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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 04:56
Gimpo-China flights recover to pre-pandemic levels
The number of flights between Gimpo International Airport and Chinese destinations has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Korea Airports Corp. (KAC), Monday. The airport operator said the total weekly flights between Gimpo and the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai returned to 56 as of Sunday, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families of foreign construction workers can receive retirement pay: court
Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Sunday that it is illegal to exempt foreigners from the legally entitled retirement funds of family members who died while working at Korean construction sites. The court said the exemption is unconstitutional and violates the country's conditional principles of equality.
Spring at Changdeok Palace
Tourists wearing hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, take pictures under the blossoming plum trees in Changdeok Palace in central Seoul, Sunday, as the capital finally sees clear skies after following several fine dust alerts over the week. Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seog ...
Chun Doo-hwan's grandson to apologize to victims of Gwangju uprising
Chun Woo-won, the grandson of the late former authoritarian leader Chun Doo-hwan, who has been making online revelations on his family's criminal activities, will arrive in Korea on Tuesday to apologize to the bereaved families and victims of the bloody suppression of the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, the younger Chun said, Sunday.
Will exempting foreign nannies from minimum wage boost Korea's birth rate?
A bill proposing bringing in foreign childcare workers and exempting them from the minimum wage payment system as a way of tackling the country's plummeting birth rate is facing a backlash for its alleged discriminatory stance against foreigners. Rep. Cho Jung-hun of the minor opposition Transition Korea has proposed an amendment to the Act on the Employment Improvement of Do...
Diplomats enjoy Korean culture
Diplomats from Central and South American, African and Middle Eastern countries take a photo dressed in Korea's traditional hanbok attire at Kyunghee University's Institute of International Education in Seoul, Thursday, after attending Korea Foundation's Korean Language and Culture Program for Diplomats. Young diplomats from 25 countries in charge of Korea-related tasks atten...
Japanese students' field trips to Korea resume after pandemic hiatus
Japanese students came to Korea on a field trip for the first time in three years, Tuesday, signaling a renewal of the cultural exchanges between the younger generations of the two countries. Thirty-seven students and two teachers from Luther Junior and Senior High School in Kumamoto Prefecture arrived at Incheon International Airport with two teachers for a five-day visit.
Busan to have alternate no-driving days during Expo inspection
Busan plans to launch special traffic measures to ease congestion during an inspection visit by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in April as part of the city's preparation to host the World Expo, the city government announced Tuesday.
COVID-hit Myeong-dong bounces back as tourists return
Korea's iconic shopping and tourism district, Myeong-dong, is flourishing again with the return of foreign travelers driven by their love for Korean culture, dramas and cosmetics. Kai Diaz, a 26-year-old American, told The Korea Times, Monday, in Myeong-dong that she made a list of things she needed to do based on her favorite Korean drama and YouTube, Facebook and Tik Tok ch...
Ethnic Koreans return to homeland after decades living in Sakhalin
Dozens of ethnic Koreans, who were taken to Russia's southeastern island of Sakhalin by forced mobilization under the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule, have returned to their homeland by sea with their families. A total of 63 Sakhalin Koreans arrived in Donghae, Gangwon Province, Friday, and 27 more will follow them on March 31.
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