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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Tue, September 26, 2023 | 03:38
[PHOTOS] Forum navigates past, present, future of Korea-US alliance
Korea Times Chairman Seung Myung-ho, front row fifth from right, Second Vice Foreign Minister Lee Do-hoon, front row fifth from left, and Vice Defense Minister Shin Beom-chul, front row fourth from left, pose with distinguished guests before the beginning of the 2023 Korea Times Forum themed “Korea-U.S. Alliance: Security & Space Cooperation” held at the Korea...
S. Korea-US alliance should open new chapter for next 70 years, experts say
Formed with the signing of the mutual defense treaty in 1953, the primary goal of the South Korea-U.S. alliance was to protect Seoul from possible North Korean attacks. Over the past 70 years, the bilateral ties have expanded to various areas including trade, technology and culture.
[INTERVIEW] UNHCR Korea chief stresses fairness over speed in refugee screening
Obtaining refugee status in Korea is often likened to a camel passing through the eye of a needle. Since Korea began to accept refugees in 1994, a total of 1,338 people were granted refugee status by 2022, constituting a tiny portion of some 85,000 applicants, according to data from the Ministry of Justice. Last year, only 175 out of 11,539 asylum seekers were accepted, trans...
Saluting US veterans of Korean War
An American veteran who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War is escorted while Korean naval servicemen salute during a ceremony at the Navy Second Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. Some 50 U.S. veterans and their descendants traveled to South Korea to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the two nations' alliance. Yonhap
[INTERVIEW] ASEAN secretary-general calls on N. Korea to return to dialogue
Escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula due to Pyongyang's repeated missile provocations are a worrisome development, not only for Seoul, but also for countries in the neighboring Southeast Asian region, according to Kao Kim Hourn, the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Seoul city on alert over BTS 10th anniversary celebration
A crowd of over 300,000 BTS fans is expected to gather at Han River Park in Yeouido on Saturday to celebrate the K-pop juggernaut's 10th debut anniversary, prompting Seoul city authorities to implement safety measures. Tens of thousands of fans are anticipated to attend “The BTS Festa @Yeouido,” the main event of a two-week-long festival held to celebrate the megastar's10th d...
Veterans ministry vows to play bigger role in Korea-US alliance
Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Park Min-shik vowed, Thursday, that his ministry will play a bigger role in bolstering the Korea-U.S. alliance, with a slew of events slated for the latter half of this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement.
China unlikely to replace its envoy to Korea: experts
China is unlikely to replace its embattled ambassador to Korea, Xing Haiming, according to diplomatic observers, despite Seoul's calls for Beijing to take “proper measures” over the envoy's controversial remarks criticizing the Korean government's foreign policy. They also said calls from some ruling party politicians to expel the envoy will not help relieve tensions between ...
Debate on foreigners' voting rights rekindled following Chinese envoy's remarks
Lawmakers of the ruling People Power Party are calling to strip permanent foreign residents of voting rights for local elections, citing concerns of possible interference in domestic politics by the immigrant electorate.
Envoy's remarks cast further chill over Korea-China relations
Korea's already-deteriorating relations with China seem to be going further downhill following Chinese Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming's openly critical remarks about the Korean government's foreign policy. Analysts viewed that both countries should make efforts to prevent the latest diplomatic flare-up between Seoul and Beijing from deepening into friction in other fields s...
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