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Content industry is 'alchemy of the 21st century': pres...
Feb 12, 2015
On February 11, President Park Geun-hye attended the opening ceremony of a "Culture and Creativity Fusion Belt" (unofficial translation), a development center for mass media and pop culture, held at the CJ E&M building in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu District, Seoul. She looked aroun...

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Korea sends heartfelt sympathies on death of former Ger...
Feb 11, 2015
At the news of the passing of Richard von Weizsäcker, a former president of both West Germany and a united Germany, the Korean people are sharing in the loss and send their sympathies to the German people. As the former German president passed away on January 31, a former Korean ...

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Reviving traditional markets is the key: president
Feb 11, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (right) selects a pack of tteok rice cake at Junggok Market in Gwangjin-gu, eastern Seoul, on February 10. With the Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day just a week away, President Park Geun-hye paid a visit to Junggok Market, a traditional market in Gwangjin-gu, ...

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Gov't to support North Korea census
Feb 10, 2015
South Korea will provide funds from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with a North Korean population census. The South Korean government agreed to provide KRW 1.4 billion (USD 1.3 million) from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with the United Nations Population Fun...

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KOICA, Germany help Mongolia prep for skills Olympics
Feb 10, 2015
Korea and Germany have agreed to cooperate to help Mongolia participate in the upcoming 2015 WorldSkills Competition, a series of construction- and design-related games. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and its German counterpart, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft ...

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Three new vice ministers appointed
Feb 10, 2015
The government has appointed three new vice ministers. President Park Geun-hye appointed Gim Chae-chun (52) as vice minister of education on February 8. Gim used to be an education secretary at Cheong Wa Dae.President Park also named Choi Jae-you (53) the second vice minister of ...

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Korea, U.S. to cooperate on nuclear issues
Feb 09, 2015
Korea and the United States came together to discuss issues regarding the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to continue to cooperate on solving problems regarding North Korea and its develop...

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Korea serves as model for culture, tourism tie-up
Feb 09, 2015
The Korean wave or Hallyu has received attentions from many countries as a new model for cooperation between the culture industries and tourism. In light of this, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok recently received a favorable response at the first UNWTO/ UNESC...

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Korea cooperates with 15 nations to protect copyright
Feb 06, 2015
Korea and 15 other nations from across the world have come together in Seoul to strengthen their ability to protect intellectual property. The Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices On Capacity Building was held in Seoul from February 3 to 5. The workshop was join...

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Gov’t boosts diplomatic ties with Belarus, Equatorial G...
Feb 05, 2015
Seoul recently played host to a conference that aimed at boosting diplomatic and cooperative ties between Korea and Belarus. At the eighth Korea-Belarus Policy Conference on February 2, representatives from both countries spoke about the noticeable progress in terms of bilateral ...