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New Year brings in many new changes
Jan 06, 2014
There will be a variety of changes affecting the lives of ordinary citizens this year. They are related to many areas, including welfare, employment, transportation, telecommunications and the minimum wage, and are being adopted for the sake of public interest and safety. Startin...


President Park visits national cemetery on New Year’s D...
Jan 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye visited the Seoul National Cemetery on January 1 on her first scheduled event of 2014. President Park visited the cemetery in Dongjak-gu (district), Seoul, to lay a wreath and to pay tribute to the patriotic martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the count...


President Park strives for new inter-Korean relationshi...
Dec 31, 2013
President Park Geun-hye recently contributed an opinion piece about her North Korean policy to Project Syndicate’s Year in Review 2013, the year-end special edition published by Project Syndicate, one of the world’s largest opinion piece news associations. In her English-language...


President says 2014 will see great economic growth
Dec 30, 2013
President Park Geun-hye told policy makers to help the Korean economy take a great economic leap forward in 2014 during a meeting with economic policy makers on December 27 at the Government Complex-Sejong. “We need to make a quantum jump, not just an ordinary leap, here at the G...


Gov’t announces long-term ‘culture technology’ R&D plan
Dec 27, 2013
Korea has recently announced its long-term plan to support research and development (R&D) into cultural content industries and into related so-called "culture technology" fields, such as the tech used in movies, broadcasting, games, animation, performances and exhibitions. Th...


Korea, China, Mongolia join forces to fight desertifica...
Dec 26, 2013
Korea, China and Mongolia have joined hands to fight desertification. The Korea Forest Service, the State Forestry Administration of China and the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development of Mongolia took part in the second North East Asia Deforestation, Land Degrada...


Statement by the Korean government in Connection with J...
Dec 26, 2013
Statement by the Government Spokesperson, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong, of the Republic of Korea in Connection with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Visit to Yasukuni Shrine. Government spokesperson Minister of Culture, Sports and Touris...


Korea's new administrative center: Sejong City
Dec 24, 2013
The Korean government has declared a "new era of the Government Complex-Sejong" at a ceremony to mark the moving of central government organizations to the new location in the Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City, or Sejong City, on December 23. Prime Minister Chung Hongwon said a...


Korea shares preservation techniques with Asia
Dec 23, 2013
Korea’s National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) will begin its first educational program on cultural asset preservation technology in the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar, from December 21 to 28, announced the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). This project, a...


Korea helps launch worldwide medicine regulatory body
Dec 23, 2013
Korea and 20 other nations have joined together to create a single oversight body for the world’s medical regulators. The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is one of the founding members of the newly formed International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities ...