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ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit opens tomorrow
Dec 10, 2014
The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit opens tomorrow in Busan, marking the 25th anniversary of the beginning of dialogue between Korea and ASEAN. This is the second gathering of its kind, following the first summit held in 2009. It is the first multilateral summit meet...

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Korea, Brunei to extend cooperation on infrastructure, ...
Dec 10, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held summit talks with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on December 9 at Cheong Wa Dae. The two leaders agreed to bolster cooperation in various sectors, including infrastructure construction and agriculture. President Park told the Bruneian leader, “I wo...

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ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit and era of soft power
Dec 09, 2014
In 1989, Harvard professor Joseph Nye predicted that the 21st century would be an era of "soft power," referring to an influence actualized by culture or the arts, instead of military power or economic sanctions. The ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, a meeting of lead...

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"Unification of Korean Peninsula will contribute to wor...
Dec 09, 2014
President Park Geun-hye emphasized that the unification of the Korean Peninsula would greatly contribute to strengthening global governance and peace and security around the world. “Unification will bring a bonanza to not only Korea, but also to Northeast Asia and to the whole wo...

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Korea, Laos build agricultural statistics info system
Dec 08, 2014
Korea and Laos have together built an agricultural statistics information system in the Southeast Asian country. A briefing session was held to mark the establishment of the agricultural statistics information system in Vientiane, the Lao capital, on November 26. This is the firs...

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Won-yuan direct exchange begins
Dec 05, 2014
The won-yuan exchange market has been opened for the first time. Korea is now the third nation to have an offshore direct exchange for the yuan, following Russia and Japan. With the start of won-yuan trades on December 1, local banks can now change their won into yuan directly. I...

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Asian nations exchange seed industry tech
Dec 05, 2014
People like to eat cherry tomatoes and paprika, but not many of them know that their seeds are more expensive than gold. With their weight being equal, seeds are often twice or three times more expensive than gold. The seed industry is a high added-value sector. Thus, it is very ...

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DMZ park to become symbol of peace
Dec 04, 2014
Participants in the DMZ World Eco-Peace Park Forum discuss future plans for the no man's land on December 3. An academic conference was held at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) on December 3 to discuss the creation of an "eco-peace" park in the 250-kilometer ...

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Gov't to dispatch 1st Ebola medical team
Dec 03, 2014
The schedule has been confirmed for the departure of the first team of medical personnel heading to fight the Ebola virus epidemic. The first team of Korean medical workers will depart on December 13. It will begin operations at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Goderich, near ...

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President calls for new Korea-Japan relations next year
Dec 02, 2014
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation from the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) which arrived in Seoul on December 1 to attend the Korea-Japan Business Council meeting. They discussed ways to boost bilateral trade, how to deal with economic integration worldwide...