President Park's approval rating reaches near 50%

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N. Korea-China ties changing 'in quality': S. Korean envoy

Relations between North Korea and China have changed markedly due to Pyongyang's refusal to denuclearize and repeated provocations, South Korea's top nuclear envoy said Friday.Hwang Joon-kook, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, cited China's attitude on...

Updated : 2015.08.28 15:11

Mark Lambert takes office as new Korea director at State Department

Mark Lambert, a career U.S. diplomat with expertise in Asian affairs, has taken office as new director for Korea at the State Department, diplomatic sources said Thursday.Lambert, who was the political counselor in Hanoi before taking the new job, succeeded Robert Rapson. Lambert joined th...

Updated : 2015.08.28 09:17

Hill: Park, Xi should discuss inter-Korean unification at next week's summit

President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping should talk about the aftermath of South Korea's potential absorption of the North at next week's summit, a former senior U.S. negotiator said Thursday, claiming Pyongyang is heading toward collapse."At some point, and in some as-yet...

Updated : 2015.08.28 09:16

Park's attendance at China parade conducive to regional peace vision: official

South Korean President Park Geun-hye's attendance at China's military parade set for next week could be helpful in advancing her regional peace and cooperation vision, a senior official said Thursday.Park's decision to be at the Sept. 3 parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end ...

Updated : 2015.08.28 09:13

Park’s decision highlights ties with China

Cheong Wa Dae announced on Wednesday evening that President Park Geun-hye would attend a military parade during her China visit, a decision that came after weeks of contemplation and reflecting on Seoul’s emphasis on bettering ties with Beijing.Ahead of China’s celebrations of the 70th a...

Updated : 2015.08.27 21:38

S. Korea, China, Japan working to hold summit as soon as possible: official

South Korea, China and Japan aim to hold a summit as soon as possible amid signs of gradually improving ties, a Chinese official said Thursday.Yang Houlan, the incoming chief of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat involving all three sides, made the remark during a reception marking the...

Updated : 2015.08.27 21:38

S. Korea dismisses criticism over Park's plan to join China's military parade

President Park Geun-hye took into account the characteristics of China's upcoming World War II anniversary event in deciding to join it, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.Park plans to attend a massive military parade in Beijing next week as the neighboring country commemorates the "Chine...

Updated : 2015.08.27 15:55

Park to meet with Xi, attend military parade in Beijing

President Park Geun-hye will hold summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday, ahead of China’s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.The summit is set to take place next Wednesday upon her arrival in China for a three-d...

Updated : 2015.08.26 22:05

FM Yun, Kerry to hold talks on N. Korea, alliance

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will hold talks with his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, in Alaska at the end of this month to discuss security conditions on the Korean Peninsula following a landmark inte...

Updated : 2015.08.26 15:41

S. Korea to send high-level military delegation to Sept. 3 military parade: China

South Korea will send a high-level military delegation to China's upcoming military parade marking the end of World War II, a Chinese organizer of the parade said Tuesday.Qu Rui, deputy director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, said 11 count...

Updated : 2015.08.25 11:45

Park, China's Xi to hold meeting in Beijing next month

President Park Geun-hye and her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping plan to hold a meeting in Beijing next month and are expected to discuss "important pending issues," the South Korean Ambassador to China, Kim Jang-soo, said Monday. Park will visit China on Sept. 2-4 to attend events marking C...

Updated : 2015.08.24 15:15

Vice FM postpones Pakistan visit amid inter-Korean tensions

Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong has postponed his visit to Pakistan this week due to the ongoing political crisis with North Korea, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.Cho, who was scheduled to leave for Islamabad Monday, called his Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, to explain w...

Updated : 2015.08.24 15:14

Czech Republic, Korea fete silver jubilee through architecture

Marking the 25th anniversary of ties with Korea, the Czech Embassy held a photo exhibition last week at Seoul City Hall that showcased the country’s traditional architecture. “The Architecture of Pr...

Updated : 2015.08.23 21:59

Chinese watercolor exhibition, lessons available at cultural center

The China Cultural Center in Seoul has opened an exhibition and series of classes on traditional Chinese art by Sichuan painter Chen Zhichao. The exhibition of his watercolors, calligraphy and poems a...

Updated : 2015.08.23 21:55

ASEAN, Korean students plant seeds of sustainable forestry

Students from Southeast Asia and Korea participated in a weeklong workshop in mid-August to build long-lasting connections in forest conservation and sustainable development. The 2015 ASEAN-Korea Yout...

Updated : 2015.08.23 21:49