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Reporter : Lee Yeon-woo
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 06:05
World ginseng expo to kick off on Sept. 30 in Yeongju City
The southeastern city of Yeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, is home to premium ginseng. Every year, the city hosts a ginseng festival to encourage tourists to visit and experience the medicinal root. This year, the city authorities were determined to go beyond the local festival.
Government to lower number of teachers amid population decline
The government plans to downsize the public school workforce as a decreasing population has been forcing more and more schools to close down across the country. The Ministry of Education has yet to announce such a plan. But the measure to scale back the number of teachers was spotted in the government's budget proposal that was submitted to the National Assembly.
Maryland governor, his wife named honorary citizens of Naju City
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and his wife Yumi Hogan have become honorary citizens of Naju City in South Jeolla Province, according to the city. Naju Mayor Yoon Byung-tae presented plaques to the couple during a banquet held at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Thursday.
China's state museum pulls controversial table of Korean history from exhibit
The National Museum of China has removed a chronological table from an exhibit after claims were made that it is a distortion of Korean history through arbitrary exclusion of some ancient Korean kingdoms. “The National Museum of China informed us by diplomatic channels that they decided to remove the chronology from the 'Auspicious Metals from the Orient: Ancient Bronzes of C...
Buddhists, Christians clash over naming of island tourist sites
In the southwestern fishing and salt farm county of Sinan, in South Jeolla Province, consisting of a total of 1,025 islands, there's a long trail named “Miracle Pilgrimage” that is only revealed when the tide goes out. Stretching over 12 kilometers, tourists can walk on the trail during low tide and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sinan County's islands by crossing the mudflat...
If you're in danger, press the number buttons
A phone rings. “How can I help you?” asks a police officer. The woman on the line answers awkwardly as if she doesn't understand what she was told, “I am at a motel near the overpass. Can you deliver two orders of Chinese noodles here?” Her voice is shaky
Good Samaritans flock south to help flood victims
This year's Chuseok holiday, which continued from Friday to Monday, was one of the worst in recent memory for those who live in the southern regions. The four-day long weekend came right after the nation's southern coastal areas were hit hard by Typhoon Hinnamnor on Sept. 5.
'Chuseok stress' returns as families gather again
Whenever Chuseok or Lunar New Year holidays are approaching, online communities known as “mom cafes,” which serve as communication platforms for women with school-aged children, are flooded with comments full of outrage and fury triggered by the holiday.
Mungyeong City under fire for trying to use Vietnamese women to fight population decline
Mungyeong City, North Gyeongsang Province, has been advised to review its policies aimed at population growth as some of them clearly violate the human rights of migrant women, according to the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), Wednesday.
Heroes, heart-wrenching stories go viral after Typhoon Hinnamnor
Typhoon Hinnamnor wreaked havoc on the nation's southern region, toppling trees and flooding homes. As of Wednesday evening, 10 people were dead and two others remain missing. As the rescue efforts continued, both heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories have caught the ...
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