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Reporter : Kwon Mee-yoo
Wed, September 22, 2021 | 23:28
Seoul making progress toward vaccine production hub goal
President Moon Jae-in made progress in COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy during his visit to the U.S., taking one more step towards Korea becoming a vaccine production hub. Moon secured more vaccines for Korea's residents and in return, pledged to donate others to developing countries. Moon took part in a Korea-U.S. global vaccine partnership signing ceremony in New York, Tuesday, a...
Bicentennial celebration in Costa Rica: the case of a singular democracy
Costa Rica is celebrating the bicentenary of its independence in 2021. After signing the 1821 Act of Independence, Costa Rica has been characterized from the start for its clear institutional vocation. From its foundation, a guideline for conduct was expressly established in the developing Costa Rican State, a rule that is still current in both internal and international rela...
French architect directs Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU) 2021, which kicks off Thursday, looks into the cityscape and urban planning and how the pandemic has changed those, under the direction of French architect Dominique Perrault. Themed "CROSSROADS: Building the Resilient City," this year's biennale will focus on the complex relationships that shape a city and humanity's effort ...
Why Hong Joon-pyo shows sudden strength among opposition candidates
Hong Joon-pyo, a five-term lawmaker of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) who announced his second presidential bid three weeks ago, is restructuring the electoral landscape as he is emerging as a strong candidate for the opposition bloc, even beating out Yoon Seok-youl who has been a leading contender, in some opinion polls. According to a survey conducted by Realm...
Korea Foundation offers online world music concert series
The Korea Foundation is presenting six virtual concerts throughout September. Titled "Reconnecting in Harmony," the concert series aims to introduce world music to Korean as well as international audiences in collaboration with the embassies of Brazil, Paraguay and Singapore in Korea. The foundation launched its virtual concert series last year when it became difficult to lis...
Korea Times president receives medal from Uzbekistan
The Korea Times President-Publisher Oh Young-jin received a commemorative medal from the Uzbekistan government, Tuesday, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the country's independence. The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Korea hosted a ceremony awarding the medal to overseas partners who have made a significant contribution to the comprehensive development of the nation.
Korea Foundation charts new path in Mt. Halla Forum
The Korea Foundation (KF) presented a two-day forum last Thursday and Friday in commemoration of its 30th anniversary. Korea's only official public diplomacy institution offered insights on the future of Korea and the world at the 2021 KF Mt. Halla Forum.
Gyeonggi governor consolidating lead in ruling party primary
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung is solidifying his dominance in the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) primary for next March's presidential election. As he took more than half the votes in the primary held in two of the key regions over the weekend, speculation is that it may be difficult for the runner-up, former DPK Chairman Rep. Lee Nak-yon, to keep...
ASEAN-Korea Centre presents virtual trip
The ASEAN-Korea Centre offers online trips to four ASEAN countries - Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam - to help people discover the charms and cultural resources of the region. The program originally offered offline familiarization tours to various tourism destinations in the ASEAN region. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the center produced a series of videos promotin...
Australian women's filmmaking and gender equity initiatives highlighted at the SIWFF
Australia is a country known for promoting gender equality and women's rights, and its film industry is no exception. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Korea, the Seoul International Women's Film Festival (SIWFF) sheds light on the history of women's filmmaking in Australia, in cooperation with the Australian Embassy in Kore...
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