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July 13, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Your Excellency:

Here are The KoreaPost notices and a roundup of important headlines from all majorKorean-language dailies, TV and other news media of Korea today:

Very Respectfully Yours


Lee Kyung-sik


Korea Post Media


Asingle day tour of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo

MayorLee Hyun-joon of the Yecheon County of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province cordiallyinvites Your Excellency and Madam to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016Yecheon World Insect Expo on Saturday July 30, 2016,which is attended by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on behalf of PresidentPark Geun-hye.

Pleasescroll down to the bottom of this Headlinesfor further details and (many) more photos as well as Letter of Invitation ofMayor Lee at the bottom of this Headlines. (For registration, please call Ms.Kim Jeong-mi at 010-3388-1682 or Reporter Aaron Bae at 010-4556-6148 [English])

Aquick roundup of major news stories from the Korean newsmedia today:


PM:THAAD Deployment Does not Require Parliamentary Approval

Prime MinisterHwang Kyo-ahn has reaffirmed the government’s position that the recent decisionto deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area...

DefenseMinister Downplays Debate over THAAD Deployment

DefenseMinister Han Min-koo has downplayed the heated debate over the decision todeploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system...

THAADto be Deployed in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province

PM:THAAD Deployment does not require Parliamentary Approval

DefenseMinister Downplays Debate over THAAD Deployment

Gov't:N. Korea Ready to Conduct Nuke Test upon Leader's Orders

Expert:N. Korea’s Notice to Cut off Contact Channel with US is Meaningless

Gov'tto Select Daegu Airport Relocation Site within 2 Months 

JusticeMinistry Reviewing Details of Planned Amnesties



S.Korea's export prices continue to drop in June

South Korea'sexport prices continued to fall from a year earlier in June due to a large dropin global oil prices that affected overall prices of South Korean petroleumproducts, central bank data showed Wednesday.

N.Korea feared to undertake aggressive provocations during Korea-U.S. exercises:U.S. expert

North Koreacould undertake provocations, including not only weapons tests, such as missilelaunches, but also covert attacks on South Korea, next month when the South andthe U.S. conduct joint military exercises, a U.S. expert said Tuesday.

THAADlikely to be deployed in Seongju County: source

South Koreaand the United States are likely to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defensesystem to Seongjucounty in the south central region of the country, a militarysource said Tuesday.

Seoulcity to support cutting-edge traffic control research project

The SeoulMetropolitan Government said Tuesday it will support a research pilot projectto build a cutting-edge traffic signal system that will help the city bettercope with congestion.


The KoreaHerald (

Tribunalrules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute

Aninternational tribunal on Tuesday ruled against China in a bitter row overterritorial claim...

Seoulstocks end higher on positive outlooks

Korean stocksended higher Tuesday as foreign investors continued their buying spreefollowing ...

[DECODED]Flip side to Suh Kyung-bae’s tight grip on AmorePacific

When it comesto share ownership,AmorePacific chairman Suh Kyung-bae keeps it simple. Heholds a majority of stocks in AmorePacificGroup, the cosmetics-focused group’sholding co...

TheresaMay, Britain's Brexit PM

Britain'sprime minister in waiting Theresa May is a pragmatist who has emerged from thechaos of the Bre...


The KoreaTimes (

USsays South China Sea ruling 'final, legally binding' 

The UnitedStates said Tuesday that an international tribunal's ruling on the territorialdisputes... 

THAADand Korean images of China 

South Koreanmedia are already abuzz with “imminent” Chinese retaliation to the ParkGeun-hyegove...  Division on THAAD

Japanseeks 5-year jail term for Korean over Yasukuni shrine bombing 

The28-year-old suspect, identified only by his surname Chon, has been indicted oncharges of breaking into the premises of the Yasukuni Shrine on Nov. 23and... 

Expectationsgrowing for release of jailed tycoons 

Expectationsare growing over the release of SK Group Vice Chairman Chey Jae-won and otherjailed ...  Presidential pardons to setfree guilty tycoons - again

ShakeShack Burger readies for Korean opening 

U.S. premiumburger franchise Shake Shack Burger will open its first Korean branch inGangnam, Seo... 

Senioreducator faces dismissal on 'dogs and pigs' gaffe 

The Ministryof Education said Tuesday that it will seek the dismissal of a senior civilservant w... 

Arrestwarrant sought for policeman over sex with schoolgirl 

An arrestwarrant has been sought against a 33-year-old Busan police officer who is underinvestigation for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old female stu...

Stemcell research may gain momentum 

Expectationsare high in the bioengineering sector, following the health ministry’s approvalto allow CHA University to resume an embryonic stem cell project,...


DongAIlbo (

TheresaMay to become Britain's next prime minister

Britain's HomeSecretary Theresa May is inaugurating as prime minister Wednesday evening at 10Downing Street after meeting Queen…

Chinashould accept PCA ruling over South China Sea disputes

The PermanentCourt of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands, has issued ruling onterritorial sovereignty over the are…

HyundaiHeavy to export robot supplies to LCD plant in China

Hyundai HeavyIndustries Co. announced on Tuesday that it has won a deal to supply more than300 LCD industrial robots to Vibrant…


ChosunIlbo (

THAAD Battery to Be Stationed Near Daegu

South Korea and the U.S. have selected Seongju west ofDaegu in North Gyeongsang Province as the location for Terminal High-AltitudeArea Defense batteries. They are conducting a final assessment of the site.

Park to Pardon Convicts on Liberation Day

President Park Geun-hye will grant an amnesty on the 71stanniversary of liberation from the Japanese. Park told senior secretaries atCheong WaDae that the amnesty aims to give convicts a second chance and achieve"national unity" in tough times.

Korea Raises Alert for Japanese Encephalitis

A heightened warning for Japanese encephalitis has beenissued across Korea. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention onMonday said they raised the alert level from April based on analysis ofmosquitoes collected in Busan last Thursday, of which 64.2 percent wereCulextritaeniorhynchus, a carrier of the Japanese encephalitis virus.


HanKyoRehShinmoon (

[Editorial]“Dogs and pigs” and the need to reform S. Korea’s crass 1%

Our jawsdropped and remain open. It’s unbelievable that these are statements that cameout of the mouth of a high-ranking Ministry of Education official, someone whois responsible for South Korea’s …

NorthKorean missile launches spurred rushed announcement of THAAD deployment

It wasrecently discovered that the decision of the South Korean and US governments todeploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, was directly linkedto North Korea’s ballistic missile …

[Interview]Expert says THAAD needlessly raises tension, hurts security

After SouthKorea announced on July 8 the decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude AirDefense (THAAD) anti-missile system, the Hankyoreh’s Washington correspondentconducted an email exchange wi…

AfterTHAAD deployment decision, a backlash from China

As soon as theSouth Korean and US governments announce their plans to deploy the THAADmissile defense system, Chinese President Xi Jinping summons a few of his closeassociates into his office. “It....


JoongAngIlbo(conservative) (

Park announces pardons to mark Liber…

President Park Geun-hye said on Monday that she willissue special pardons of cer…

Thaad decision may have major diplom…

Following Seoul and Washington’s decision to deploy theTerminal High Altitude Ar…

Minjoo lawmaker steps down to avoid…

After the leadership pressured her to quit over anepotism scandal, a two-term la…


The KyungHyangShinmoon(

How might China respond to South Korea’sTHAAD deployment?

China could strike back at South Korea with a range ofdiplomatic, military and commercial measures

[Interview] S. Korean Amb. says China isn’tthinking about retaliating for THAAD

After reports about various counter measures begantrickling through the Chinese media following South Korea and the US’sannouncement of the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in SouthKorea,

THAAD deployment may lead China to reevaluatesanctions on North Korea

In China there is an increasing number of public voicesarguing for the necessity of a global reevaluation of sanctions against NorthKorea,


The KoreaEconomic Daily (

Number of Tax-exempted Salaried Workers Risesby 2.7 Mil.

Due to tax law revisions following the 2013end-of-the-year tax report scandal that occurred early last year, the number ofearned income reporters who didn't pay any tax has increased by more than 2.7million. Even among those who earned more than 100 million won (US$87,400) ayear, the number rose... 

THAAD to Be Deployed in Seongju

The governments of Korea and the United States havedecided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system inSeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. The military authorities of the twocountries will make an official announcement on the location by next week afterfinalizing an admini...

Liberation Day Amnesty May Set FreeHigh-profile Business Leaders

As President Park Geun-hye revealed her plan to grant aspecial amnesty on the occasion of the Liberation Day on August 15, attentionhas been directed to whether business people convicted of corruption chargeswould be included in the list. Cheongwadae (Presidential Palace) said inrelation to


AJU BusinessDaily(

USsupports South China Sea ruling as final: Yonhap

The PermanentCourt of Arbitration in the Hague. The United States said that an internationaltribunal's ruling on the territorial dispu…

Kakaoreleases new app for hair salon booking

[Aju News DB]South Korea's largest mobile messenger operator, KaKao, released a salonbooking application Tuesday as part of a campaign to find a new source o…

NorthKorea athletes to compete in nine Olympic events:…

North Koreanathletes will compete in nine sports at next month's summer Olympics in in Riode Janeiro, Pyongyang's state media said Tu…



KT to Install 10,000 Sockets to ChargeElectric Vehicles in Metropoli... 

KT is going to install 10,000 sockets (telecommunicationpoint) for charging electric vehicles in Seoul and major metropolitan areas.These sockets will be composed of ...

Samsung and LG to Push Forward Release Datesof Their New-Application ...

Samsung and LG are going to push forward release dates ofGalaxy


MaeilBusinessNewsKorea ( )

SamsungElectronics posts highest NAND flash sales in Q1

South Korea’stech gaint Samsung Electronics Co. recorded its largest-ever sales of NANDflash memory chips in the first ...

S.Korea’s EO Technics outlook bright on growing flexible OLED demand

EO TechnicsCo., Kosdaq-listed semiconductor and display panel equipment maker in SouthKorea, is expected to benefit from ...

HyundaiHeavy bags $40 mn robot supplies to LCD plant in China

Hyundai HeavyIndustries Co., the world’s largest shipbuilder, said on Tuesday that it won a$40 million order to supply 309 ..


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Mayor Lee Hyun-joon of the YecheonCounty cordially invites all the ambassadors, spouses

YecheonCounty government hosts World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016

Locatedat the foot of 1,430-meter high Mt. Sobaek in southeastern part of Korea,Yecheon County has been preserving clean environment with thick foreststhroughout the region. Capitalizing on this clean and eco-friendly environment,the Yecheon County government initiated programs of researching and developingindustrial insects by establishing an industrial insect research institute in1998 ahead of other local autonomous governments. Based on researchachievements, resources and experiences accumulated for a decade, the Countyauthority hosted the first insect expo in 2007 and the Insect Bio Expo in 2012when it showcased as many as 330,000 insects of 100 species, such as honeybees, osmiacornifrons, dynastid beetles, dorcushopeis and protaetiabrevitarsis.(Please scroll down to the bottom for the Mayor’sLetter of Invitation at the bottom of this Report.)

Abird’s eye view of the venue of the World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016

Acknowledgingachievements and programs, the then Ministry of Knowledge Economy (nowintegrated into the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) designated theCounty as the special zone of insect industry in 2009. Encouraged by thedesignation, the municipal government has been concentrating efforts ondeveloping and commercializing insects as well as development of eco-friendlyagriculture. It also built the ecology institute of insects and a butterflyobservation park.

Havinggrown as the home of insects, the Yecheon County government will hold the WorldInsect Expo Yecheon 2016 for 17 days from July 30th (Saturday) to August 15th(Monday), 2016 organized by Yecheon Insect Expo Organizing Committee under thetheme of ‘Smart Future Together with Insects’. The expo is designed to showcasethe mysterious world of insects and vision of insect industry through a largevariety of things to see, experience and enjoy at diverseeco-edutainment-oriented programs of exhibitions, festivals and events. Theexpo facilities will be consisted of six major spaces, including the insecttheme hall, insect experiencing hall, insect industry hall, Fabre’s garden,insect ecosystem park and bio-industry exhibition hall.

EcologicalExperience Hall

Asthe world’s largest insect exposition, programs and events of the World InsectExpo Yecheon 2016 will include special exhibition of edible insects, rareinsects and endangered insects, insect cooking contests, insect food cookingshow, experience of insect foods, children’s cartoon contest with live drawingshow of Kim Pung, a popular webtoonist, eco-friendly painting contest ofchildren, and operation of insect-featuring 3D video show, using thesefacilities. Symposiums on insects and insect industry will also take placeduring the Expo.                     

Theinsect theme hall will provide visitors with a chance of reevaluating inherentvalue and features of insects, and exploring future life by presentingpotentiality of insect industry. It will introduce the interesting world ofwaterside insects that fiercely struggle for existence, forest insects thatbuild environment, and smart insects in cities. It will also deliver necessityof the insect industry that emerges as an alternative for preventingdestruction of environment and shortage of resources by highlighting insectsthat help man and keep ecosystemic relations with mankind. At the same time,the hall will display value of insects as sustainable future alternativeresources, and world situation and vision of edible insect industry andinsect-driven eco-friendly agriculture, as well as future technologies thatleverage capabilities of super insects, such as biotechnology, green technologyand robot technology.

Inother halls, including insect experiencing hall, insect industry hall, Fabre’sgarden, insect ecosystem park and bio-industry exhibition hall, they arouseinterest in insects, showcase performance and technologies related with insectindustry, provide information on inherent features of insects, and publicizethat creative agriculture is a vital industry and future growth engine throughsymposiums and workshops. Among programs and events, particularly noteworthyones are the first and premium insect food contest, insect food cooking andtalk show taken part by prominent chefs from Korea, Japan and Bulgaria, andinternational symposium on insect bioindustry.

Asthe venue of the World Insect Expo Yecheon 2016, Yecheon County has a number oftourist attractions, including the Yongmun-sa, a Buddhist temple with historyof over 1,100 years, a 600-year old pine tree named Seoksongryeong, andGeumdangsil Traditional Village. The Yongmun-sa Temple has several nationaltreasures including the Daejangjeon, the oldest wooden building in Korea, andMokbuljwasang, a wooden Buddhist statue. The old pine tree, Seoksongryeong, isunique in that it pays tax to the municipal government as the owner of a largearea of land. The Geumdangsil Traditional Village is preserving manytraditional Korean houses and shrines of ancient aristocrats including a99-roomed house of Lee Yuin, a high-level government official in the JoseonDynasty. Most of these ancient buildings are designated as cultural assets.Another cultural asset in the Village is a dolmen of the Bronze Age.

InsectBio Expo Yecheon 2012

Panoramicview of Yecheon World Insect Expo 2012

Accreditedby International Congress of Entomology (ICE)

Invitationto the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo

Iam pleased to inform Your Excellency that Mayor Lee Hyun-joon of the YecheonCounty of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province cordially invite Your Excellency and Madamto attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo onSaturday July 30, 2016, which is attended by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn onbehalf of President Park Geun-hye. Please visit:/news/view.html?section=161&category=181&no=1303for details of the Expo.

Theitinerary of the Tour is as follows:

1330hours Saturday 30, 2016: Meet at Grand Hyatt Seoul (near the Water Fountain).

1330-1630hours: Move by Limousine Buses to Main Venue of the Inspect Expo.

1630-1700hours: Visit the Main Theme Hall of the Expo, Amusement Park, IndustrialPavilion, and the Parblue Garden.

1700-1715hours: Move to the Dinner Banquette Hall of the Yecheon Wedding Hall.

1715-1815hours: Attend Dinner hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Lee Hyun-joon.

1830-1900hours: Attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Yecheon World Insect Expo.

1900-2200hours: Move back to Seoul arriving at Grand Hayatt Seoul.

VeryRespectfully Yours




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