Sat, March 23, 2019 | 04:44
  1. Strategic ties in Thailand
    Hong Jang-eui, third from left, head of KEB Hana Card's global business, and Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat, fourth from right, pose for a photo with other executives from the two sides after forging strategic ties in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday. Hana cardholders will be able to enjoy up to a 30 percent discount when dining and staying at the Thai resort. Courtesy of KEB Hana Card
    Hong Jang-eui, third from left, head of KEB Hana Card's global business, and Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO Thirayuth Chirathivat, fourth from right, pose for a photo with other executives from the two sides after forging strategic ties in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday. Hana cardholders will be able to enjoy up to a 30 percent discount when dining and staying at the Thai resort. Courtesy of KEB Hana Card
  2. Cold snap
    Pedestrians wearing winter coats cross an intersection at Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, in the morning rush hour, Friday, when Seoul's morning lows dipped to -1 degree Celsius. The cold snap is expected to continue through the weekend, with most parts of the nation experiencing subzero temperatures in the morning. About 5 millimeters of rain is expected nationwide Saturday. / Yonhap
    Pedestrians wearing winter coats cross an intersection at Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, in the morning rush hour, Friday, when Seoul's morning lows dipped to -1 degree Celsius. The cold snap is expected to continue through the weekend, with most parts of the nation experiencing subzero temperatures in the morning. About 5 millimeters of rain is expected nationwide Saturday. / Yonhap
  3. Job exhibition
    From right, Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jae-kap, Presidential Committee on Job Creation Vice Chairman Rhee Mok-hee, and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee watch a laser performance prepared by Ansan City during a fair promoting the regional governments' job policies at COEX in southern Seoul, Thursday. The fair, co-hosted by the committee and the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, will be held through Saturday, and 88 local governments will introduce their job policies linked to new technologies. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
    From right, Employment and Labor Minister Lee Jae-kap, Presidential Committee on Job Creation Vice Chairman Rhee Mok-hee, and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee watch a laser performance prepared by Ansan City during a fair promoting the regional governments' job policies at COEX in southern Seoul, Thursday. The fair, co-hosted by the committee and the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, will be held through Saturday, and 88 local governments will introduce their job policies linked to new technologies. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
  4. Fire evacuation drill
    Children of a daycare center in Gwangju take part in a fire evacuation drill guided by a civil servant, Wednesday. The drill was held on the occasion of Civil?Defense?Training Day. / Courtesy of Gwangju Buk-gu office
    Children of a daycare center in Gwangju take part in a fire evacuation drill guided by a civil servant, Wednesday. The drill was held on the occasion of Civil?Defense?Training Day. / Courtesy of Gwangju Buk-gu office
  5. Asiana's 'Beautiful Classroom'
    Asiana Airlines employees pose with local students after renovating a school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Beautiful Classroom.” Since 2015, airline employees have been volunteering in the Southeast Asian country every year. Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
    Asiana Airlines employees pose with local students after renovating a school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Beautiful Classroom.” Since 2015, airline employees have been volunteering in the Southeast Asian country every year. Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
  6. Spring in the air
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
    Japanese Cornelian cherry blossoms signal the coming of spring at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul, Monday, with temperatures rising as high as 14 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
  7. Best chatbot service
    Lee Byung-yeol, second from left, head of KEB Hana Bank's future banking, holds an award from The Asian Banker at a ceremony in Dubai, Thursday. KEB Hana Bank received the award in the category of Best Automated Chatbot Initiative. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    Lee Byung-yeol, second from left, head of KEB Hana Bank's future banking, holds an award from The Asian Banker at a ceremony in Dubai, Thursday. KEB Hana Bank received the award in the category of Best Automated Chatbot Initiative. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  8. Making jars of paste for elderly
    Woori Card employees pose in front of jars filled with red chili and soybean paste after making them for the elderly at a welfare center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Thursday. Around 20 new employees of the card firm participated in the charity event. Courtesy of Woori Card
    Woori Card employees pose in front of jars filled with red chili and soybean paste after making them for the elderly at a welfare center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Thursday. Around 20 new employees of the card firm participated in the charity event. Courtesy of Woori Card
  9. Helping infant orphans with disabilities
    Orange Life Insurance workers feed a toddler during the firm's social contribution event at the Hansarang Infant Welfare Center in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, March 15. The center is the home of infant orphans with disabilities. The insurer plans to conduct the social responsibility activity every month to help infant orphans. / Courtesy of Orange Life Insurance
    Orange Life Insurance workers feed a toddler during the firm's social contribution event at the Hansarang Infant Welfare Center in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, March 15. The center is the home of infant orphans with disabilities. The insurer plans to conduct the social responsibility activity every month to help infant orphans. / Courtesy of Orange Life Insurance
  10. Best performers
    NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, fourth from right in the front row, smiles with the winners of best performing employees of NongHyup Card 2018 at the bank's training center on Jeju Island, March 18. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    NongHyup Bank CEO Lee Dae-hoon, fourth from right in the front row, smiles with the winners of best performing employees of NongHyup Card 2018 at the bank's training center on Jeju Island, March 18. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  11. Partnership for VIP customers
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
    Citibank Korea Retail Bank Division Head Valentin Valderrabano, right, and The Class Hyosung CEO Bae Ki-young, show a memorandum of understanding at a signing event at the Seoul branch of Citibank, Seoul, March 15. Under the agreement, the authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-month premium limousine service to the bank's Wealth Management (WM) customers in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. Courtesy of Citibank
  12. Showcasing 8K QLED TV to US buyers
    A Samsung Electronics employee, right, introduces the firm's 8K QLED TV to U.S. buyers during the firm's national sales meeting at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Texas in this photo provided by the firm, Friday. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    A Samsung Electronics employee, right, introduces the firm's 8K QLED TV to U.S. buyers during the firm's national sales meeting at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Texas in this photo provided by the firm, Friday. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  13. Building desk for children
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, second from left, builds a desk during a volunteer event at the KCCI headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The event was held to commemorate this year's Week of Commerce and Industry. The desks built during the event will be donated to daycare centers across Seoul. Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, second from left, builds a desk during a volunteer event at the KCCI headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The event was held to commemorate this year's Week of Commerce and Industry. The desks built during the event will be donated to daycare centers across Seoul. Courtesy of KCCI
  14. SK Innovation breaks ground for battery plant in Georgia
    SK Group Executive Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won, ninth from left, SK Innovation CEO & President Kim Jun, sixth from left, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, eighth from left, and other officials shovel dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for SK Innovation's new battery plant in Commerce, Ga., Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to open in 2022 with an annual battery production capacity of 7.5 GWh. / Courtesy of SK Innovation
    SK Group Executive Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won, ninth from left, SK Innovation CEO & President Kim Jun, sixth from left, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, eighth from left, and other officials shovel dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for SK Innovation's new battery plant in Commerce, Ga., Tuesday. The plant is scheduled to open in 2022 with an annual battery production capacity of 7.5 GWh. / Courtesy of SK Innovation
  15. Portable air purifier to counter fine dust pollution
    Models pose with LG Electronics' portable air purifier PuriCare Mini in a car in this photo provided by the firm, Wednesday. LG rolled out the portable device priced at 309,000 won ($273). / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    Models pose with LG Electronics' portable air purifier PuriCare Mini in a car in this photo provided by the firm, Wednesday. LG rolled out the portable device priced at 309,000 won ($273). / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  16. For inter-Korean economic cooperation
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
    Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Chairman Kim Young-ju speaks during the association's forum on the new order of Korean Peninsula and economic cooperation between the two Koreas at KITA headquarters in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Kim said inter-Korean economic cooperation has huge potential but is faced with difficult challenges, requiring an objective study on its feasibility and thorough preparations. Courtesy of KITA
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap