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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:15
Filmmaker Kim Ki-duk dies of COVID-19
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who had been invited to a number of international film festivals, has died of medical complications from COVID-19, according to his acquaintance and foreign news outlets on Friday.
Online taekwondo poomsae championships attract athletes from 98 nations
The first online taekwondo poomsae championships, held virtually to comply with social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, has drawn more than 1,500 avid trainees from 98 countries, proving the popularity of the martial art's new format.
'Dementia will be treated preemptively': EDGC co-CEO
The head of a leading South Korean genetic research company said at a global medical forum “Dementia Forum X (DFx)” that dementia will become controllable by early detection and treatment. Eone Diagnomics Genome Center's (EDGC) co-CEO Lee Min-seob participated in the event from Nov. 25 to 27 as a keynote speaker at the COEX in Seoul's Gangnam District.
World Taekwondo hosts first forum for gender equity, female leadership
World Taekwondo (WT) hosted a forum dedicated to encouraging female athletes and other women to seek leadership positions, Friday. The “Gender Equity and Women Leadership Forum” featured inspirational speeches from global sports figures and policymakers. It continues Saturday.
[INTERVIEW] Is South Korea's 'net zero' by 2050 possible?
The ever-manifesting global alliance on lowering carbon emissions to curb the feared consequences of global warming has recently forced the South Korean government to announce on Oct. 28 the country would go “net zero” by 2050 ― bringing the net amount of carbon emissions to zero. The announcement came after the Moon Jae-in administration in July released the Green New Deal, ...
EDGC, CJ CheilJedang aim for 'genetically proven' health foods
South Korean genome sequencing firm Eone Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC) and one of the country's largest food manufacturers, CJ CheilJedang, will co-produce “genetically proven” health foods.
Bosung Industrial enters US weapons market with expansion in Washington
South Korean weapons systems developer Bosung Industrial has set up a new subsidiary in Washington, D.C., under a plan to test its competitiveness overseas. The company, spearheaded by CEO Kim Joo-han, is headquartered in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. Kim said it launched the expansion “to enter the U.S. government procurement market and overseas maintenance markets with U.S. ...
Wild boar numbers down 83 percent with African swine flu culling
About a year after African swine flu (ASF) was discovered in wild boars in inter-Korean border regions, a culling has reduced the animal's numbers by 83 percent, according to the central government Wednesday.
World Taekwondo finds new nest in Goyang
World Taekwondo (WT) on Monday sealed a deal to move its headquarters from central Seoul to Goyang, a city just north of the capital, and refurbish its facilities. WT President Choue Chung-won signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing the deal with Goyang Mayor Lee Jae-joon.
World Taekwondo hosts first online poomsae championships
World Taekwondo (WT) will host inaugural online poomsae championships to sustain its fan base and worldwide athletic participation amid the COVID-19 global pandemic that has shut down all in-person taekwondo events.