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January 14, 2014

The Korean daily media headlines and humor

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  

Good morning, Excellency!
Here are The Korea Post news, African proverbs, humor from Korean-language economic dailies, and a roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media this morning:
/s/
        
Lee Kyung-sik
Publisher-Chairman
Korea Post Media
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The Korea Post news

There are only three days to the tour of the Hwacheon Mountain Trout Festival on Friday January 17, 2014.
Partly cloudy skies are forecast for the Hwacheon area that day with a high of plus 1 degree and low of minus 5 degrees, Centigrade. Excellencies and Madams whom we might have failed to reach for invitation, please contact Chairman Lee at 010-5201-1740 (English) or 010-3388-1682 (Korean).

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'One of Seven Wonders of Winter' for a 22-day run

Hwacheon Mountain Trout Ice Festival opens Jan. 4 

Ambassadors and families are invited to attend the Festival on

Thursday January 17, 2014.

(Further details and photos are toward the end of this Headlines.)

Ambassadors, madams and other members of the Diplomatic Corps pose for the camera on board the 'Ice breaker' that carried the visitors to the Peace Dam and Peace Bell via the Paro-ho Lake.

The VIP guests are also offered an opportunity to toll the Peace Bell of the World, shake hands with the Nobel Laurates (former President Mikhail Gorbachev of Russia, the late former President Kim Dae-jung, Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, Jose Ramos Horta of Indonesia,  Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, Dalai Lama of Tibet, Elizateth Willians of the United Kingdom, Desmond Mpilo Tutu of Soouth Africa, and the noted figures of many other countries of the world), and a visit to the 'Water Museum of the Republic of Korea managed by K-Water.

They are also invited to toll the Peace Bell of the World which was made with the expended bullets and shells donated by many countries of the world where there have been conflicts as a token of expression of hopes for peace in the world.

Nestled between the town of Hwacheon and the mountains, the Hwacheon River is not only covered by a thick layer of ice, but also by thousands of festival participants.
Ambassadors and families are invited to attend the Festival on Friday January 17, 2014.

Ambassadors and senior diplomats are invited with their spouses and families to attend the Festival on Thursday January 17, 2014. Individual invitation has already been transmitted to the Ambassadors and the senior diplomats. In the event of our transmission failure, please contact Ms. Kim Jeong-mi at Tel 2298-1740/2, 010-3388-1682 or edt@koreapost.com. English-speaking callers please contact David Chung at the same number and email address.
(Further details and photos are at the end of this Headlines.)


This morning we have the wonderful Facebook share of His Excellency former Ambassador Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh in Seoul:

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Dr. Sang-Ki Hahn's African wise-sayings:

Men do not know hard firewood, but only lops.
- A Kenyan proverb

A talkative bird cannot build a good nest.
-A Cameroonian proverb

The grass eaten by the mother goat is the same grass the young goat eats.
-A Cameroonian proverb

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Humor from Korean-language economic dailies this morning:

Seoul Kyungje

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift.
One day he was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?"
"Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told him.
With that, the intern took his last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies.

Hankuk Kyungje
On a Par
“Say,” whispered the guest who is a very close friend of the host, “there’s a lot of good stuff at this party. If I find a chick who’s ready, would you mind if I used your extra bedroom for a quick tryst?”
“Not at all,” replied the gracious host. “But what about your wife?”
“Nothing to worry about,” said the guest. “I’ll only be gone a few minutes, and she’ll never miss me.”
“No, I’m sure she won’t miss you,” agreed the host, “but fifteen minutes ago she borrowed the extra bedroom.”
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KBS (
http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

Pres. Park Says Unification Will Boost Economy
President Park Geun-hye says unification will allow the Korean economy to take a fresh leap forward and inject great vitality and energy.

N. Korea Turns Down Seoul's Offer for Investor Relations Seminar
The South Korean government says North Korea has turned down its offer to host a joint investor relations seminar later this month to globalize the Gaeseong Industrial Complex

Medical Association Aims to Launch Strike on March 3rd
Anchor: Hundreds of members of the Korean Medical Association have decided to stage a general strike on March third and proposed talks with the government on doctors’ demands. Our Bae Joo-yon has more

Opposition Chief Holds New Year's News Conference
The main opposition leader says his party will prepare a bill to improve North Korea’s human rights and the livelihoods of its people.

Yeom Vows to Heal Conflict and Division
The archbishop of Seoul, Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, has vowed to work toward healing division and conflict.

DP Denounces Plan to Revise Textbook Approval System
The main opposition Democratic Party said the Education Ministry and the ruling Saenuri Party should immediately end their campaign to return to an era of dictatorial leadership.

PM Chung Blasts Rude Remarks by Ex-Japanese PM Noda
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won says a former Japanese prime minister's recent comment on the South Korean president reaches the peak of rudeness and tests the limit of tolerance. The former prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, compared President Park Geun-hye to "a school girl tattling" on Japan to other countries.
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Yonhap (
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Bader: Time for talks with China on North Korea's future
The United States should seek prompt tripartite talks with China and South Korea on the future of the Korean Peninsula, a former security aide to President Barack Obama said.

Virginia's legislative committee OKs bill on East Sea name
A U.S. state legislative committee on Monday passed a bill on naming the waters between Korea and Japan despite Tokyo's lobbying against it.

Virginia's legislative committee OKs bill on East Sea name
A U.S. state legislative committee on Monday passed a bill on naming the waters between Korea and Japan despite Tokyo's lobbying against it.

Korea's import prices fall for 16th month in Dec.
South Korea's import prices fell for the 16th straight month in December as prices of raw materials excluding oil declined and the Korean won appreciated against the U.S. dollar, the central bank said Tuesday.

Tong Yang Group chief detained in fraud probe
The head of the embattled Tong Yang Group was put behind bars with a court-issued warrant on Monday for further investigation on allegations of fraud and malpractice in issuing and selling financial products.
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The Korea Herald (
http://www.koreaherald.com)

Japan’s revisionist views on history pose U.S. dilemma
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is treading an increasingly treacherous diplomatic path with his apparently revisioni...

Tong Yang Group chief detained in fraud probe
The head of the embattled Tong Yang Group was put behind bars with a court-issued warrant on ...

Cardinal appointee pledges to serve the poor, isolated
Cardinal appointee Andrew Yeom Soo-jung said Monday that he would serve the poor and isolated a...

Opposition shifts N.K. rights policy
Democratic Party chairman Rep. Kim Han-gil vowed Monday to take the lead in changes needed for ...

Virginia's legislative committee OKs bil...

Pope calls for Korean reconciliation, Sy...

BMW sets sales record, tops German luxur...

EU antitrust body probes U.S. film studi...

Majority of foreign firms dissatisfied w...

‘Samsung, Hyundai dominate profits of K...

Iran, world powers reach deal on nuke pr...

DP slams USFK cost deal

Ministry to tighten textbook scrutiny

Seoul City to ban overcharging taxis

Prosecutor suspected of illicit deals in...

Korean researchers identify cause of lun...

Thai protesters block roads in bid to sh...

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as P.M. in crisis...

Fire burns hanok roof at Hahoe folk vill...
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The Korea Times (
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

Reactions toward new cardinal show faithful in divide
Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, currently the Archbishop of Seoul, is among the 19 prelates from around the world who will be elevated to the rank of cardinal on Feb. 22, joining the elite group of men who could one day elect Pope Francis...

DP chief vows to keep Ahn at bay
Rep. Kim Han-gil, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), pledged Monday to drastically reform his party.

S. Korea emerges as US pivot to Asia
South Korea is emerging as a center of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “Pivot to Asia,” potentially leading to the worsening of Seoul-Beijing ties, some analyst said Monday.

Half of foreign firms may leave over regulations  
Half of foreign companies doing business here will consider either pulling out of Korea or slashin... 

Doctors lack public support  
Doctors fighting against a government plan to introduce telemedicine and allow hospitals to run fo... 

Photographer, Korean Air in copyright dispute  
Well-known photographer Michael Kenna has filed a 300-million-won damages suit against Korean Air ... 

CEOs to get punished for information leak  
The CEOs of financial firms will face heavy penalties if their companies are found to be involved ... 

Gov't to decide on history textbook by June  
The Ministry of Education said Monday that it will announce the process to be followed for publish... 

KT's LTE users top 8 million 
The number of people signing up for KT’s advanced long-term evolution (LTE) network is estimated t... 

KEPCO back into black after 6 years 
The Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said Monday that it expects to make a profit for 2013, its ... 

Korea exposed to 'Samsung risks' 
Samsung and Hyundai groups have been the main engine for Korea’s growth over the decades but the t... 

Online malls target foreign customers 
The nation’s leading Internet shopping malls are seeking to attract foreign customers by upgrading... 

Middle East orders haunt builders 
Korea’s major builders are expected to experience even tougher times in the first half of this yea...
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Dong A (
http://english.donga.com)

Korean catholic community celebrates the new cardinal
“Please take a seat here in the middle.” (Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung) “No, it’s for you.” (Cardinal Cheong Jin-seok) “Then, it’s a seat for Jesus.” (Cardinal Yeom) The two cardinals had a light squabble over a seat of...

‘Democratic Party to draft bill on N. Korea`s human rights at party level’
In his New Year’s press conference at the National Assembly on Monday, main opposition Democratic Party Chairman Kim Han-gil said, “We will strive to achieve political innovation that can overcome outdated way of...

One in 4 pedestrians ‘distracted’ while crossing crosswalks
One in four people fails to carefully watch for traffic when crossing crosswalks, which increases the risk of them getting into traffic accidents, a survey found. The Korea Transportation Safety Authority conducted...

Gov`t sets up economic vision of unified Korea
The government began research on the economic vision of a unified Korea as a means to create a stable economy after unification of South and North Korea. At her New Year`s press conference last week, President Park...

Hollande’s partner hospitalized upon learning alleged affairs
Val?rie Trierweiler, 48, the partner of French President Francois Hollande, was hospitalized as she was shocked to hear allegations about the French leader`s relationship with another woman. The French daily Le Figaro...

Opposition chief vows to draft bill on N. Korea’s human rights
The chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party said on Monday, “We will draft a bill on ‘North Korea’s human rights and livelihoods’ at the party level to help improve human rights and people’s livelihood in the North.” 
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Chosun Ilbo (
http://english.chosun.com)

Fruit and Veg to Beat the Winter Chill
Many people suffer from cold and flu in winter, but the right kinds of fruit, vegetables and tea can help restore your energy. Here nutritionist Moon In-young shares tips to make tasty energy boosters with them

Kim Jong-un's Sister Put in Charge of Regime's Coffers
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has put his younger sister Yeo-jong in charge of the regime's coffers since the execution of his uncle Jang Song-taek on Dec. 12 last year

Korea's Share of USFK Upkeep to Rise to W920 Billion
Korea has agreed to pay W920 billion for the upkeep of U.S. troops here, up 5.8 percent from 2013, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. The new cost-sharing deal will last until May 2018.

Thai Opposition Protesters Snarl Bangkok Traffic
In Thailand's capital, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clogged key intersections, bridges and roads as part of a campaign to force the government from office ahead...

Thai Opposition Protesters Snarl Bangkok Traffic
In Thailand's capital, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters clogged key intersections, bridges and roads as part of a campaign to force the government from office ahead...

It's Happened Again: Jet Lands at Wrong U.S. Airport

Rodman Apologizes for Not Helping U.S. Missionary Imprisoned in N.Korea

'American Hustle,' '12 Years' Take Top Golden Globe Honors

Sexy Performance Meets 'Green' Ethic at Detroit Auto Show

To recycle plastic wrap
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Hankyoreh (
http://english.hani.co.kr)

Seoul’s bill for hosting US troops to increase more than 5% this year
South Korea’s expenditures going up despite the USFK holding an unused surplus of more than 1 trillion won
South Korea’s contribution to USFK defense costs was set at 920 billion won (US$867 million) for the next five years, a 5.8% increase from 2013.
The South Korean government failed to produce any major results with its original plan to push for an equal or lesser contribution and more systemic improvements during the ninth round of negotiations.

Japanese government moves for more control of history instruction
The Japanese government revised its Teaching Guide for the Course of Study - guidelines for writing middle and high school textbooks - a reference for middle and high school instruction to identify Dokdo as Japanese territory. With the South Korean government taking measures recently to bring back the department of the Ministry of Education that is charged with editing and revising textbooks, governments in both South Korea and Japan are increasing their control of textbooks.

Many years later, charcoal is still the “people’s fuel” in Korea
Just thirty years ago, coal cartridges were the “people’s fuel.” These days, they have been replaced by gas and oil, leaving them mostly a fading memory. But some 200,000 struggling households in South Korea still depend on them to get through the winter cold. The worse the economy, and the fiercer the chill, the more the impoverished class relies on coal cartridges to stay warm.

Ministry of Justice becomes a servant of power
This cartoon depicts the Ministry of Justice bowing to President Park Geun-hye and crushing the prosecutors who were responsible for investigating state institutions’ interferen...

High school students’ manifesto
Members of Youth for a Democratic Society hold a press conference along the Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul to announce a manifesto calling for those responsible for state ins...

At last we can watch movies at our own cinema!
Kids from Shinkwang Daycare Center in Kimjae, North Jeolla Province pose in front of Jipyeongsun Cinema (left). Right, the kids watch “Dinosaur Adventure”, an animated feature. ...

US defense cost sharing agreement too burdensome and too long
South Korea and the United States announced a final agreement on Jan. 12 for the ninth Special Measures Agreement (SMA) on their shares of USFK defense costs. Based on the agree...

How to deal with Japan’s latest Dokdo provocation
Japan’s provocations in regard to Dokdo, which is South Korean sovereign territory, are intensifying as time goes by. The Japanese Education Minister ordered that the Teaching G...
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Joong Ang (conservative): (
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/)

DP will support human rights bill about North
Saenuri Party reps have been working on legislation for 9 years
Democratic Party leader Kim Han-gill has thrown his support behind a law to protect the human rights of the people of North Korea, a significant U-turn in the opposition party’s stance on North Korean affairs…

Pope picks third cardinal for Korea
Seoul Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung said yesterday that, when he is made a cardinal next month, he will dedicate himself to the poor and disadvantaged…

Ministries to take on high markups on local imports
Foreign clothes, cosmetics, watches and bags that sell for exorbitant prices will be much cheaper in the near future, according to government officials yesterday…

Bid on int’l event requires approval
The ruling Saenuri Party yesterday proposed a bill that would require local governments to receive approval from the National Assembly when they want to place…

Measures for textbook authorization discussed
Officials from the ruling Saenuri Party and the Ministry of Education held a bilateral meeting yesterday in which they reached a consensus that the ministry will…

Agreement on U.S. military costs gets blowback
With a steep rise in Korea’s share of the budget for keeping U.S. troops in Korea, questions arose from opposition lawmakers and the public as to how the budget…

In Beijing, Rodman says he’s just a man and cries
BEIJING - Retired American basketball star Dennis Rodman appealed on Monday for the world to set aside politics…

Band the next big thing in social media
The Band has emerged as an up-and-coming mainstream social network service, proving especially popular among the middle-aged set, many of whom are looking…

Business trips scrutinized amid tight budgets
With their terms possibly coming to an end in the next few months, more council members have been taking leisurely business trips abroad despite the fact that…

Int’l taxi drivers caught overcharging foreigners
The Seoul city government said yesterday that 52 taxi drivers who were caught overcharging foreign tourists will be stripped of their status as international taxis…

Bleak assessment by foreign firms
More than half of foreign companies doing business in Korea think the country still has a poor environment for global businesses to invest in…

Social-concerns report shows economic shift
For a 32-year-old surnamed Kim, social issues that grab her attention the most are usually related to the economy rather than politics.“It’s not really politics…

2014 CES in Las Vegas history: Here’s the wrap
LAS VEGAS - The biggest gadget trade show in the America ended Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees…
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Edaily (
http://eng.edaily.co.kr/Stock/)

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Maeil Kyungje (neutral-oriented conservative, economic/business): (
http://news.mk.co.kr/english/)

810 S. Korea firms file for receivership last year
 A host of South Korean companies have resorted to the court after failing to tackle financial woes amid the sputtering economy. The number of companies, which filed for the corporate revival process that equates to court receivership or composition in the past, stood at 810 last year, the highest since the 1998 Asian financial crisis. The combined assets of all the troubled corporations under management of the court bankruptcy divisions topped 30 tril....

University restructuring plan to be postponed to 2017 and onward
South Korea’s Ministry of Education will defer its plan to adjust downward student quotas at universities nationwide to 2017 and beyond. The Ministry has been reviewed the sweeping university restructuring plan so far as the university admission quota would be 160,000 higher than the total number of high school graduates by 2023. However, it decided to postpone the plan as the cuts in provincial and vocational college student quotas are inevitable.

Opposition party to introduce law on improving N. Korean human rights
The main opposition Democratic Party will put an end to slandering and rough words and be in the forefront of pursuing a sophisticated and efficient politics, party chairman Rep. Kim Han-gil said Monday.

Poll: 50% of foreign firms mull cutting back on investment in S. Korea
“We have no choice but to consider scaling back investment in South Korea if corporate regulations continue in the same way,” said 49.8 percent of overseas companies in the Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI)’s poll.

Doosan Engine develops eco-friendly, high-efficiency ship engine
Doosan Engine said Monday it developed and completed pilot operation of eco-friendly, high-output ship engine “Generation X.”

21% of young Koreans start work life as temporary workers
One out of five young South Koreans starts his or her work life as a temporary employee whose contract needs to be signed every year or in less amount of time, about double the figure five years ago, recent statistic showed.


One of Seven Wonders of Winter' for a 22-day run

Hwacheon Mountain Trout Ice Festival opens Jan. 4

Named one of the 'even Wonders of Winter' by CNN and Lonely Planet, the Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival is probably the most famous winter event in Korea. During the month of January every year, more than 1,000,000 people swarm Hwacheon in Gangwon province hoping to catch mountain trout bare-hand or ice fishing.
(Mayor Chung Gap-cheol invites the ambassadors and families to attend the Festival on Friday 17, 2014.)

▲'Ice breaker'

▲Left: Amb. Murad Ali of Pakistan 'shakes hands with' former Prime Minister Han Seung-Soo who had visited the Peace Dam and Peace Bell. Right: Visiting foreign VIP guests do the same with one of the Nobel prize winners who had visited the venue.

▲Ambassadors and madams toll the Peace Bell in supplication for the peace of the world.

From left: Ambassadors Andonov of Bulgaria and Ali Nafti of Tunisia. novelist Lee Oisoo, Minister Counsellor Branko Marjanac of Serbia, Chairman Lee KS of The Korea Post, Mrs. Lee KS, Prof. Suh Bo-Hyuk of Seoul National University and Prof. Lee Na-mi of Myongji University in Seoul.

1.4 million persons reportedly visited Hwacheon Mountain Trout Festival last year having their fill of the joys of the winter--ice-fishing mountain trouts and treating their eyes to the colorful lanterns of the angels at the Seondeung Candle Light Festival that takes place in the night.

Who said Hwacheon offers only ice-fishing? You can land mountain trouts also from the water standing on the river bank (top left). Koreans, expats, young and old, all enjoy various events of the Festival.

Left: Visitors pass through the colorfully lit ice tunnel. Right: You can also enjoy a 'sky ride' down the river.

The 2014 Mountain Trout Festival and Winter Ice-Snow Fantasia (one of the 'Seven Winter Wonders of the World') start on Jan. 4, 2014 at the Hwacheon County of Gangwon Province some 79.3 miles northeast of Seoul.

So called by CNN and Lonely Planet, the Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival this year is expected to draw an estimated 1.5 million Korean and internatioal visitors.

Recently designated by the Central Government bas the 'Best Festival of the Republic of Korea,' the Hwacheon Mountain Trout Festival offers visitors a rare chance of catching mountain trouts through ice holes and bare-hand.

This year, the organizers expected that the 'fishermen' from around the world, as well as from within Korea, will be able to catch many more trouts than in any previous year as the river is literally 'full of trouts.'

The organizers also have a special VIP package which offers the important Korean and international visitors with an opportunity to rice an 'Ice Breaker' steel boat from the town of Hwacheon to the famous Peace Dam cutting through the thick-frozen surface of the scenic Paroho Lake.

The VIP guests are also offered an opportunity to toll the Peace Bell of the World, shake hands with the Nobel Laurates (former President Mikhail Gorbachev of Russia, the late former President Kim Dae-jung, Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, Jose Ramos Horta of Indonesia,  Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, Dalai Lama of Tibet, Elizateth Willians of the United Kingdom, Desmond Mpilo Tutu of Soouth Africa, and the noted figures of many other countries of the world), and a visit to the 'Water Museum of the Republic of Korea managed by K-Water.

They are also invited to toll the Peace Bell of the World which was made with the expended bullets and shells donated by many countries of the world where there have been conflicts as a token of expression of hopes for peace in the world.

Nestled between the town of Hwacheon and the mountains, the Hwacheon River is not only covered by a thick layer of ice, but also by thousands of festival participants.

The Hwacheon Mountain Trout Ice Festival will be taking place in Hwacheon County in Gangwon-do province on Jan. 4-26, 2014. This virtually untouched region is known as the first area in Korea that freezes over in winter, and the river is covered with a thick layer of ice.

Visitors can try out ice fishing, and those who are feeling brave can try to catch mountain trout with their bare hands. Along with fun activities and performances, there is also an exhibition of ice sculptures that usually take 20 weeks to prepare. Visitors can sample raw and grilled mountain trout, both of which are delicious.

A foreign visitor said: “Unlike some Korean festivals I have been to, there is a lot to do at this festival. You can ride an ATV or go kart on the ice, go sledding, ice skating, push a metal cart on the ice, or do some regular reel fishing.”

The events that are most popular are ice fishing and bare-handed fishing. For the ice fishing, you are provided with a hole in the ice and a bag for putting your catch for 10,000 won of which you get 10,000-won Love Gift, money you can spend around the festival grounds on food and souvenirs. “If you aren’t Korean, make sure to head to the foreigner only section. It is not only less crowded, but there is English-speaking help and you are given a free fishing pole,” said the foreign visitor.

When you get on the ice, pick a hole, let out enough line to get your lure to the bottom of the river. Then, quickly flick your wrist upwards and let it float back to the bottom. Some persistence is required, he stressed.

Hwacheon is considered a “clean region” where mountain trouts and otters live. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is opened in every January under the slogan of “Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories” at Hwacheon that has geographical features of the fastest ice freezing in the country because of cold valley wind and clean water.

This is a unique theme experience festival full with good shows and 40 or about various experience programs, such as ice sledding, snow sledding, snow sculpture and ice soccer, Sancheoneo experience programs combined with the image of Hwacheon that has clean natural environment with the first grade clean water in Bukhangang (river) for catching Sancheoneo by hand, Sancheoneo fishing on the ice to catch the fish easily and enjoy the fishing by everybody, breaking the ice with 40cm thickness and above and looking at Sancheoneo in the deep water for your exciting play available for experiencing at Hwacheon only and heart-warm memory in winter.

Winter Sancheoneo! Sancheoneo Fishing! To mention about ice fishing, you need to catch at least one Sancheoneo. It is an elegant fish underneath ice out of comparison to the other fishes due to moderate size and beautiful shape.

Sancheoneo is hard to catch as it is rare but everyone can catch one or two Sancheoneo at Hwacheon with somewhat good luck and knack since 32 or 3 tons of fresh Sancheoneo are being put just under the fishing place every day for visitors for Sancheoneo festival. It is just the reason why a child or young girl without fishing experience is indulged in Sancheoneo ice fishing.

A recent poster introducing some of the events at the Hwacheon Mountain Trout
Festival on January 4-26, 2014. Ambassadors and senior diplomats are invited with
Their spouses and families to attend the Festival on Thursday January 17, 2014.
Individual invitation has already been transmitted to the Ambassadors and the senior
Diplomats.
In the event of our transmission failure, please contact Ms. Kim Jeong-mi

At Tel 2298-1740/2, 010-3388-1682 or edt@koreapost.com. English-speaking callers
Please call David Chung at the same number and email address.
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