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CDAC presents splendid picture of cultural interaction

CDAC presents splendid picture of cultural interaction

“To meet our common challenges and create a better future for all, we look to culture and civilization to play their role, which is as important as the role played by economy, science and technology,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC). Seeing the […]

China is never rebuilt by the US

China is never rebuilt by the US

China’s rapid development carries huge significance in modern time and is widely recognized as a miracle by the international community. But such achievements have led to harsh voices of some Americans who said it was their country that had rebuilt China in the past 25 years. Such voices go against common sense and are totally […]

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Seoul: The eerie silence spoke louder than the years of the ominous standoff across the borders of the world’s last divided country, Korea. We were a small group of journalists walking in the barbed wire corridor in the Civilian Control Line alongside the Han River, escorted by army staff who were pleasantly friendly and surprisingly […]

GDP growth affects S. Korea’s employment most

GDP growth affects S. Korea’s employment most

South Korea’s economic growth rate has had the greatest impact on the country’s employment level among major macroeconomic variables over the past years, a report showed Wednesday. A 1 percentage-point gain in South Korea’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have boosted the number of employed people by 0.41 percentage point between 2000-18, […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival Tuesday (local time), with the director getting an eight-minute standing ovation. The new movie from the “Snowpiercer” and “Okja” director tells the story of a poor family becoming obsessed with a rich one after their son gets a job as a […]

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

Moon says strong alliance behind continued dialogue mood with N. Korea

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that a unified and cool-headed response by South Korea and the United States to North Korea’s recent missile firing has helped maintain the momentum of dialogue. In a luncheon meeting with top military commanders of the allies at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, the president also cited “personal trust” between […]

U.S. underscores sanctions enforcement after N.K. envoy’s call for return of seized ship

U.S. underscores sanctions enforcement after N.K. envoy’s call for return of seized ship

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday stressed U.N. member countries’ enforcement of anti-North Korea sanctions after Pyongyang’s top envoy to the world body renewed calls for the return of a seized ship suspected of violating sanctions. But it said that Washington is still open to nuclear negotiations with the North, which have hit an […]

Number of insect companies on rise in S. Korea

Number of insect companies on rise in S. Korea

The number of South Korean companies raising or processing insects for foodstuffs, pets and other purposes grew threefold in 2018 from three years earlier, data showed Tuesday. According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the number of insect companies in the country came to 2,318 as of last […]

U.N. grants sanctions exemption for UNICEF’s aid projects in N. Korea

U.N. grants sanctions exemption for UNICEF’s aid projects in N. Korea

The U.N. Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption to allow the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to carry out aid programs in North Korea to improve the health and nutrition of people in the impoverished country, according to the U.N. website. The exemption, granted on April 11, paves the way for UNICEF to import items […]

60 pct of female N. Korean defectors in China trafficked into sex trade: report

60 pct of female N. Korean defectors in China trafficked into sex trade: report

About 60 percent of female North Korean defectors in China are believed to be trafficked for sexual exploitation, a London-based civic group said in a report, urging South Korea and China to take action to protect the women and girls. Of the victims, nearly half were forced into prostitution, over 30 percent were sold into […]

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