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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 07:47
Farmer of Seoul's last remaining rice growing region in upbeat mood
Farmer Kang Han-sung, 65, beamed with a smile of satisfaction, while checking with his tanned hands the ripening rice grains of the plants in his paddy, stretching far into the distance in Seoul's southwest Ogok-dong, Gangseo District. “Japanese rice varieties will be disappearing soon, as local Korean rice brands will replace them sooner or later,” he said Thursday, pointing...
[INTERVIEW] Wisdom we learned from our seven years in US
A 34-year-old author, who identifies herself only with her pen name Hae-gil, published a memoir this week about her and her parents' seven years of living as legal aliens in the United States, defining the nature of their life in the foreign land as a total failure. In the book, “Back Then, We Shouldn't Have Gone to the US,” released by Daejeon-based small independent publish...
Korean author's gripping stories fascinate European readers
Best-selling author Lee Jung-myung's daily habits are quite different from those of other Korean novelists.Unlike many other writers, he's not a night owl. Waking up early in the morning, like a full-time salaried worker, he works from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in his studio near his home in Seoul, researching topics that interest him to get inspiration for future book projects, writi...
[INTERVIEW] Confucius Institutes trigger dispute between US-educated, China studies professors
Kim Hyun-cheol, a professor in Yonsei University's Department of Chinese Language & Literature and the director of the Confucius Institute (CI) on its campus, had a meeting with the university's president recently to discuss the CI's presence on their campus.
My criteria for selecting Korea's next leader
The upcoming presidential election has a striking characteristic which distinguishes it from previous elections.
'Don't mention 3Ts': Confucius Institutes endanger academic freedom in Korea
With sweat on their faces due to the summer heat and poor air conditioning, some 100 people, gathered at Gwangin Central Church in the southeastern city of Daegu on Aug. 6, were intently watching the documentary titled, “In the Name of Confucius.” Directed by Chinese Canadian filmmaker Doris Liu, the 2017 documentary revolves around Sonia Zhang, a former Confucius Institute (...
[INTERVIEW] 'I take persecution by China as an honor'
Doris Liu's life has made a dramatic turn from a fully committed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member who indoctrinated university students with the communist ideology to a caused-driven filmmaker, producer and writer fighting against the CCP. Despite the shift in her attitude toward the party, there's one thing that has remained the same - her commitment to her home country ...
MBC news head quits to take responsibility for Olympics reporting blunders
The head of MBC's news headquarters resigned on Monday to take responsibility for a sequence of serious blunders made by the national television during the Tokyo Olympics.
Taliban, a chilling reminder of 2007 hostage crisis
The Taliban's gaining control of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of U.S. military forces is a chilling reminder for Koreans of the nightmare that continued for 42 days during the summer of 2007.
Court orders culture ministry to reinstate dismissed official
Former culture ministry official Han Min-ho, 59, has endured “self-chosen” tribulations for nearly two years, since he was dismissed in October 2019 after openly criticizing President Moon Jae-in for flaws in the administration's policies.
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