Park: S. Korea to begin discussions with China on Koreas’ unification

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Park calls for China’s role on Peninsula

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged China to play a bigger role for unification of the two Koreas on the last day of her three-day trip that highlighted closer ties between the two co...

Updated : 2015.09.04 18:09

Park says correct recognition of history can heal sufferings of past

President Park Geun-hye has renewed calls for a correct recognition of history to move ties forward in the region as she visited a symbolic building in China that served as a base against Japan's aggr...

Updated : 2015.09.04 10:12

Park's wardrobe choice means fortune in China

President Park Geun-hye wore a gold-colored jacket when she attended a huge military parade on Thursday marking the end of World War II.    The wardrobe choice by Park was seen as a message of congratulation to the Chinese people, who have long cherished the metallic shade, along with th...

Updated : 2015.09.03 20:44

China's Xi calls for restart of nuclear talks with N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an early resumption of long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday, although the North is intent on keeping its nuclear ambitions. Xi made the call during a summit me...

Updated : 2015.09.02 21:19

Trilateral summit among S. Korea, Japan, China draws near

South Korean President Park Geun-hye attends a summit talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, Wednesday. (Yonhap)A key outcome of Wednesday's summit between South Korean President Pa...

Updated : 2015.09.02 21:12

Park, Xi voice against provocations

Leaders of South Korea and China on Wednesday took a joint step to press North Korea, stressing that they are opposed to any action that causes tension on the Korean Peninsula, in a landmark summit th...

Updated : 2015.09.02 18:49

Foreign Ministry to create bureau on nuclear energy

South Korea will soon create a Foreign Ministry bureau to implement a revised nuclear energy cooperation pact with the United States and nonproliferation issues, officials said Wednesday.  The allies agreed in April to amend their bilateral nuclear accord to allow Seoul to expand its civ...

Updated : 2015.09.02 15:19

Saenuri Party chief emphasizes importance of labor reform

The chief of the ruling Saenuri Party said Wednesday that reforming the rigid labor market is the foundation of President Park Geun-hye's "four major reforms."  "Labor reform is the foundation of every reform that will reorganize the entire workforce and system of the labor market," Rep....

Updated : 2015.09.02 11:18

Assembly session off to shaky start

Prospects for the last regular session of the 19th National Assembly remained dim as the rival parties got off to a shaky start Tuesday, locking horns over the main opposition party’s demand to discl...

Updated : 2015.09.01 19:24

Park-Xi summit to focus on N.K

Leaders of South Korea and China are set to discuss ways to curb North Korea‘s nuclear ambitions and boost peace in Northeast Asia at a bilateral summit planned for Wednesday amid tension abating on ...

Updated : 2015.08.31 18:17

Park's approval rating jumps to yearly high

President Park Geun-hye's job approval rating hit the highest level this year following a deal that defused military tensions with North Korea, a poll showed Monday.  A poll released by polling agency Realmeter showed 49.2 percent approved of the job Park is doing, up 8.2 percentage poin...

Updated : 2015.08.31 13:53

Park gives appointment letter to new health minister

President Park Geun-hye presented letters of appointment to the new health minister and the new chief of South Korea's human rights watchdog, Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.  The ceremony took place six days after Chung Chin-youb, a professor at Seoul National University hospital, won parliam...

Updated : 2015.08.31 10:31

Regular parliamentary session to open this week

The National Assembly is set to kick off its regular session this week as the rival parties push to achieve their political agenda ahead of next year's general elections.  The 100-day session will begin Tuesday, just a few days into the second half of President Park Geun-hye's single, fi...

Updated : 2015.08.30 10:21

Number of foreign visitors returns to level before MERS

 The number of foreign visitors arriving in South Korea returned to the level before the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), data showed Saturday, casting a brighter outlook for the local tourism industry. South Korea‘s justice ministry said the number of daily fore...

Updated : 2015.08.29 11:44

Reduced sentence for defendant in Cheong Wa Dae bomb threat

An appeals court on Friday reduced the sentence for the son of a former aide to the parliamentary speaker indicted over threatening to bomb Cheong Wa Dae.The Seoul High Court sentenced the 22-year-old, surnamed Kang, the son of a former aide to National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa, to si...

Updated : 2015.08.28 21:10