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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Wed, November 30, 2022 | 10:45
Statue to be built for US Korean War vet
A memorial of John Singlaub, a former U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) chief of staff known for his objection to Washington's plan to withdraw American troops from the Korean Peninsula back in the 1970s, is expected to be built next year as part of marking the 70th anniversary of the South Korea-U.S. alliance, according to a military veteran group.
Foreign ministry, KOICA hold international conference on ODA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held the 15th Seoul ODA International Conference, Thursday, aimed at exploring Korea's role as a global pivotal state and the direction for official development assistance (ODA). The Seoul ODA International Conference is an annual platform that brings together various actors in international de...
Top Chinese legislator's visit sparks speculation about Yoon-Xi summit
An envisaged trip by China's top legislator to Seoul is reigniting the issue of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit here. According to political and diplomatic circles, Li Zhanshu, the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), is now arranging his three-day visit to Korea, Sept. 15, at the invitation of National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo.
USFK deploys advanced Gray Eagle drones
The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has deployed an advanced version of one of its armed drones in Korea amid North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats. According to the USFK, Wednesday, the U.S. Second Infantry Division, also known as the South Korea-U.S. combined division, has deployed 12 Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) unmanned aircraft systems at U.S. Army Garrison Hum...
Nation's aircraft carrier program up in air
The South Korean Navy's ambitious plan to secure a light aircraft carrier seems to have washed ashore, as the funds for the project have been excluded from the defense budget for next year. The CVX carrier project, initiated by the Moon Jae-in administration, is aimed at building a 3,000-ton-class vessel. Last December, the then-ruling Democratic Party of Korea passed a 7.2 b...
Ulchi Freedom Shield drill faces backlash from North Korea
South Korea and the United States began the second session of their biggest combined military exercises in five years, Monday, amid strong protests from North Korea. The second part of the Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS), scheduled to run through Thursday, focuses on counterattack operations to secure the safety of Seoul and its surrounding area. Last week's first segment involved...
Location emerges as sticking point in Yoon-Xi summit
The location of a possible summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping has emerged as an issue again after the South Korean leader once again expressed his hopes, Wednesday, to hold a face-to-face meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Yoon said he was looking forward to seeing Xi in person to discuss ways to develop relations between South Korea an...
Yoon says he hopes to meet Xi to develop bilateral ties
President Yoon Suk-yeol said, Wednesday, he was looking forward to seeing Chinese President Xi Jinping in person to discuss ways to develop relations between South Korea and China for the next 30 years as Seoul and Beijing celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. In response, Xi said the two countries should be good neighbors, friends and partne...
Former, current gov't officials clash over Vogue shoot in Cheong Wa Dae
Tak Hyun-min, the former protocol secretary - during the previous Moon Jae-in administration - and Park Min-shik, the minister of patriots and veterans affairs, engaged in a war of words over a recent fashion magazine shoot at Cheong Wa Dae.
Anti-China sentiment overshadows 30th anniversary of Korea-China ties
South Korea will mark three decades of diplomatic relations with China, Wednesday, and both countries have become important partners of each other, as evidenced by the fact that China is Korea's No. 1 trading partner and Seoul is Beijing's fourth-largest export destination.However, despite these quantitative developments, negative views of China have been increasing sharply a...
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