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입력 2010.07.01 (16:52) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]



Business prospects for domestic companies are considered the best since the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. But smaller companies are largely missing out on the business surge.



[Pkg]



This company sold roughly 30-thousand 3-D TV sets after launching sales just four months ago thanks to 3-D broadcasting of the World Cup. Six-hundred thousand sets were sold worldwide.



[Soundbite] Kim Byeong-hyo (Samsung Electronics) : “Thanks to the soccer fever, more than half of people buying LED TVs chose 3D TVs.”



The economic effect of the World Cup has improved business for domestic companies. The business survey index of manufacturers in June rose two points from May to 105. This is the highest since the 2002 World Cup that Korea co-hosted. For exporters, the index is at its highest level in ten years. That of conglomerates is also growing. But domestic suppliers have seen their index drop and small and mid-size companies remain stuck at the benchmark score of 100. So, economic recovery has not spread to all business sectors. Signs have also appeared that recovery will slow in this year’s second half. The year-on-year monthly comparison of the leading composite index has dropped for the fifth consecutive month.



[Soundbite] Lee Geun-tae (LG Economic Research Institute) : “With the recovery slowing down in the second half, it could feel slower for smaller firms or entrepreneurs.”



The government forecasts economic growth this year of nearly six percent, but closing the recovery gap between larger and smaller companies will likely be difficult.



2. Smartphone War



[Anchor Lead]



Samsung Electronics is targeting the U.S. smartphone market with its Galaxy S. Many are interested in whether the Korean model can beat Apple’s iPhone.



[Pkg]



High-definition screen of this new smartphone model attracts buyers’ eyes. It also boasts faster speed compared to former smartphones.



[Soundbite] Alex Stansky (U.S. Reporter)



The Korean-made smartphone, Galaxy S, has declared its advance into the U.S. market, the stronghold of Apple’s iPhone. In the case of iPhone, the only available mobile service provider is AT&T and there is just one model to choose from. But Galaxy S comes in four different designs for each of the four major U.S. mobile service providers. Samsung is planning to expand its sales network with some 110 mobile service providers worldwide.



[Soundbite] Sin Jong-gyun (Samsung Electronics) : “It’s the first time for a cell phone to be sold at once for all four major mobile service providers. It proves it’s outstanding quality.”



The iPhone, which launched sales last week, sold out around 1.7 million units in just three days to set the biggest sales record ever. Competition between the two smartphone models is expected to get fiercer as more than a million Galaxy S models have been reserved for purchase in 110 countries.



3. Radar Integration



[Anchor Lead]



Weather radars have been managed separately by the Korea Meteorological Administration; the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry; and the Air Force. But one agency will handle all of the radars from next year, to improve on weather forecasts and flood prevention.



[Pkg]



A heavy snow warning was issued for Gangwon Province in February predicting 50 centimeters of snow. Snow also fell on Seoul, but weather radar showed only weak clouds on the east coast and failed to detect snow in other regions. Radar also occasionally fails to detect rain clouds. When heavy rain hit the southwestern region, radar showed clear skies. Weather forecasts based on radar contain many errors because of loopholes in the radar network. Apart from the Korea Meteorological Administration, the Air Force has nine radars, while the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry operates two. Each radar is managed separately. To minimize errors, one agency will manage all weather radars from next year.



[Soundbite] Park Gwang-jun (Korea Meteorological Administration) : “The detection scope will expand by 35%. We’ll be able to produce more accurate weather forecasts.”



The move is also expected to improve flood prevention and water resource management.



[Soundbite] Jang Man-seok (Min. of Land, Transport & Maritime Affairs) : “By integrating meteorological radars, we’ll minimize errors and prevent floods more efficiently.”



Radar integration will come in March next year after frequency waves are finetuned.



4. Military Drill



[Anchor Lead]



South Korea has strengthened its vigilance against North Korea since the sinking of the Cheonan naval vessel. The military is bracing itself for a possible future provocation by the North through scientific, life-like drills.



[Pkg]



In the dark forest where soldiers hardly see beyond their noses, forces disguised as the enemy make a surprise attack at night. The nighttime silence is disrupted by shouts and the sound of gunfire. The fight runs overnight. The drill site is designed to have soldiers get used to the mountainous topography of the Korean Peninsula. So soldiers are required to be physically strong and wise enough to overcome obstacles they can face during the drills.



[Soundbite] Lt. Colonel Jang Jae-gyu (Chief Commander) : “Soldiers must climb a 300 meter-hill in a breath during the drill. They also march 10 kilometers to attack the enemy.”



Weapons, uniforms and helmets are equipped with the multiple integrated laser engagement system, which sounds an alarm when soldiers get shot. So the system enables the on-site identification of those who get injured or killed in action. Soldiers also engage in mock drill of lying among a pile of bodies outside the morgue.



[Soundbite] Lt. Colonel Kim Taek-su (Chief Commander) : “Soldiers get hands-on experience about how they can survive or get killed during the drill. So they become more attentive and agile.”



Army units will hold 11-day exercises in turn at the scientific drill site.



5. Lost Stone



[Anchor Lead]



Two years have passed since an arsonist burned the country’s top cultural relic, Sungnyemun. Restoration work is underway but could take longer because researchers have found new facts on the historical gate’s dimensions.



[Pkg]



Korea’s National Treasure No. 1 was burned down in a fire. Two years and four months have passed. Culture officials have discovered something unexpected in the process of excavation before restoring the gate. Excavation around the gate has shown that the stone foundation is 160 centimeters below the ground surface. The foundation had been gradually buried over the past six centuries. So the gate’s stone structure built in 1398 was originally eight meters tall, higher than the current height of 6.4 meters.



[Soundbite] Lee Sang-jun (Nat’l Research Inst. of Cultural Heritage) : “It’s much smaller than the original. We’ve found new facts, so we can restore it to its original form. That’s really meaningful.”



Excavators also watched the construction method of digging one meter underground and covering the bottom with stone packing before placing the foundation stone. The roads surrounding Sungnyemun also rose about one meter in height after the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century.



[Soundbite] Choi Jong-deok (Sungnyemun Restoration Team) : “We discovered that the gate had been covered with soil during the Joseon Dynasty. It’ll help us on deciding how to restore the gate.”



The restoration of the historical gate is slated for 2012, but this will likely be delayed given the new information.



6. Cultural Envoy



[Anchor Lead]



KBS World marks its seventh anniversary today. The channel has contributed greatly to publicizing Korean culture to 44 million households worldwide.



[Pkg]



Members of this family from Philadelphia are big fans of a Korean music show airing on KBS World. The walls of the house are decorated with Korean TV show posters.



[Soundbite]



KBS World, a front-runner in spreading Korean culture worldwide, marks its seventh anniversary today. KBS World debuted in the United States and currently airs in 71 countries. It’s become a global channel viewed by 44 million households all around the world. KBS World is ranked third among 52 TV channels broadcast by Japan’s largest cable TV company Jcom.



[Soundbite] Yun Su-yeong (KBS Anchor) : “KBS TV documentary are also very popular. KBS World has enormous influence.”



[Soundbite] Gwon O-seok (Contents Development Division, KBS) : “It fulfills its role as a pipeline to spread Korean culture all over the world.”



Available in more than 11-hundred hotels in 41 countries, KBS World also acts as a "diplomatic channel" that publicizes Korea to influential people from around the world. As a gateway to Korea, KBS World continues to improve its services to become a leading TV channel in Asia.



7. KBS News App



[Anchor Lead]



An application allowing users to watch KBS News on smartphones is proving to be a big hit. More than 110-thousand users have downloaded the application since the service was launched two weeks ago.



[Pkg]



A smartphone enables the user to watch KBS News anytime and anywhere. Breaking news and other reports are available in real time without DMB. Users can search and choose news by image and select categories of their choice.



[Soundbite] “It’s so easy and convenient to find the news you need. You can search anything you need. It’s really useful.”



The KBS News application has attracted more than 110-thousand users since its launch two weeks ago. The free application is the fastest among those of domestic media to get 100-thousand subscribers and is No. 1 in the Korean market. The application has also spread abroad, with around 8-thousand-700 users in 56 countries watching KBS News on their smartphones.



[Soundbite] Hwang Seon-ju (L.A. Resident) : “It’s great for business people like me because we can access news from Korea easily and quickly”



KBS will release more smartphone content, starting with a radio application slated for launch this month.



8. War Time Books



[Anchor Lead]



Even during the Korean War, the publishing of textbooks was never once suspended in Korea. An exhibition displaying wartime textbooks has opened recently. Let’s take a look.



[Pkg]



This tent-school was set up during the Korean War. Even uncertainty and danger did not discourage students from learning. This Korean language textbook was published in 1952. It’s half as big as today’s textbooks.



[Soundbite] Kim Un-gi (Textbook Collector) : “This textbook is made with a single sheet of paper folded into 64 pages.”



In schools where textbooks were in short supply, teachers typed the content of textbooks using autographic printers. Textbooks for refugee students who often missed classes were published separately to help them catch up.



[Soundbite] “Teachers used to carry a printer to print textbooks during the war. They traveled from city to city to publish these textbooks.”



Wartime textbooks contained a lot of information on war. But they also acted as messengers of hope.



[Soundbite] Song Mun-ho (Poet) : “Beethoven discovered the weak sounds of music that sounded like a dream.” “Do you still remember?” “I still remember the sound each time I go to a concert.”



Memories of learning that helped many people overcome the horror of war will never fade away.



9. Jumeokbap



[Anchor Lead]



Rice rolled into balls with other ingredients is called jumeokbap or “fist rice” in Korea. In the old days, jumeokbap was popular during wartime or on long journeys, as they’re easy to cook and pack. But they’ve been drawing the spotlight again recently, thanks to their richness in nutrition, convenience, and a modern makeover into new shapes.



[Pkg]



This shop in Seoul specializes in jumeokbap. The shop’s special menus for each age bracket from teens to those in their fifties are especially popular.



[Soundbite] “I love this place because you have a large variety to choose from sorted by age groups.”



The most popular item is rice balls with stir fried smoked duck and onions mixed in. There’re also healthier options, with additions like crab meat and broccoli. Elderly customers come for the old-style jumeokbap they ate during hard times.



[Soundbite] “I used to love them as a child. Since we didn’t have cookies back then, my mom used to make me jumeokbap. I always cried for more.”



Here’s another store that sells rice balls shaped like characters. The character jumeokbap are designed to look like dolls.



[Soundbite] “Appearance as well as taste is important. They require a lot of care, but they’re enjoyable to our eyes.”



This flower girl is made by adding hair and eyes of seaweed. This Japanimation character is made by wrapping the rice ball in yellow egg skin and adding carrot decorations. The characters are popular as school lunches for children, and so the store gets more than 150 take out orders a day.



[Soundbite] “I thought it was too pretty to eat. But it’s very nutritious, health-conscious. It also tastes great.”



Here’s a place where you can make jumeokbap yourself.



[Soundbite] “Here’s your rice ball set.”



When you order, you get a large bowl of rice with crushed seaweed, salmon eggs and plastic gloves instead of ready-made balls. The customers roll their jumeokbap themselves.



[Soundbite] “We made Park Ji-sung and a soccer ball. I’m a big fan of park and we want to celebrate Korea making it to the round of 16.”



Making your own rice balls adds something to the meal.



[Soundbite] “I feel safer eating something I made myself and it’s fun. It tastes good, too.”



Jumeokbap are no longer an old fashioned food. They’ve taken on new shapes to re-emerge as a healthy snack.
  • Business Boom
    • 입력 2010-07-01 16:52:05
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]



Business prospects for domestic companies are considered the best since the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup. But smaller companies are largely missing out on the business surge.



[Pkg]



This company sold roughly 30-thousand 3-D TV sets after launching sales just four months ago thanks to 3-D broadcasting of the World Cup. Six-hundred thousand sets were sold worldwide.



[Soundbite] Kim Byeong-hyo (Samsung Electronics) : “Thanks to the soccer fever, more than half of people buying LED TVs chose 3D TVs.”



The economic effect of the World Cup has improved business for domestic companies. The business survey index of manufacturers in June rose two points from May to 105. This is the highest since the 2002 World Cup that Korea co-hosted. For exporters, the index is at its highest level in ten years. That of conglomerates is also growing. But domestic suppliers have seen their index drop and small and mid-size companies remain stuck at the benchmark score of 100. So, economic recovery has not spread to all business sectors. Signs have also appeared that recovery will slow in this year’s second half. The year-on-year monthly comparison of the leading composite index has dropped for the fifth consecutive month.



[Soundbite] Lee Geun-tae (LG Economic Research Institute) : “With the recovery slowing down in the second half, it could feel slower for smaller firms or entrepreneurs.”



The government forecasts economic growth this year of nearly six percent, but closing the recovery gap between larger and smaller companies will likely be difficult.



2. Smartphone War



[Anchor Lead]



Samsung Electronics is targeting the U.S. smartphone market with its Galaxy S. Many are interested in whether the Korean model can beat Apple’s iPhone.



[Pkg]



High-definition screen of this new smartphone model attracts buyers’ eyes. It also boasts faster speed compared to former smartphones.



[Soundbite] Alex Stansky (U.S. Reporter)



The Korean-made smartphone, Galaxy S, has declared its advance into the U.S. market, the stronghold of Apple’s iPhone. In the case of iPhone, the only available mobile service provider is AT&T and there is just one model to choose from. But Galaxy S comes in four different designs for each of the four major U.S. mobile service providers. Samsung is planning to expand its sales network with some 110 mobile service providers worldwide.



[Soundbite] Sin Jong-gyun (Samsung Electronics) : “It’s the first time for a cell phone to be sold at once for all four major mobile service providers. It proves it’s outstanding quality.”



The iPhone, which launched sales last week, sold out around 1.7 million units in just three days to set the biggest sales record ever. Competition between the two smartphone models is expected to get fiercer as more than a million Galaxy S models have been reserved for purchase in 110 countries.



3. Radar Integration



[Anchor Lead]



Weather radars have been managed separately by the Korea Meteorological Administration; the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry; and the Air Force. But one agency will handle all of the radars from next year, to improve on weather forecasts and flood prevention.



[Pkg]



A heavy snow warning was issued for Gangwon Province in February predicting 50 centimeters of snow. Snow also fell on Seoul, but weather radar showed only weak clouds on the east coast and failed to detect snow in other regions. Radar also occasionally fails to detect rain clouds. When heavy rain hit the southwestern region, radar showed clear skies. Weather forecasts based on radar contain many errors because of loopholes in the radar network. Apart from the Korea Meteorological Administration, the Air Force has nine radars, while the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry operates two. Each radar is managed separately. To minimize errors, one agency will manage all weather radars from next year.



[Soundbite] Park Gwang-jun (Korea Meteorological Administration) : “The detection scope will expand by 35%. We’ll be able to produce more accurate weather forecasts.”



The move is also expected to improve flood prevention and water resource management.



[Soundbite] Jang Man-seok (Min. of Land, Transport & Maritime Affairs) : “By integrating meteorological radars, we’ll minimize errors and prevent floods more efficiently.”



Radar integration will come in March next year after frequency waves are finetuned.



4. Military Drill



[Anchor Lead]



South Korea has strengthened its vigilance against North Korea since the sinking of the Cheonan naval vessel. The military is bracing itself for a possible future provocation by the North through scientific, life-like drills.



[Pkg]



In the dark forest where soldiers hardly see beyond their noses, forces disguised as the enemy make a surprise attack at night. The nighttime silence is disrupted by shouts and the sound of gunfire. The fight runs overnight. The drill site is designed to have soldiers get used to the mountainous topography of the Korean Peninsula. So soldiers are required to be physically strong and wise enough to overcome obstacles they can face during the drills.



[Soundbite] Lt. Colonel Jang Jae-gyu (Chief Commander) : “Soldiers must climb a 300 meter-hill in a breath during the drill. They also march 10 kilometers to attack the enemy.”



Weapons, uniforms and helmets are equipped with the multiple integrated laser engagement system, which sounds an alarm when soldiers get shot. So the system enables the on-site identification of those who get injured or killed in action. Soldiers also engage in mock drill of lying among a pile of bodies outside the morgue.



[Soundbite] Lt. Colonel Kim Taek-su (Chief Commander) : “Soldiers get hands-on experience about how they can survive or get killed during the drill. So they become more attentive and agile.”



Army units will hold 11-day exercises in turn at the scientific drill site.



5. Lost Stone



[Anchor Lead]



Two years have passed since an arsonist burned the country’s top cultural relic, Sungnyemun. Restoration work is underway but could take longer because researchers have found new facts on the historical gate’s dimensions.



[Pkg]



Korea’s National Treasure No. 1 was burned down in a fire. Two years and four months have passed. Culture officials have discovered something unexpected in the process of excavation before restoring the gate. Excavation around the gate has shown that the stone foundation is 160 centimeters below the ground surface. The foundation had been gradually buried over the past six centuries. So the gate’s stone structure built in 1398 was originally eight meters tall, higher than the current height of 6.4 meters.



[Soundbite] Lee Sang-jun (Nat’l Research Inst. of Cultural Heritage) : “It’s much smaller than the original. We’ve found new facts, so we can restore it to its original form. That’s really meaningful.”



Excavators also watched the construction method of digging one meter underground and covering the bottom with stone packing before placing the foundation stone. The roads surrounding Sungnyemun also rose about one meter in height after the Japanese invasion of the late 16th century.



[Soundbite] Choi Jong-deok (Sungnyemun Restoration Team) : “We discovered that the gate had been covered with soil during the Joseon Dynasty. It’ll help us on deciding how to restore the gate.”



The restoration of the historical gate is slated for 2012, but this will likely be delayed given the new information.



6. Cultural Envoy



[Anchor Lead]



KBS World marks its seventh anniversary today. The channel has contributed greatly to publicizing Korean culture to 44 million households worldwide.



[Pkg]



Members of this family from Philadelphia are big fans of a Korean music show airing on KBS World. The walls of the house are decorated with Korean TV show posters.



[Soundbite]



KBS World, a front-runner in spreading Korean culture worldwide, marks its seventh anniversary today. KBS World debuted in the United States and currently airs in 71 countries. It’s become a global channel viewed by 44 million households all around the world. KBS World is ranked third among 52 TV channels broadcast by Japan’s largest cable TV company Jcom.



[Soundbite] Yun Su-yeong (KBS Anchor) : “KBS TV documentary are also very popular. KBS World has enormous influence.”



[Soundbite] Gwon O-seok (Contents Development Division, KBS) : “It fulfills its role as a pipeline to spread Korean culture all over the world.”



Available in more than 11-hundred hotels in 41 countries, KBS World also acts as a "diplomatic channel" that publicizes Korea to influential people from around the world. As a gateway to Korea, KBS World continues to improve its services to become a leading TV channel in Asia.



7. KBS News App



[Anchor Lead]



An application allowing users to watch KBS News on smartphones is proving to be a big hit. More than 110-thousand users have downloaded the application since the service was launched two weeks ago.



[Pkg]



A smartphone enables the user to watch KBS News anytime and anywhere. Breaking news and other reports are available in real time without DMB. Users can search and choose news by image and select categories of their choice.



[Soundbite] “It’s so easy and convenient to find the news you need. You can search anything you need. It’s really useful.”



The KBS News application has attracted more than 110-thousand users since its launch two weeks ago. The free application is the fastest among those of domestic media to get 100-thousand subscribers and is No. 1 in the Korean market. The application has also spread abroad, with around 8-thousand-700 users in 56 countries watching KBS News on their smartphones.



[Soundbite] Hwang Seon-ju (L.A. Resident) : “It’s great for business people like me because we can access news from Korea easily and quickly”



KBS will release more smartphone content, starting with a radio application slated for launch this month.



8. War Time Books



[Anchor Lead]



Even during the Korean War, the publishing of textbooks was never once suspended in Korea. An exhibition displaying wartime textbooks has opened recently. Let’s take a look.



[Pkg]



This tent-school was set up during the Korean War. Even uncertainty and danger did not discourage students from learning. This Korean language textbook was published in 1952. It’s half as big as today’s textbooks.



[Soundbite] Kim Un-gi (Textbook Collector) : “This textbook is made with a single sheet of paper folded into 64 pages.”



In schools where textbooks were in short supply, teachers typed the content of textbooks using autographic printers. Textbooks for refugee students who often missed classes were published separately to help them catch up.



[Soundbite] “Teachers used to carry a printer to print textbooks during the war. They traveled from city to city to publish these textbooks.”



Wartime textbooks contained a lot of information on war. But they also acted as messengers of hope.



[Soundbite] Song Mun-ho (Poet) : “Beethoven discovered the weak sounds of music that sounded like a dream.” “Do you still remember?” “I still remember the sound each time I go to a concert.”



Memories of learning that helped many people overcome the horror of war will never fade away.



9. Jumeokbap



[Anchor Lead]



Rice rolled into balls with other ingredients is called jumeokbap or “fist rice” in Korea. In the old days, jumeokbap was popular during wartime or on long journeys, as they’re easy to cook and pack. But they’ve been drawing the spotlight again recently, thanks to their richness in nutrition, convenience, and a modern makeover into new shapes.



[Pkg]



This shop in Seoul specializes in jumeokbap. The shop’s special menus for each age bracket from teens to those in their fifties are especially popular.



[Soundbite] “I love this place because you have a large variety to choose from sorted by age groups.”



The most popular item is rice balls with stir fried smoked duck and onions mixed in. There’re also healthier options, with additions like crab meat and broccoli. Elderly customers come for the old-style jumeokbap they ate during hard times.



[Soundbite] “I used to love them as a child. Since we didn’t have cookies back then, my mom used to make me jumeokbap. I always cried for more.”



Here’s another store that sells rice balls shaped like characters. The character jumeokbap are designed to look like dolls.



[Soundbite] “Appearance as well as taste is important. They require a lot of care, but they’re enjoyable to our eyes.”



This flower girl is made by adding hair and eyes of seaweed. This Japanimation character is made by wrapping the rice ball in yellow egg skin and adding carrot decorations. The characters are popular as school lunches for children, and so the store gets more than 150 take out orders a day.



[Soundbite] “I thought it was too pretty to eat. But it’s very nutritious, health-conscious. It also tastes great.”



Here’s a place where you can make jumeokbap yourself.



[Soundbite] “Here’s your rice ball set.”



When you order, you get a large bowl of rice with crushed seaweed, salmon eggs and plastic gloves instead of ready-made balls. The customers roll their jumeokbap themselves.



[Soundbite] “We made Park Ji-sung and a soccer ball. I’m a big fan of park and we want to celebrate Korea making it to the round of 16.”



Making your own rice balls adds something to the meal.



[Soundbite] “I feel safer eating something I made myself and it’s fun. It tastes good, too.”



Jumeokbap are no longer an old fashioned food. They’ve taken on new shapes to re-emerge as a healthy snack.
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