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S. Korea rolls up sleeves to foster hydrogen fuel-cell cars

S. Korea rolls up sleeves to foster hydrogen fuel-cell cars

The South Korean government seeks to nurture the so-called hydrogen economy as one of the country’s new growth engines in line with the government’s policy of shifting toward emission-free energy resources, government officials said Monday. The country’s next-generation auto industry centers on the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). An FCEV combines oxygen from the air […]

S. Korea consoles Sri Lanka over deadly Easter Sunday explosions

S. Korea consoles Sri Lanka over deadly Easter Sunday explosions

South Korea expressed words of consolation Monday to the people and government of Sri Lanka over the deadly Easter Sunday bombings that claimed over 200 lives in the South Asian country. “We offer our condolences and consolation to those who were killed in the April 21 explosions and their families, also the people and the […]

S. Korea’s exports drop 8.7 pct in first 20 days of April

S. Korea’s exports drop 8.7 pct in first 20 days of April

South Korea’s exports fell 8.7 percent in the first 20 days of April from a year earlier on decreased overseas shipments of semiconductors, customs data showed Monday. The country’s exports stood at US$29.7 billion in the April 1-20 period, compared with $32.5 billion in the same period last year, according to the Korea Customs Service. […]

M4.3 quake strikes off S. Korea’s east coast

M4.3 quake strikes off S. Korea’s east coast

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the eastern city of Donghae on Friday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The temblor occurred at 11:16 a.m. in waters 54 kilometers northeast of the city. Residents of the region are believed to have felt the quake, though it resulted in no damage, the weather agency said. […]

City-run used bookshop offers to keep alive things from bygone days

City-run used bookshop offers to keep alive things from bygone days

Lee Ji-yeon gasped with surprise as she grabbed a worn-out book from a row of similar tomes neatly arranged on a stand at a used bookstore on a recent afternoon. “It’s the history textbook from back in my day. Korean History was one of the few classes I actually paid attention to. I can spot […]

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

S. Korea to share 5G, satellite development know-how with Turkmenistan

South Korea will share its know-how in 5G network technology with Turkmenistan and contribute to the central Asian country’s commercial satellite development plan, as part of its broader effort to make inroads into Central Asia, the government said Thursday. The move to expand cooperation comes as Science and ICT Minister Yoo Young-min and Durhanov Tahyrberdi, […]

S. Korea climbs again in press-freedom index

S. Korea climbs again in press-freedom index

South Korea’s press freedom has risen for two years straight to rank 41st in the latest index, a press advocacy group said Thursday. The 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders showed that the country climbed two places from the previous year’s list due to positive changes brought about in […]

Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

Redrawing Korea’s Industrial Map

“It will take at least 100 years to rebuild this country,” Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said as he faced the war-ravaged cities of Korea while leading the United Nations forces during the Korean War. As one of the world’s poorest countries, post-war Korea’s per capita gross domestic product was less than US$67. Contrary to MacArthur’s […]

Unification minister says S. Korea will lead peninsula’s peace process

Unification minister says S. Korea will lead peninsula’s peace process

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Wednesday that South Korea will play a leading role in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue and establishing a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. Kim made the remark during a forum on inter-Korean relations in Seoul, saying there is still a “long way to go” and many “obstacles” to […]

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

Moon to hold summit with Turkmen president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the countries’ bilateral ties. The summit will follow a welcome ceremony for Moon, who arrived here Tuesday on a three-day state visit. It will be held at the presidential palace, Oguzkhan, according to Moon’s presidential office […]

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