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Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the highest honor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his black comedy movie “Parasite.” Bong became the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Before him, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize at the festival, for his thriller […]

Trump says he’s still confident of N. Korean leader’s promise to denuke

Trump says he’s still confident of N. Korean leader’s promise to denuke

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not disturbed by the latest missile launches by North Korea and still has confidence that the country’s leader Kim Jong-un will keep his denuclearization promise. “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me,” Trump tweeted while […]

Bush in S. Korea for former President Roh’s death anniversary

Bush in S. Korea for former President Roh’s death anniversary

Former U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to attend a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of former President Roh Moo-hyun’s death. He arrived at Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul on a special Korean Air flight, wearing a jacket and sneakers. He waved to reporters but did not answer […]

S. Korea, U.N. aid agencies discuss how to spend Seoul’s promised donation for N. Korea

S. Korea, U.N. aid agencies discuss how to spend Seoul’s promised donation for N. Korea

South Korea has launched discussions with international aid agencies on how to spend its recently promised donation aimed at helping North Korean people in need, a unification ministry official said Thursday. Last week, Seoul pledged to donate US$8 million to the World Food Programme and UNICEF to support their projects aimed at helping pregnant women […]

Seoul urges Tokyo to accept WTO’s ruling on Fukushima seafood ban

Seoul urges Tokyo to accept WTO’s ruling on Fukushima seafood ban

South Korea’s trade minister has urged Japan to accept the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) decision that upheld Seoul’s import restrictions on Japanese seafood following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Seoul’s trade ministry said Friday. During an informal trade ministerial gathering at the WTO held in France earlier this week, South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee […]

China moves faster in smart city construction: report

China moves faster in smart city construction: report

By Bai Yang from People’s Daily China’s Wuxi, Yinchuan and Hangzhou have emerged in a global smart city performance ranking in 2017, with Wuxi ranking the 17th on the list, according to a recent study by a UK-based market researcher Juniper Research. The index ranks the top 20 global smart cities by looking at the […]

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

In light of recent advancements in international relations with North Korea, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) hosted its annual World Journalists Conference from March 4th to 11th, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea, with the main theme revolving around the “Role of Journalists for Nuclear Disarmament of the Korean Peninsula”. Across the span of 8 […]

China kicks off annual political season to discuss new missions

China kicks off annual political season to discuss new missions

China’s annual political season is underway with the commencement of the “two sessions” as the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convened on last Saturday, and the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) which begins on Monday. The annual sessions of the top […]

Long March rocket ready for first sea launch

Long March rocket ready for first sea launch

China is planning its first sea launch of satellites by the Long March-11 rocket in 2018. The rock-et, a solid propellant carrier developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), succeeded in lifting six small satellites into orbit in January. For missions with a low inclination orbit, a sea launch near the equator would […]

China’s progress in advanced infrastructure over 100 times faster than US

China’s progress in advanced infrastructure over 100 times faster than US

SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk last week praised the high efficiency of Chinese infrastructure construction, dubbing the nation 100 times faster than the US. “China’s progress in advanced infrastructure is more than 100 times faster than the US,” Musk wrote on his personal Twitter account, attaching a news report depicting how some 1,500 Chinese […]

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