Wed, November 14, 2018 | 15:34
  1. For greener Seoul
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fourth from right, poses with Vice Minister of Environment Park Chun-kyoo, fifth from right, in front of a Starbucks store in downtown Seoul, Tuesday, during an event to celebrate the installation of recycling bins for disposable cups. The coffeehouse chain will donate 100 million won ($88,628) to the government for the installation of the bins in 17 of the most populated areas of Seoul. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  2. Briquettes for the poor
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Volunteers carry briquettes to be delivered to families in need and elderly residents living alone in Baeksa Village, Nowon-gu, northern Seoul, Nov. 10. as winter approaches. Some 60 Kwangdong Pharmaceutical employees and their family members handed over 1,400 briquettes to help the underprivileged. /Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  3. Border tour
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  4. For secure jobs
    Irregular workers at national hospitals call for the government to hire them as regular employees during a rally near the Government Complex in Sejong, Tuesday. Part-time workers at some national university hospitals, including Seoul National University Hospital, walked out that day. /Yonhap
    Irregular workers at national hospitals call for the government to hire them as regular employees during a rally near the Government Complex in Sejong, Tuesday. Part-time workers at some national university hospitals, including Seoul National University Hospital, walked out that day. /Yonhap
  5. Better transparency for kindergartens
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
  6. Wishing test-takers luck
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  7. Checking out small biz
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, left, visits headquarters of Daejoo Heavy, a small logistics company based in Incheon, Wednesday. Wi met with his company's corporate customer to hear about the company's difficulties amid an economic slowdown. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, left, visits headquarters of Daejoo Heavy, a small logistics company based in Incheon, Wednesday. Wi met with his company's corporate customer to hear about the company's difficulties amid an economic slowdown. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  8. Joint partnership
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  9. For elderly living alone
    Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young, right, delivers a donation worth 300 million won to a welfare center for the elderly living alone in Seoul, Tuesday. The donation will be used to purchase and provide beds, pillows and blankets for 5,300 senior citizens. Courtesy of Korea Federation of Banks
    Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young, right, delivers a donation worth 300 million won to a welfare center for the elderly living alone in Seoul, Tuesday. The donation will be used to purchase and provide beds, pillows and blankets for 5,300 senior citizens. Courtesy of Korea Federation of Banks
  10. Helping education in Indonesia
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) Deputy CEO Im Sang-hyun, fifth from right in the second row, and Deputy Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Siti Sofia Sudarma, sixth from left in the same row, hold a certificate worth 330 million won ($330,000) given by the IBK to Indonesia to help improve education in the Southeast Asian country, at a ceremony to launch the lender's global volunteer group at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Oct. 12. Courtesy of IBK
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) Deputy CEO Im Sang-hyun, fifth from right in the second row, and Deputy Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Siti Sofia Sudarma, sixth from left in the same row, hold a certificate worth 330 million won ($330,000) given by the IBK to Indonesia to help improve education in the Southeast Asian country, at a ceremony to launch the lender's global volunteer group at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Oct. 12. Courtesy of IBK
  11. Sharing experience in risk management
    Cho Jae-hee, second from left, managing director of risk management at Shinhan Bank, poses with Nguyen Kim Anh, third from left, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam at a conference on risk in Hanoi, Nov. 8. Shinhan officials participated in the conference to share their knowhow in the management of risk ahead of the implementation of the Basel enhanced capital risk assessment. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Cho Jae-hee, second from left, managing director of risk management at Shinhan Bank, poses with Nguyen Kim Anh, third from left, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam at a conference on risk in Hanoi, Nov. 8. Shinhan officials participated in the conference to share their knowhow in the management of risk ahead of the implementation of the Basel enhanced capital risk assessment. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  12. Lobsters from US
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
  13. Industry minister visits KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
  14. Harvesting quinces to help the elderly
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
  15. SK chief in Vietnam
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
  16. To produce more
    POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, fourth from right, pulls a lever during a switch-on ceremony Thursday to celebrate the expansion of POSCO Chemtech's anode materials factory in Sejong. Courtesy of POSCO
    POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, fourth from right, pulls a lever during a switch-on ceremony Thursday to celebrate the expansion of POSCO Chemtech's anode materials factory in Sejong. Courtesy of POSCO
  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