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Korea, Japan, China to form East Asia tourism bloc
Apr 13, 2015
Korea, Japan and China hold the trilateral tourism ministers’ meeting in Tokyo on April 12. In a joint statement, the countries agreed to expand the number of people-to-people exchanges to 30 million by 2020. Minister Kim Jongdeok of Korea (left), Minister of Land, Infrastructure...

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Pres. Park discusses US-Korea alliance with Secretary o...
Apr 13, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on April 10. They discussed the strong U.S.-Korea relationship, the transition of wartime operational control, North Korea's nuclear weapons and bilateral cooperation on cyber security an...

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ICLEI Seoul Declaration presents future of the city
Apr 10, 2015
Park Won Soon, Seoul mayor, is elected as the new ICLEI president. He gives the inaugural address at this year's opening ceremony. Currently in Seoul, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress 2015 is being held, the world's largest n...

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Seoul presents future of pharmaceutical, medical, biote...
Apr 10, 2015
Attendees at the 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week listen to an explanation while looking around the promotional booths, on April 8. The 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week has been held over three days from April 8 at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul. Visitors to the...

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Saemangeum eases regulations to attract investment
Apr 09, 2015
Regulations will be eased for investors and companies investing in the Saemangeum development project, a 400-square-kilometer swathe of reclaimed tidal flats in the southwestern part of Korea. The government will also soon streamline investment procedures at the special economic ...

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Korea joins AIIB
Apr 06, 2015
The Korean government has joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on March 26 that it had informed Beijing of its decision to join the AIIB, becoming a prospective founding member. The Korean government revealed its d...

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One-stop service, from imagination to new business
Apr 06, 2015
The government will accelerate its support programs that target people who want to start new businesses using public data and government-produced statistics and information. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) announced that it will include KR...

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President Park meets with US House of Representatives d...
Apr 03, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on April 2 in Seoul. They discussed Korea-U.S. relations and current issues on the Korean Peninsula and across Northeast Asia. The delegation members included ...

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Korea shares biodiversity knowhow with Southeast Asia
Apr 03, 2015
Korea and four Southeast Asian nations have come together in Seoul to share their knowledge of and experience with managing and maintaining biodiversity. Eight public officers from four Southeast Asian countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – have been...

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High-speed rail contributes to balanced development: pr...
Apr 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (fourth from right) celebrates the opening of the Honam High Speed Railway on April 1. The Honam High Speed Railway officially begins service on April 2. After a six-year construction period, a high-speed railroad that can run at speeds of up to 300 kilome...