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Korea’s renewable energy wonder: The Sihwa Tidal Power Plant – High energy capacity, low environmental impact

Korea’s renewable energy wonder: The Sihwa Tidal Power Plant – High energy capacity, low environmental impact

  By Habib Toumi ANSANCITY: The comon view across teh globe is that power plants are associated with degrading the environment and spoiling the aesthetics of their surroundings. But, such a view does not stand in the Republic of Korea where the Sihwa Tidal Power Plant (TPP) has, to the contrary of the generally-held view, […]

Report on Peace and War : Role of journalists

Report on Peace and War : Role of journalists

By Ivan Lim, Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN Seoul: Without doubt, the Russia-Ukraine war and the Hamas-Israel hostilities were upper-most in our minds as we sat down for a pow-wow on War and Peace and the responsibilities of the media. But any concern that spirited discourse on the conflicts would turn partisan and lead […]

Korea and its striving for unity remains unabated

Korea and its striving for unity remains unabated

By Kuban Andymen SEOUL: It is possible that even clairvoyant predictors of the future could not have foreseen that the temporary division of Korea in 1953 along a line almost coinciding with the 38th parallel would remain unchanged for more than 70 years. To the north of this line, one system of government was established, […]

A University that touches the hearts: Empowering women through professional education

A University that touches the hearts: Empowering women through professional education

By Nasir Aijaz INCHEON: A sweet fragrance from the fresh verdure prevailed all around. With some multi-story tall buildings on either sides, a vast area in front of them was well-planted with flowers of different kinds and colors, saplings and trees, separated in blocks by pavements, and some statues erected at the sides of lawns. […]

Asia Reporters: “Incheon is ideal venue for achieving APEC’s three major goals”

Asia Reporters: “Incheon is ideal venue for achieving APEC’s three major goals”

By Lee Joo-hyung INCHEON: The host city for the 2025 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit will be decided next month, in June. While Incheon Metropolitan City, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province have announced their intention to host this summit in Korea, each local government is busy with last-minute attraction activities such as on-site […]

Korea’s Miracle OK Language School answers foreign workers’ prayers

Korea’s Miracle OK Language School answers foreign workers’ prayers

By Habib Toumi Pocheon City, South Korea: In small groups of six and eight, the students sat avidly around a white table, taking in every word uttered by their teacher while pointing to white board filled with numbers and letters. The lesson on the proper use of Korean numbers was part of a curriculum to […]

DMZ: The zone where the 1950-1953 Korean War never ended

DMZ: The zone where the 1950-1953 Korean War never ended

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: As she was looking into North Korea from the Dora Observatory at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Khadija was enveloped by an eerie feeling that mixed dramatic history with people’s tragedies without any regard for peace or compassion. She has never been so close to a highly fortified border with wire fences […]

Seoul to upgrade ties with Asean

Seoul to upgrade ties with Asean

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: THE Asean bloc is back in the limelight as South Korea aims to activate President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Korea-Asean Solidarity ( KASI) policy and move towards a “comprehensive strategic partnership”. The KASI plan was launched with much fanfare by President Yoon in November 2022 when he […]

Sudokwon Landfill: The art of putting food scarps to good use

Sudokwon Landfill: The art of putting food scarps to good use

By Habib Toumi INCHEON: Standing on the upper part of Landfill One and its 64 million tons of waste buried underneath, Public Relations Specialist Hong Seung-hee, impeccably dressed and hair blowing in the slight breeze, pointed to a garbage truck, the last of the 350 that empty their load of the 5,500 tons of domestic waste, […]

Baengnyeong Island: The world’s uniquely beautiful military frontline

Baengnyeong Island: The world’s uniquely beautiful military frontline

By Habib Toumi Baengnyeong, South Korea: On my first trip to Baengnyeong Island, the northernmost South Korean Island and right at the tip of the Northern Limit Line dividing the two Koreas, I stared at the tall majestic cliffs and the narrow stretch of water separating by 12 kilometers the two countries and wondered how […]

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