works and Tra...


Korea, ASEAN discuss measures to boost tourism
Jan 25, 2016
Korea and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have discussed ways to expand cooperation in the tourism sector. Ministers and vice ministers from ten ASEAN member countries, and from Korea, China and Japan, gathered for the 15th meeting of ASEAN+3 tourism...


Korea shares water management know-how with world
Jan 25, 2016
Indonesia, Peru, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Pakistan and Algeria. All these countries are cooperation partners with Korea on water resource management projects, sharing in Korea’s expertise and experience. As more and more countries suffer from desertification or drought due to climate...


Gov't issues statement on terrorism
Jan 22, 2016
On Jan. 21, the Korean government issued a strong statement on the recent terrorist attacks at Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, which resulted in many causalities. In a statement released on Jan. 21, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the K...


Gov’t to focus on customized welfare, job creation in 2...
Jan 21, 2016
The government has vowed to work toward youth job creation and toward an individualized welfare service in order to improve the quality of life for all Korean citizens. Four government ministries announced their measures aimed at those goals during a policy briefing at C...


Come and visit Korea more often: president
Jan 21, 2016
A launch ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the “Year of Visiting Korea” was held in Beijing on Jan. 20. During the ceremony, President Park Geun-hye voiced her hope in a video message that, “Over thousands of years, Korea and China have interacted culturally with e...


Bloomberg ranks Korea world's most innovative economy
Jan 21, 2016
"In the world of ideas, South Korea is king." Korea ranked first in the 2016 Bloomberg Innovation Index, with a top score of 91.31 points. This is the third year in a row that Korea topped the innovation index, having scored first place in 2014 and 2015. ...


Gov’t informatization to advance wellness, creative eco...
Jan 20, 2016
The government will increase its investment in national informatization projects in order to realize the current administration's core visions of a creative economy and happiness for the people. Informatization projects include, among other things, developing new technologies in ...