The Korean daily media headlines and humor
Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
Here are roundup of important headlines from all major Korean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea this morning:
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The Korea Post New Year Feature: Interview with the Ambassadors
The following is the first installment of a series of ‘The Korea Post New Year Interview with the Ambassadors’ introducing the major work plans of each Embassy and the Country. The Korea Post has already transmitted its request to a number of selected countries. Please send your answers to email@example.com in accordance with the questionnaire below. Any additional details are also welcome.?Ed.
Ambassador Gonzalo Ortiz of Spain in Seoul
Many other important events scheduled between the two countries
King of Spain to visit Korea for the first time in 20 years: Amb. Ortiz of Spain.
His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain is scheduled to make an official visit to Seoul this year and many important events are being prepared for this occasion. This was disclosed at a recent interview with Ambassador Gonzalo Ortiz of Spain in Seoul.
He also said that last year Korea’s imports from Spain totaled some US$2.7 billion and exports over US$3 billion and that the performances will even be better in the New Year. Then he predicted that Korea and Spain will experience a very healthy GDP growth around 3% and the imbalances of Spanish economy are already converging to EU standards. Details of the interview follow.?Ed.
Question: What are the important events scheduled between Korea and Spain this year? Any plan of visit of important delegation to Korea from Spain this year?
Answer: The visit of HM the King of Spain to Korea, the first of a Spanish Head of State in 20 years, is scheduled for 2016 and it will be our most important event. The Embassy is now working in many areas to take advantage, but the cultural, technological and economic cooperation will receive a big impulse for the future.
The Spanish Trade Commission also expects more than 10 delegations from Chambers of Commerce and Economic Associations with Spanish companies and increase cooperation in consumer and technological sectors. Our traditional country exhibitions for wine (November) and fashion (February and July) will keep ahead looking for new Korean firms looking for business with Spain.
During 2016, we also expect more than 200 companies from Spain visiting Korea for business agendas or trade fairs in many different sectors: automotive, computer games, design and furniture, engineering and construction, etc.
Q: What is the outlook of increased trade and economic cooperation between your country and Korea in the New Year?
A: I believe the year 2016 will enhance cooperation, trade and investments between Spain and Korea. In 2015, imports from Spain will reach about 2.7 bn. dollars and exports to Spain will be over 3 bn. dollars. This is already an important advance from previous years before the FTA agreement and it should get even better along this year. Both economies, Korea and Spain will experience a very healthy GDP growth around 3% and the imbalances of Spanish economy are already converging to EU standards. Spain is exporting cars to Korea as our main product followed by natural gas, pork meat, pharma, fashion, olive oil and wine. Consumer goods from Spain are making inroads in Korean market and Spanish gastronomy is already very popular in many restaurants.
Q: What is the focal point of the New Year Message of the Head of Government of your country?
A: The Spanish King Felipe VI appealed for dialogue and unity in his Christmas Eve message. In his televised speech on December 24th, the King said he hoped “the desire for understanding and a fraternal spirit, which are typical of this season, always be present among us”. He encouraged the Spaniards in a spirit of harmony and solidarity to overcome the current challenges.
Q: What are the major events scheduled in your country in the New Year?
A: In 2016, the world will pay tribute to Miguel de Cervantes on the 4th Centenary of his death. The commemoration of the author of Don Quijote is a great opportunity to visit Spain, and participate in hundreds of cultural activities and festivals of cities and villages all around our country. On top of that, San Sebasti?n in northern Spain will be European Cultural Capital. In Korea, we will increase our promotion efforts related to arts, culture and the Spanish language.
Tourism will continue to be a key element in the relationship between our two countries. In 2015, we have received more than 300,000 Korean visitors and this figure might increase again according to forecasts from the Tourism Ministry. The direct flight from Korean Air to Madrid (since 2012) is one of the main reasons for this success, but also Spain has a lot offer to Korean tourists: history, culture, arts and religion similarities.
Q: What is the New Year Plan of your Excellency?
A: The Embassy hopes to carry on with different initiatives undertaken in the recent years. Particularly with the Political Dialogue between the two Governments, the consolidation of the newly created Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Korea, and the expansion of the bilateral cooperation in the area of science, research, technological joint ventures, and telecommunication and information industries. Another promising area is defense cooperation. 2016 will be a very demanding year for Spain, with the assumption of a new Government, and the setting of a new wave of modernization reforms.
S. Korea, China Nuclear Envoys Discuss Sanctions on N. Korea
Anchor: Six-party talks representatives of South Korea and China debated possible sanctions on North Korea in Beijing...
Police Investigate Emails Falsely Claiming to be Top Office
Seoul Denounces Terrorist Attacks in Jakarta
S. Korea, China Nuclear Envoys Discuss Sanctions on N. Korea
Finance Minister: Currency Swap with Japan Not Under Immediate Consideration
KOSPI Secures 1,900 Level Despite Losses from Foreign Selling
Hyundai Conducting R&D of Unmanned, Cutting-Edge Weapons
More Anti-S. Korea Leaflets Discovered in Capital Area
Gov't Reiterates Not Mulling Withdrawal of S. Korean Firms in Gaeseong or Closing Complex
Rodong Sinmun: US Bomber Driving Korean Affairs Toward Brink of War
White House Official: THAAD Has Role in Protection of US Forces in S. Korea
Yohei Kono Criticizes LDP Lawmaker for Calling Wartime Sex Slaves Prostitutes
US Experts Call for Assimilation Strategy in Event of N. Korean Collapse
Centenarians Receiving National Pension on the Rise
Authorities Issue Flu Advisory
A-bomb Victims Lose Appeal in Compensation Suit Against State
Artifacts Marked with China's Tang Dynasty Symbols Found in Hwaseong
Buddhist Sect Allows Retirees to Become Monks
S. Koreans Watch TV for 2 Hours 46 Minutes a Day
Court rejects Korean A-bomb victims' suit against gov't
An appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of the government and dismissed a compensation suit filed by South Korean atomic bomb victims, who were conscripted into the Japanese military or drafted to work in Japan during its 1910-45 colonial rule.
Ex-Goldman banker fined for unauthorized note sale
A former employee of at the Seoul branch of U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs was slapped with a fine Thursday for selling structured notes without the government's approval.
S. Korea presses China to play 'important role' in imposing sanctions against N. Korea
South Korea's chief nuclear envoy pressed China on Thursday to play a "more important role" in imposing tougher sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test, saying Pyongyang should pay a "significant price" for the act.
Cash inflows into funds up 11 pct in 2015: data
Cash inflows into South Korean funds grew 11.4 percent last year as investors parked more money at safer assets such as bonds amid increased uncertainties, data showed Thursday.
Finance minister to participate in AIIB opening ceremony
4 family members killed in fire in Seoul
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The Korea Herald (http://www.koreaherald.com)
Powers mull North Korea sanctions options
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2016 growth policies to focus on domestic demand, exports
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Bank of Korea cuts growth outlook, freezes key rate
South Korea’s central bank lowered its economic growth forecast for 2016 and kept the base rat...
Koreans stress most about finances
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N. Korea making progress in light-water reactor construction
No. 2 U.S. diplomat to visit S. Korea for talks on N.K. nuclear test
Court rejects Korean A-bomb victims' suit against gov't
Campaign launches to cancel Korea-Japan sex slavery deal
Ex-Goldman banker fined for unauthorized note sale
FSS probes property deals by SK Group chairman’s mistress
SK hynix to invest W6tr despite market uncertainty
Samsung starts production of next-generation chip
Korea confirms additional FMD case
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker Prize
Bohjalian explores light and dark side of upper-middle class
The saga of the resilient beaver
Tokyo stocks plunge by break after Wall St dive
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Suicide bomber kills 10, wounds 15 in Istanbul tourist area
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The Korea Times ( http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)
N. Korea sanctions to target trade, finance
A new set of proposed U.N. sanctions on North Korea will focus on blocking trade and further squeezing the nation’s finances, analysts said Thursday.
Gov't vows to act against forex volatility
Finance minister Yoo Il-ho said Thursday that the government will take swift and firm action again...
BOK cuts 2016 growth forecast to 3%
The Bank of Korea (BOK) cut its growth forecast for this year from 3.2 percent to 3 percent, citing slowing exports and growing external uncertainties.
Court grants divorce to Samsung heiress
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Preteen skater You may make national team yet
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Drone could be sign of NK attack
North Korea appears to be figuring out the locations of South Korea’s propaganda loudspeakers by flying drones over the area, analysts said Thursday.
Separate fund planned for ex-sex slaves
More than 300 civic groups have announced that they will launch their own foundation with citizens' contributions to care for the sex slavery survivors and co...
Abe expresses regret over hate speech
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed regret over anti-Korean rallies in Japan at a meeting with visiting Korean lawmakers on Wednesday.
Speed alpinist Ueli Steck 'addicted' to mountains
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Korea off to good start with win over Uzbek
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Seoul blasts Japanese lawmaker for comfort women comments
The government Thursday condemned Japanese lawmaker Sakurada Yoshitaka for his derogatory remarks about comfort women.
Man dropped rocks on cars, police say
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North Korean continues to cheer nuclear scientists, officials
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Suicide bombings kill 7 in Jakarta
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Pyongyang sends additional leaflets; Seoul to counter with video screening
North Korea sprayed en masse propaganda leaflets to South Korea again on Thursday after sending fliers to the South by balloons in a surprise move on Tuesday night. According to the South Korean police and military,...
Liam Neeson pays respects to MacArthur statue in Incheon
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Team Korea confirm?s advance to final qualifying round of 2018 World Cup
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Ttukseom to house a five-star hotel
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Samsung C&T’s Juun. J debuts at menswear trade fair Pitti Uomo
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Toegye`s descendant publishes book about Toegye`s philosophy
Obama`s warning against allies` enemies without mentioning NK nuclear test
LG Electronics to invest $438 million on new solar capacity
Pres. Park issues national statement urging to overcome crisis
S.K., U.S. to conduct ‘4D Operation’ drill to destroy N.K. nukes in March
LG`s `smart` air conditioner removes 99% of ultrafine dust
Retirees spend an average of 4 hrs per day with their spouse
20% of Jeju Property Bought by Seoul Residents
Some 166.8 million sq.m of land was bought and sold on Jeju Island last year, according to officials there, a whopping 32.4 percent leap from 2014. Some 20 percent of the real estate was purchased by buyers from Seoul.
Online Purchases from Overseas Decline
Koreans' online purchases from overseas retailers fell for the first time ever last year, mainly because of the weakening won. Another factor behind the decline is an increase in domestic consumption following the government's pump-priming measures
Mobile World Congress Faces Indifferent Markets
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year comes at a time of flagging sales or dwindling profits for almost all smartphone makers as the market becomes increasingly saturated. The MWC will open on Feb. 21.
N.Korean Drone Flies Across DMZ
N.Korea Disinvited from World Economic Forum
Soldiers Postpone Discharge After N.Korean Nuke Test
Youth Unemployment Highest Since 2000
Renault Samsung Launches New Sedan
Retailers Recover from Slow Sales as Mercury Drops
Cold Weather Brings Hope for Winter Games
Park says government will review possibility of deploying THAAD in South Korea
The missile defense system would likely face objection from both the political opposition and China
Park hints at broadening psychological warfare tactics in New Year’s address
President Park Geun-hye hinted on Jan. 13 at plans to step up South Korea’s psychological warfare tactics against North Korea in response to the latter’s fourth nuclear test last week.In addition to emphasizing the effectiveness of recent loudspeaker broadcasts to North Korea, Park also suggested Seoul might pursue “additional measures” such as staff reductions or withdrawals from the Kaesong Industrial Complex.
President Park calls for “greatest partner” China’s active role in dealing with NK
President Park Geun-hye stressed an active role for China in responding to North Korea’s recent nuclear test during her address to the nation on Jan. 13.“I trust that China will play the necessary role as a permanent member of the [United Nations] Security Council (UNSC),” Park said in the address..
Obama makes no mention of North Korea in State of the Union address
US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 12 avoided any mention of North Korea, which recently conducted its fourth nuclear test.While it is normal for such addresses in the final year of a presidency to focus more on past achievements, observers took the omission as a clear sign of Washington’s lack of interest in the North Korea issue..
Kim Jong-un threatens “retaliatory nuclear strike” if sanctions imposed on NK
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spoke of launching a “retaliatory nuclear strike” if South Korea and the international community impose sanctions in response to the North’s fourth nuclear test. These are the first official comments that Kim has made in the week following the nuclear test..
Foreign activists for women’s rights express support for Korean comfort women
“I want to say that the comfort women’s struggle is very important to us, too. We hope that they’ll keep up the fight, and we’ll always support them,” said Anna Christi Suwardi, a female activist.Suwardi, 29, had just been looking at a screen in an exhibition room explaining the history of the comfort women
Jogye Order of Buddhism to raise maximum age for ordination
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An employment caste system? Economic background affects job-seekers’ prospects
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Central bank lowers growth forecast for 2016
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Korea’s hospitals are running short of blood
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Gov’t splits focus on economy to include exports
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New finance chief defends economic target, vows reforms
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Shopping on foreign sites sees first dip year on year
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North Korea remains U.S. priority
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‘Economic democracy’ veteran joins opposition
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Ahn’s liberal party calls for delaying election
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With oil prices low, Koreans eye bigger cars
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SK Hynix earmarks 6 trillion won
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Sickened Samsung workers receive apology
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Publicis considering stake in Cheil
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Seoul bourse remains above 1,900 level
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[Presidential Statement] 'China Should Step Up' to Resolve NK Nuclear Issue, 'The People Should Step Up' to Revive the Economy
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Elderly Comfort Women Victims Attend Wednesday Rally, 'Even If They Gave Me 100 Bn Won, I Wouldn't Accept It'
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Lost Favor with the U.S., Ignored by China, Stabbed in the Back by Japan: Incompetent Diplomacy in a Corner
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Foreigners Dominate TV Shows
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Sudden Change in North Korean Military's Communications Signal System: North Korean Intelligence in the Dark for Over a Month
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120 Minutes of an 'Arms Air Show'
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“Party of the People” Promoters’ Conference: Ahn Cheol-soo, New Politics Season 2
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Photo shows President Soon-Heung Chang of Handong Global University (fifth from left, front row) with ambassadors and other visiting members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC), including Ambassador MmeNatalliaZhylevich of Belraus (dean of the visiting members of the SDC), fourth from left the same row With Ambassador and Mrs. SylvestreKouassi Bile of Cote d’ Ivoire (third and second from left, front row).And Ambassador Roballo of Argentina (sixth from left, same row) and Ambassadors Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya (on the right of the rear row).
“Why not try to change the world?”
Ambassadors, senior diplomats visit Handong Global University in Pohang
Ambassadors NatalliaZhylevich of Belarus, Kouassi Bile of Cote d’Ivoire, Jorge Roballo of Argentina and Mohamed Abdi Gello of Kenya and 20 other senior diplomats, including the charges d’affaires, visited Handong Global University in Pohang City on the Southeast Coast of Korea on Nov. 12, 2015 at the invitation of President Soon-Heung Chang of the University.
The tour, organized by The Korea Post, included also a visit to POSCO and a cruise ride around the harbor of the Pohang City.
The Korea Post has been organizing tours for the ambassadors and other senior members of the Seoul Diplomatic Corps for the past 30 years, but it must be said that the one hosted by Handong Global University is one of the most impressive in terms of the interest on the part of the host who met the guests with a true heart and warm welcome.
President Soon-Heung Chang of the University made such an excellent arrangement out of respect and special regard for the distinguished international guests by asking his Vice President Simon Kang(Administrative Affairs) and Professor JinwonAhn (School of Management and Economics) to come all the way from Pohang to Seoul to welcome and escort the ambassadors and other senior diplomats to comfortably visit his University.
The tour of the Handong Global University was a truly memorable one where many outstanding features of the University continuously surprised the visiting ambassadors and the other senior diplomats. For further details, visit: /news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1119
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