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Choe Chong-Dae

Choe Chong-Dae

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Exploring the Hwasun Dolmens

I recently explored the site of the Hwasun Dolmens, where history and nature intertwine. Nestled near the waterfalls between Hyosan-ri, Dogok-myeon...

16.07.2024 30

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Humanitarian demining

It is disheartening that some North Korean soldiers in the DMZ were injured and killed recently by land mine explosions. Although more than seven...

30.06.2024 10

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Humanitarian demining

It is disheartening that some North Korean soldiers in the DMZ were injured and killed recently by land mine explosions. Although more than seven...

30.06.2024 30

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Fond friendship with the Philippines

I am fascinated by the Philippines in many ways. I have fond memories of the Philippines, as I first encountered a Filipino lady, Cora Swaz, who...

19.06.2024 20

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Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission reception

Six years ago, on April 27, 2018, then-South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met on the South Korean side of the...

02.06.2024 30

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Embracing value of old friendships

We cherish and feel a profound sense of nostalgia for the friendships cultivated during our elementary, middle and high school days, along with the...

21.05.2024 60

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Legacy of love: Japanese mother of Korean orphans

Nearly eight decades after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, both nations are actively working to create a mutually amicable framework...

08.05.2024 100

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Myanmar: tapestry of history, culture and diplomacy

My fascination with Myanmar began during former diplomat Kwon Byong-hyon's tenure as the Korean ambassador to Myanmar from 1987 to 1989. Later, he...

16.04.2024 40

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Remembering Tajikistan

Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan were relatively unfamiliar to me until the...

03.04.2024 20

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Dream of Pakistani-born multicultural entrepreneur

Over the past few decades, Korea has undergone a remarkable transformation from a culturally homogeneous society to a more diverse and multicultural...

20.03.2024 20

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Song of New Zealand 'Pokarekare Ana' and Korea's 'Yeon-ga'

My old residence in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, is affectionately referred to as "Silla University," thanks to my father's pioneering work in...

12.03.2024 30

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