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Vietnam’s northwestern region lures visitors with stunning yellow autumn coat

Vietnam’s northwestern region lures visitors with stunning yellow autumn coat

  By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  Hanoi: The northwestern region of Vietnam is home to its magnificent terraced rice fields and with the rice ripening, this is the best time to visit. The stunning terraced rice fields of local ethnic minority groups, with yellow ripened paddy grains are bringing not […]

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

By Habib Toumi SUWON: Showcasing an astonishing and harmonious fusion of old and new, Suwon rightly claims special fame as a historical landmark and the biggest city in the province of Gyeonggi. The centrally-located city where UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures and royal relics co-exist with a modern skyline asserts itself as one of its kind […]

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

GYEONGGI-DO: Gyeonggi-do, the province surrounding South Korea’s capital, Seoul, provides opportunities and possibilities of a better life for Koreans and for everybody else. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the most populated province of Korea and is home to more than one-fifth of the entire Korean population. The rapid increase in population is due to […]

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

By Habib Toumi    BAHRAIN: When COVID-19 struck mercilessly, the world failed to respond promptly and decisively, except for a few countries. The lack of preparedness compounded by stubbornness to view COVID-19 as a deadly virus that would not go away quickly were among the reasons that led to catastrophic results across the globe. In […]

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

South Korea tests drone food delivery service amid pandemic

SEOUL: South Korea has tested an autonomous drone food delivery service amid rising demand for non-contact services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport ministry said Saturday. In a test held in the administrative city of Sejong, some 130 kilometers southeast of Seoul, five drones delivered meals and other products to people at homes two to […]

New Covid-19 outbreak brought under control in Vietnam

New Covid-19 outbreak brought under control in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Tourist sites, hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs have resumed operations in many areas in Vietnam as the latest Covid-19 outbreaks have been basically contained in the country. The central coastal city of Danang, the country’s new Covid-19 hotspot, has just resumed all passenger transport […]

Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

SEOUL: For Peter Song, South Korea’s latest high-tech front in the battle against airborne viruses, fine dust, snow and rain is an expected step from a country that has leveraged technology successfully to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its people and residents. Korea has installed fortified bus shelters in the capital Seoul with temperature-checking […]

Moon Jung-Woo, mayor of Geumsan-gun, Korea’s top ginseng producer, highlights his success principles, vision

Moon Jung-Woo, mayor of Geumsan-gun, Korea’s top ginseng producer, highlights his success principles, vision

  By Sang-ki Lee Former President of the Journalists Association of Korea, CEO of Magazine N and AsiaN GEUMSAN-GUN: Geumsan-gun is one of Korea’s top ginseng producers. Located 200 kilometers south of the capital Seoul, it has been growing ginseng, the herb with multiple proven health benefits, for hundreds of years. Recently. It has created the […]

Korea Social Value and Solidarity Foundation ready for post-Corona era by adding social value

Korea Social Value and Solidarity Foundation ready for post-Corona era by adding social value

  By Sang-ki Lee Former President of the Journalists Association of Korea, CEO of Magazine N and AsiaN SEOUL: Moves and efforts by Korea Social Value and Solidarity Foundation, which promotes social solidarity and cooperation to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, have won numerous hearts and minds. People have heaped praise on this deeply committed dedication to […]

Coping with COVID-19 news fatigue

Coping with COVID-19 news fatigue

  By Crispin Maslog Chair of the Board, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Manila MANILA: Media fatigue from months of intense COVID-19 coverage affects vital public communication. Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing full blast for more than half the year by July, seems to have hit a bump. There are indications that people […]

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