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[Korea Report] Matviyenko gives speech for Korean and Russian students

[Korea Report] Matviyenko gives speech for Korean and Russian students

Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, Russian highest-ranking politician, delivered a speech for the students of Korea University, Seoul. Matviyenko is currently Chairman of The Federation Council of the Russian Federation and formerly served as Governor of St. Petersburg. Matviyenko came accompanied by her Russian contingent and staff members of the  Russian Embassy in Seoul. The speech session was also attended by leading […]

International Students Festival of Korea University contributes to deepening understanding among foreign students

International Students Festival of Korea University contributes to deepening understanding among foreign students

As world becomes smaller and smaller thanks to technological advance, people from other continents find themselves have easy access to each countries’ trends in cultures, music, lifestyle, following economics and political development. Time and space’ boundaries are gone through access of Internet. It becomes easier for people to travel around the world. To celebrate the unity […]

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian leaders welcome Obama’s reelection

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian leaders welcome Obama’s reelection

Americans chose Barack Obama as their President for another 4 years. As a super power country, United States Presidential Election did not only effected American but also the rest of the world. Obama’s reelection for his second term brought positive response from Indonesia. Local mass medias reported reactions of Indonesian leaders and analysts to comment on Obama’s reelection. […]

Foreign Student’s first experience of taking school exams in Korea

Foreign Student’s first experience of taking school exams in Korea

Mid Term Examination period officially ended for Korean university students. Many students must hope that their weeks of preparation for the exam would pay off. Cafes are turning into place for hanging out once again, not as ‘fun study room’ anymore. Read also Cafe emerges as a favorite spot for Korean students to study http://www.theasian.asia/archives/40025 Some universities […]

In the land of legends, South Korea

In the land of legends, South Korea

South Korea is a lot different from its southern neighbor also from the rest of the Asian countries. I’ve finally managed to experience such difference. Visiting South Korea has always been one of my dreams. In Incheon airport I saw where many of my favorite dramas were shot, in Seoul streets I imagined my favorite […]

Arab-Asia relations should be peaceful to share common factors of both regions

It is interesting to note that there are clear indications which show that the West is not fully aware of the realities of our life as Arabs and Muslims. This is seen in the appearance of such terms as conflict of civilizations and clash of civilizations over a number of decades. It is also seen […]

[Indonesia Report] Rafflesia Patma, a giant flower, blooms at Bogor Botanical Garden in Indonesia

[Indonesia Report] Rafflesia Patma, a giant flower, blooms at Bogor Botanical Garden in Indonesia

One of Indonesian unique flower, Rafflesia Patma, recently blooms in Bogor Botanical Garden in Indonesia. Rafflesia Patma is a member of the genus Rafflesia that is known as the largest individual flower in the world. Rafflesia is an endemic plant that occurs only in Sumatra Rainforest, Indonesia. The blooming of Bogor Botanical Garden is the […]

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian President in Vientiane, Laos, to attend ASEM Summit

[Indonesia Report] Indonesian President in Vientiane, Laos, to attend ASEM Summit

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived in Vientiane, Laos Sunday (Nov.4) to attend the ASEMU Summit to be held on Nov. 5-6 on his way home from London he visited at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth. Indonesian Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan who accompanied the President to London also arrived in Vientiane. Prior to ASEM Summit, […]

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia will strengthen cooperation with Britain in energy resources

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia will strengthen cooperation with Britain in energy resources

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s  visits to London last week will promote cooperation between Jakarta and London in the field of energy and resources. According toKompos.com,  Indonesian Minister of Natural and Mineral Resources Jero Wacik who accompanied the president said that Indonesian government asked for more investment from British Oil and Gas Companies. Development of Natural Resource was one of the major […]

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia achieves record economic growth in 2012

[Indonesia Report] Indonesia achieves record economic growth in 2012

Indonesia has achieved a record economic growth in the period from January through September 2012 with export of more than US$ 1 billion per month. In 2012, Indonesia export to non-conventional countries raises sharply. Indonesia Central Statistic Bureau’s Chief, Suryamin, told Vivanews.com that in September Indonesia has recorded a trade surplus of US$ 552,9 million, compared to August with surplus of […]

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