SEOUL, KOREA - This year’s anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes at a time when the comprehensive development renaissance, based on the foundation laid by the Founder His Majesty King Abdulaziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, continues apace.
SEOUL, KOREA - On, September 9, 2013, Professor Jonathan Trent, a world-class futurologist gave a lecture to ‘Discuss the future on IT Fusion Healthcare, Climate Change and Energy Industry.’ The lecture was presented at the 13th Global Futures Studies Association Forum at Seoul Press Center, South Korea.
Seoul, Korea - Park Administration declared ‘advancement of a framework to create, protect and use intellectual property (IP)’ as one of the major government projects. Experts from related areas express their ideas on government’s role for materializing the goal of such project.
As part of efforts to create future growth engines of the nation’s “creative economy, the S. Korean government now puts a stronger emphasis on teaching students how to develop software at an early age.” “Reinforcing the competitiveness of the nation’s software sector is an urgent task for the sustainable development of the nation’s information technology (IT) industry. Software should take center stage in Korean society,” President Park Geun-hye said on Wednesday
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Seoul has received enormous publicity. Above all, Chinese President Xi Jinping has broken with precedent by visiting South Korea before he goes to strong ally North Korea, quite a departure from China’s traditional ideology-based diplomacy toward the Korean peninsula. In addition, there were high hopes for President Xi Jinping’s “gift package” to include great plans for closer ROK-China economic, diplomatic cooperation.
The government intends to commercialize fifth generation mobile telecommunication technology (5G) for the first time in the world by 2020 and it will invest KRW 1.6 trillion into the technology over the next seven years. The next generation standard is, in theory, one thousand times faster than the current fourth-generation technology (4G), which is also known as long-term evolution (LTE) technology.
SEOUL, KOREA - On January 6 ‘Sinchon Yonsei-ro’ reopened to the public after having been reconstructed as the first ‘Public Transport-only Area’ in Seoul. The district has been completely renewed as a walkable street, which is a marked contrast from the past when the street was entangled with pedestrians and vehicles amidst acute traffic congestion.
SEOUL, KOREA - Korea has recently announced its long-term plan to support research and development (R&D) into cultural content industries and into related so-called "culture technology" fields, such as the tech used in movies, broadcasting, games, animation, performances and exhibitions.
SEOUL, KOREA - Korea Saemaul Undong Center has launched the “second Saemaul Undong,"a movement seeking community development and modernization to enhance the quality of the living in the 21st century, Shim Yoon-jong, president of the center said.
SEOUL, KOREA - The Renaissance Seoul Hotel is offering a romantic “Christmas Package” for those wanting to spend a memorable time during the festive season from December 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 31, for seven days.
JEJU, KOREA - The number of annual visitors to Jeju Island, located off the southernmost tip of the Korean peninsula, surpassed 10 million on the 28thof last month for the first time since the number was officially tallied a half century ago. Some 7.8 million Koreans and 2.2 million foreigners visited the island this year, up 4.4% and 40.7% year over year. The number of visitors to Jeju this year is higher than the 7.99 million who visited Hawaii last year, and the 8.95 million visitors to Bali. The number is high enough to draw strong attention from overseas investors.
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