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Korean smart cities reach out to urban China
Aug 05, 2016
The Korea booth promotes models for 'smart cities' at the 2016 China Smarter Cities International Expo held in Beijing from July 29 to 31. The development of new towns and smart cities in Korea has now been presented in Beijing. Information technology, spatial data, energy, sma...


Korean War memorial unveiled in San Francisco
Aug 04, 2016
Korean War Memorial Foundation President Quentin Kopp inspects the new Korean War monument at the Presidio in San Francisco on Aug. 1. A new Korean War memorial was unveiled on Aug. 1 at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. The memorial displays major battles of the ...


Ipchu (입추, 立秋), the traditional beginning of autumn
Aug 04, 2016
This Sunday, Aug. 7, marks Ipchu (입추, 立秋), the 13th of 24 solar terms on the traditional farming calendar and the formal beginning of "autumn" for agricultural communities of the past. Ipchu also marks the half-way point through the farming year, as the traditional farming "sprin...


Passion for Hangeul rediscovered in Seoul
Aug 01, 2016
Winners of a Korean-language writing competition for students from the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province, China, learn about the history of Hangeul at the National Hangeul Museum in Seoul on July 20. "As soon as I saw the Haerye edition of the 'Hunminjeonge...


Korea, Mongolia cooperate on plant diversity, conservat...
Jul 27, 2016
Korean and Mongolian scientists look around the research forest at the National University of Mongolia on July 21, along with other researchers from China, Japan and Russia. They discuss research methods into plant diversity and conservation across East Asia. Korea and Mongolia...


Veterans return to new Korea
Jul 26, 2016
Former South African Air Force Chief of the General Staff Antonio Michael Muller lights an incense stick at the memorial tower at the Seoul National Cemetery on July 26. "Korea gets more and more developed, every time I visit this nation." Antonio Michael Muller from South ...


Int'l journalists film Korea firsthand
Jul 22, 2016
The crew from V News, a Vietnamese state-run news outlet, films a taekwondo demonstration at the Taekwondowon in Muju, Jeollabuk-do Province, on July 21. “I could see firsthand the high potential that Korea has for the further development of its content industry,” said Pedro Jose...

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Daeseo: Big Heat (대서, 大暑)
Jul 21, 2016
The day of Daeseo, what is traditionally the hottest day of summer -- literally the "Big Heat of Summer" (대서, 大暑) -- falls on Friday, July 22, this year. It marks the beginning of the 12th of 24 solar terms throughout the year. Daeseo is always in the sixth lunar month and usuall...


Tourists to Korea exceed 8 mil. in first half
Jul 12, 2016
A group of Chinese tourists pose for a picture at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on May 6. The number of international tourists who visited Korea in the first half of the year topped 8.1 million, a 21 percent year-on-year increase over the same figure in 2015. ...

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Soseo, the day of Lesser Heat
Jul 07, 2016
Soseo (소서, 小暑), literally the Day of Minor or Lesser Heat, falls on Thursday, July 7, this year, and marks the true beginning of summer.According to the traditional calendar, Soseo marks the beginning of the 11th of 24 solar terms. By the modern calendar, the 11th term of the yea...