Tue, January 22, 2019 | 08:53
  1. Chuseok gifts
    A model promotes gift sets ahead of Chuseok, the Korean harvest festival, at a Home plus store in Seoul, Sunday. The discount outlets said that it would offer generous discounts for the sets ahead of the holiday, which falls Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Home plus
    A model promotes gift sets ahead of Chuseok, the Korean harvest festival, at a Home plus store in Seoul, Sunday. The discount outlets said that it would offer generous discounts for the sets ahead of the holiday, which falls Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Home plus
  2. Welcoming snow
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
  3. Ice fishing craze
    Thousands of people fish for trout at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, Sunday. More than 1.3 million people have participated in the festival since Jan. 5, including about 100,000 foreign visitors. / Yonhap
    Thousands of people fish for trout at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, Sunday. More than 1.3 million people have participated in the festival since Jan. 5, including about 100,000 foreign visitors. / Yonhap
  4. Recovery from gas poisoning
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
  5. Demanding probe into nurse's death
    Members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union demand the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the affiliated Seoul Medical Center to launch a fact-finding committee over the suicide of a nurse at the hospital who allegedly suffered bullying from colleagues, during a press conference in front of the City Hall, Thursday. / Yonhap
    Members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union demand the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the affiliated Seoul Medical Center to launch a fact-finding committee over the suicide of a nurse at the hospital who allegedly suffered bullying from colleagues, during a press conference in front of the City Hall, Thursday. / Yonhap
  6. 'Extend subway line to Pocheon'
    A resident from Pocheon in northern Gyeonggi Province has his head shaved at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, Wednesday, in a show of protest calling for the speedy extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 to his city. Thousands of Pocheon residents rallied and claimed the government should provide rail infrastructure as compensation for the city's lack of development, as the city could not develop properly due to large military training sites there. Yonhap
    A resident from Pocheon in northern Gyeonggi Province has his head shaved at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, Wednesday, in a show of protest calling for the speedy extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 to his city. Thousands of Pocheon residents rallied and claimed the government should provide rail infrastructure as compensation for the city's lack of development, as the city could not develop properly due to large military training sites there. Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. Best achievement award goes to Dongtan
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, second from left, raises a trophy with sales employees of the bank's Dongtan New Town branch after awarding them for achieving the best regional performance at an event in Seoul, Saturday. The bank held a comprehensive management review of 10,000 employees. It has held the event every year since 1984. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, second from left, raises a trophy with sales employees of the bank's Dongtan New Town branch after awarding them for achieving the best regional performance at an event in Seoul, Saturday. The bank held a comprehensive management review of 10,000 employees. It has held the event every year since 1984. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  9. Hana named best trade finance bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch chief Park Chan-beom, right, shakes hands with Global Finance CEO Joseph D. Giarraputo during the 2019 Global Finance Best Bank Supply Chain Finance awards in London, Wednesday. The lender was named as this year's best trade finance bank in Korea during the event. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch chief Park Chan-beom, right, shakes hands with Global Finance CEO Joseph D. Giarraputo during the 2019 Global Finance Best Bank Supply Chain Finance awards in London, Wednesday. The lender was named as this year's best trade finance bank in Korea during the event. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  10. Kyobo leadership program
    Students participating in the CHANGE Kyobo Life Youth Leadership Camp pose at the insurer's training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday. Forty teenagers from across the country participated in the three-day leadership education program hosted by the life insurer. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
    Students participating in the CHANGE Kyobo Life Youth Leadership Camp pose at the insurer's training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday. Forty teenagers from across the country participated in the three-day leadership education program hosted by the life insurer. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
  11. Digital partnership
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, shakes hands with Zalo CEO Vuong Quang Khai after signing a memorandum of understanding at the latter's headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday. The two agreed to strengthen cooperation in the digital sector and celebrated the launch of “Pocket Loan,” a simplified loan product based on Zalo's online platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, shakes hands with Zalo CEO Vuong Quang Khai after signing a memorandum of understanding at the latter's headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday. The two agreed to strengthen cooperation in the digital sector and celebrated the launch of “Pocket Loan,” a simplified loan product based on Zalo's online platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  12. Lunar New Year gifts on sale
    Models promote Lunar New Year gift packages at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. The discount chain began selling 1,900 types of gift packages at 130 outlets across Korea, 88 percent of which are priced below 50,000 won, which is the cap amount for gifts in the country's anti-graft regulation affecting public servants, lawmakers, teachers and journalists. / Courtesy of Home plus
    Models promote Lunar New Year gift packages at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. The discount chain began selling 1,900 types of gift packages at 130 outlets across Korea, 88 percent of which are priced below 50,000 won, which is the cap amount for gifts in the country's anti-graft regulation affecting public servants, lawmakers, teachers and journalists. / Courtesy of Home plus
  13. Kia opens job training center in India
    Kim Do-sik, second from left, head of Business Support Group of Kia Motors India, poses with school principals of the Industry Training Institute and local government officials during a launching ceremony of the “Green Light Project” in Anantapur, India, in this photo provided by the firm, Sunday. Kia launched the project in India to offer auto mechanic training to high school students from low-income families. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
    Kim Do-sik, second from left, head of Business Support Group of Kia Motors India, poses with school principals of the Industry Training Institute and local government officials during a launching ceremony of the “Green Light Project” in Anantapur, India, in this photo provided by the firm, Sunday. Kia launched the project in India to offer auto mechanic training to high school students from low-income families. / Courtesy of Kia Motors
  14. Home-grown food for holiday gift
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Executive Vice Chairman Kim Jun-dong, right, holds a catalogue of recommended agricultural foods with Lee Jae-wook, head of Food Grain Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, during an event at KCCI in Jung-gu, Seoul, Friday. The chamber and the ministry launched a campaign to promote consumption of home-grown agricultural foods amid the Lunar New Year holiday. This year's holiday is from Feb. 4 to 6. Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Executive Vice Chairman Kim Jun-dong, right, holds a catalogue of recommended agricultural foods with Lee Jae-wook, head of Food Grain Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, during an event at KCCI in Jung-gu, Seoul, Friday. The chamber and the ministry launched a campaign to promote consumption of home-grown agricultural foods amid the Lunar New Year holiday. This year's holiday is from Feb. 4 to 6. Courtesy of KCCI
  15. Gifts for Lunar New Year
    Nonghyup Hanaro Mart employees in Korean dress show customers gift sets for the upcoming Lunar New Year at the store, Friday. The discount chain said it will carry out various promotional events, including sales of gift sets offering domestic agricultural products, at its stores nationwide from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4. / Courtesy of Nonghyup Hanaro Mart
    Nonghyup Hanaro Mart employees in Korean dress show customers gift sets for the upcoming Lunar New Year at the store, Friday. The discount chain said it will carry out various promotional events, including sales of gift sets offering domestic agricultural products, at its stores nationwide from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4. / Courtesy of Nonghyup Hanaro Mart
  16. Cherries from Chile
    Models promote Chilean cherries at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Thursday. In a discount event, Home plus will offer Chilean cherries for as low as 9,990 won for an 800-gram pack. Unlike U.S. cherries, Chilean cherries are harvested starting in November and supplied during winter months. Courtesy of Home plus
    Models promote Chilean cherries at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Thursday. In a discount event, Home plus will offer Chilean cherries for as low as 9,990 won for an 800-gram pack. Unlike U.S. cherries, Chilean cherries are harvested starting in November and supplied during winter months. Courtesy of Home plus
  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