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Overseas aid channeled toward visual art, photography
Sep 23, 2014
In a remote mountain village of Vietnam, it has now become common to see students taking pictures. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Arts & Culture Education Service launched a joint program in September this year in Lao Cai, a mountainous regio...

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Korea, Canada sign FTA, MOUs
Sep 23, 2014
President Park Geun-hye and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held summit talks on September 22 and officially signed a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries. The two leaders agreed to upgrade their bilateral relations from a special partnership to a strategic...

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Autumn tourism week offers discounts to travelers
Sep 23, 2014
The so-called "autumn tourism week" is scheduled to take place over eleven days from September 25 to October 5. Travelers can receive up to 75 percent off on 3,700 transportation and accommodation options and at a range of tourist attractions.Korail will provide up to a 30 percen...

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Forum discusses tourism aid to overcome poverty
Sep 23, 2014
Tourism experts from both Korea and abroad gathered in Seoul to discuss ways to alleviate poverty by developing the tourism industry. The third Policy Forum on International Tourism Cooperation took place at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul, on September 22. The forum was at...

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President starts Canada state visit
Sep 22, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Canada, held a meeting on September 21 with Governor General of Canada David Johnston and discussed with him ways to develop bilateral relations between Korea and Canada. President Park Geun-hye (right) holds talks with ...

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President Park meets with IOC head
Sep 19, 2014
President Park Geun-hye held discussions with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on the successful hosting of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018, at Cheong Wa Dae on September 18. The IOC president told President Park to look forward to the Incheon Asia...

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Cheongju chosen as candidate for East Asian Cultural Ci...
Sep 18, 2014
Cheongju City, the capital of Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province), has been designated as an East Asian Cultural City 2015 candidate. Under the East Asian Cultural City project, which launched this year, each of the three nations involved -- Korea, China and Japan -- c...

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North must show sincerity, willingness, president tells...
Sep 18, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has expressed her willingness to hold high-level meetings with North Korean leaders, in a recent interview with the Reuters news agency. In regard to possible high-ranking meetings between the two Koreas, Park said that she is, "ready to talk with anyone,"...

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Creative economy to revive domestic economy: President
Sep 16, 2014
President Park Geun-hye has said that the Korean government will revitalize the domestic economy by establishing science and technology innovation centers that can realize her administration's vision for the creative economy. The president was speaking on September 15 at a ceremo...

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President to pay state visit to Canada, attend UN meeti...
Sep 15, 2014
President Park Geun-hye will visit Canada and attend U.N. meetings this September. President Park will visit Canada from September 20 to 22 to meet with Governor General of Canada David Johnston and hold summit talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The two leaders will finali...