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2010-04-28 06:45:43

Work on the Saemangeum Seawall--the longest man-made dyke in the world--has officially been completed, South Korean officials announced on Tuesday.

2009-07-06 16:27:16

South Korean officials have announced plans to create nearly 2 million green jobs during the next five years. The office of President Lee Myung-bak announced Monday that officials are aiming to make South Korea one of the top seven nations for green growth by 2020, the Yonhap News Agency reported Monday. Based on our past development experience that made possible the country's intensive development, but with more details than the economic development plans of the past, the five-year green...

2009-04-22 07:44:09

A South Korean parliamentary committee approved a free trade agreement with the United States, sending the deal to a plenary session for ratification. The free trade agreement, signed in June 2007, has found opposition in both countries, Yonhap news reported Wednesday. Before the vote in Seoul, opposition lawmakers held a press conference asking representatives to postpone the vote until lawmakers in Washington appeared more likely to endorse it.

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2009-04-21 10:40:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Tuesday said the country was taking unprecedentedly swift measures to dig itself out of the economic downturn.

2009-04-17 17:24:25

South Korean officials said Friday they have created a plan to boost the nation into the top three countries for robotics technology and applications by 2013. The officials said the plan was finalized Friday at a meeting of the National Science and Technology Council that was chaired by President Lee

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2009-03-23 15:15:00

South Korea's Presidential Council on Future and Vision said an initiative called the Human New Deal is aimed at supporting the country's middle class.

2009-01-07 13:03:28

A media workers' union in South Korea halted its strike Wednesday while the passage of a law allowing new firms to own television networks was put on hold. Members of the National Union of Media Workers, including well-known news anchors, have boycotted work since late December, Yonhap reported Wednesday. Workers

2009-01-05 08:04:45

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will head a new council intended to combat the economic downturn, a government spokesman said. The council made up of bank officials and economic ministers will meet weekly in an Emergency Economic Situation Room, which presidential spokesman Lee Dong-kwan called

2008-12-27 15:35:29

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Saturday his country will suffer its first period of negative economic growth in a decade. Lee blamed the situation on the global financial problem, Yonhap News Agency reported. On an annual basis, Korea may attain some economic growth, but may undergo economic contraction in the first and second quarters, Lee said.


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