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K-Pop superstar Jonghyun of SHINee dies; investigators look into possible depression
 
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샤이니 종현 사망상태로 발견돼, 경찰 자살로 추정 Behind the glitz, glamour and seemingly endless well of positivity and energy lies a darker side of stardom. Many celebrities suffer from depression... and that may haven been the cause of the latest passing of a young K-pop superstar. Jonghyun, a member of boyband SHINee... died in an apparent suicide. For details we turn to our Lee Jeong-yeon. A young star has fallen this week... Kim Jonghyun, member of K-pop boy band SHINee, said his last goodbye to the world on Monday... leaving family, friends, and fans across the world mourning his death. The four other members of SHINee have registered to be chief mourners at his funeral, which takes place on Thursday, to say their last goodbyes. Many other celebrities from SM Entertainment, such as BoA, Girls' Generation, and EXO, as well as BTS, have paid their respects at the wake. Devastated fans filled up the lobby of Asan Medical Center, where the wake has held, to pay their respects. The 27-year-old was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, filled with toxic smoke from lit coal briquettes. He was moved to Konguk University Hospital, but passed away shortly after at around 6:32 p.m. The search for the idol group member began when the police got a phone call at 4:42 p.m. from his sister who had received foreboding messages from the singer with phrases such as, "let me go," and "this is my last farewell." His family members have decided not to carry out an autopsy according to the Gangnam Police Department on Tuesday. Jonghyun shot to fame as the lead singer of the group SHINee, who released their debut mini-album in 2008, and have since gathered fans all across the world. In Japan, they sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, and in the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after ticketing opened for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London. They also did their first North American tour earlier this year. After Jonghyun's death, fans have been paying tribute both online and offline all across the world, with Jonghyun and SHINee trending on Twitter even in the United States as fans expressed their grief. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' brings in $2.5 mil. from advance sales around the world
 
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한국영화 '부산행', 해외 156개국 선판매…30억원 확보 If you're a fan of zombie thrillers and Korean cinema, "Train to Busan" is everything you could hope for. After receiving rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May... it raked in over two-and-a-half million dollars in global presales. Lee Un-shin gives us a sneak peak. Korean thriller 'Train to Busan' has been successfuly presold in a hundred-56 countries around the globe. Since its midnight screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival back in May, film investors from countries including the U.S., Canada, France, and China...have been reaching out, to purchase theatrical rights for the film. Global presales of the movie have so far grossed over 2 and a half million U.S. dollars. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho....'Train to Busan' portrays passengers' horrifying train ride with a group of living dead zombies that carry a deadly virus. Through their desperate struggle to survive, and to prevent the spread of the virus....the film is meant to convey a thought-provoking social message for the viewers. So far, the thriller has received very positive reviews from critics and movie-enthusiasts including a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on the IMDB website. "Train to Busan...it's a clever, well-put together film. And I think it's not as violent as some people might expect from a Zombie film. Strong genre titles, apealing elements...it's poised to do well at the local box office as well as in a limited way, getting some penetration into foreign markets. " Local movie investors added the movie will bring in additional profit from theatrical releases around the world. The movie will be available at local theaters on the 20th of July. It will also be released in the U.S. in July and in France in August. Lee Un-shin, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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North Korea soldier makes daring defection to South Korea across JSA
 
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판문점 JSA초소서 북한군1명 귀순…北총격 받고 긴급후송 A North Korean soldier defects to the South in the most unexpected way: Crossing the border at the heavily guarded Joint Security Area. As troops stationed in the frontline are believed to be chosen for their loyalty, this could severely bruise the regime's military pride. He was shot at by men from his side, but was picked up by South Korean soldiers and was taken to the hospital. For details on the daring escape, we turn to our Kwon Jang-ho The Joint Security Area -- located on the border between the two Koreas and the only place where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. And at three-thirty-one PM on Monda, a lone North Korean soldier ran from a guard post on the northern side, and crossed over the Military Demarcation Line into South Korean territory. The soldier suffered from gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow from North Korean forces while defecting. Upon hearing the shots, South Korean soldiers raised the alarm, but the defector was not discovered until 25 minutes later, collapsed on the ground, 50-meters from the border and bleeding from his wounds. (Korean) Our soldiers safely retrieved the defector, and urgently evacuated him to hospital to treat his injuries. He was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, just south of Seoul, where he underwent surgery. The defector is thought to be in his twenties or thirties, and wore a uniform of low rank. Defecting through the JSA is extremely rare, with only two previous instances in 1998 and 2007. South Korean authorities have reassured that there was no altercation between South and North Korean soldiers, but added that Seoul will remain alert to any possible provocations. It's been almost two months since North Korea last carried out a ballistic missile test, or any other provocation, and many have hoped that this signalled an easing of tensions on the peninsula. It's currently unclear what response Pyongyang will give to Monday's incident. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang
 
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남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연... 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning... North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn. Oh Jung-hee starts us off. For the first time in 13 years,... a South Korean art troupe held a concert in Pyongyang on Sunday night,... dazzling an audience that included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju. The concert -- titled "Spring is Coming" -- started at about 6:30 PM, North Korea time. Eleven different South Korean artists... including Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, idol group Red Velvet,... and Seo Hyun of Girls' Generation performed at the concert. The 15-hundred seat hall was completely full as the South Korean singers sang songs that represent the divided status of the two Koreas... and they ended the concert with songs titled 'Our Hope is Reunification' and 'Until We Meet Again.' Kim Jong-un's attendance was somewhat expected,... as the concert's start time was changed a couple of times on the day. He's known to have originally planned to watch Tuesday's concert -- a joint one by South and North Korean artists -- but had schedule problems. Kim said there should be more cultural and art performances between Seoul and Pyongyang... and suggested holding another concert in autumn -- this time in Seoul -- signifying that the two Koreas are seeing "fruitful results" from their diplomatic push. South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team performed earlier on Sunday. The performance was attended by high-level North Korean taekwondo officials as well as Choe Hwi, the chairman of the North's National Sports Guidance Committee. Around 23-hundred North Korean citizens also watched the performance. "We welcome South Korea's taekwondo demonstration team to Pyongyang " The 50-minute show featured smashing performances as well as dances that use taekwondo moves. The Pyongyang citizens in attendance clapped and enjoyed the performance,... but showed no response when the South Korean team danced to the recent South Korean pop song 'Fire' by boy band BTS. On Monday, South Korean Taekwondo demonstration team will hold another performance -- this time, together with the North Korean team. The South Korean artists will hold a joint performance with their North Korean counterparts on Tuesday before returning to Seoul. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Sewol-ho Ferry emerged from water for the first time in nearly 3 years
 
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3년만에 처음으로 물밖으로 나온 세월호 인양 과정 Our top story; a massive operation to raise the sunken Sewol-ho. The ferry sank in 2014, and was recorded as one of the worst maritime disasters in Korea's history, taking over 3-hundred lives, mostly high school students. Shin Se-min starts us off with details on the procedure It's the first time the Sewol-ho Ferry has been seen above the surface of the sea since it sunk in the waters around Jindo Island almost three years ago. The 145-meter long, over 68-hundred ton ferry emerged from the dark seawater with its surface rusty and scratched. Given the size of the vessel it's a monumental task, and at the same time,... an expensive one too. The Korean government agreed two years ago to a deal worth some 76 billion U.S. dollars with a consortium led by China's state-run company Shanghai Salvage to raise the ferry. And the operation conducted both by Korea's oceans ministry and Shanghai Salvage is being carried out in a careful manner, as there are still nine victims missing and their bodies could still be inside the vessel. The reason why the engineers are taking the vessel out of the water *without cutting it into pieces, and have also cast a net around the ferry, is to help recover the bodies, believed to still be trapped inside. The marathon operation of lifting the sunken ferry above the water began with raising the ship 13 meters out of the water and placing the ferry onto a semi-submersible ship for transport. The sunken ferry will now be transported to Mokpo New Port, just 87 kilometers away from the disaster site. The transport is expected to take at least 8-days, depending on weather conditions. If all goes as planned, the recovered ship will be placed at Mokpo port and searched for the missing nine bodies as well as answers to what exactly caused this manmade disaster. "Three years of planning the recovery operation come down to 12 or 13 days of execution. And after that... it'll be time to start recovering the truth. Shin Se-min, Arirang News, Jindo. A briefing session by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is being held. We'll have more from that event on our later newscast. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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K-Pop superstar Jonghyun of SHINee dies; investigators look into possible depression
 
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샤이니 종현 사망상태로 발견돼, 경찰 자살로 추정 It's a sad day for K-pop and the Korean Wave. Jonghyun, one of the five members of K-pop group SHINee... died Monday evening in an apparent suicide,... leaving fans in shock across the globe. Our Lee Jeong-yeon has the details. A young star has fallen this week... Kim Jonghyun, member of K-pop boy band SHINee, said his last goodbye to the world on Monday... leaving family, friends, and fans across the world mourning his death. The four other members of SHINee have registered to be chief mourners at his funeral, which takes place on Thursday, to say their last goodbyes. Many other celebrities from SM Entertainment, such as BoA, Girls' Generation, and EXO, as well as BTS, have paid their respects at the wake. Devastated fans filled up the lobby of Asan Medical Center, where the wake has held, to pay their respects. The 27-year-old was found unconscious in an apartment in Cheongdam-dong, filled with toxic smoke from lit coal briquettes. He was moved to Konguk University Hospital, but passed away shortly after at around 6:32 p.m. The search for the idol group member began when the police got a phone call at 4:42 p.m. from his sister who had received foreboding messages from the singer with phrases such as, "let me go," and "this is my last farewell." His family members have decided not to carry out an autopsy according to the Gangnam Police Department on Tuesday. Jonghyun shot to fame as the lead singer of the group SHINee, who released their debut mini-album in 2008, and have since gathered fans all across the world. In Japan, they sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, and in the UK, Odeon's website crashed a minute after ticketing opened for their appearance at the Korean Film Festival in London. They also did their first North American tour earlier this year. After Jonghyun's death, fans have been paying tribute both online and offline all across the world, with Jonghyun and SHINee trending on Twitter even in the United States as fans expressed their grief. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
Views: 25202 ARIRANG NEWS
North Korea soldier makes daring defection to South Korea across JSA
 
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판문점 JSA초소서 북한군1명 귀순…北총격 받고 긴급후송 A day of high drama at the inter-Korean border on Monday. A North Korean soldier pierced through the world's most heavily guarded border to the South in the unexpected way possible,... fleeing across the Joint Security Area at Panmunjeom. The soldier was shot and critically injured by his fellow comrades, but the South Korean military managed to quickly evacuate him to hospital for treatment. Kwon Jang-ho reports. The Joint Security Area -- located on the border between the two Koreas and the only place where soldiers from the two sides stand face-to-face. And at three-thirty-one PM on Monday, a lone North Korean soldier ran from a guard post on the northern side, and crossed over the Military Demarcation Line into South Korean territory. The soldier suffered from gunshot wounds to his shoulder and elbow from North Korean forces while defecting. Upon hearing the shots, South Korean soldiers raised the alarm, but the defector was not discovered until 25 minutes later, collapsed on the ground, 50-meters from the border and bleeding from his wounds. (Korean) Our soldiers safely retrieved the defector, and urgently evacuated him to hospital to treat his injuries. He was airlifted by a United Nations Command helicopter to Ajou University Medical Center in Suwon, just south of Seoul, where he underwent surgery. The defector is thought to be in his twenties or thirties, and wore a uniform of low rank. Defecting through the JSA is extremely rare, with only two previous instances in 1998 and 2007. South Korean authorities have reassured that there was no altercation between South and North Korean soldiers, but added that Seoul will remain alert to any possible provocations. It's been almost two months since North Korea last carried out a ballistic missile test, or any other provocation, and many have hoped that this signalled an easing of tensions on the peninsula. It's currently unclear what response Pyongyang will give to Monday's incident. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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South and North Korea face off in hockey... but also come together on the ice
 
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역사적인 남북 아이스하키대결…빙판 녹인 감동의 '통일 염원' The diplomatic relationship between South and North Korea continues to worsen, but on Thursday night, those differences were put to the side for an ice hockey match between the two in the South's Gangwon-do province. Kwon Jang-ho was there for the historic match and filed this report. Two Koreas, one rink. In a rare sporting contest between two sides technically still at war with each other, the South and North Korean women's ice hockey teams faced-off at the Gangneung Hockey Center on Thursday. It's the first time in three years that any athlete from the North has stepped foot on this side of the inter-Korean border, and the contest has been hotly anticipated. Another ballistic missile test carried out by Pyongyang earlier this week once again brought a dark cloud over the relationship, but that tension couldn't be found here. "Several thousand spectators have come to watch this rare inter-Korean clash. Of course there are no supporters who have come from North Korea, but what's noticeable is that the crowds are not only cheering for the home team." Many in the audience waved symbolic flags of a unified Korea -- as North Korean flags are banned in the South -- while singing and chanting songs of unification. There are many of our supporters, so it felt right to support North Korea. By cheering them on, it will hopefully give them strength. We are the same people so we should support both sides. We are one nation divided and I wanted my children to understand and experience that first hand. It was a physical and nervy game, but South Korea came out comfortable three-nothing winners. Although the disappointment was evident on the faces of the North Korean players, they were gracious in defeat, leaving a memorable impression on the audience and the South Korean players. "We are the same people, so to have had this duel here in Korea like this, makes me feel proud and good." "I was definitely a little more nervous for this game. I mean like you said, it is North Korea, so it's kind of more of a rivalry, so to say. So yea it definitely did feel...prepared a little different for this game but also trying to treat it like any other." A coincidence in international sporting schedules means another North-South clash is set to take place. The South Korean women's football team is currently in Pyongyang playing in the Asian Cup qualifiers, and will face the North Korean team on Friday. It'll be the first inter-Korean football match in North Korea for 27 years. Despite the ongoing geopolitical conflict between the two countries, sport continues to act as a meeting ground where the people from the two sides can connect. Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News, Gangneung. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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New technology to minimize air pollution developed by government institute
 
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Air pollution has been increasingly posing a threat to public health in Korea. It's prompted the nation to take steps on the various levels to come up with practical measures to minimize the damage. Among such efforts, a device to reduce the pollution from car exhaust has been developed by a government-funded research institution. Lee Un-shin, has the details. Diesel vehicles are one of the main culprits of air pollution..., and the government-funded Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials has developed a new device that helps tackle emissions from such vehicles. The device is called the Plasma burner, which is a diesel particulate filter. According to the institute, the device removes up to 95 percent of dust and nitrogen oxide from diesel engine-emitted exhaust gas. The device allows for the temperature to rise up to 600 degrees Celsius, effectively burning pollution particles. "The plasma in the burner, keeps the temperature of the device high. This is what's significantly different about this new technology compared to standard filters that couldn't effectively maintain their temperatures high enough to burn off particulate matter. The portable size of this device also makes it ideal for any type of vehicle." The institute is currently working on getting the environment ministry's official approval certification. Once it is approved, it can be applied to any diesel vehicles as soon as next year. Meanwhile, the government of Seoul announced on Thursday its list of ideas to raise awareness of the on-going air pollution issue. The list introduces recommendations such as utilizing bikes or public transportation instead of driving, as well as avoiding outdoor activities when there's a fine dust alert in place. Along with the government's measures proposed last week, the recommendations aim to improve the air quality of the nation as well as to decrease related health problems caused by air pollution. Lee Un-shin, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Incheon International Airport still hungry for excellence
 
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최고를 향한 인천공항의 노력과 과제 Incheon International Airport has claimed many honors since it opened 15 years ago. But it seems Korea's gateway is still hungry for excellence. Hwang Hojun has this report. Incheon International Airport has been recognized as the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International for an eleventh straight year. It's the highest accolade an airport can receive. But there's more. The airport has also surpassed the 500-million mark for accumulated number of visitors... and has the eighth highest international passenger traffic in the world. "It means they're doing their job very well. And it is easy to navigate and people are helpful." The airport strives to impress its customers with amenities such as premium duty-free shops, a quality medical center, a movie theater and even a spa. Visitors can also experience Korean culture through the multiple cultural events scheduled throughout the day. However, a great amount of effort is necessary for the airport to maintain its high standard of service. "Complacency does not seem to be an issue. I'm coming back next year, looking forward to it, and I expect that the things that I like will still be here, and I'll be surprised by something new." The airport has also had to overcome its share of challenges. Earlier this year, there were a couple of embarrassing security breaches and luggage mishandling incidents. "The airport is already reaching its maximum capacity, which is the main cause of those mishaps. But we'll be able to prevent issues like these, as we'll get much more breathing room when the third phase of our construction project is done in 2017." The project includes a second terminal, which will allow the airport to support over 62 million passengers and a thousand flights a day. The airport has also signed an agreement to build a resort called Inspire, with completion set for 2020. The facility will include six-star hotels, theme parks, shopping centers and a casino -- all practically adjacent to the airport. "Winning the best airport service quality award for 11 consecutive years is an impressive accomplishment. But there are still hurdles to overcome, and Korea's flagship airport plans to continue to evolve and put the needs of its customers first. Hwang Hojun, Arirang News, Incheon." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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N. Koreans in Beijing to repair China ties ahead of summit talks: Experts
 
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방중 최고위급인사, 김정은•김여정 가능성 농후... 남북•북미 정상회담 앞두고 "후방 만들기" While the focus of media around the world is on finding out WHO the high profile North Korean figure is, the more important question might be.... why and how this visit came to be. Oh Jung-hee delves deeper into the trip shrouded in secrecy, to bring us some answers. So far, nothing's been confirmed about who the secret visitor is... or why they came so suddenly. On Tuesday, Tokyo-based Sankei Shimbun quoted an unnamed Chinese Communist party official... who reported that indeed... it is Kim Jong-un. Sankei reported... he was visiting for two days to meet with various officials in China's Communist party... and that North Korea and China started organizing the visit early in the year. Some South Korean experts agree it could be Kim Jong-un,... since, they say, no other North Korean high-level figure would use the special train used by the regime's former leader Kim Jong-il. If true, then this would be Kim Jong-un's first known trip overseas since he took power in 2011. But others suggest... it could be Kim Yo-jong, the leader's sister. Kim Jong-un has been trying to build an image of North Korea as China's "diplomatic equal,"... so they say he wouldn't want to sneak into Beijing for his first face-to-face meetings with the Chinese leadership. Plus... Kim Yo-jong is one of her brother's trusted political aides; she was also sent to South Korea as a special envoy during the Olympics. But regardless of who it is,... it's noteworthy that this visit comes ahead of Pyongyang's summits with Seoul and Washington in April and May. Experts think the relatively strained relations between North Korea and China have done nothing to help either side ahead of those historic talks. "China is North Korea's most reliable supporter. So it would not benefit North Korea to hold summit talks with South Korea and the U.S. while its relations with China are cold. So North Korea's preparing a base to lean on." For North Korea, it's crucial to consider what happens if its talks with Seoul and Washington end in failure,... in which case it could potentially seek a Chinese commitment to future support. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Minimum wage set at 6,470 won for 2017
 
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내년 최저임금 시간당 6천470원... 7.3% 올라 The minimum wage for next year here in Korea has been finalized. It's up more than seven percent from this year... but experts note that doesn't necessarily mean better living standards for wage workers. Kim Min-ji reports. Six-thousand-four-hundred-70 won -- or roughly five U.S. dollars and 80 cents. That's the minimum wage in Korea starting next year. It means workers will earn about 46 dollars a day,... or 12-hundred dollars a month,... if they work eight hours daily. Since President Park Geun-hye took office in 2013,... the minimum wage has been on a steady rise,... but next year's figure slowed from the eight percent hike for this year. Despite an uptick,... Korea's minimum wage level sits in the lower end of the ladder. Korea's minimum wage stood at 5 dollars and 40 cents for 2015,... while the OECD average was 6 dollars and 60 cents. The highest was Luxembourg,... followed by Australia and France. Still, Korea's hike in minimum wage has been one of the fastest growing. Neighboring Japan, for one, recently decided on a hike of three percent. However, the increase hasn't necessarily translated into better living conditions for Korean wage earners. "The minimum wage is supposed to equal the minimum amount of money required to make ends meet. However, the set wage for Korea is not enough. On top of that, the government's social wages is not even a third of the OECD average. That's why companies have to push up the wages -- resulting in bigger hikes than other countries." But this, at the same time, is a double edged sword. Sharp increases puts more burden on smaller firms and self-employed business people -- as they would face higher labor costs that could lead to hiring fewer new employees. Experts say the government needs to step up welfare expenses,... and come up with a system of different wages that matches the characteristics of each region and type of job. Kim Min-ji, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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China imposes tariffs on 128 items of U.S. imports
 
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중국, 미국 수입품목 128개 맞불관세 China is imposing new tariffs on meat, fruit and other products from the United States,... raising fears of a possible trade war between the world's two largest economies. Kim Hyesung has the details. China has imposed new tariffs of up to 25 percent on U.S. imports,... in response to U.S. duties on imports of steel and aluminum. The Chinese finance ministry said in a statement Sunday that it is increasing the tariff rates on 128 kinds of U.S. products, including pork and fruits, with the new rates coming into effect on Monday. Beijing said the move was to "safeguard China's interests" and balance losses caused by new U.S. tariffs. It's expected to have an impact of around three billion U.S. dollars. Tariff rates on eight imported U.S. products, including pork and U.S. scrap aluminum will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff - on top of existing duties. China is also imposing a new 15 percent tariff on 120 imported U.S. commodities, including fruits and nuts. The announcement comes after Beijing has made warnings for several weeks in an escalating trade dispute with the United States. "We have said many times that China does not want to fight a trade war. But we have also said if we are forced to enter into a trade war, China has the stamina and the confidence to protect its interests." The tariffs mirror T’s 25 percent charge on imported steel and 15 percent hike on aluminum announced in March. According to the U.S.-China Business Council, U.S. goods exported to China in 2016 totaled around 113 billion dollars, making China the United States' third largest export market. U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington is planning to impose duties on about 50 billion dollars of Chinese goods,... intended to punish Beijing for U.S. allegations that China systematically misappropriated American intellectual property. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has until April 6 to release the tariff list. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un's meeting with Xi Jinping in China
 
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北 "김정은, 25∼28일 中 비공식 방문…리설주 동행" 발표 Pyongyang has announced that North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, DID visit Beijing this week, and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Beijing has also confirmed this surprise trip, which is the first for a North Korean leader in some 7 years. For more on this latest development, we have on the line Kwon Jang-ho, reporting from Seoul's unification ministry. Jang-ho, can you give us more details on the announcement. Good morning, Mark. North Korean state media has announced that leader, Kim Jong-un has indeed visited Beijing in the last few days. The report said that he was invited for an informal visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Kim was said to have left for Beijing on Sunday, and arrived in the Chinese capital on Monday. He was accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju , as well as a whole host of senior officials, including familiar names such as Choi Ryong-hae, Ri Su-yong and Kim Yong-chul. Kim is said to have held meetings with senior Beijing officials, as well as meeting with Xi himself. Chinese state news also confirmed Kim's visit. This confirms recent reports that the green train spotted in China had carried the North Korean leader on board. This is the first time Kim Jong-un has visited China or even left the country since he came to power in 2011. The question everyone will be asking is why now? The upcoming North Korea summits with South Korea and the United States cannot be a mere coincidence. For Pyongyang, it could be seen as a way to mend recent strained ties with Beijing to strengthen North Korea's hand before the talks. For Beijing, they've been sidelined recently after talks with South Korea and the U.S. were directly reached without their mediation, and this can be seen as an attempt to get back involved. The South Korean government is expected to issue a response in the next hour or so. Back to you Mark.
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Korea′s public transportation flourishes with smart card payment system 

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Three weeks ago, leading up to the APEC Leaders′ Summit, transport ministers of the 21-member economies agreed to support a task force to explore the benefits and challenges of APEC-wide Transport Cards. That... following President Park′s proposal to introduce a transportation card... similar to that of Korea′s ″One Card All Pass″ system... that could be used anywhere in the APEC member economies. Here′s Arirang News′ Lee Soo-eun. ″What I′m holding in this hand is a prepaid public transportation card... while this one here is an ordinary credit card. And with either one of them, you can ride on any bus, take the subway, and even pay for a taxi ride anywhere in the country.″ Over 90-percent of Koreans use smart transportation cards like T-Money and Cashbee Cards. These cards have become an indispensable part of daily life. ″The transfer system has made it possible for me to ride on a bus and transfer onto any subway line with just one payment.″ ″Before, Seoul transportation cards were limited to Seoul only. But now, you can use the cards in different regions too.″ Transportation cards have become must-have items for foreign tourists as well. We went to Myeong-dong in downtown Seoul to ask how they′re liking it. ″Really convenient. Because you can use it in a taxi, in the bus, and metro. Basically everywhere.″ ″It′s perfect. This is the first time today. And it′s quite easy to go in and out of the subway station without having to know which ticket to buy before.″ Just a simple tap on the machine’s sensor pad with the card, will let you pay automatically. Then, the machine saves your location and time on the database... letting you transfer for free as long as you transfer within 30 minutes while traveling within 10 kilometers. You can even use it to buy things in stores, markets, and vending machines... as long as they are equipped with the transit card readers. What’s more, transportation cards can be registered in an Android smartphone or smart watch, making it even easier and faster to pay for fees. On top of making everyday life easier, smart cards are seen as a driving force behind the development of Korea′s transportation system. ″Through compiling Big Data with the smart card system, operators can analyze various traffic patterns such as how and where people move around the most. This contributes to a more effective management of bus and subway schedules.″ Last year in June... the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport launched the so-called One Card, All Pass, a new transportation card that can be used in ANY region of the country... as opposed to just around Seoul or just in Busan. Since its launch, the number of users has been on the rise, with more than 4 million cards sold in just the month of December last year and usage amounted to over 24 million... a 2-hundred 15 percent spike since July of that year. But it wasn′t all so
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Korea's gamble on fuel cell energy
 
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수소연료전지 - 한국 신재생에너지 기대 The landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change came into effect last month, with almost two-hundred countries promising to battle global warming. That means renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are increasingly coming to the fore. But for Korea, one of the fastest growing renewables is hydrogen fuel cell technology. Korea produces almost half of the world's fuel cell power and is banking on its breakthrough to help it reach its emissions targets. Betting on fuel cell: our news feature tonight with Kwon JAngho. The fight against climate change is on. With the Paris accord now in effect, Korea has pledged to do its part, by reducing its carbon emissions by 37-percent by 2030, and more than doubling the country's energy dependency on renewable sources to 11-percent. One of the key sources for Korea is hydrogen fuel cell power. "I've come to Gyeonggi Green Energy Park, the largest fuel cell park in the world. Even so, the whole complex is only about 20-thousand square meters, or the size of about three football pitches. But as we're about to find out, size isn't everything." Built in 2013, this park produces 59-megawatts of energy. That's enough to power 140-thousand homes in nearby Hwaseong city. To get the equivalent power from a solar plant, it would require a plot of land that's 75 times bigger. Wind farms would be up to 100 times bigger. "Another advantage is that, unlike solar or wind energy, we don't rely on nature, so we can keep producing energy over 90-percent of the time." The principle behind fuel cell technology is this: you take hydrogen as the main fuel source and create a chemical reaction with the oxygen in the air. This reaction causes electrical energy and heat. The only by-product is H-2-O, or water. Hydrogen is available from various sources, most notably from water, but the process of extracting the hydrogen is inefficient and costly. Currently the easiest way to get hydrogen is from natural gas, so most fuel cells use natural gas to extract hydrogen to make electricity. This *does also produce a by-product of carbon dioxide, but at a much lower level than other fossil fuels. It also produces very low levels of nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide. "It's not complicated to produce hydrogen, but the difficulty is in getting it cheaply and getting it in mass quantities. Fuel cell technology, compared to other energy sources, is still at a very early stage of development. That means it's still very expensive and difficult for expansion." Korea's moderate climate and limited land mass means it's not well suited for solar or wind energy. That's made Korea the fourth highest nuclear power dependent nation, and 82nd for renewable energy dependency. So the government has decided that fuel cell power could provide the solution. "Fuel cell energy produces 9-and-a-half percent of the country's renewable energy, but that's set to increase to 15-percent by 2029. Korea currently generates about half the world's fuel cell energy power, so we're really leading the field." Hydrogen fuel cells can also be scaled down, and their best known application in this realm is for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. But that's not all. "Inside here we can find a fuel cell generator for home use. It uses the same principle as the fuel cell park we saw earlier. Liquid natural gas and air goes in, to produce electricity." This generator provides energy for the home of Rah Tae-sang. It produces enough electricity for everyday use, including TV time and vacuuming, and even hot water. Although Rah is still connected to the national grid, his electricity bills have fallen significantly. "Especially in winter, when we use heaters and electric blankets, we normally use a lot of electricity, but that is now covered by the fuel cell generator, and so we only pay the minimum basic fee for our electricity." But like the fuel cell plant, the generator still uses natural gas as its hydrogen fuel source, which critics argue doesn't solve the fundamental problem of reliance on fossil fuels. However, experts say it's only a matter of time before the technology advances enough to produce hydrogen more cheaply and efficiently, which would minimize the need for natural gas and reduce CO2 output. And the current push for fuel cells in Korea could eventually provide the solution. "If Korea can develop the technology that everyone is seeking, not only will it help solve the country's energy and emissions problems, it will also create new economic and business opportunities around the world." Kwon Jang-ho, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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President Park arrives in Mexico seeking stronger diplomatic relations
 
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박 대통령, 멕시코 도착... 동포간담회로 일정 시작 President Park Geun-hye is in Mexico City. During her first visit to the country since taking office... she'll be kept busy with business forums, cultural events and more, all designed to help upgrade diplomatic relations with Mexico. Song Ji-sun starts us off with a run-down of the President's schedule there. Wearing a traditional Korean hanbok in red, white and green, the colors of the Mexican flag, President Park Geun-hye began her visit to Mexico by meeting with overseas Korean, as she always does when visiting a foreign country. She praised Koreans in Mexico for setting a positive example for Korea through their hard work. Over 12-thousand Koreans now make up the Korean community in Mexico, after the first Korean set foot in the country more than a hundred years ago. "We can become closer neighbors if you act as a bridge between the two countries. Please keep on working hard, with the Republic of Korea in mind." After attending a series of cultural events on Sunday, President Park will sit down for summit talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday. This is the first time the two leaders have met… since President Park took office in 2013. Her counterpart, President Pena Nieto, has often cited Seoul as an exemplary case of IT and economic development since his election in 2012. In addition to her goal of taking their strategic partnership to the next level, President Park will also seek Mexico's support in reining in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions through strict implementation of the latest UN sanctions. "Please lend your support so that the international community, including Mexico, can promote Seoul's policy toward North Korea and our unification efforts." “During her visit to Mexico, Korea's biggest trading partner in Latin America, President Park will also seek practical and tangible results on the business front... by supporting Korean companies seeking to participate in Mexico's infrastructure and development projects. Song Ji-sun, Arirang News, Mexico City." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Fourth Industrial Revolution opens new era of AI-based healthcare
 
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4차 산업혁명과 인공지능... 의료에 변화온다 Artificial intelligence is a fourth industrial revolution technology that's helping to lessen the burden on doctors. The data-driven technology helps securing the most up-to-date medical data,... and increases accuracy and efficiency in diagnosing and curing patients. Our news feature tonight with Oh Jung-hee. The AI-healthcare sector is one of the fastest growing branches of the fourth industrial revolution. It's expected to expand by more than ten times through 2020, as IT companies jump on the bandwagon to connect technology and healthcare. One of the innovations that's attracting attention is the Watson for Oncology system, developed by IBM and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. This cognitive computing system helps doctors diagnose and treat cancer patients. It uses machine learning algorithms... to analyze patients' medical records... and identify treatment options for doctors and patients. Korea's Gachon University Gil Medical Center in Incheon decided to join medical centers in the U.S., Thailand and India in implementing the technology, and it will start using it in December. "Medical knowledge nearly doubles every year. And it's difficult for clinicians to keep up with a large volume of research that's constantly being updated and recommend the best practices for patients. The roles have to be divided, and artificial intelligence can do that better than humans." Vuno-med, recently developed by a Korean start-up, created to help doctors diagnose Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease by using deep learning algorithms. It identifies different types of lung tissue damage using colors instead of the grayscale used in CT scans. The shades of gray in the scans didn't always provide doctors with clear visualization of lung tissue damage,... sometimes leading them to make an incorrect diagnosis. Vuno-med was created to correct the problem, and it taught itself how to do it... by analyzing diagnostic information and patient data from Asan Medical Center. "In this case, doctors thought that there was mostly this type of damage, seen here in red. But our program discovered other types of tissue damage as well, based on what it learned through doctors' diagnoses." The company's business developer says that when various algorithms are integrated, the program could help provide an accurate diagnosis of almost any disease. "If Vuno-med is upgraded to simultaneously analyze various sorts of data by collecting a number of algorithms,... we will be able to diagnose any disease a patient has,... going much further than just confirming whether it's a certain disease." Considering the technology's potential, many are predicting that it will only be a matter of time before AI systems start substituting a doctor's role in terms of diagnosis and treatment. Experts say, however, that it's unlikely AI will ever replace doctors completely. "Individual devices, pieces of data and algorithms... will all be organized into one system that's optimized for patients. This will, in turn, assist humans and increase their capabilities, not replace them. Then, the human doctor -- who has a full understanding of each technology -- can act like an orchestra conductor. He or she makes the final decision." As the technology becomes more widespread, there will be more opportunities for patients to receive equally good medical care, regardless of where they are. "People won't necessarily have to visit well-known hospitals far away in the capital of Seoul. They will be offered a similar level of treatment at their local hospitals. In general, this will lower the barriers to high-quality treatment for people in desperate situations." The key will be for doctors to have a full grasp of the technology so they can make the most of the tools at their disposal... and lead the way into a future where everyone enjoys an equally accurate, safe and high-quality standard of care. Oh Jung-hee, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Pyeongchang Olympic Village construction completed on Friday and prepares to welcome athletes
 
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평창올림픽 선수촌 준공식 15일에 열려,.. 평창 개최 위해 한걸음 더 가까이간다 Pyeongchang is getting ready to welcome competitors and spectators from around the world The organizers are putting the final touches on various key facilities, including the Olympic Village, where athletes will stay. Lee Ji-won files this report from the host city. As one of the last venues to be completed for the upcoming Winter Games, the Pyeongchang Olympic Village was unveiled to the press on Friday. Authorities from the Olympic host province of Gangwon-do and the culture ministry participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate two-and-a-half years of work. The village is where some 3-thousand 9-hundred snow sports athletes competing at Pyeongchang venues will be staying during next year's Winter Games. There are a total of 8 apartment blocks, each up to 15th floors tall. (Standup) "This is one of the three types of houses in the village. Each type differs in size and design. This is the largest house.. with 2 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. It can house up to 8 athletes." As the houses have been rented for the Olympic season, and must be returned to their owners undamaged,... kitchen facilities have been wrapped for safe keeping. But the facilities team has worked hard to make the village a 'home away from home' for the athletes. (Korean) "There are all sorts of services provided in the village. We set up temporary facilities such as a laundry room, prayer room, hair salon and even a residence center where the athletes can ask for help. And for the Paralympics athletes, we will add more facilities like wheelchair ramps to support them." The village will start hosting athletes from around the world starting February next year. On Thursday, the Media village located in Gangneung, further east from Pyeongchang was also unveiled for the first time. Housing some 6-thousand foreign media and marketing clients, the village will be partly open from mid-January. The organizing committee is putting the final touches on the Olympic venues and will now start further concentrating on welcoming the visitors. (Korean) "With the construction of the Olympic venues now technically completed,... we will now focus on promotion, ticket sales and improving services to host a successful Olympics and Paralympics for the athletes and visitors." The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held from February 9th to March 18th in Korea's northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News, Pyeongchang. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Russian expert's view on North Korea's nuclear weapons and deployment of THAAD
 
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북한이 핵을 포기할 수 없는 이유와 사드에 대한 견해, 러시아 안보 전문가에게 듣는다 Now, as North Korea continues on with its provocations and no sign of the regime giving up on its nuclear ambitions... we wanted to listen in on different view. Our defense correspondent Kim Hyunbin spoke to a Russian security expert in Vladivostok for his view on the increasingly important regional security issue. For many years now North Korea has been relentlessly trying to perfect its nuclear program by conducting four nuclear tests and developing ballistic missiles that could be topped with nuclear warheads. A Russian regional security expert in Vladivostok says North Korea cannot but continue to develop nuclear weapons because it believes that is the only way to guarantee regime survival. "It is a defensive weapon for them a political tool for survival and some extent a tool of black mailing and tool to be secured, that is a logic for a cold war very unrealistic logic, that is not very appropriate in contemporary situation, but that is logic of North Korea and there is no other logic for them." To better resolve the issue, Gubin proposed a new multinational dialogue framework other than the now stalled six-party denuclearization talks. "Republic of Korea, China and Russia are the most interested nations in mitigating North Korea and resolving this crisis. Seoul, Beijing, and Moscow has its own channels of entice with Pyongyang we can use it to firstly to elaborate some decisions in trilateral format and broadcast to Pyongyang and consult with Pyongyang." On the issue of THAAD, the Russian security expert said... from Moscow's point of view, although the deployment does not pose a direct military threat... it will destabilize an already volatile region. "There is no threat from THAAD to Russia but in terms of regional stability THAAD is very provocative. Russia is an advocate to make North East Asia stable and calm. China is extremely sensitive to this issue because China wants the Northeast to be Chinese dome not American." The expert also pointed out that Pyongyang's true fear is of invasion and decapitation of the regime similar to what happened to Iraq and Libya. " He believes the first step is for international countries to reduce that fear before trying to denuclearize the isolated nation." Kim Hyun-bin Arirang News, Vladivostok. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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S. Korean President Moon begins his four-day official visit to UAE
 
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문 대통령 3박4일 UAE 일정 시작... 오늘 아부다비 왕세제 정상회담 After wrapping up his three-day state visit to Vietnam, President Moon Jae-in has now traveled to the United Arab Emirates. It's his first visit to the Middle East since taking office last year. Our Moon Connyoung is traveling with the president. She files this report from Abu Dhabi. "One is the world's seventh greatest producer of oil. The other is a pioneer of nuclear energy and technology. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has chosen the United Arab Emirates as the first Middle Eastern country to visit since taking office last year. He has his eyes fixed on bringing their bilateral relations to a whole new level." The United Arab Emirates. It is South Korea's largest trade partner in the Middle East and the biggest export destination for defense articles. Situated in the South East of the Arab Peninsula... the UAE, President Moon believes could become South Korea's bridgehead to the Middle Eastern market. The South Korean leader has vowed to bring the current strategic partnership to a "special strategic partnership" which would require building trust. And that begins with respect... respect for the other's culture and heritage. First up on President Moon's itinerary upon landing in Abu Dhabi was a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque... a show of respect to the first President of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan... believed to be the principal driving force behind the formation of the U.A.E. During his four-day stay in the Middle Eastern country, the South Korean leader... as he told local media, will make various efforts to expand areas of cooperation between the two countries. Economics underpin South Korea, UAE ties as trade continues to grow especially in automotive and electronics, but he will also see to it that bilateral cooperation in sectors such as infrastructure, education, health, beauty, and agriculture prosper as well. " From a bilateral summit with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and a visit to the Barakah nuclear power plant which South Korea is taking the lead in building to a stop by at South Korea's special forces unit in the UAE... the South Korean leader will spend the next few days here boosting relations... mostly deepening friendship based on trust. From Abu Dhabi, Moon Connyoung, Arirang News." Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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The fourth industrial revolution and the future of jobs
 
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4차 산업혁명 - 미래일자리 As evidenced by drastic developments in AI... change is underway. "A perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labor markets." That is what's expected in the near future... according to the World Economic Forum's report on the future of jobs. How so and what needs to be done to better prepare ourselves for this rapid change? Our News Feature tonight... with Kwon Jang-ho. "SIRI, remind me to pick up my dry cleaning after work today. SIRI can be a useful tool, though it's not really ready to replace the role of a human personal assistant yet. But that's where the technology is heading." At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Stuart Russell, a leading expert in computer science, suggested that in the future, artificial intelligence would become the ideal personal assistant, perform better than humans, and be available to all. "We're talking about a system which is there on your shoulder and can provide advice, and can help you navigate the complicated world." But perhaps that future is already here. A study last year found that between 2001 and 2013, personal assistant jobs in the U.K. had fallen by 45-percent. Other occupations such as library assistants and travel agents also saw huge declines. The report concluded that the losses were mainly among jobs where productivity had been greatly improved by technology. "Jobs which are standardized, repetitive, and involve patterns, are jobs that will be taken over by artificial intelligence and robots. For instance, in the U.S., 75-percent of Wall Street trading is being made by computers. Even in journalism, sports and finance news reports can be produced by AI autonomously." Researchers at the University of Oxford in 2013 said that 47-percent of jobs in the U.S. could potentially be done solely by machines within 10-20 years. The study also said that any job that involves little social intelligence, creativity, and perception is at risk. Further studies showed that Korea is at a higher risk of losing jobs, as it has been estimated that 63-percent of the country's workforce could be computerized. "Our research found that it is a very risky situation, far more so than that in the U.S. and other developed countries. The reason is because the ratio of Korean jobs that involve simple manual skills or office administration work is higher than other places." But the research paper offers hope in that new fields will open up, especially in IT and software development. The social business networking site LinkedIn put together a list of the top 10 job-titles that barely existed before 2008. 8 out of 10 were from digital industries, with IOS and Android software developers coming out on top. Academics and business leaders agree that the changing nature of the job market in general cannot be stopped and that the next task in hand is for society to adapt to such changes. [14:50] "Those already working will need to go through a re-education. Moreover, they need to study new fields in order to survive, and for that, universities and the government need to provide related courses or financial support." "I think re-training is the responsibility for the corporation. If we know the future, and I think we are almost crystal clear that we know the future, that's what we're talking about, then we have to start retraining the people. And also we have to work with the government to really create the future talent to be more adaptive to the future trend." "The fourth industrial revolution is coming. It should make life a little easier, better, more productive. But for some of us, that might not happen if jobs and our livelihoods become collateral damage. To prepare for it, more steps need to be taken by governments, businesses and, of course, ourselves. Kwon Jang-Ho, Arirang News." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korean scientists develop manufacturing technology for eco-friendly algae bioplastics
 
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미역이 고성능 플라스틱으로…친환경 제작 기술 개발 A Korean research team has developed the technology to manufacture eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. Not only is seaweed naturally derived and inexpensive, the new material reduces the amount of harmful byproducts emitted during the manufacturing process. Park Se-young has more. High-performance plastics are found in cars, airplanes and smartphones and demand for them is growing. The global market for the material is estimated to grow from around 15 billion U.S. dollars this year... to over 35 billion by 2026. On the downside, the material is manufactured at high temperatures using toxic materials, emitting lots of environmental pollutants in the process. But that could soon change... if the work of a local research team proves successful. They've developed the technology to produce eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. This technique is the first of its kind to use lipids from algae. "The existing process requires high temperatures and pressure and uses strong oxidizers, but we've reduced the level of energy consumption and formation of environmental pollutants." The new production process happens at room temperature and doesn't require any exceptional pressure conditions, reducing the amount of harmful byproducts. To do it, the researchers extracted fat and fatty acid from dried green algae. Then, an enzyme reaction of the fats created carboxylic acid, a material used to manufacture high-performance plastic. Going forward, the research team plans to develop the technology for mass production of the material and take its invention to the market. Park Se-young, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Fourth generation ethnic Koreans from Central Asia face deportation in Korea
 
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"만 19세 되면 한국 떠나야"…고려인 4세의 설움 Eighty years have passed since the forced deportation of ethnic Koreans from the Russian Far East to Central Asian countries. Still today, many of them struggle to find their home, and that includes those who returned to home soil. Kim Hyesung turns the spotlight to their side of the story for our News Features tonight. Sixteen-year-old Lee Mi-yeon is studying hard with her classmates at a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul. Unlike the other students, she's a Kareisky, an ethnic Korean from Central Asia, who moved to Korea from Uzbekistan in 2011. After many ups and downs, Mi-yeon says she's finally adjusted to her life in Korea. 13 "I cried almost every day during my first year here in Korea, telling my mom I want to go back to Uzbekistan because I had no friends and everything was new. But after picking up the Korean language and slowly making more friends, I became more open personality-wise. I made more friends and have supportive teachers. I'm really grateful " Mi-yeon's parents came to Korea in 2009, two years before her, to work and settle down. They say they're glad they were able to live together again, and they're proud to see their daughter doing well in school. 39-40 "All l wish for... is to see Mi-yeon grow up, go to college, get married, have kids here in Korea and be happy. We've lived in Uzbekistan, Russia, and Korea, and have a somewhat mixed identity. Ultimately I feel like Korea is my home at heart. But because of the visa issue, I'm worried that that my wish might be impossible." "A growing number of ethnic Koreans from Central Asia have moved to South Korea over the last several years -- a total of 40-thousand as of this year. But around a thousand of them, kids like Lee Mi-yeon, the fourth generation, will eventually have to leave the country when they turn 19." The current Overseas Koreans Act defines overseas Koreans as those with citizenship in another country who have at least one parent or grandparent who possessed Korean citizenship. - "The third generation can get national health insurance and work in Korea, but the fourth generation who came with parents with H2 working visa cannot remain in the country on family-sponsored visas once they become adults." These people are the descendants of Koreans who moved to the Russian Far East during the Japanese colonial rule. Under Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union, they were forced in 1937 to relocate to Central Asian countries like Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. They've lived outside of Korea for decades. But according to Kim Young-suk, the director of a social welfare organization supporting ethnic Koreans, the Kareski still have a lot in common with Koreans here. 28 30-2930 "Many formed their own Korean communities even when in Central Asia. Kareisky still maintain a Korean lifestyle and customs, such as eating Korean food, holding ancestral rites and upholding Korean traditional virtues like filial duty." Kim says if the fourth generation are forced to leave Korea when they turn 19, it could create social problems, not to mention the separation of families. 30-31 "After having painfully adjusted to Korean society, the fourth generation will have go through a readjustment process all over again in Central Asia. They may not be able to find a job. Above all, they want to stay in Korea, but if forced to leave, it could create anti-Korean sentiment." An organization in Korea is calling for the current Overseas Koreans Act to be revised. The People’s Committee for the 80th Anniversary of the Forced Kareisky Relocation submitted a proposal to the Moon Administration on June 6th. Experts say the 1999 Act is outdated, and that the Korean government has a duty to help the Kareisky. many of whom are descendants of the Korean independence activists of the early 20th century. But there's no easy fix. 1:10 "From a common-sense standpoint, the current Act on Overseas Koreans does need changes. But if the government grants visas to all ethnic Koreans from Central Asia, they would also need to give visas to all ethnic Koreans from China. Revising the law could result in discrimination and conflict with the Chinese government. So the Moon Administration definitely needs to take a cautious and wise approach." Even after several decades, many ethnic Koreans from Central Asia are still struggling to find a place to call home. As more of them return to Korea, there'll be more in the fourth generation living in fear, not knowing how long they can stay with their family. And time to find a fair solution is running out. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News.
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U.S. special forces ready to neutralize North Korean nuclear facilities
 
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美통합특수전사령관 "한반도 유사시 北핵시설 타격 준비, 美, 서해안서 일주일새 두차례 ICBM 발사실험..北 위협용? The commander of U.S. Special Operations forces says his troops are ready to strike North Korea's key weapons facilities if a crisis breaks out on the Korean peninsula. Kim Jung-soo has more on the comments made following Washington's second successful ICBM test in a week. U.S. Army General Raymond Thomas, commander of the U.S. Special Command, said that American special operations forces are fully prepared to conduct an "entire range of contingency operations" against North Korea in a conflict situation. General Thomas was testifying before a congressional subcommittee on Tuesday, but did not give details about the kinds of operations he was referring to. According to American online news site Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday, the troops would be responsible for locating and destroying North Korean nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems, such as mobile missile launchers. According to the Beacon, there are over 8-thousand U.S. special operations forces members stationed in nearly 80 countries worldwide. The last rotational deployment of the special operations forces to South Korea occurred back in February,... when parts of the 1st Special Forces Group and the 75th Ranger Regiment participated in training drills with their South Korean counterparts. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force has confirmed that it conducted a successful test of a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, just one week after a previous test on April 26th. The missile was fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Like the previous test, this one involved the Minuteman III, a solid-fuel powered ICBM that can cover a maximum distance of 13-thousand kilometers and can reach Pyongyang in just 30 minutes. The missile was equipped with a dummy warhead, just as in the previous test, and flew some six-thousand kilometers before hitting its target in the Pacific Ocean. Despite speculation that the recent tests were intended as a warning to Pyongyang, the U.S. military maintains that the tests are routine... and designed to test the effectiveness of the weapon. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News.
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A part of France in Korea
 
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한불 수교 130주년을 맞이해서 돌아보는 한국안에 녹아든 프랑스 The fruits of Korea and France's strong relationship is evident throughout the streets of Seoul... and in one neighborhood in particular. Our Lee Ji-won takes a look at the "little France" of Korea. Korea and France have shared many economic and cultural exchanges over the past 130 years. Business people and expatriates have been welcomed in both countries... and today, more than 4-thousand French people live in Korea. "And as more French people came to live in Korea, they formed their own community. There's even a French village in a plush residential area of southern Seoul, called Seorae Village." About 300 French nationals live in Seorae Village, also known as 'Little France in Seoul', an area filled with various French institutes and stores. Even the road signs are written in French. One of the main reasons French people gather in the village is because the French School of Seoul is located here. Since the school moved from Itaewon in 1985, more French families have settled in this neighborhood. With about 450 students from kindergarteners to highschoolers, the school uses a French curriculum to help students adapt to any French school in the world. But there's one special requirement in the curriculum. "The strong requirements of our network is to make sure we integrate the local culture and language in our curriculum. For instance, they study the Korean holiday of 'Chuseok,' various traditions of Korea, and from the age of 8, they study the Korean language." And to assist foreigners living in Korea, Global Learning Centers were established in 2008. The centers are open to all, but the programs and staff at this center in Seorae Village are mainly French. "We help them with whatever small or big questions they have on living in Korea. As centers need to reflect the foreign population in the area... all of our staff speak French and we hold more programs regarding the French culture." The center provides various assistance ranging from dealing with small language barriers to teaching Korean cultural events. "During my first week here, it was for me the first persons i met. And they explained a lot about Korea and I knew that I found a place where i can be welcomed and have all the answers to my questions." President Park's current state visit to France... will help continue the countries' rich history of cultural and business exchanges. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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China will overtake most of Korea′s strong industries by 2018 study 

차, 반도체 뺀 한
 
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Korea is currently one of the strongest competitors in the global shipbuilding and display industries,... but a new report shows... China is not very far behind. Park Ji-won reports on the forecasts for key Korean industries.... four years in the future. Will Korea maintain its global competitiveness in its strongest industries down the road? The country currently holds the top position in the global shipbuilding, communication device and display sectors. Automobiles and semiconductors are also key for Korea. But a new study predicts that China will overtake most of these industries in just four years. The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade says that although Korea currently faces the toughest competition from Japan, the U.S. and European countries, China will be Korea′s biggest competitor in nine key industries by 2018. After that, only Korea′s automobile sector,... which is now the world′s fifth largest,... will maintain its global competitiveness. Korea′s general machinery and semiconductor sectors will also see fierce competition from China in the coming four years. The forecast is also gloomy for Korea′s shipbuilding, communication device and display sectors, which are currently number one in the world. The institute adds, China will be especially strong in IT sectors like smartphones and LCDs,... which are Korea′s main exports at present. PARK Ji-won, Arirang News.
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North Korea's special train leaves Beijing, arrives in border city of Dandong
 
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北 특별열차 베이징 출발... 6시 단둥 도착 Our top story this morning... Multiple media outlets are reporting that a special train believed to be carrying a high-ranking North Korean official left the Chinese capital on Tuesday,... to return to Pyongyang. For more,... we connect to our Kim Hyo-sun. Hyo-sun, fill us in with the latest. Hi, Semin. The specially-built green train,... similar to the one former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il used when he visited China back in 2011,... departed Beijing and is heading back to Pyongyang. It's believed the train is currently passing the China-North Korea border city of Dandong en route to Pyongyang,... as heavy security was witnessed in parts of the city late Tuesday. While some reports say it was North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who used the train to visit Beijing ahead of his scheduled summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump,... nothing has been verified as of now. Sources in Beijing say the train,... believed to be carrying a senior North Korean delegation,... was spotted at Dandong on Sunday and arrived at Beijing Station on Monday afternoon. The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reports Kim Jong-un was on the train that left Beijing,... and that he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for approximately three hours. Japan's Sankei Shimbun also reported that it was indeed the North Korean leader,... quoting an unnamed Chinese Communist party official,... while Bloomberg also reported that Kim was in Beijing. Also,... given the fact there was ultra-tight security in the Chinese capital,.. while a North Korean Embassy vehicle was spotted in front of the Great Hall of the People,... media outlets say it's highly likely Kim Jong-un was there rather than other senior officials,... including his younger sister Kim Yo-jong. Amid such speculation, however,... both Pyongyang and Beijing are staying tightlipped about the visit. China's Foreign Ministry is refusing to comment,... adding that if it has anything to announce,... it will happen at an appropriate time. Meanwhile, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has told reporters at the Pentagon that it looks like Kim Jong-un went to Beijing,... but he didn't elaborate on why he assumed that. According to Reuters,... a senior U.S. official who follows North Korea closely said the available evidence suggests Kim went to meet Xi,... but stressed that the U.S. doesn't know for sure. Back to you, Se-min. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Korean researchers develop highly efficient transparent solar cells
 
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국내에서 개발한 최고 효율의 투명 태양전지 Better ways to harness the power of the sun. That's among the hottest green energy research that's ongoing around the world. A team in Korea has developed a breakthrough technology Lee Ji-won introduces to us what could be the next level in solar energy. When people think of solar panels... what might come to mind is a dark, inflexible object installed on a roof. But the solar panels of today are more transparent with more applications than ever. Now, a Korean team of researchers says it's developed new solar cells that are more transparent and efficient than their predecessors, potentially allowing households to save energy and money. They could even be used to charge your phone. The team was aiming to narrow the gap between transparency and efficiency, while also addressing a major obstacle -- uneven application of the material used to coat the cells. Their method of coating the cells allows for even application, resulting in greater transparency, better conductivity and longer life. "By coating a piece of glass or transparent plastic with nickel oxide and zinc oxide, we found a way for the solar cell to efficiently absorb and convert UV rays into solar energy while letting the visible light pass through." The panels they developed are over 80-percent transparent and convert 8-percent of the light they take in, which is extremely high compared to existing solar cells that are either 20-percent transparent or are much less efficient. "The transparent solar cell is also two-sided, meaning that light can enter from both sides... so when it's attached to a window, it will generate energy from the sunlight in the morning.. and from the artificial light inside the room at night. The team is now working to vary the cell's shape, thickness and flexibility... so it can be attached to any object, including cars, phones and windows... and still function when needed. With the global transparent solar cell market expected to grow over 17-billion U.S. dollars by 2020, the team says its goal is to commercialize the solar cell in two years,... offering consumers an environmentally and economically friendly energy source... as well as a convenient way to charge everyday devices. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Duterte sends troops to disputed South China Sea
 
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'친중' 두테르테 변심했나…"남중국해 섬•암초에 병력 배치" The controversial leader of the Philippines has ordered troops to occupy uninhabited islands and reefs the country claims in the disputed South China Sea. The move is expected to anger China, which claims almost all of the territory and has been building artificial islands in the area. For more on this and other news in East Asia...let's turn to Ro Aram... Aram... this is a bold move by Rodrigo Duterte, especially after relations between the Philippines and China seemed to be improving... Well Jihye, Duterte has once joked during his campaign that he would jet ski to one of China's artificial islands to assert Manila's claim to the region. But, after taking office, as you said, he has tried to mend strained ties with Beijing in recent months. During his visit to China his rhetoric was very anti-U.S. and pro-Beijing. He's even previously said he would set aside a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that ruled in favor of the Philippines' claims against China's so-called "nine dash line" in the South China Sea in order for closer bilateral ties. But, Thursday's order to send his troops to occupy uninhabited islands will likely anger China and his efforts for closer ties will face hurdles. Duterte also said he might visit the Philippine-controlled island of Thitu to raise the national flag there on the country's Independence Day, which falls on June 12th. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a military base in Palawan, near the disputed waters, Duterte said everyone was making a grab for the islands, so his country should live there to claim what's already the country's territory. Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan also claim sovereignty in the strategic area. The Philippine leader's order also comes ahead of the U.S.-China summit, during which the South China issue will also likely be discussed. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korean researchers developed a contact lense that can treat Glaucoma
 
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렌즈만 끼면 녹내장 악화 걱정 '뚝' Glaucoma is an eye disease linked to loss of vision. Eye-drops and surgical techniques have long been the main treatments used to slow its progress. Recently however, Korean researchers have found a more efficient solution. Kim Mok-yeon reports. The National Research Foundation of Korea announced that local researchers have developed a contact lens that can be used as an efficient treatment for Glaucoma. The research team, led by professor Kwon In-chan at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology developed a contact lens that boosts drug delivery efficiency to the eyes, by adding vitamins to soft contact lenses. Since eye-drops don't stay in the eyes and are easily washed away by tears, researchers developed this special contact lens that contains the treatment drugs for Glaucoma. The basic principle is that a soft contact lens absorbs and stores a special type of drug that cures glaucoma, and when the lens is worn, the drug is released slowly and more directly to the surface of the eyeball. The team increased the effectiveness of the lens by adding fat-soluble vitamin A and vitamin E which together form a concrete surface that can absorb and store larger amounts of glaucoma medication, making it possible for the treatment to stay in the eyes for a longer period of time. "By using vitamins to store larger amounts of drugs in the lens, we can also significantly lower the manufacturing cost." The latest technology is expected to lower the cost of glaucoma medication because inserting vitamins in the lens is much cheaper than putting in nanoparticles that can increase drug absorption. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korean researchers develop new type of wave energy converter 

국내 연구팀 신세대 파력발전기
 
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Scientists around the world are always trying to find new, efficient sources of renewable energy. A local team of Koreans is doing just this,... with a floating power generator... that converts the natural motion of the sea... into electric energy. Our Won Ji-hyun tells us more. Notice the small object floating inside the pool... and how it responds to movement in the water. It lights up when it comes into contact with the waves. What you′re seeing is actually the top portion of a new wave energy converter... that′s being developed by researchers from Yonsei University. They say it′s a type of oscillating water column... that uses moving water as a piston in a cylinder. The device has three main components: a lid, a tube and a power take-off module that′s placed between them. The lid is open at the bottom, so when waves hit the device, water goes in and out of the tube... pushing the air trapped inside back and forth. The air then passes through the power take-off module, which spins the turbine that generates electricity. ″We made the machine vertical so it can operate even when its body is submerged in water. We′re now testing miniature models to increase the efficiency of the turbine system.″ Since the device can both float and operate underwater, scientists say it can be used at deep sea levels,... whereas conventional models are generally installed near the shoreline. Though the researchers still have a long way to go, they see a great potential for the device to collect much more energy... from the powerful waves out at sea. Won Ji-hyun, Arirang News.
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Korea′s Coupang makes name for itself in e-commerce industry 

쿠팡의 성장과 미래
 
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On this edition of Industry Insight...] We take a look at a local e-commerce startup.... that has broken away from the rest... to become one of the country′s leading online retailers. It′s called Coupang [ ],... and its innovative strategies and breakneck growth have attracted investors from home and abroad. Connie Lee has more. It′s a click, click here... and a click, click there and whether it′s a box of diapers,.... a bag of coconut flakes... or a new winter jacket,... you can get the item delivered right to your door, before the end of the day. It′s all done through Coupang,... which promotes itself as the country′s leading e-commerce company. The four-year-old company has grown quickly In 2011, it went from a million subscribers... and 20-million U.S. dollars in transactions... to 25-million subscribers and more than 180-million in transactions today. Most shoppers use its mobile app... which was the number one shopping app last year, beating out competitors like WeMakePrice and TicketMonster. Coupang started out as a site offering daily deals... by Bom Kim... but is now a full-fledged e-commerce company with more than 2-thousand employees,... who enjoy an open-office space in Seoul that looks like it belongs in Silicon Valley. The Korean start-up has lured U.S. investors... and most recently raised 300-million from a group led by BlackRock. Investors point to Coupang′s same-day service model, mobile expertise and online offerings as the features that make it one to watch. Coupang says it knows how to lure in the customers, especially to its mobile app. "You may think the secret is simply behind the design and layout. But in fact, there′s a lot of technology and research that goes into this. We were able to keep up with that." The company also says there′s nothing like its "end-to-end" customer service, which involves using its own delivery personnel... including the "Coupang Man." The Coupang Man does not fly, but his services are compared to that through the company′s so-called "Rocket Delivery." This may be the key to getting repeat customers. "I went from buying necessities, and grew into buying everything." I met with one avid user "A lot of the times I′m not at home when they′re delivering something. They take a photo and then send me a text message: ′This is where we left it.′ So I′m 100-percent sure I′m going to be getting the item, which hasn′t been the case when I′ve used other services." Coupang has even given new life to businesses that have partnered with it. This online shopping mall,... which specializes in trendy, feminine pieces,... has seen its annual sales increase 20-fold after engaging Coupang to sell its items. "The marketing and promotion of my brand through Coupang was incredible... led me to sell 10-thousand items in a day. / I′ve now expanded my business and created another brand to go into malls." As
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S. Korean artists to perform in Pyongyang for first time in 13 years
 
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평양서 13년만에 남한 예술단 공연··· '봄이 온다' A group of South Korean musicians will be giving a rare performance in North Korea this evening -- the first of its kind in 13 years. The start time has been changed several times at the North's request so that more people can attend -- postponed originally by two hours, but now by just one. Now it's scheduled to begin at 6 pm, North Korea time -- that's 6:30, Seoul time. The concert comes ahead of the inter-Korean summit talks set to take place on April 27th. It's also reciprocating performances by artists from North Korea who came to the South in February ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The two-hour show, called "Spring is Coming,"... will include performances by South Korean artists Cho Yong-pil , girl group Red Velvet and Seohyun . They'll be making a second appearance on Tuesday. A South Korean Taekwondo team also performed this afternoon. Their second show, on Monday, will include performers from the North. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Young entrepreneurs share stories of success
 
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청년창업 사례자... 성공의 비결은? Korea has been active in stepping up efforts to become an innovative and entrepreneurial economy... driven by the current administration's "creative economy" initiative... which relies heavily on a vibrant startup culture in the tech industry. Nonetheless, startups and entrepreneurship are fairly new concepts in the Korean economy. But, Asia's fourth largest economy has been seeing a burgeoning corps of young entrepreneurs in recent months and years... The second installment of our special feature: Entrepreneurship, Both Job Creator and Job Alternative -- our Lee Ji-won shares with us a few success stories. Here in this small building in Seoul, two grad-school students are busy at work. A little over two years ago, the duo launched a startup based on an idea and need. "Seatbelts are designed for adults, so when used by children, the strap tends to scratch their necks. But by using our product, the angle is adjusted…alleviating physical discomfort and providing children with a positive experience with the doll." The product took first prize in their university's start-up competition and was granted the world renowned design award. However, the accolades haven't necessarily translated to economic success as of yet. "We thought as long as it was functional the product would sell. But this was very naive on our part. Consumers must be convinced that they need the product, and it's very hard to do that." But the two continue to have faith in their products. "You must be confident and believe in your product. If doubt creeps in, it can really take a toll. You need to continue to test you're product or service until you are certain it will work." Many young business people are also making their start in the local food industry. This food truck which operates in a popular university area in Seoul welcomes hordes of customers. "The patty is very juicy and the vegetables are really fresh. This burger is really delicious." "Good, it's good. Actually the size is bigger than the normal ones we eat in Hong Kong. The young CEO started this food truck six years ago to create handmade burgers that can easily be eaten without using utensils. He opened a second branch last year near Hongdae, a popular neighborhood among young people,...and so far, registered sales of about 506-thousand U.S. dollars. But like any other business, challenges remain as the industry is often at the mercy of external factors such as weather,... for example, sales may drop by half during the winter and rainy season. Despite this, the CEO expects the business to grow based on taste and the fact that his burgers are made to order. "Your product or service should not be swayed by trends. It has to be something unique and that you are good at. That is the key to sustaining success." Kim Seung-hyun is a young entrepreneur who proves that a top education isn't always necessary for success. After dropping out of high school, he worked as an apprentice under his father and learned about the printing industry. He eventually realized the potential of Korea's packaging market and started his own business in 2012. Now at 28, he is the CEO of one of the most successful packaging firms in the country, with projected sales of about 1-point-7 million dollars this year. "It wasn't easy learning about the packaging industry. There isn't much information about it on the internet. I had to actually visit factories and printing firms to learn firsthand, and people in the industry were not very willing to teach me at first." Kim says the most important factors in package design are eye-catching appearance and practicality. Keeping these fundamentals in mind, the company was able to create packaging for a variety of products including some of world's most renowned luxury goods. With his company now an established firm in the industry, Kim is helping other startups promote their products... through marketing assistance and offering discounts on packaging. He wants to share his experience and help others prosper. "The most important thing when launching a startup is to experience everything firsthand. You always have to be on your toes and be willing to take the bumps at different stages. Only then, can you truly understand your business." The entrepreneurs say that being a young CEO,... is not a disadvantage, as long as you are brave and knowledgeable about your business. Lee Ji-won Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Seeking more than just economic ties with V4 비셰그라드와 경제적인 교류 그 이상을 희망하다
 
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Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. That is the group of Visegrad Four. While Korean businesses may be a bit more familiar with this central European region, the average Koreans and the average person in these countries may have a whole lot of familiarizing to do. Korea and Visegrad Four - beyond economic ties: That's our News Feature tonight. "Have you ever heard of the 'Visegrad Group'?" "No... I don't know what that is" "No... I've never heard of it" "I don't know" The Visegrad Group... a term unfamiliar to many Koreans, is the alliance of the four Central European nations of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. "What comes to your mind when you think of these countries?" "Just... some countries in Europe? I'm not sure..." "Communism? The Prague Spring?" "A good city to travel?" "Somewhere far away. These are countries I'm not familiar with" To the average Korean,... even the member countries of the V4 are unfamiliar names. However, Korea's trade and investment with these nations have been on an upward trend since the V4 joined the European Union in 2004. "These countries are likely to continue their economic growth. If their economies were mainly focused on manufacturing until now, soon they will be more on tertiary industries or service sectors. This means that more Korean exports in high-tech industries, medical treatments and life sciences are possible-- boosting Korea's cooperation with the group." Korea and the V4 have been cooperating not only economically, but also in other fields as well. Last September, Korea and the V4 organized a joint cultural event. Artists from the V4 visited Korea for a music festival in the cities of Seoul, Daegu and Busan. This event cemented Korea's relations with the V4 as a group. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reflecting the budding relationship between Korea and the V4 members, the number of Visegrad nationals living in Korea have reached about one-thousand-two-hundred... with most of them visiting the country for studies or research. One such V4 national is Simon from the Czech Republic, who was admitted at a Korean university this year. "I study international economics and law in Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. I think that the interest of young Czech people in Korea is increasing. For example, there is a Korean studies major in one of the major Czech universities and they are gradually getting more and more applicants every year." Vicki came from Hungary last year to learn the Korean language. Her interest in Korea started from its popular culture. "I saw the first MBLAQ video on the Youtube. I heard them sing and I was thinking 'wow, they are good and what kind of language is this?' After that I was searching about it and wow, it sounds good and I want to know what they are singing and I liked the pronunciation. So it was the reason why getting interested in the Korean language." Another V4 citizen is Michal Emanovsky, a Czech hornist at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been living in Korea for 11 years. "It's just like home. So I don't really think about it as a foreign country too much since I've been living here for so long." He is also the head of a social networking group of Czech nationals in Korea, and has a deep interest in the two nations' ties. "Well I think politicians a lot of time they think about the economy. But for me its all about culture. So if the people start understanding about each other better... her visit to Czech Republic is very important because it makes it official that our countries are getting closer together. But real closeness also comes from the people, knowing what each other and understanding how the other culture works." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With the upcoming summit between Korea and the V4, the two sides hope to engage in more exchange activities in the near future. "Some of Korea's popular musicals, 'Jack the Ripper' and 'Dracula' all started in Czech and we imported these contents. Also, in October, a Korean pianist won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. As such, the two sides share more than just economic ties and is likely to continue increasing their cooperation." The peoples of Korea and the V4 countries may still not be familiar with each other, ... but through continuous exchanges, the two sides hope to become close neighbors transcending distance and boundaries. Lee Ji-won Arirang News.
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New Chinese aircraft carrier 'six times more powerful' than existing Liaoning
 
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中 토종 항모 1호 '001A형' 전력 랴오닝함의 6배…함재기 36대 China has launched its second aircraft carrier... but the first it has ever built from scratch with homegrown components. It marks the latest milestone in China's superpower ambitions to build Asia's largest naval fleet. Ro Aram has the details. The Type 001A carrier is said to have six times more military strength than China's existing Liaoning vessel, which was purchased from Ukraine and put into commission in the Chinese Navy in 2012. Development of the Type 001A carrier began in 2013 and construction two years later. It weighs about 50-thousand tons, which is 10-thousand less than its predecessor, but it's slightly longer with a wider command platform. It is powered by conventional steam turbines, which makes it slower than U.S. nuclear-powered carriers, but quicker than the Liaoning. The vessel also houses a ski jump-style deck for take offs, which experts say is cheaper to run than the catapults used by the U.S., but limits the diversity of aircraft on board to smaller fighter jets. The new carrier aims to carry 36 Shenyang J-15 multi-role fighter jets, which is 12 more than what the Liaoning can carry. After sea trials and the arrival of its full air complement, the yet-to-be-named carrier is expected to be operational by 2020. Although it still has some way to go to catch up with American carriers, the new ship is part of Beijing's bigger plan to build a navy that is unrivaled in Asia... and another carrier -- the Type 002 -- is reportedly under construction in Shanghai. However, these ambitions are rattling neighboring countries, as they see hidden motives behind China's naval expansion, which adds to already high tensions in the region, including the territorial dispute over islands in the South China Sea. For its part, Beijing insists that its military maintains a purely defensive posture. Ro Aram, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Rodrigo Duterte claims victory in Philippine presidential election
 
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'필리핀의 트럼프' 대통령 당선...범죄와의 전쟁 시작되나 The Philippines woke up to a vastly different political landscape this morning... after the all but certain victory of a brash, outspoken mayor in the presidential election. With almost all the votes counted,... hardliner Rodrigo Duterte has an unassailable lead. Kim Mok-yeon reports. With more than 90 percent of the vote counted Tuesday morning, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had secured more than 15 million votes, claiming victory in this year's presidential election race. The nation's election watchdog said Duterte took about 39 percent of the total votes, winning over his closest rivals Manuel Roxas, a former interior secretary with 23 percent and Senator Grace Poe at third with 22 percent. In the Philippines, the winner is decided on a simple majority of votes cast. "I honor the result of our elections. I congratulate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and pledge my support." Duterte, who served as the mayor of Davao for more than 22 years has been nicknamed "The Punisher". He has been compared to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump... because of his outsider status and no-nonsense comments. He vowed to kill drug pushers,... shocking his challengers. "If I become the president, I will order the military and the police to hunt down the drug lords, the big ones and kill them." Duterte said his law and order policy had been the key to his success. His election campaign has also focused on reforming the economy, infrastructure, and on solving the territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. However, Duterte's hardline approaches and controversial statements during his campaign are raising public concern that it could lead to human rights abuses. Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Who is Kim Yo-jong? Kim family member to visit S. Korea for Winter Games
 
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방남하는 김여정, 김정은 ‘측근중 측근’ So, who is this presumably around 30 year old North Korean lady... who some experts in the U.S. describe as a mixture of [White House press secretary] Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a chief of staff, Ivanka Trump, and whoever writes Trump's speeches these days. Even John Kelly. Lee Jeong-yeon has the details. An unexpected announcement came from North Korea on Wednesday that Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, would be visiting South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Games. This is significant in that it marks the first time a direct member of the Kim family is setting foot on South Korean soil. Her parents are late leader Kim Jong-il and his late wife Ko Yong-hui,... and her brothers are Kim Jong-chul and current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. She is Kim Jong-un's only sister,... and unlike the leader's brothers, who were pushed out from Pyongyang's political scene, she has been promoted through the ranks at a lightning speed. Kim Yo-jong is known to have close rapport with her brother Kim Jong-un, as they studied in Switzerland together as kids. She first received media attention at the funeral service for Kim Jong-il in 2011. In 2015, she was named head of the Workers' Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department, and just two years later, was made a member of the decision-making political bureau of the ruling party's central committee. According to 38 North, Kim Yo-jong's political rise has been the subject of much speculation since Kim Jong-un took office in 2011. On top of the technical and administrative tasks she's reportedly handled over the years, her growing involvement in politics indicates she's become somewhat of a leading image maker for Kim Jong-un and the regime as a whole. Kim Yo-jong's role has been compared to that of Ivanka Trump or Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary. "Kim Yo-jong's presence at the Games is a very positive sign because it means Kim Jong-un is taking a proactive stance towards the Olympics, South-North relations, and North Korea-U.S. relations. He also wants to convey to the South and the international community that the regime can be flexible." The expert speculates that the regime probably waited to see which delegates were coming from the U.S., as well as Washington's attitude towards Pyongyang, before deciding to send Kim Yo-jong. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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New railway company to launch high-speed service on Friday
 
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수서고속철도 개통식…내일부터 정식운행 A new high-speed rail service is set for a maiden journey here in Korea. The Super Rapid Train or SRT will not only reduce cross country travel time, but cost as well. Our Hwang Hojun takes us on a bullet train ride. After 117 years, Korail's monopoly over the nation's railways has come to an end. Passengers on Korea's high-speed rail network will have a new bullet train option -- the SR, or Supreme Railway, whose service commences this Friday. Celebrating the completion of 5 years and 7 months of construction, the opening ceremony took place on Thursday, with thousands joining in, including Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. "I urge both Korail and SR to further improve customer service through competition in good faith. The government will continue to carry out policies that are needed to guarantee fair competition." The trains are called SRTs, and will depart from Suseo Station in Seoul's Gangnam district, instead of Seoul or Yongsan Station, where the KTX trains depart. That'll make it easier for many people to start their journey. "The SRT will benefit residents of southern Seoul and Gyeonggi-do province as they can now take the high-speed train nearer their homes instead of traveling north across the river. This will satisfy their demand for convenience." Guests at the opening also had the chance to experience the train's top speed of 300 kilometers per hour on a test run down to Pyeongtaek. "We just left Suseo Station and are on our way to Jije Station in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province. The distance is 61-point-1 kilometers, which according to my GPS, would take roughly an hour by car. But hop on the SRT and it takes just 24 minutes, just long enough to finish reading the morning paper." The new Suseo High Speed Railway provides the most direct route as 93 percent of the railway's length is tunnels. After passing the southern city of Pyeongtaek , the train will share the KTX rails, traveling to Busan to the southeast, and Mokpo to the soutwest, shaving about 8 minutes and 7 minutes off travel times, respectively. And the average fair is 10% cheaper. According to the Ministry of Transport, about 170,000 people take the KTX on a daily basis. The emergence of SRTs will likely ease the congestion, with more than 45 thousand people expected to use Suseo Station daily by 2026. The official maiden voyage departs at ten past five AM on Friday, bound for Mokpo. Hwang Hojun, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Huge deposits of rare earth elements found near Japanese island
 
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일본 EEZ 해저 발견 희토류 매장량, 세계 수요 수백년분 Countries around the world are heavily dependent on China for rare earth minerals... that are used in various high-tech products. But all that may change.. as Japan reportedly found hundreds of years' worth of these rare elements in its waters. Hong Yoo explains further. Japanese researchers have found more than 16 million tons of rare earth deposits …under the seabed near the island of Minami-Torishima, …some 18-hundred kilometers from the country's mainland. Rare earths include dozens of minerals used in high-tech products, from smart phones to electric vehicles. According to the study released on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers collected samples of the elements in 25 locations on the seabed …across a 25-hundred square-kilometer area. The analysis found 730 years' worth of dysprosium, used for the magnets in hybrid cars, and 780 years' worth of yttrium, used in the manufacture of lasers, based on estimated demand. The discovery of the deposits could help ease the world's dependence on China, …which accounts for nearly 90 percent of all rare earths production. Beijing's dominant position has resulted in price spikes and shortages in the past. The researchers say they have also come up with the technology to allow the resources to be extracted efficiently. The method can boost the density of rare earth minerals to 20 times that of the deposits in mainland China. The researchers plan to work with private companies to recover the rare earth minerals. Hong Yoo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Chinese President Xi Jinping throws support for South Korean President
 
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한중 정상회담서 시진핑 주석 문 대통령 주도 한반도 평화 정착 지지 Chinese President Xi Jinping supports South Korean President Moon Jae-in's drive for peace on the Korean peninsula through dialogue and Mr. Moon would like to see Mr. Xi in South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February next year. For more from their bilateral summit on the sidelines of G20, Moon Connyoung files this report from Berlin. It's a long-awaited summit - the very first of its kind between South Korea's newly-elected President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two presidents met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Berlin on Thursday... just hours before the two took off to Hamburg, the host city of the multilateral summit. The first face-to-face between Presidents Moon and Xi had garnered much attention from both countries as one, Seoul and Beijing aren't on the best terms possible due to China's objection of South Korea's deployment of U.S missile defense and two, it comes just days after North Korea's missile launch - one that Washington has determined to be an intercontinental ballistic missile of some kind. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Korea′s overseas construction projects on steady rise, especially in Malaysia
 
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The outlook for Korean construction companies, on the other hand, looks quite bright. We′re seeing a steady rise in construction projects overseas, especially in Southeast Asian markets. No-where is that more apparent... than in Malaysia. Our Kwon Soa reports. This 58-floor, 2-hundred-74 meter high skyscraper will be Malaysia′s third highest building upon completion next year. IB Tower is situated in the capital Kuala Lumpur,... led by Daewoo Engineering & Construction. "Different from other buildings, we used a cutting edge method of exposing all the columns and pillars on the outside of the building. We expect this to become a new landmark." In Malaysia, the Korean wave trend appears to have extended into the construction field too ... as major Korean construction companies have participated in or been the sole builders of some of the highest skyscrapers in the country. In fact, Korea′s construction volume accounts for around 20 percent of Malaysia′s construction market. And, overseas construction projects in general have been on a steady rise, with this year′s volume of orders estimated to hit 70-billion U.S. dollars. "I know very well, Korean companies make high-rise buildings in Malaysia and very impressed by the new technology, new quality, and new design. I′m really impressed." According to Daewoo Construction, no matter how difficult a project is, Korea′s companies have a reputation of meeting their deadlines. But that alone may not be enough to emerge as the leader in the Malaysian market, as China is rising as a competitor. "Beijing is supporting Chinese construction firms greatly, while Korean companies have to survive independently to seize the market." Industry watchers say Korea needs to focus on price competitiveness and technical skills to be successful in the long term. Kwon Soa, Arirang News.
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What we can learn from Spain's economic recovery?
 
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재정위기 겪은 스페인, 지금은 어떠한가 When it comes to eye-watering levels of debt and general economic turmoil, Greece and Spain spring to mind as both went through a torrid time in the aftermath of the financial crisis that rocked the eurozone a few years ago. But unlike Greece, Spain appears to be on the road to recovery. How did it do it and what can we learn from the Spanish experience? Our Kim Ji-yeon files this report from Barcelona. Spain was one of the countries hardest hit by the 2008 global financial crisis. Its economy was left in tatters after the bubble burst on its housing market and national debt soared. Even some eight years later,... the eurozone's fourth largest economy is still suffering from one of the worst unemployment rates in the bloc at around 20 percent. So can it truly be said that Spain is back on its feet now? "Spain has worked hard to dig its economy out of a hole after it was forced to ask for an EU bailout in 2012. And it looks as if those efforts are paying off with its economy recovering on the back of rising domestic consumption." The Spanish government's austerity measures,... while painful,... have helped the country recover more flexibility in its labor market. However,... this came at the expense of big cuts to pensions and healthcare services. Soaring domestic consumption, industry investment and record tourism also helped the Spanish economy grow three-point-two percent in 2015,... its fastest pace since 2007. "The banks have understood that it's better at the end to restructure the debt and to get it paid later but to get it paid than don't do the restructuring and then having the company go bankrupt and lose everything. So a lot of these have already been done a lot of these renegotiations. So I think that the economy is now on a much better shape and going up reasonably." The International Monetary Fund forecasts the Spanish economy will grow two-point-seven percent this year. The professor says the recovery in Spain and some other European countries are good reference cases for a country like China that is also restructuring its economy. "Sometimes the press says the economy collapses from 7-point-zero to 6-point-9 that is not very much but if you go into depth you see okay these people who were doing quite well they do well and not so much have gone down. And people who were very poor than they go up. So at the end, it's much better this 6-point-9 than the other because this generates a lot of consumption." He says countries that depend on China for exports would also benefit as demand for their goods and services would increase. However,... the professor adds that a "Brexit" or Britain leaving the EU would severely damage the eurozone as it would lose its biggest English-speaking finance hub. Brits decide on whether they want to stay in or leave the EU in late June. Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News, Barcelona. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Top diplomats of China and Japan hold talks on handling North Korea issue, hoping to set ...
 
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중국 외교수장, 8년반만에 단독 방일, 재팬 패싱 우려 때문? As the date for North Korea's historic summits with Seoul and Washington inch closer... neighboring countries are jostling for position to raise their voices in the negotiation. Beijing and Tokyo are a part of that diplomatic blitz crowd. Over in Japan, their foreign ministers held a rare meeting. Lee Ji-won shares with us what was discussed. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Tokyo on Sunday to discuss ways to improve their relationship, as well as the issue of North Korea's nuclear program. It marked the first time in eight years for China's top diplomat to visit Japan alone. At the meeting, the two sides agreed that the countries should continue to impose economic sanctions on North Korea,... and that China and Japan must closely cooperate to achieve their common goal. "I hope our two countries can work together towards our common goals and cooperate together so North Korea will completely and irreversibly denuclearize in a verifiable manner." The two sides also shared thoughts on thawing their frosty relations, including to agree on seeing their disputed territory regarding the East China Sea as an area of peace, cooperation and friendship. "I see this meeting as Japan having a forward-looking view towards relations with China. Through this visit, I hope during the high-level exchange, we can exchange opinions." This comes after Beijing and Tokyo saw their ties strained to the limit from a dispute over the ownership of a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. The two foreign ministers also held the 4th China-Japan High-Level Economic Dialogue on Monday. But some experts say the thawing of Tokyo-Beijing relations could be down to Seoul and Washington's upcoming summits with North Korea. "Japan is concerned that the U.S. might not be actively responsible for its safety,... so it's reaching out its hand to China. Also, Japan fears being shut out of negotiations on North Korea's nuclear program, and China, on the same note, wants to take Pyongyang's nuclear issue into multi-party talks." Japan's foreign minister had in fact visited South Korea for the first time in over two years last week, with North Korea being one of the issues discussed. The expert said Japan will continue to highlight its diplomatic presence,... but with U.S. President Trump preferring direct talks with North Korea, whether or not talks with the North will develop into multi-party ones remains to be seen. Lee Ji-won, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Soft robotics opens up new possibilities for fourth industrial revolution
 
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한국의 4차산업을 이끌어갈 또 다른 로봇, 소프트로봇 There was a time when most Sci-fi books or movies began with the words in the year 2000, or it's the 21st century, expecing an amazing age of advanced science and technology. They weren't entirely wrong, we constantly witness the creation of things once thought impossible. In the first of our three part series on the fourth industrial revolution, our Lee Ji-won zooms in on soft robotics, the field drawing a growing number of young researchers with innovative ideas about how to design their world. Robots are often depicted as big, boxy machines made of steel. But that stereotype may not hold true in the near future,... because in the fourth industrial revolution... a new type of robot is starting to emerge. And Korea's student researchers are right in the thick of it all. "Universities are on vacation this time of year, but the research labs here are still working day and night. Let's go visit one of them." This team specializes in soft robotics, and develops non-rigid robots made from silicone, rubber and other soft materials... to better replicate the movements of living creatures and perform tasks that existing robots can't. Among the many projects on the team's to-do list, the Exo-Glove Poly is one to keep an eye on. The glove is designed to help people who suffer from paralysis of the hand and fingers... by enabling them to grasp and pinch objects. "It works like the human hand,... when the tendons that run through the glove are pulled, the fingers close and grasp the object." The glove can also be readjusted to fit the wearer's hand size and disability. "The designs differ, with some more focused on closing the fingers,... while others are more focused on opening the fingers." The gadget has been gaining a positive response worldwide... for its portability, simple yet compact features and user convenience, including its washable materials. It's already on its way to being mass produced for commercial use, but people have already been asking when and where they can buy it. And on top of the new possibilities the gadget offers people with difficulties moving their hands,... it's also served as an inspiration to its developers. "By participating in the research for Exo-Glove Poly, I saw how even a small robot could be a big help to people with disabilities. I felt a strong motivation to continue developing robots for rehabilitation." Over in another corner of the lab... is a small robot with transformable origami wheels... that can change size and shape,... depending on the circumstances. "This is a search and rescue robot. Its wheels will shrink when it needs to squeeze itself into a narrow passageway,... but when it needs to climb stairs and go over rocky surfaces, the wheels get bigger." The innovative wheels are one of the features that landed the team, and their robot SNUMAX, in first place at the first ever RoboSoft Grand Challenge last year. "The challenge was held to introduce the new paradigm of robotics, and show what soft robots are capable of doing. And our SNUMAX, which has various features our lab has been working on,... was able to overcome the obstacles in the challenge,... including moving on sand and climbing up stairs." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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Unidentified high-ranking N. Korean official wraps up secret visit to Beijing
 
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북한 최고위급 인사, 방중 일정 마치고 베이징 떠나 A high-ranking North Korean official reportedly arrived in Beijing late Monday,... onboard a special train used by the regime's former leader. Extra tight security... has raised speculation that the visitor could be Kim Jong-un. Whoever it is, the latest from Reuters is that the train has already left the Chinese capital. Lee Jeong-yeon has the full story. Reports suggest a high-ranking North Korean official has paid a visit to Beijing,... and that person may have been the regime's leader Kim Jong-un. Citing unidentified sources, Bloomberg reported Monday... that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a surprise trip to Beijing,... but said it had no further details. A motorcade was seen in the Chinese capital after ten o'clock Monday night,... heading from The Great Hall of the People towards Diaoyutai State Guest House,... where North Korean leaders have previously stayed. Japanese media reported... a special train was spotted... similar to the one used by former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for his China visit. Security around the city was extra tight,... with several trains delayed and tourists cleared from the area near Tiananmen Square. On Tuesday morning, the motorcade was spotted leaving the guest house and heading north... possibly to Chinese government offices. At this point, the visit may already be over. The latest report by Reuters cites a witness saying the North Korean train left Beijing Tuesday afternoon. A Chinese military source told Reuters that the possibility of the visitor being Kim Jong-un cannot be ruled out. But South Korean media also suggest... it could have been Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong,... or North Korea's de facto second-in-command, Choe Ryong-hae. South Korea's presidential office says it's been aware of a trip of this kind since a few days ago... but does not know exactly who the visitor or visitors were. But it also says an improvement in North Korea-China relations ahead of the relay summits... would be a positive sign. China's foreign ministry says it knows nothing about the supposed visit,... while Washington says it cannot verify those reports. Lee Jeong-yeon, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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G20 countries gov't debt surpasses US$ 57 trillion
 
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한국 나랏빚 5년가 67%증가..G20 상위권 Massive spending by governments since the global financial crisis has resulted in a huge increase in government debt among countries in the G20. Korea in particular has seen the figure rise by more than two thirds in the past half decade. Kim Hyesung reports. According to data from the Bank for International Settlements on Monday, the government debt of G20 member countries has risen to over three times the size of the entire U.S. economy. As of last June, the figure had risen to over fifty-seven trillion U.S. dollars... compared to U.S. GDP in 2015 of about 18 trillion. The U.S. government had the most debt at 18.9 trillion dollars, accounting for a third of the figure for G20 countries, followed by the governments of Japan, the UK, Italy and France. The eurozone, made up of 19 countries, tallied over 12-and-a-half trilllion dollars -- smaller than the U.S. but more than Japan. The debt's been piling up rapidly over the past five years... at a rate of 16 percent for the G20 members. Korea's jumped by 67 percent, much higher than the United States' 22 percent and the eurozone's 13 percent. In the first half of 2016 alone, the G20 countries' debt increased by over five trillion dollars, or nine percent. Experts attribute that to the countries' expansionary fiscal policies in recent years. - "The U.S. cut its key interest rates and used quantitative easing to create more jobs and boost growth. Eurozone countries, cannot use monetary policies or manipulate their exchange rates due to regulations, so they resorted to expansionary fiscal policies, which only increased their government debt. As for Korea, a low economic growth and a rising number of senior citizens led to an increase in government spending, especially on welfare." With the incoming Trump administration expected to inject more money into the U.S. economy through government infrastructure investment... and the eurozone and Japan to continue their expansionary fiscal policies this year, government debt in the G20 is all but certain to keep rising. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld
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100,000 foreign students changing Korean university environment 

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There was once a time when seeing a foreign student in your class was the unimaginable for the average Korean students. Today, this country has an international student population of nearly 100-thousand - a ten fold increase from ten years ago. This may be a thumbs-up for cultural diversity and people-to-people exchange... but it′s also a source of tension in other areas. Our News Feature tonight with Kwon Jang ho. ″Here at Hanyang University, there are around 2,200 foreign students, about 10-percent of whom are from Muslim nations. And to cater to their specific needs, and to make them feel more comfortable, the school has been offering halal options since 2013.″ Not only is halal food at this cafeteria enjoyed by students of this university, but is enjoyed by students from other schools, as well. ″How′s the food?″ ″Yea, great, great. Did you have some? It′s amazing, believe me. As the guy says, the previous who studied here, they suffered a lot because they couldn′t have a lot of halal food, and stuff like that. If they want to eat some, they have to go far away.″ ″I′m here at one of Kyung Hee University dorms where over the 50% of the rooms are given out to foreign students. Kyung Hee University has over 3,000 foreign students. That′s the most among Korean universities. Not only does the school provide housing, they also offer Korean language lessons, and Korean cultural history lessons... so they can integrated to Korean life faster.″ ″Oh it′s really fun for them I think. Generally the reaction is very positive. We like to give students some more informal ways to interact with Korea culture, to learn about Korean culture, and to introduce their culture more broadly to the campus community.″ The increase in the number of international students in Korea and its impact can be seen outside the school campus, as well. This real-estate firm has a particular customer base - foreign students looking for studios in the vicinity... as it is located nearby four major universities in Seoul. The firm′s website can be found in four different languages: Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese. ″The number of international students has been on the rise. The supply of housing has been growing as well as there are now more new or redeveloped apartments in the market. Landlords are also getting more used to the idea of foreign tenants which is why more international students are moving into this area.″ Looking at the demographics of international students in Korea by nationality... the largest number of students come from China... making up over 61-percent of the total. That is more than 60-thousand in number. ″Currently the demographic is skewed. But I think we need to think of this as a starting point as Korea attracts more students from abroad. Eventually, the numbers will even out between different countries.″ So, how do students feel about the changes brought about
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Local hospital demonstrates how Google Glass can be used in medical services 

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And in this next report, we see how Korea′s healthcare industry is seeking to incorporate technology into its medical services. Our Kim Min-ji takes us to a local hospital... that′s demonstrating how Google Glass can be used in the emergency room. This patient has just been hit by a car,... and is bleeding severely from his head. An ambulance worker puts on a smart, wearable device and starts recording what he sees and this can be seen from the hospital emergency room. I think the patient needs an I.V. Okay. Please give me permission to insert it. Yes, you have my permission. "In the 15 minutes it takes to get to the hospital, the paramedic follows the directions of the doctor, while hospital staff prepare the necessary medical equipment for the patient." It′s a scene that could be from a movie, but is part of a "smart" emergency medical service demonstration by Myongji Hospital in Goyang the FIRST of its kind in Korea. Using state-of-the-art-technology in this case, Google Glass, which enables real-time video communication the service aims to provide the best possible response in the shortest amount of time for patients that could be in critical condition. "Google Glass allows doctors to see the exact condition of the patient, and therefore allows for clearer and more effective treatments. The paramedic is also less burdened, as they have both hands free to use when attending to the patient." In this situation, Google Glass enables doctors to not only check the medical records of patients,... but also lets them view X-rays and CT and MRI scans... just by scanning a QR code that′s loaded with the patient′s details. Officials at Myongji Hospital hope to later adopt the technology in all areas of the hospital,... from wards and outpatient clinics to operating rooms. However, there are some obstacles they will have to clear beforehand. Not only will the system be costly to adopt,... Google Glass first needs to be authorized for medical use in Korea. Security issues are another concern,... as the device can currenly only be connected by wi-fi,... and not all of the data exchanged may be encrypted. Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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