Thu, March 21, 2019 | 12:00
  1. Shinhan Bank supports working-class people
    Shinhan Bank executive Ahn Hyo-yeol, third from left, holds a plaque with customers who introduced their stories of financial recovery thanks to the lender's special loan program for working-class people at Shinhan Bank's head office in Seoul, Friday. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank executive Ahn Hyo-yeol, third from left, holds a plaque with customers who introduced their stories of financial recovery thanks to the lender's special loan program for working-class people at Shinhan Bank's head office in Seoul, Friday. / Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  2. Fire evacuation drill
    Children of a daycare center in Gwangju take part in a fire evacuation drill guided by a civil servant, Wednesday. The drill was held on the occasion of Civil?Defense?Training Day. / Courtesy of Gwangju Buk-gu office
    Children of a daycare center in Gwangju take part in a fire evacuation drill guided by a civil servant, Wednesday. The drill was held on the occasion of Civil?Defense?Training Day. / Courtesy of Gwangju Buk-gu office
  3. Asiana's 'Beautiful Classroom'
    Asiana Airlines employees pose with local students after renovating a school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Beautiful Classroom.” Since 2015, airline employees have been volunteering in the Southeast Asian country every year. Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
    Asiana Airlines employees pose with local students after renovating a school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Beautiful Classroom.” Since 2015, airline employees have been volunteering in the Southeast Asian country every year. Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
  4. Spring in the air
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
  5. Sewol tents come down
    Workers take down tents and remaining signs from the Sewol memorial site at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Monday. Families of Sewol ferry sinking victims and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently to replace the tents with an alternative wooden structure holding an exhibit of the 2014 disaster before the fifth anniversary on April 16. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Workers take down tents and remaining signs from the Sewol memorial site at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Monday. Families of Sewol ferry sinking victims and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently to replace the tents with an alternative wooden structure holding an exhibit of the 2014 disaster before the fifth anniversary on April 16. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  6. 'Goodbye'
    Portraits of Sewol ferry disaster victims ― mostly Danwon High School students ― are removed from a memorial altar set up inside a tent at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Sunday, to be taken to a temporary storage room under the City Hall library. Victims' families and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently on a plan to take down the tents and set up an alternative memorial exhibit. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
    Portraits of Sewol ferry disaster victims ― mostly Danwon High School students ― are removed from a memorial altar set up inside a tent at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Sunday, to be taken to a temporary storage room under the City Hall library. Victims' families and the Seoul Metropolitan Government agreed recently on a plan to take down the tents and set up an alternative memorial exhibit. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
  7. Helping infant orphans with disabilities
    Orange Life Insurance workers feed a toddler during the firm's social contribution event at the Hansarang Infant Welfare Center in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, March 15. The center is the home of infant orphans with disabilities. The insurer plans to conduct the social responsibility activity every month to help infant orphans. / Courtesy of Orange Life Insurance
    Orange Life Insurance workers feed a toddler during the firm's social contribution event at the Hansarang Infant Welfare Center in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, March 15. The center is the home of infant orphans with disabilities. The insurer plans to conduct the social responsibility activity every month to help infant orphans. / Courtesy of Orange Life Insurance
  8. Best performers
    NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, fourth from right in the front row, smiles with the winners of best performing employees of NongHyup Card 2018 at the bank's training center on Jeju Island, March 18. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, fourth from right in the front row, smiles with the winners of best performing employees of NongHyup Card 2018 at the bank's training center on Jeju Island, March 18. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  9. Partnership for VIP customers
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
  10. Promoting information protection
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, left, and NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, second from left, hand out leaflets on information protection to their employees on their way to work in Seoul, Monday morning. The group provides annual education and training on customer information security. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    NongHyup Financial Group Chairman Kim Gwang-soo, left, and NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, second from left, hand out leaflets on information protection to their employees on their way to work in Seoul, Monday morning. The group provides annual education and training on customer information security. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  11. Cambodia, Korea partner in banking
    Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) Chairman Kim Tae-young, fifth from right, and Bun Yin, vice chairman of the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC), fifth from left, hold their bilateral agreement on education at ABC's headquarters in Phnom Penh, March 15. ABC will support Korean bankers entering Cambodia, and KFB will provide education on financial technology to Cambodian bankers. Courtesy of KFB
    Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) Chairman Kim Tae-young, fifth from right, and Bun Yin, vice chairman of the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC), fifth from left, hold their bilateral agreement on education at ABC's headquarters in Phnom Penh, March 15. ABC will support Korean bankers entering Cambodia, and KFB will provide education on financial technology to Cambodian bankers. Courtesy of KFB
  12. SK Innovation breaks ground for battery plant in Georgia
    SK Group Executive Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won, ninth from left, SK Innovation CEO & President Kim Jun, sixth from left, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, eighth from left, and other officials shovel dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for SK Innovation's new battery plant in Commerce, Ga., Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to open in 2022 with an annual battery production capacity of 7.5 GWh. / Courtesy of SK Innovation
    SK Group Executive Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won, ninth from left, SK Innovation CEO & President Kim Jun, sixth from left, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, eighth from left, and other officials shovel dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for SK Innovation's new battery plant in Commerce, Ga., Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to open in 2022 with an annual battery production capacity of 7.5 GWh. / Courtesy of SK Innovation
  13. Portable air purifier to counter fine dust pollution
    Models pose with LG Electronics' portable air purifier PuriCare Mini in a car in this photo provided by the firm, Wednesday. LG rolled out the portable device priced at 309,000 won ($273). / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    Models pose with LG Electronics' portable air purifier PuriCare Mini in a car in this photo provided by the firm, Wednesday. LG rolled out the portable device priced at 309,000 won ($273). / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  14. For inter-Korean economic cooperation
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
  15. Samsung opens 'Showcase' store in Vietnam
    Visitors try Samsung Electronics' smart devices at the Samsung Showcase store in Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Friday. The tech firm launched its third Showcase store in the Southeast Asian country to offer every aspect of technology and products developed by Samsung to Vietnamese consumers. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    Visitors try Samsung Electronics' smart devices at the Samsung Showcase store in Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Friday. The tech firm launched its third Showcase store in the Southeast Asian country to offer every aspect of technology and products developed by Samsung to Vietnamese consumers. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  16. Colorful grapes from Chile
    Models promote three-color grapes produced in Chile, at an E-mart store, Friday. The discount chain operator under retail giant Shinsegae said it is selling a box consisting of green, red and black grapes for 9,980 won ($9) until March 20. / Courtesy of E-mart
    Models promote three-color grapes produced in Chile, at an E-mart store, Friday. The discount chain operator under retail giant Shinsegae said it is selling a box consisting of green, red and black grapes for 9,980 won ($9) until March 20. / Courtesy of E-mart
  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