Korea Times (Seoul, Korea)

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

Articles from April 6, 2001

2 Sets of Twins Fight for Ramyon Market
There are some coincidences which are so bizarre that it is hard to call them that. While sibling rivalry is nothing new in Korea, this is more like an ``instant noodle'' rivalry between none other than two sets of twin brothers. As it so happens,...
67 Movies to Be Shown at Women's Filmfest
A man verbally and physically abuses a woman; he screams at her to go away and throws leaves in her face. But the woman doesn't scream back. Her big eyes shining with tears, she simply touches the man on the cheek and implores him to ``complete'' her....
A Fistful of Won
Everything must go! For a limited time only! Bring your purse or wallet along for the ``Korea Grand Sale 2001,'' a nationwide shopping promotion that runs from April 6 to May 6. Visitors to Korea will receive discounts at many shopping malls, duty-free...
Anti-Neoliberalists Seek Alliance
A group of progressive professors have launched a movement to protect Korea from the neo-liberal economic program of the Kim Dae-jung administration. Prof. Lee Chan-keun of Inchon University and other professors said they will...
Bad Credit Holders Exceed 3 Mil. 43 Pct Involved in Credit Cards
More than 3 million individuals are actually restricted from their financial activities as they are branded as bad credit or had records of bad credit before. About half of the individuals, excluding corporations and private owner businessmen, have...
Costa Rica; Culture and History
Costa Rica is noted more for its natural beauty and friendly people than for its culture. The overwhelming European influence erased almost all indigenous culture, and because Costa Rica was a country of subsistence agriculturalists until the middle...
Costa Rica; Eternal Friend of Korea
I sincerely welcome Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez, who arrives in Seoul today for a three-day visit. Costa Rica, located in Central America, has a population of 3.6 million on acreage of 51,100 square kilometers, equivalent to one...
Costa Rica Overview
The Republic of Costa Rica is located on the isthmus connecting North and South America, between Panama and Nicaragua at 8 to 11 degrees north latitude and 83 and 86 degrees longitude. This 51,100 km2 has successfully maintained its democracy since...
Dungeons & Dragons
Adventure/Fantasy. Directed by Courtney Solomon. Starring Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans and Zoe McLellan. (107 min) The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land. The Mages - an elite group of magic users - rule while the...
Exporters Face Gloomy Prospects
More than a majority of the nation's exporters have gloomy prospects regarding the export climate for the year, rebuffing the possibility of realizing earlier export targets. A survey of 159 leading export companies shows 61.3 percent of the respondents...
GNP Calls for Boycott of Japan Products
Outraged by the Japanese government's approval of distorted history textbooks, the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) yesterday urged citizens to launch a campaign to boycott Japanese products. The ruling Millennium Democratic Party also warned...
God Had a Plan for Me: Adam
For anyone, who has ever played or loved the game, it's a baseball fan's dream come true: to throw out the first baseball on opening day. However, when nine-year-old Adam King threw out the first ball at yesterday's opener of the Korean Baseball League...
How to Get the Most from Lessons
There are a variety of paths you can choose to improve your game. Devoted practice is one of them, as is commitment to play golf as frequently as possible. However, if you are really serious about improving your game, you will have to take some...
India Lures Korean Students with IT, English Study
In ancient times, Koreans braved penance-filled pilgrimages to India on foot for the sake of mastering the profound secrets of Buddhism, which was founded in northern India around 500 B.C. Nowadays, some of their descendants are duplicating these efforts....
Intel Unveils Pentium 4 Microprocessor
The development of powerful microprocessors like the Pentium 4 is an essential part of Intel's strategy to empower personal computer users to take advantage of new digital devices. Visiting Seoul to promote the latest line of Intel microprocessors,...
Inter-Party Strife to Worsen
Rival parties are expected to trade charges and countercharges over a slew of issues, including the financial trouble of the medical insurance fund, during a four-day parliamentary interpellation session, scheduled to begin from Monday. A senior...
KARICO Pushes Saemangum Project to Create Farmlands
Controversy has been simmering over the Saemangum reclamation project that features the reclaiming of a sea and mud flat area off West Sea to create new farming and industrial land. The central government has so far invested 1.2 trillion won into...
Korea, China Reach Fishing Accord
Putting a final touch on the much-protracted negotiations, Korea and China yesterday struck a fishing agreement, which will take effect from June 30. Korean vice minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Hong Seoung-yong and his Chinese counterpart...
Korean-American Publisher Indicted for Violating National Security Law
A Korean-American was yesterday indicted on charges of violating the draconian National Security Law for helping a local publishing company print and distribute a book considered sympathetic to North Korea. Song Sam-hak, 56, a New York-based publisher,...
Korea Seeks to Globalize Farm Products
The Agricultural and Fishery Marketing Corporation (AFMC) plans to seek steady expansion in global markets in its quest for new growth opportunities to counter increasing competition in the worldwide agro- fishery industry. With this, this state-run...
Min.Han Stresses Non-Trading Aspect of Farming
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Han Kap-soo stressed the non- trading aspect of the agriculture. In an interview with The Korea Times, the minister said, ``For Korea, agriculture, including rice growing, has closely been related to food security...
Mixed Opinions Prevail on Whether to Cut Call Rate
Amid growing uncertainties surrounding the Korean economy, the interest of the financial market has been focused on whether or not the monetary policy committee will cut overnight call rate at today's meeting. Mainly affected by the slumping yen...
NACF to Host ICA General Assembly in Oct
The National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) will hold the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) general assembly and the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) meeting in October this year. The two global...
Number of Jobless in 40s, 50s Jumps to 358,000 in February
More and more workers in their 40s and 50s have lost their jobs since Korea was hit by the Asia-wide financial crisis in late 1997. The Labor Ministry said yesterday that the number of jobless people in their 40s and 50s surged 40 percent to 358,000...
Packet-Based Charging System Due
The Ministry of Information and Communication yesterday unveiled a packet- based fee collecting system for wireless Internet users, which allows people to pay their wireless Internet rates based on the amount of information transferred information,...
PATA; Kuala Lumpur Opens PATA 2001 April 8-12
Kuala Lumpur, the host city of the 50th PATA Annual Conference, is the vibrant capital city of Malaysia and the pulse of the nation's political, economic and social life. From an obscure trading post and meeting place for tin miners in the late 1800s,...
PATA; Proud Past - Promising Future
When the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) was founded in 1951, fewer than 250,000 people visited the Pacific Asia region each year. In the past decade alone, international travel to the region surged from 25 million to more than 90 million visitors...
Rival Parties at Odds over Assembly Law
The ruling coalition and the main opposition Grand National Party yesterday locked horns over the revision of the National Assembly law, clouding the prospects for smooth sailing of the extra session of the Assembly. The Millennium Democratic Party...
Seoul Urged to Open Legal Services Market
The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AmCham) calls for an overhaul of what they characterized as an elitist and inefficient Korean legal services market and urged Seoul to set a clear timetable for opening the market. According to AmCham,...
Thunders Push Sakers to Brink
Just one more win and the Samsung Thunders can be called ``Champions.'' In Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo, Artemus McClary led the way with 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Thunders held on for a hard-fought 97-95 victory in the best-of-7...