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July 20, 2016

TheKorean daily media headlines and humor

Wednesday, July 20, 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

/s/

Lee Kyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

Korea Post Media

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MeetPrime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn at the World Insect Expo,receive a prestigiousPlaqueof Commendation

Pleasedo not pass up this rare opportunity!

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.

Eachparticipating Excellency is presented with a prestigious Plaque of Commendationas shown in the sample below:`

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])

Asample Plaque of Commendation to be presented to each Excellency:

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Wishto visit a ‘Dream Land’ in Yeocheon? Join the Ambassadors’ Tour on Saturday July 30, 2016, which is attended by PrimeMinister Hwang Kyo-ahn on behalf of President Park Geun-hye. Call 010-5201-1740for Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, who will be with YourExcellency and Madam on the day with his Mrs.

(Please scroll down to the bottom for full details of the Invitationfor the Excellencies and Madams.)

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

KBS (http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/)

S.Korea Making Diplomatic Efforts over ARF Chairman's Statement

South Koreasays it is making every possible diplomatic effort to ensure the upcoming ASEANRegional Forum(ARF) in Laos will, in a chairman’s...

OppositionParties Urge Top Office to Dismiss Park's Aide 

Threeopposition parties have urged the presidential office to immediately dismiss asenior presidential aide involved in high-profile corruption...

NationalAssembly to Seek Antinepotism Regulations

S.Korea Making Diplomatic Efforts over ARF Chairman's Statement

OppositionParties Urge Top Office to Dismiss Park's Aide

TopOffice Calls for Stop to Political Offensive

DefenseMinister Seeks US Congressional Support for Stronger Alliance

SaenuriPlans to Approve Extra Budget Bill by Mid-August

PMDownplays Concerns over China's Economic Retaliation

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Yonhap (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr)

Orioles'Kim Hyun-soo placed on DL with hamstring injury

Kim Hyun-sooof the Baltimore Orioles has been placed on the disabled list (DL) with ahamstring injury.

N.Korea says it staged missile drill to practice striking S. Korean ports,airfields

North Korea onWednesday said it conducted a drill aimed at pre-emptively striking SouthKorean ports and airfields.

Nearly100 U.S. foreign policy experts issue joint statement opposing Trump

Nearly 100foreign policy and security experts in the United States released a jointstatement opposing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's foreignpolicy views that they said would "weaken America's alliances and erodeits power.

Dodgers'Ryu Hyun-jin headed back to DL after one start

Los AngelesDodgers' South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin is headed back to the disabled list(DL) after one start.

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The KoreaHerald (http://www.koreaherald.com)

Seoulsays no plan to join U.S. MD system

Despite theplanned stationing of advanced U.S. antimissile assets here, Seoul will notjoin Washington’s global missil...

[DECODED]Samsung, a giant in transition

A big questionmark hangs over Korea’s top conglomerate, the Samsung Group.With its chairmanL...

CJchairman drops reappeal in hopes of President Park's pardon

Insisting onright to life, CJ Group chairman Lee Jay-hyun on Tuesday dropped appeals to theSu...

PororoGo’ to launch in Korea, riding on ‘Pokemon Go’ craze

Encouraged bythe explosive popularity of Nintendo’s augmented-reality mobile game “PokemonG...

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The KoreaTimes (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr)

[Breaking]Donald Trump wins Republican presidential nomination 

Trump hasrecorded more than half of the delegates needed to become the GOP presidentialnominee. The state-by-state roll call is still going on at the

Republ...IMF lowers world economic outlook to 3.1%. 

TheInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered the world economic outlook to 3.1percent from 3.2 percent as the global economy is being threatened by

Britain’...Kim Young-ran act needs revision 

Just twomonths before the implementation of the so-called Kim Young-ran Act, disputesare increasing over the controversial anti-graft law and calls are moun... 

Koreaopens interpreter center for asylum seekers 

The Koreanjudiciary has opened an interpreter and translation center to help asylumseekers who a... 

[TestDrive] Hyundai Motor's Ioniq Electric offers efficiency and comfort 

HyundaiMotor’s newly-launched electric vehicle (EV), the Ioniq Electric sedan, wasoffered to thi... 

CJchief drops appeal ahead of pardon 

CJ GroupChairman Lee Jay-hyun has decided not to appeal a lower court’s ruling to theSupreme Cou...

Bankunions threaten strike over meritocracy 

Strife isdeepening between the unions and management of banks over adoption ofperformance-based salary systems. The Korea Financial Industry Union held avo...

Statebroadcaster embroiled in controversy over 'report guide' 

KoreaBroadcasting System (KBS) is in internal turmoil -- yet again -- because of analleged “reporting guideline sent from above,” about the deployment of an...

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DongA Ilbo (http://english.donga.com)

N.Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles into eastern sea

North Korealaunched three ballistic missiles off the east coast on Tuesday, presumably twoScuds and a Rodong. The South Korean …

TreasureNo. 6 YeojuGodalsaji tower to be restored

Part of thedragon and turtle form of national treasure No. 6 YeojuGodalsaji Great PriestWonjong Tower which was found in 16 ye…

Koreanboxing athlete to compete in Olympics in 68 years

Korean boxinghas resuscitated after facing disqualification risk at the Olympics in 68years. The International Boxing Associati…

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Chosun Ilbo (http://english.chosun.com)

N.Korean Mothers Suffer Serious Malnutrition

Only two in every 100 North Korean women of childbearingage have milk to drink more than once a day and fewer than eight percent eateggs every day, according to a study by researchers at Seoul NationalUniversity.

Don't Let a Cold Give You the SummertimeBlues

The common cold is usually associated with cold weather,but many people do catch them in summer.

Most Victims of School Violence Are Under 12

Six to seven out of 10 victims of school violence areonly in elementary school.

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HanKyoReh Shinmoon (http://english.hani.co.kr)

[Newsanalysis] How THAAD in South Korea is different from Guam and Japan

Since theSouth Korean and US governments announced plans to deploy a Terminal HighAltitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system with US Forces Korea inNorth Gyeongsang Province’s SeongjuCou..

DefenseMinister says THAAD in S. Korea is different from Japan and similar to Guam

South Korea’sMinister of National Defense delivered an explanation to local media in Daeguon July 18 over the decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) anti-missile system in..

WhiteHouse petition calls for THAAD deployment to be called off

As tensionmounts in South Korean society following the government’s announcement of itsdecision to deploy the American missile defense system THAAD in Seongju, NorthGyeongsang Province, an online p..

Popularityof Pokemon GO ratcheting up issue of releasing map data to Google

Google’srequest for map data is heating up with the growing popularity of Pokemon GO, amobile game in which users capture virtual characters in real-world places. Thegame currently has over one mi..

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JoongAng Ilbo (conservative) (http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/)

Park aides accused of strong-arming candidate

The lingering controversy surrounding the ruling party’snomination process for the April general election…

Labor strike raises concerns about profitlosses

Labor unions of the nation’s automotive and shipbuildingconglomerates started their partial strikes Tuesday…

CJ Group chairman drops appeal

CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay-hyun has decided to cancel anappeal of his tax evasion…

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The KyungHyangShinmoon (http://english.khan.co.kr/)

[Aftermath of the THAAD Decision] UnilateralAnnouncement, Resident Opposition, Tough Suppression: Accusations of BeingPro-Pyongyang As Conflict Intensifies

The police organized a task force to investigate the"detainment of Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn," which occurred inSeongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do and launche···

The Unbearable Sadness of THAAD

When I read that South Korea has agreed to deploy theTHAAD missile defense system, I was swept over with a profound sense ofsadness. For all the misunderstand···

[Aftermath of the THAAD Decision] PresidentPark Accuses Those Raising an Issue of Engaging in a Political Battle: Dividingthe People Once Again

On July 14, President Park Geun-hye declared that shewould face the controversy concerning the placement of the Terminal HighAltitude Area Defense (THAAD) sys···

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The KoreaEconomic Daily (http://english.hankyung.com/)

Chinese Gov't to come up with New SafetyStandards for NMC Batteries...Setback for Korean Suppliers

The Chinese government has decided to come up with a newset of standards for nickel-manganese-cobalt batteries after concluding thatthe batteries are not safe. This is a follow-up measure after the Koreangovernment protested against the Chinese government's decision to discontinueits subsidies t... 

Gov't to Begin Long-awaited DevelopmentProject Near Seoul Station

The central government and the Seoul metropolitan citygovernment will set out to redevelop the area near Seoul Station starting fromnext month. For years, the central government had postponed the developmentproject for the north-of-Seoul-Station area in opposition to the citygovernments standal...

Korea Ranked at the Bottom in Terms ofCapital Outflow Safety

A study said small open economies like Korea's are morein need of independent financial stabilization measures especially in time ofexternal shocks. It was based on the judgment that the maneuvering room for themonetary authorities in emerging market countries has narrowed further due toBritain'...

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AJU BusinessDaily (http://eng.ajunews.com/korea)

Comfortwomen film to be shown in 13 Japanese cities: Y…

A South Koreanfilm depicting the tragic lives of women forced into sexual slavery forJapanese troops during World War II will get rotational screen…

Footballcoach appeals for home support in match with C…

South Koreanfootball team coach UliStielike appealed for home support Tuesday sayingChinese fans are expected to sweep tickets for a World C…

WonderGirls release practice version clip for 'Why So …

South Koreangirl group Wonder Girls released a simple practice version clip Tuesday for"Why So Lonely" following t…

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ETNEWS (http://english.etnews.com/)

[Global e-shopping]FUNNYLOVE: 100%made-in-Korea family looks...

An online brand specializing in “family looks,” FUNNYLOVE(www.funnylove.co.kr) is steadily gaining popularity. FUNNYLOVE started as a…

[Global e-shopping]ARDEN BIKE WEAR: targetingthe world-market with its made-in-Korea bike wear

Either to work or as part of one’s leisure time, riding abicycle is not out of the ordinary any more. It is now embedded in one’severyday activities, thus many people are looking for bike wear for…

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Maeil BusinessNews Korea (http://www.pulsenews.co.kr/ )

SamsungElectronics, LG Electronics competitively make all-out efforts to lure

South Korea’stwo home appliance giants are bolstering efforts to expand their presence inIndia with over 1.2 billion ...

KoreaFTC mulls maximum fine and criminal charges for Volkswagen

South Korea’sFair Trade Commission plans to slap maximum fine of 88 billion won ($77million) against Audi Volkswagen AG Korea ...

Koreabio firms eye pharmaceutical M&A to produce and sell inventions

The wave ofmerger and acquisition, the means for global pharmaceutical firms to expand,has caught up with the Korean industry ...

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The Korea Post is at your service.

The KoreaPost, established 31 years ago in 1985, operates five news media outlets, twoin the Korean language and three in English.

They are allat your service. You can email all your English and Korean press releases andfeedback for free publication to edt@koreapost.comor korpost@chol.com.The five media outlets are:

(1) A Koreanprint newspaper (http://www.koreapost.co.kr/pdf/list.php),

(2) A KoreanInternet (www.koreapost.co.kr),

(3) An EnglishInternet (www.koreapost.com),

(4) An Englishprint monthly (http://koreapost.koreafree.co.kr/magazine/index.html),and

(5) An Englishe-daily (/rankup_module/rankup_notice/notice_list.html)

Sendyour news releases and feedback:

Sendthe Embassy news releases to edt@koreapost.comforpublication by all its five media units, including one Korean (www.koreapost.co.kr)and one English (www.koreapost.com)Internet dailies, which are updated real-time.(Call 010-5201-1740 forfurther details.)

Specialnotices:

Sendyour latest Embassy news releases toTheKorea Post for publication

Your Excellency:

Send your latest press release(s) in Korean to (www.koreapost.co.kr) for immediate publication and inEnglishtokorpost@chol.com.

They are published by the five media outlets of The Korea Post, including the Korean-language Internet newspaper,English website and the Korean-language newspaper (http://pdf.koreapost.co.kr/13/1301.pdf).

VeryRespectfully Yours

/s/

LeeKyung-sik

Publisher-Chairmanof The Korea Post

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IncludeThe Korea Post chairman in your Kakaotalk partner list for HOT NEWS!

Hispersonal mobile phone number is 010-5201-1740.

ChairmanLee has a lot of up-to-minute hot information to be shared with YourExcellency. Do your esteemed country a favor and bring the two greatcountries closer together using Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, who owns and operates five print and Internet newsmedia, including Korean-language

www.koreapost.co.kr, English www.koreapost.com and Korean-languagenewspaper http://pdf.koreapost.co.kr/14/1401.pdf. Use Chairman Lee and hisfive news outlets for the sake of your great country!

Manyambassadors are already Kakaotalk news sharers with Chairman Lee!

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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.)

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 preventing destructionof environment and shortage of resources by highlighting insects that help manand keep ecosystemic relations with mankind. At the same time, the hall willdisplay value of insects as sustainable future alternative resources, and worldsituation and vision of edible insect industry and insect-driven eco-friendlyagriculture, as well as future technologies that leverage capabilities of superinsects, such as biotechnology, green technology and 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

/s/

LeeKyung-sik

Publisher-Chairman

TheKorea Post phones: 2298-1740/2, mobiles 010-3388-1682 (Korean) and010-5201-1740 (Chairman Lee Kyung-sik).

RSVP:Yes, my spouse and I will attend_______. I will attend alone_______.

Mobilephone of driver or secretary:_________________________.     Regrets:_____.

(Pleasemark the blank spaces above and below with an X or Tick and revert to edt@koreapost.com.)

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