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PM Chung attends Mandela funeral
Dec 17, 2013
Prime Minister Chung Hongwon offered his condolences at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and returned to Korea on December 12. As a presidential envoy, Prime Minister Chung flew to South Africa accompanied by a delegation of Korean gove...


Law declares culture to be basic right
Dec 16, 2013
For the first time in Korea, the right to enjoy culture has been stated in a law as one of the people’s basic human rights, to which all Koreans are entitled, just as an individual has the right to receive an education and to have a job. The new law also provides legal grounds up...


Food cooperation across Asia
Dec 16, 2013
Representatives from 19 Asian nations got together in Manila, the Philippines, to hold a special conference on food safety at the Asian International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) meeting. Co-hosted by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the World H...


Postal workers serve elderly living alone across the co...
Dec 13, 2013
A postal worker found an 80-year-old lady lying unconscious on the street and saved her life while she was delivering the mail in Muju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). In Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), a postal worker came across a large pile of deb...


Gov’t fosters sports industry to create jobs
Dec 13, 2013
The business side of sports is growing. A new app will allow people to use an open platform, dubbed the Sports Activity Index, to record their exercise routine and calories burnt and to share sports- and health-related information. Jobs in the sports industry will increase to 270...


President holds summit with Singaporean PM
Dec 12, 2013
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Cheong Wa Dae on December 11 to discuss ways to cooperate in trade, construction and the creative economy. President Park praised Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership by saying tha...


President Park meets Kazakh PM
Dec 11, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov on December 10 to discuss measures to substantially extend bilateral cooperation between Korea and Kazakhstan. President Park said that Kazakhstan is one of Korea’s most important Eurasian partners with which t...


President Park emphasizes 'disciplined market economy'
Dec 10, 2013
President Park Geun-hye spoke of her belief in “a disciplined market economy” through her recent contribution to the leading U.K. weekly The Economist. President Park Geun-hye stresses a well-functioning, disciplined market economy in her contribution to The Economist's "The...


President discusses regional peace with Asia-Pacific ex...
Dec 10, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation of experts in issues involving the Korean Peninsula from Stanford University on December 9 at Cheong Wa Dae. The delegation, from Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC), is in Korea to attend...


World Bank Group opens Korea office
Dec 09, 2013
The World Bank Group (WBG) opened its Korea office in Songdo District, Incheon, on December 4. The Korea office will host employees from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), two of the five members of the WBG, to pursue ...