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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 10:13
Poverty porn
The first time I heard of the term, “poverty porn,” was in late April 2019. I was doing a phone interview with photographer Cho Jang-sok, who was at that time preparing for a trip to Africa for his photo project. Speaking of poverty porn, Cho said he was sick of the practices non-profit groups had used to raise money for Africa, and said that Africa was misrepresented in such...
Presidential office takes credit for 'partial lifting' of China's hallyu ban
Award-winning filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's 2018 movie, “Hotel by the River,” which revolves around a poet who is visited by his two sons while staying in a hotel, has been released on the Chinese over-the-top (OTT) service, Tencent Video, starting from Nov. 20.
Internet media outlets face backlash after disclosing names of Itaewon tragedy victims
Two online media outlets have triggered a controversy on Tuesday after releasing the list of people who were killed during the crowd crush in Itaewon on Oct. 29, without the consent of their families.
Head of state institute wants to make it fun place to work
Kim Sae-won took the helm at the state-run Korea Culture and Tourism Institute (KCTI) in late October, around the time when the nation went into shock following the tragic crowd crush that killed 158 people who gathered in Itaewon to celebrate Halloween. As the newly appointed head of a research institute responsible for producing commissioned research papers on culture and t...
[Analysis] Sewol ferry disaster haunts nation in wake of Itaewon tragedy
President Yoon Suk-yeol is walking a tightrope in the wake of the deadly crowd crush in Itaewon that killed 156 people and injured many others. There is an old Korean phrase taken from Chinese characters, “nae-woo-wae-hwan,” which refers to having a lethal combination of trouble both at home and abroad. Yoon is now in the midst of such turmoil, particularly in the aftermath o...
Envoys invited to share condolences for Itaewon tragedy victims
The wounds are still fresh. Korea is reeling from the deadly crowd crush that took the lives of 156 people and injured many others who gathered in the alleys of central Seoul's Itaewon last Saturday for Halloween celebrations.
Korea Times forum to examine new challenges for Korea-US alliance
The Korea Times will host a Korea-U.S. alliance forum on Oct. 26 at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) building in Seoul. Under the topic of “New Challenges for Korea-U.S. Alliance,” leading experts in the areas of economic security and Korea-U.S. alliance in the Indo-Pacific region will present their ideas about global supply chain disruptions after Russia's i...
Pyongyang's 7th nuclear test to strain China-North Korea ties
Chinese leader Xi Jinping emphasized the continuity of China's assertive foreign policy in a televised speech during the Chinese Communist Party's week-long Congress, which opened on Sunday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said China has taken a clear-cut stance against a U.S.-led hegemony and power politics and is opposed to unilateralism and bullying. His rema...
US Army holds CBRN exercise
US soldiers wearing protective gear are conducting an exercise in this photo. The 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army unveiled 10 photos featuring the 23rd chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) and high-yield explosives defense battalion of the army executing a validation exercise to assess their expertise in technical CBRN site exploitation and decontaminatio...
Poland to buy 300 Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers
Poland will purchase nearly 300 K239 Chunmoo multiple rocket launchers from Korea and the artillery weapon system will be provided to the European country by next year, according to a Polish media outlet.
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