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Thu, February 9, 2023 | 07:31
'Arts in Hong Kong' takes place in both physical and digital formats
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has rolled out the “Arts in Hong Kong” campaign to promote a series of major art events taking place in both physical and digital formats, as the world cautiously looks to resume international travel and bring back events amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by fair promoters and cultural institutions, the campaign ensures that audiences...
Jeju Olle launches English-guided hike program for foreigners
The Jeju Olle Foundation has launched a weekly guided walk program called, “Wander Jeju on Foot,” for foreign visitors to Korea's southern resort island of Jeju. The program, which is available in May and June, is designed to guide first-time hikers along Jeju's Olle Trail, a 425-kilometer footpath that runs along the coasts of Jeju and consists of 26 routes.
Most Korean man-foreign woman couples seeking divorce are facing financial woes
Most “international” couples comprised of a Korean citizen husband and a foreign national wife who were on the verge of divorce in 2020 suffered from financial difficulties, according to the Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations. The center published statistics related to 708 such cases in which it offered divorce-related legal counseling to last year.
'Vaccination passport' faces both expectations and concerns
Many countries are under active discussion on whether to adopt the so-called “vaccination passport,” and Korea is no exception. People here are showing mixed reactions, with some expressing hopes for it to expedite economic recovery, while others worrying about possible discrimination against those who do not hold such a passport. The vaccination passport refers to a certific...
Much-awaited clear day
Citizens ride bicycles under a clear blue sky in the Han River Park on Yeouido, Seoul, Sunday, following the end of a yellow dust storm, which originated in the Gobi Desert in northern China and Mongolia, that had blanketed most of Korea including the metropolitan area from Friday...
Controversy rises over Seoul mayor's pick of right-wing YouTuber as PR secretary
Controversy is rising over Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon's recent hiring of a conservative YouTuber as his new public relations secretary. Some critics claim that the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) could have a strong leaning toward political conservatism under Oh's term, while others say it is within the conservative mayor's authority to select someone who can deliver his mess...
Army chief in hot seat over inappropriate remarks
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Nam Yeong-shin has been embroiled in controversy after inappropriate remarks he made during his visit to an Army artillery school on April 21 became known to the public recently. “I feel sorry for you about not being able to go on leave since March. I will give full efforts so you can go on leave in June after this training course is completed,” he sa...
Petition calls for stripping foreign residents of voting rights
Growing anti-China sentiment is leading some to call for taking away the right of foreign permanent residents to vote here. The move is intended to target Chinese permanent residents, as they make up the majority of eligible immigrant voters in Korea. Recent disputes have pitted the people of the two countries against each other over various cultural issues, including recent ...
Gov't to offer more supports for 300,000 zero-emission vehicles this year
The government is seeking to encourage people to use electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), with the goal of more than 300,000 such cars being sold this year, through more supports, such as subsidies and tax deductions, Environment Minister Han Jeoung-ae said, Tuesday. Minister Han said during a media conference that the expansion of the use...
Incheon airport becomes Israel Aerospace Industries' 1st overseas aircraft conversion partner
Incheon International Airport, Korea's main travel gateway, has been selected as the first overseas production base of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert wide-body passenger planes to freighters, beating competitors in China and India. Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), the airport's operator, signed a memorandum of agreement in Incheon, Tuesday, with IAI, ...
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