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Park: S. Korea to begin discussions with China on Koreas’ unification

President Park Geun-hye on Friday said South Korea and China could quickly begin various discussions on how to achieve a peaceful unification between South and North Korea.“Peaceful unification is the fundamental and the quickest way to resolve nuclear and other issues,” Park said in a p...

Updated : 2015.09.04 21:57

Park says she took cue from Schroeder over labor reform

President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that she has taken a cue from former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over labor reform.   Park made the comment to Schroeder during their encounter at a military parade in Beijing, presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook told reporters after arrivi...

Updated : 2015.09.03 21:09

Warmer Seoul-Beijing ties send message to Pyongyang

When Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a massive military parade on a rostrum overlooking Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square, South Korean President Park Geun-hye sat two seats to the right of Xi.    The presence of Park at the rostrum was notable, partly because of her yellow ja...

Updated : 2015.09.03 20:48

S. Korea's chief nuclear envoy to visit U.S.

South Korea's chief envoy will visit Washington next week for talks on how to deal with North Korea, a government official said Thursday, apparently as part of brisk shuttle diplomacy among regional powers following President Park Geun-hye's visit to Beijing.    Hwang Joon-kook, special ...

Updated : 2015.09.03 20:41

Sino-U.S. rivalry a challenge for Korea’s diplomacy

Tiananmen Square on Thursday turned into a pomp-filled showcase of China’s military prowess, with the march of its goose-stepping troops leading a formidable display of intercontinental nuclear missi...

Updated : 2015.09.03 18:03

Japan, U.S. welcome trilateral summit plan

Japan on Thursday expressed its resolve for discussions to arrange a trilateral summit with South Korea and China, while the U.S. lauded the three countries’ efforts to mend fences in the face of ste...

Updated : 2015.09.03 16:41

Park’s visit illustrates evolving China ties

The summit Wednesday between Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping demonstrated the two countries’ evolving, increasingly multifaceted ties while building momentum for Seoul’s efforts to play a mo...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:15

[NEWSMAKER] Sankei under fire again for attack on Park

Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun came under fire again for an online column that called President Park Geun-hye’s plan to attend China’s World War II victory event “toadyism” and likened her to a...

Updated : 2015.09.01 17:56

S. Korea to demand removal of Japanese column insulting Park

South Korea said Tuesday it plans to demand the retraction of a Japanese newspaper column that likens President Park Geun-hye to a former Korean empress slain by Japanese agents.Japanese conservative daily Sankei Shimbun carried a column on its homepage Monday critical of Park's plan to at...

Updated : 2015.09.01 15:55

Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea, China to hold talks ahead of Park-Xi summit

South Korea's top nuclear envoy, Hwang Joon-kook, arrived in Beijing on Tuesday to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart, ahead of a summit meeting between President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Upon his arrival at the Beijing airport, Hwang said the planned meeting la...

Updated : 2015.09.01 15:10

PM, Washington Gov. discuss inter-Korean deal

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and visiting Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Monday discussed an inter-Korean deal struck last week. The two Koreas reached a landmark deal last week to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In the agreement, North Korea "expressed regret" ove...

Updated : 2015.08.31 21:39

Canadian literature showcased at Seoul Metropolitan Library

The Canadian Embassy in Seoul is hosting a book exhibition at the Seoul Metropolitan Library in partnership with the city government, introducing renowned Canadian literature to the public. The exhibi...

Updated : 2015.08.31 00:00

Afghan visitors seek advice, investment on Korea trip

Afghan opinion leaders visited Korea last week to take back home inspiration from its development experience and elicit investment. Nine people ― including a parliamentarian, a presidential adviser, ...

Updated : 2015.08.30 23:56

World opinion leaders to support Korean culture

For opinion leaders who want to join Korea’s social nexus, the Korea Cultural Quotient Club has provided opportunities weaving diplomacy, business, education, gastronomy and the arts for the last 10 ...

Updated : 2015.08.30 23:45

Photographer captures captivating Singapore

A veteran Korean photographer has organized an exhibition that puts Singapore’s attractions in the limelight and exposes hidden layers of its ethnically diverse culture. “Five Days in Singapore” at...

Updated : 2015.08.30 12:00