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Presidential elections in South Korea: The importance of welfare

Presidential elections in South Korea: The importance of welfare

List of political parties in South Korea With the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, the 19th South Korean presidential election is to be held May 9th, 2017—in less than two months. Loosely, the conservative right is made by the Liberty Korea Party and Bareun Party. The candidates of Park’s group: Liberty Korea Party, for now, are […]

Visit of Mirziyoyev to Kazakhstan may bring big changes to the region

Visit of Mirziyoyev to Kazakhstan may bring big changes to the region

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has started his two-day state visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan at the invitation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, on March 22. Generally, there is nothing unusual: newly elected president of a country is paying a visit to a neighboring state. However, if to consider the roles of Uzbekistan […]

Haenyeo: the Amazons of Jeju Island who created a system of gender equality

Haenyeo: the Amazons of Jeju Island who created a system of gender equality

Haenyeo are female divers living in Jeju Island who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish and seaweed among other seafood delicacies, without using any underwater diving equipment. While early records that some men were involved in this work, for at least the past few centuries, it has been purely the work of […]

Uzbek students will be involved in R&D project of Jeonbuk Technopark

Uzbek students will be involved in R&D project of Jeonbuk Technopark

A delegation of the Republic of Korea led by director of Jeonbuk Technopark located in Jeonju, Lee Young Choon visited Inha University in Tashkent (IUT). During the meeting with the delegation, Vice Rector of IUT, Professor Woosug Cho introduced them to the activities of the university. He also shared the plans of IUT with the […]

Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

Military action against North Korea ‘on the table’, says US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared an end to the Barack Obama administration’s policy of strategic patience in dealing with North Korea, vowing to explore all options including harsher sanctions and military action. The U.S. top diplomat also stressed the importance of China’s role in forcing Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile […]

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye last Friday, removing her from office after a 92-day leadership crisis, triggering a presidential election in the weeks to come. However, another case of impeachment has occurred: President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, […]

[AsiaNNews] Inarguration gangwon film commisssion

[AsiaNNews] Inarguration gangwon film commisssion

The inaugural ceremony of the Gangwon Film Commission was held on Thursday, March 16th.

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

“Man is what he eats”: An overview of the Korean food culture

The interest with Korean food is increasing very quickly all over the world. The Instagram pages of famous channels related to food such as, “Bon Appétit Magazine,” are pushing a lot in order to sponsor Korean dishes. However, what surprised me most is the attention that Italian people are putting in this topic too. My […]

China’s THAAD strategy

China’s THAAD strategy

Lee Seong-hyon / The Korea Times South Korea should buckle up for a long, arduous ride against China’s tidy incremental economic pressure to backpedal on THAAD. China will continue to ratchet up its “economic card” as the primary means to inject pain into South Korea’s economic bloodstream because it proved very effective in making other […]

Harvard Univ. hires former UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Harvard Univ. hires former UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who withdrew from Korea’s presidential race, has a new pulpit ― Harvard University. Heading to the U.S. on Mar. 24, Ban, 72, will not teach regularly, but will hold occasional seminars as a visiting professor, according to Yonhap News Agency. The tenure, which the American university particularly reserves for […]

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