Korea Times (Seoul, Korea)

English-language newspaper published daily in South Korea that covers politics, society, business, finance, culture, and sports.

Articles from September 15, 2000

A Watchful Presence at the Line of Truce
They are a peacekeeping contingency--in a broad sense of the term--but they do not carry weapons. Their camp, sequestered on a wooded knoll, straddles the military demarcation line that has divided a country for 50 years. And, like other vestiges...
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Bad Break: Ankle Injury Puts Song out of Baseball Event
Team Korea was dealt their serious blow of the Olympics when outfielder Song ji-man went down with a broken an-kle in a practice game against the Italian. Before leaving for Sydney, Song said he was looking forward to playing against the best in...
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Chaebol Strive for Dominance of Internet TV Biz
Chaebol such as Samsung, Hyundai, SK, and Hanwha have been playing tugs of war in order to be at the forefront of the Internet broadcasting business. The main feature of the business lies in creating an online profit model combining such e-commerce...
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Civic Groups Vow to Take Joint Action to End Strike by Doctors
Civic groups have decided to take joint action to persuade striking doctors, interns and residents to go back to work. The decision came as clinic doctors threatened to go on a general strike again from today in protest against a medical reform...
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Delegation to Visit North within Twelve Months: USCC Chairman Donohue
U.S. Chamber of Commerce expects its members will visit North Korea within the next twelve months if the current trend continues, Thomas J. Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said yesterday. During a press conference, Donohue said,...
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Foreign Investments Here Jump 40 Pct as of June, Hit $44 Billion
Foreign investments here in Korea increased by more than 40 percent in both the number of cases and the total amount which surpassed $40 billion as of the end of June. In a report, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said foreign investments...
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Gasoline Taxes Up for Downward Adjustment: Minister Jin
The government yesterday indicated its willingness to lower pertinent taxes on gasoline in order to soften the impact of the rising international oil prices. In a press conference, Minister of Finance and Economy Jin Nyum said that a decision...
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GNP to Stage Anti-Gov't Rally in Pusan
The main opposition Grand National Party yesterday decided to stage another anti-government rally in its political stronghold, Pusan, next week, to mount further offensive against the ruling camp's alleged poll rigging and bank loan scandal. The...
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GTCs Getting Order for O'seas Refinery Plants
Taking on the soaring crude oil prices, the nation's general trading companies (GTCs) have begun to gear up efforts to get orders for oil refinery plants mainly from oil producing nations. According to the Association of the GTCs and related business...
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Kim Advises NK to Improve Ties with US-Kim Jong-Il Pledges to Implement S-N Joint Declaration
President Kim Dae-jung yesterday advised North Korea to make more efforts to ``improve ties with the United States. He made the suggestion in a meeting with Kim Yong-sun, personal emissary for National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong-il, yesterday...
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Lee HC Keeps Distance from Conservative Voice
Main opposition leader Lee Hoi-chang, who has been sticking to a conservative line on the North Korean affairs, distanced himself from the conservative voice by saying yesterday that he does not oppose North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's visit to Seoul,...
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Local Film `JSA' Taking Theaters by Storm
Move over Swiri, JSA is coming! ``Joint Security Area (JSA)'' is continuing a record-breaking streak since its release on Sept. 9, hinting at the possibility of becoming the biggest hit ever in Korean movie history. During its five-day release...
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Mexico, ROK Consolidating Strategic Partnership
Today we Mexicans celebrate the 190th anniversary of our independence. It will be 190 years ever since we began to enjoy two of our most important values: freedom and sovereignty. In 1810 our forefathers began the rebellion that ended in 1821 with...
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News Focus; No Way but to Save Oil
The months-long sizzling heat is rapidly dying out with people already feeling chilly in the morning. It was only a few days ago when air conditioners were still operating at full blast but now the season for heating is once again approaching soon....
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Ruling Party Opposes Driving Restriction for Energy Conservation
Lee Hai-chan, chief policymaker of the ruling Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), yesterday expressed disapproval of the government-proposed idea of mandating car owners to leave their cars parked at home every 10 days. Lee enumerated the problems...
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Seoul Literary Forum Aims to Leap over Boundaries
``Boundaries must be erased through the free flow of ideas and literature is the familiar vehicle upon which they ride.'' These are the words of eminent Nigerian novelist Wole Soyinka in his paper to be presented at the 2000 Seoul International Forum...
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Two Koreas to Hold Economic Talks on Sept. 25-Defense Ministers Meeting Due in Third Nation
South and North Korea agreed to open crucial economic talks on Sept. 25 to create institutional frameworks for bilateral economic cooperation, such as agreements on protection of investment and avoidance of double taxation. The agreement was reached...
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Typhoon Expected to Bring Heavy Rains, Strong Winds
As typhoon Saomai continues its march, the entire Korean peninsula is expected to fall under the full-blown influence of the typhoon today. The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast that the typhoon, the year's 14th, will move northward along...
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