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Gwangju job project spurring other cities to pursue similar ventures President Moon Jae-in (center) on Jan. 31 delivers a congratulatory speech at the signing ceremony for the Gwangju job project, a revolutionary joint venture between the Gwangju municipal government a
2019-02-14
US House Speaker Pelosi backs Korea’s stance on sex slave issue Visiting National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang on Feb. 12 takes a picture with his American counterpart Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill in Washington. By Park Hye Ri and Kim MinjiPhotos = The Nat
2019-02-14
Anticipation rising abroad over second NK-US summit Egyptian billionaire and chairman of Orascom Investment Holding Naguib Sawiris, known for his investment experience in North Korea, has expressed optimism over the second North Korea-U.S. summit set f
2019-02-13
President Moon calls upcoming 2nd NK-US summit 'turning point' for Korean Peninsula President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 11 chairs a Cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. (Cheong Wa Dae Facebook)By Song Baleun and Kim MinjiPresident Moon Jae-in on Feb. 11 said the second summit between North Ko
2019-02-12
Installation of hydrogen stations in Seoul announced under 'regulatory sandbox' initiative Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yunmo (center) on Feb. 11 attends the first meeting of a committee for reviewing regulatory exemptions for new business models at the Korea Chamber of Comme
2019-02-12
Prime minster hails PyeongChang Olympics for bringing peace to Korean Peninsula Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and other VIPs on Feb. 9 release dove-shaped balloons in a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang Olympic Stadiu
2019-02-11
Gangwon-do governor seeks to earn his province special self-governing status   [Balanced Development] Interviewing leaders | #1. Gangwon-do Province Balanced national development is the government's key challenge in the government's drive to solving issues Korea faces s
2019-02-10
Ministry to open tourism trail around DMZ The Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Feb. 7 announced a plan to invest KRW 13.2 trillion in the development of regions near the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. The photo above shows
2019-02-08
'Inclusive nation policy seeks to make Korea attractive immigrant destination' Jung Dong-il, head of national policy for the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, on Jan. 31 explains the initiative Future Vision 2040, a set of long-term strategies to achieve the national v
2019-02-08
Second NK-US summit set for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 5 officially announces the schedule of the second North Korea-U.S. summit in his State of the Union address at Congress in Washington, D.C. (White House) By Park
2019-02-07
President Moon’s Lunar New Year message to the nation By Yoon SojungPresident Moon Jae-in on Feb. 2 sent a video message marking Lunar New Year (Seollal). In the message posted on the homepage and SNS channels of Cheong Wa Dae, he said he hoped that eve
2019-02-03
Inclusive growth boosts quality of life: OECD's top statistician Martin Durand, director of statistics and chief statistician of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), says "Better Policies for Better Lives" is the theme of the OECD's mis
2019-02-01
NSC warns of 'legitimate action' if threatening Japanese flybys recur The National Security Council on Jan. 31 decided in a meeting chaired by National Security Director Chung Eui-yong (pictured) to take “legitimate, necessary measures” if Japanese patrol planes keep do
2019-02-01
Trump to announce date, venue of 2nd NK-US summit next week North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) and U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, 2018, shake hands before holding their summit in Singapore. (Yonhap News) By Kim Young Shin U.S. Presid
2019-02-01
'Push for inclusive policy is a global trend' Jung Hae Gu, chairman of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, on Nov. 23 explains the Moon Administration's vision for inclusive growth at the Government Complex- Seoul's annex building on
2019-02-01
Gwangju, Hyundai Motor finalize deal on innovative job project President Moon Jae-in (center) on Jan. 31 expresses his congratulations at Gwangju City Hall, where the municipal government and Hyundai Motor Company held a ceremony for signing their deal finalizing
2019-01-31
Gov't reform drive raises Korea's anti-corruption ranking to record high This map shows the corruption perception indexes of all 180 countries surveyed by Transparency International in 2018. The lighter colored nations are considered to have a higher level of transparency.
2019-01-30
Korea, Qatar to expand economic cooperation to wider range of fields Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (left) and President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 28 shake hands before their summit at Cheong Wa Dae. By Park Gil-ja and Kim Young Shin Photos = Cheong Wa Dae
2019-01-28
Korea, China agree on early warning system for fine dust Hwang Suk-tae (left), director-general of the Korean Ministry of Environment’s Climate Change Cooperation Division, and Guo Jing (right), deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Ministry of Ecology an
2019-01-25
Defense Ministry issues stern warning to Japan over flybys Suh Wook, chief operations director at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 23 delivers the official stance of the Ministry of National Defense at the ministry's briefing room in Seoul. (Ministry of Nat
2019-01-24