Wed, August 15, 2018 | 15:44
  1. Golden Blue donation
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
  2. DMZ peace camp
    High school students from Jeju Island pose at the Chilseong Observatory in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, during the sixth annual DMZ Peace and Life Camp conducted from Aug. 4 to 7. The camp was organized by Kwangdong Pharmaceutical which distributes the island's mineral water brand SamDaSoo. It selected 35 participants who visited historic relics, cultural properties and war memorial sites in the border areas. They also enjoyed the pristine nature of the DMZ dividing the two Koreas. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    High school students from Jeju Island pose at the Chilseong Observatory in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, during the sixth annual DMZ Peace and Life Camp conducted from Aug. 4 to 7. The camp was organized by Kwangdong Pharmaceutical which distributes the island's mineral water brand SamDaSoo. It selected 35 participants who visited historic relics, cultural properties and war memorial sites in the border areas. They also enjoyed the pristine nature of the DMZ dividing the two Koreas. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  3. Moon presides over meeting
    President Moon Jae-in, second from left, speaks in a meeting with his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Monday, while his chief policymaker Jang Ha-sung third from left, listens. Amid rising criticism of the National Pension Service's sluggish performance, Moon emphasized “there is no unilateral government revision on the nation's pension system without the people's consent and social agreement.” He added the issue will be discussed based on the principle of securing income after retirement. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in, second from left, speaks in a meeting with his senior secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Monday, while his chief policymaker Jang Ha-sung third from left, listens. Amid rising criticism of the National Pension Service's sluggish performance, Moon emphasized “there is no unilateral government revision on the nation's pension system without the people's consent and social agreement.” He added the issue will be discussed based on the principle of securing income after retirement. / Yonhap
  4. Dried up
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
    A reservoir in Naju, South Jeolla Province, lies dry, Monday, following a shorter-than-usual rainy season coupled with a record-breaking heat wave. The total rainfall in July was only 38.8 percent of last year's amount. / Yonhap
  5. NK workers return home after football match
    Scores of people bid farewell to North Korean workers at Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, Sunday, as the North Koreans return home after participating in the inter-Korean workers' friendly football matches that were held in Seoul World Cup Stadium, Saturday. Pyongyang hosted the previous such event in October 2015. Yonhap
    Scores of people bid farewell to North Korean workers at Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, Sunday, as the North Koreans return home after participating in the inter-Korean workers' friendly football matches that were held in Seoul World Cup Stadium, Saturday. Pyongyang hosted the previous such event in October 2015. Yonhap
  6. Fall already?
    A child in a summer dress stares at mannequins dressed in fall attire at a shop in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Sunday, when temperatures peaked at 36 degrees Celsius in the capital. The heat wave is forecast to continue, with Typhoon Yagi and Typhoon Leepi unlikely to affect or cool the Korean Peninsula. Yonhap
    A child in a summer dress stares at mannequins dressed in fall attire at a shop in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Sunday, when temperatures peaked at 36 degrees Celsius in the capital. The heat wave is forecast to continue, with Typhoon Yagi and Typhoon Leepi unlikely to affect or cool the Korean Peninsula. Yonhap
  7. Best wishes
    Shinhan Financial Group Vice President Jin Ok-dong, third from right, and table tennis players raise their fists for a photo at a stadium in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province, Tuesday, as the financial group wishes them luck at the 2018 Asian Games. Shinhan donated funds worth 50 million won to the national table tennis and volleyball teams. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial
    Shinhan Financial Group Vice President Jin Ok-dong, third from right, and table tennis players raise their fists for a photo at a stadium in Jincheon, North Chungcheong Province, Tuesday, as the financial group wishes them luck at the 2018 Asian Games. Shinhan donated funds worth 50 million won to the national table tennis and volleyball teams. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial
  8. Helping farmers
    NongHyup (NH) Savings Bank employees raise their fists for a photo after helping farmers under the summer heat in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The NH volunteer team was dispatched to the region to help harvest peppers and fix farmers' equipment there. Courtesy of NH Savings Bank
    NongHyup (NH) Savings Bank employees raise their fists for a photo after helping farmers under the summer heat in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday. The NH volunteer team was dispatched to the region to help harvest peppers and fix farmers' equipment there. Courtesy of NH Savings Bank
  9. Platform for small biz
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
    Shinhan Card employees pose for a photo with a small business owner, center, holding a tablet PC that has the credit card's application, MySHOP, in Seoul, Sunday. The card firm launched the platform where small businesses can use its big data technology to market their products and services. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
  10. Helping farmers
    NongHyup (NH) Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, kneeling on the right, checks plants at a farm beset by the heat wave in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. The lender will roll over farmers' debts and postpone due dates of repayments by up to one year.
    NongHyup (NH) Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, kneeling on the right, checks plants at a farm beset by the heat wave in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. The lender will roll over farmers' debts and postpone due dates of repayments by up to one year.
  11. For customers
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, second from left, holds a squeegee at an event to celebrate the launch of Hana Financial Group's committee designed to create services tailored to customers' needs and remove inconveniences at its headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. With Ham are KEB Hana Card CEO Jeong Su-jin, left, Hana Financial Investment CEO Lee Jin-kook, second from right, and Hana Capital CEO Yoon Kyu-seon.
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, second from left, holds a squeegee at an event to celebrate the launch of Hana Financial Group's committee designed to create services tailored to customers' needs and remove inconveniences at its headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday. With Ham are KEB Hana Card CEO Jeong Su-jin, left, Hana Financial Investment CEO Lee Jin-kook, second from right, and Hana Capital CEO Yoon Kyu-seon.
  12. Honoring late SK chairman
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, fourth from left, and SK networks Chairman Choi Shin-won, fifth from left, hold ropes with SK executives at SK's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, to open a photo exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of former SK Chairman Chey Jong-hyun. The late chairman is the father of the incumbent chairman and younger brother of the late SK founder Choi Jong-kun, the father of the SK networks chairman. / Courtesy of SK Group
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, fourth from left, and SK networks Chairman Choi Shin-won, fifth from left, hold ropes with SK executives at SK's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday, to open a photo exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of former SK Chairman Chey Jong-hyun. The late chairman is the father of the incumbent chairman and younger brother of the late SK founder Choi Jong-kun, the father of the SK networks chairman. / Courtesy of SK Group
  13. Honoring independence fighters
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, front row seventh from left, raises his fist with descendants of independence activists at the company headquarters in Seoul, Monday, two days before National Liberation Day of Korea. The coffee shop chain donated 100 million won ($88,000) to 50 university students whose ancestors fought for Korea's independence. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, front row seventh from left, raises his fist with descendants of independence activists at the company headquarters in Seoul, Monday, two days before National Liberation Day of Korea. The coffee shop chain donated 100 million won ($88,000) to 50 university students whose ancestors fought for Korea's independence. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  14. Practicing eco-friendly
    POSCO Daewoo employees enjoy a coffee break with their personal bottles at company headquarters in Incheon, Friday. The trading company said it gave the reusable bottles to all its employees to reduce the use of plastic. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    POSCO Daewoo employees enjoy a coffee break with their personal bottles at company headquarters in Incheon, Friday. The trading company said it gave the reusable bottles to all its employees to reduce the use of plastic. Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  15. KT in Philippines
    Yun Kyoung-lim, left, a senior executive vice president in charge of the global business office at KT, shakes hands with Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO and president of Converge ICT Solutions based in the Philippines, after signing a contract at the Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Hotel in Manila for a fiber optic cable construction project, Wednesday. Under the contract worth 53 billion won ($47 million), KT will construct a 1,570-kilometer optical cable network in the northern part of Luzon Island of the Philippines. / Courtesy of KT
    Yun Kyoung-lim, left, a senior executive vice president in charge of the global business office at KT, shakes hands with Dennis Anthony Uy, CEO and president of Converge ICT Solutions based in the Philippines, after signing a contract at the Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Hotel in Manila for a fiber optic cable construction project, Wednesday. Under the contract worth 53 billion won ($47 million), KT will construct a 1,570-kilometer optical cable network in the northern part of Luzon Island of the Philippines. / Courtesy of KT
  16. Without straws
    Models promote lids, which were specially designed for customers to drink cold beverages without straws, at an Angel-in-us Coffee shop in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. The domestic coffee shop chain will introduce the lids to its stores nationwide starting Monday to reduce use of plastic straws. / Yonhap
    Models promote lids, which were specially designed for customers to drink cold beverages without straws, at an Angel-in-us Coffee shop in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. The domestic coffee shop chain will introduce the lids to its stores nationwide starting Monday to reduce use of plastic straws. / Yonhap
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap