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Food Shortage
입력 2010.09.09 (17:29) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

North Koreans are reportedly crossing the border with China to steal produce from farms. The lack of food due to heavy rain damage in the North appears to be getting more serious.



[Pkg]

North Koreans are crossing the border with China to steal crops from Chinese farms. The U.S.-based Radio Free Asia has quoted a Chinese media report on this. The report says North Koreans are crossing over to the Chinese side of the Tumen River to steal crops from farms due to low food supply in the North. Groups of five to six or even ten frequently cross the river to steal crops. The North Koreans are known to have taken crops and medicinal herbs and even peeled off tree bark.



[Soundbite] North Korean Defector (Voice Modified): Ten of them were caught at once two days ago while crossing the river. That means a lot of them are coming over.



Media covering North Korea say the communist country’s people are crossing the border for food due to famine. Chinese police have stepped up security but this hasn’t stopped the North Koreans. Chinese civilians are using hunting dogs and guarding their fields with guns. Media reports say more than 200 North Korean have been caught and deported for stealing in China, with 30 incarcerated.



2. NK Food Aid



[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean government is considering offering humanitarian food aid to the North. But some people are voicing opposition, saying that North Korea could distribute the rice to its soldiers, and not to starving ordinary people.



[Pkg]

Unification Minister Hyun In-taek has said that the government is positive about offering food aid to North Korea, which was recently hit by heavy rains and floods. But the unification minister has clarified that it will be civilian aid delivered through the Red Cross, not a government-led provision.



[Soundbite] Hyun In-taek (Unification Minister): We’re positively considering offering rice to North Korea.



Most lawmakers of ruling and opposiiton camps support the offering of humanitarian aid.



[Soundbite] Lee Yoon-sung (Grand National Party): It’s better to be generous in offering aid to North Korea if you have already decided to do so. I agree to sending rice to the North.



But some ruling party lawmakers are urging the government to think again about the aid, noting problems with the food distribution in North Korea.



[Soundbite] Yoon Sang-hyun (Grand National Party): Where will it go? It’ll go to the North Korean military. What’s the most necessary military supply for the North? It’s rice.



The unification minister has said that North Korea’s Workers’ Party will convene a meeting of key party delegates for the first time in 44 years to elect the party’s top leaders. He has predicted that the convention will be an important event for the North. But the minister has said that it remains to be seen if North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s son Jong-nam will debut in the party meeting as the next leader of the communist country.



3. China Market



[Anchor Lead]

A leading Korean company has introduced its smartphone to China, which promises to be the world’s largest smartphone market. But competition in the Chinese market will likely prove fierce given the domination of cheap models there. Apple will also release its iPhone 4 in China soon.



[Pkg]

Samsung Electronics has introduced its smartphone "Galaxy S" in the Chinese market. Samsung says the Galaxy S is the first smartphone to sport all functions demanded by China’s three major telecom operators. LG Electronics will introduce a cheaper model "Thunder" in China next month tailored for Chinese customers.



[Soundbite] Chinese Customer: Smartphones feature many functions that young people like. They are a little bit expensive but will become popular among Chinese people.



The Chinese bought six million smartphones last year, accounting for four percent of the Chinese mobile phone market. Market analysts predict that smartphone sales in China will nearly triple this year to 17 million and skyrocket to 40 million next year. The Chinese market is expected to become the world’s largest for smartphones.



[Soundbite] Lee Sang-guk (Dir., Samsung Electronics, China Branch): Global mobile suppliers will fiercely compete in China, which is rapidly emerging as the world’s largest smartphone market.



Nokia leads the market for cheap smartphones in China and Apple will soon offer free iPhone 4 units to long-term subsribers. This heralds stiff competition in the Chinese smartphone market for Korean companies.



4. Local Brands




[Anchor Lead]

Korean clothing brands like Tomboy and SSamzie that had been around for decades are recently going out of business. Here’s a company that has drawn more success overseas, showing the Korean clothing industry a way out of its tight corner.



[Pkg]

This Korean clothing factory is guarded by Nicaraguan policemen around the clock and workers patrol the area by car. Nearly 6,000 employees work on the plant’s 90 production lines. For this scale, the factory is called the "Samsung Group of Nicaragua," The factory supplies world famous brands like Levis, Gap and Adidas as well as large distributors like Walmart.



[Soundbite] Song Yeong-don (Chief, Sae-A Trading Corp.): We built our plants here because they’re close to the States. American buyers want frequent supply.



It does not just operate under an OEM system. It also works with famous designers by suggesting its own designs.



[Soundbite] Norma Kamali (Fashion Designer)



[Soundbite] George Hall (Sae-A Trading Corp. U.S Branch)

Having Korean brands worn worldwide doesn’t seem far if Korean firms can just enhance competitiveness in design based on quality and reliability,



5. Marine Drugs



[Anchor Lead]

Arteriosclerosis treatment made from whales and super bacteria antibiotics made from sponges are coming soon. Research on marine life is brisk in Korea and will be applied to the development of new medicine from 2013.



[Pkg]

This is the source material of a super bacteria antibiotic patented in March last year. The lead compound restricts the occurrence of arteriosclerosis more than 25 percent. Korean researchers have developed this treatment using whales and sponges. Research being conducted worldwide uses marine life to produce treatments for hard-to-cure illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Since 2004, Korean scientists have produced 10 types of lead compounds for new medications using marine life. The goal is to reach the stage of full-scale medication development by 2013.



[Soundbite] Prof. Kang Heon-joong (Seoul Nat’l Univ.): We’ve teamed up experts from various fields to catch up the 20 to 30 years we’re lagging behind the U.S. in developing medications.



Korea’s first graduate school of oceanic sciences will open next year in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province. Eighty percent of the earth’s organisms are known to live in the sea. The sea is a treasure chest for the development of new medicines, and global competition for marine resources is expected to heat up.



6. Jeju Cave



[Anchor Lead]

KBS has filmed the inside of Yongcheon Cave on Jeju Island using high-definition technology. The cave is presumed to have been created over 200,000 years ago. Numerous stalactites hang from its roof and a fish species has been found for the first time in Korea there.



[Pkg]

Multiples of stalactites hang from the ceiling of the cave. On the ground, a forest of thick stalagmites and stone pillars has been formed. A 10-meter-deep lake has been found in the middle of the cave. It features thousands of carbonate structures in the water. A fish called flat head goby swims in the lake. It’s the first fish species living in a cave found in Korea.



[Soundbite] Kim Byeong-jik (Nat’l Inst. of Biological Resources): It’s highly likely that the fish has never been reported in Korea before.



The cave is three kilometers long. It used to be a lava carve. But it’s been changed into a lime cave with melted carbonate materials such as shells seeping into it.



[Soundbite] Prof. Woo Kyung-sik (Kangwon Nat’l Univ.): The scale and range are magnificent. Stalagmites, stalactites and stone pillars nicely decorate the cave. It’s really valuable.



The 200,000-year-old cave retains the natural mysteries of its long history. It was added to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list in 2007. But the cave remains closed to the public.



7. Baekje in 3D



[Anchor Lead]

Historic relics from the ancient Korean kingdom of Baekje have been restored using 3-D technology. A 3-D film on the items will be shown at the Great Baekje World Festival, which starts next week in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province.



[Pkg]

The last capital of the ancient Baekje Kingdom Sabiseong has been restored using digital 3-D technology. The kingdom flourished 1-thousand-400 years ago, and has been recreated in a vivid film. The main building and gallery of the Buddhist temple Jeongnim have been restored. A production team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology created this footage a year and four months after work with history experts. The film is based on ancient historical documents.



[Soundbite] Prof. Noh Jun-yong (Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech): All verified parts have been restored to their original form. Parts that still need more verification were recreated with maximum creativity to represent the magnificence and extravagance of Baekje culture.



The team spent six months on producing the Baekje Geumdong Daehyangno, or a ceremonial censer made of gold and bronze. The video images underscore the relic’s subtlety and extravagance even better than in real life.



[Soundbite] Park Jin-ho (Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech): This film shows audiences the essence and beauty of Baekje art in more detail.



The restoration of Baekje relics is the first of its kind. The 15-minute film will be screened at the Great Baekje World Festival slated to open September 18.



8. Mushroom Boom




[Anchor Lead]

The recent typhoons and heavy rainfall have led to a bumper crop of wild mushrooms in the mountains. Mushroom pickers are ecstatic with the first big yield in a long time. Let’s take a look.



[Pkg]

White mushrooms called "False Virgin’s Lepidella" have sprouted amid the brown leaves. These mushrooms are often called cucumber mushroom for their resemblance to cucumber blossoms. Their original name is Cinnabar Chanterelle. Red Belted Polypores have grown on the trunk of a dead pine tree. Mushrooms of various shapes and colors have sprouted everywhere around the woods. People are busy picking them. It’s a mushroom harvest time and the recent typhoon and heavy rainfall have helped the big harvest at the right time.



[Soundbite] Lee Gwi-yong (Forest Science Instute): We’re having more mushrooms than usual becuase the moisture level is just right for mushrooms to grow.



Nearby restaurants specializing in mushroom are also happy at the news of a big harvest.



[Soundbite] Kim Mi-ra (Mushroom Restaurant Owner): We couldn’t serve mushroom stew because we ran out of wild mushrooms. But now I’m happy to see a large stock for next year.



Meanwhile, experts warn that some wild mushrooms are poisonous and it’s hard to tell the difference between an edible species and a poisonous one. So visitors should make sure not to pick random mushroom because some could be fatal.



9. Sensitivity Shops



[Anchor Lead]

These days, places that provide a range of new services for free are winning the hearts of women consumers in Korea. Today we’ll find out what these so-called “sensitivity stores” are all about.



[Pkg]

This is a store specializing in sports equipment. A customer comes in with a bicycle.



[Soundbite] Come and see for yourself!



People come here with their bikes to learn how to fix them.



[Soundbite] The brake cable broke while traveling. That’s when I decided to learn how to fix bikes.



Here you learn how to change your tires and other tips for emergency situations. It’s not that hard once you’ve been told what to do.



[Soundbite] I thought you came here to just buy things. It’s great to just come and look around, take classes and have a good time with other people.



This bedding shop offers customers a place to take a snooze. A customer who had been looking at blankets suddenly lies down.



[Soundbite] You should try it yourself to see what it’s like.



You can see how comfortable the products are before you buy them. A specialist is on hand to recommend the best bedding for each individual customer.



[Soundbite] Since she’s slim and short, she needs a lower and softer pillow.



It helps entice consumers when a product has been recommended specifically for them.



[Soundbite] I used to just look at designs and colors,but now I can test their functions. I can trust the products.



Customers are not obligated to buy something in return for the service. This cozy space has been prepared for women to sit and chat. It’s a perfect space for mothers. All you need to do is make a reservation and you can even get free drinks.



[Soundbite] You can use the place for free. It’s nice and cozy and I can even bring my kids here.



You can also go out into the garden for some fresh air. The space is a hit with mothers and their kids.



[Soundbite] I love it here. It’s better than what I’d expected. Much better than an expensive coffee shop.





This beauty center seems to know exactly what women want. It looks like an ordinary coffee shop inside. But if you look more carefully, this is a powder room.



Various beauty products can be used for free, including makeup and nail, hair and skin care products. You can even learn some tips from a makeup specialist. And it’s not only makeup on offer. You can take care of your hair here as well.



[Soundbite] Today is a special day for me and I’m buying this to learn how to use it.



And you can get your hair done for free when you buy hair products.



[Soundbite] I’m 100% satisfied to get much more than I had expected.



These shops are creating their own niche by enticing customers with innovative services that the competition doesn’t offer.
  • Food Shortage
    • 입력 2010-09-09 17:29:24
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

North Koreans are reportedly crossing the border with China to steal produce from farms. The lack of food due to heavy rain damage in the North appears to be getting more serious.



[Pkg]

North Koreans are crossing the border with China to steal crops from Chinese farms. The U.S.-based Radio Free Asia has quoted a Chinese media report on this. The report says North Koreans are crossing over to the Chinese side of the Tumen River to steal crops from farms due to low food supply in the North. Groups of five to six or even ten frequently cross the river to steal crops. The North Koreans are known to have taken crops and medicinal herbs and even peeled off tree bark.



[Soundbite] North Korean Defector (Voice Modified): Ten of them were caught at once two days ago while crossing the river. That means a lot of them are coming over.



Media covering North Korea say the communist country’s people are crossing the border for food due to famine. Chinese police have stepped up security but this hasn’t stopped the North Koreans. Chinese civilians are using hunting dogs and guarding their fields with guns. Media reports say more than 200 North Korean have been caught and deported for stealing in China, with 30 incarcerated.



2. NK Food Aid



[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean government is considering offering humanitarian food aid to the North. But some people are voicing opposition, saying that North Korea could distribute the rice to its soldiers, and not to starving ordinary people.



[Pkg]

Unification Minister Hyun In-taek has said that the government is positive about offering food aid to North Korea, which was recently hit by heavy rains and floods. But the unification minister has clarified that it will be civilian aid delivered through the Red Cross, not a government-led provision.



[Soundbite] Hyun In-taek (Unification Minister): We’re positively considering offering rice to North Korea.



Most lawmakers of ruling and opposiiton camps support the offering of humanitarian aid.



[Soundbite] Lee Yoon-sung (Grand National Party): It’s better to be generous in offering aid to North Korea if you have already decided to do so. I agree to sending rice to the North.



But some ruling party lawmakers are urging the government to think again about the aid, noting problems with the food distribution in North Korea.



[Soundbite] Yoon Sang-hyun (Grand National Party): Where will it go? It’ll go to the North Korean military. What’s the most necessary military supply for the North? It’s rice.



The unification minister has said that North Korea’s Workers’ Party will convene a meeting of key party delegates for the first time in 44 years to elect the party’s top leaders. He has predicted that the convention will be an important event for the North. But the minister has said that it remains to be seen if North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s son Jong-nam will debut in the party meeting as the next leader of the communist country.



3. China Market



[Anchor Lead]

A leading Korean company has introduced its smartphone to China, which promises to be the world’s largest smartphone market. But competition in the Chinese market will likely prove fierce given the domination of cheap models there. Apple will also release its iPhone 4 in China soon.



[Pkg]

Samsung Electronics has introduced its smartphone "Galaxy S" in the Chinese market. Samsung says the Galaxy S is the first smartphone to sport all functions demanded by China’s three major telecom operators. LG Electronics will introduce a cheaper model "Thunder" in China next month tailored for Chinese customers.



[Soundbite] Chinese Customer: Smartphones feature many functions that young people like. They are a little bit expensive but will become popular among Chinese people.



The Chinese bought six million smartphones last year, accounting for four percent of the Chinese mobile phone market. Market analysts predict that smartphone sales in China will nearly triple this year to 17 million and skyrocket to 40 million next year. The Chinese market is expected to become the world’s largest for smartphones.



[Soundbite] Lee Sang-guk (Dir., Samsung Electronics, China Branch): Global mobile suppliers will fiercely compete in China, which is rapidly emerging as the world’s largest smartphone market.



Nokia leads the market for cheap smartphones in China and Apple will soon offer free iPhone 4 units to long-term subsribers. This heralds stiff competition in the Chinese smartphone market for Korean companies.



4. Local Brands




[Anchor Lead]

Korean clothing brands like Tomboy and SSamzie that had been around for decades are recently going out of business. Here’s a company that has drawn more success overseas, showing the Korean clothing industry a way out of its tight corner.



[Pkg]

This Korean clothing factory is guarded by Nicaraguan policemen around the clock and workers patrol the area by car. Nearly 6,000 employees work on the plant’s 90 production lines. For this scale, the factory is called the "Samsung Group of Nicaragua," The factory supplies world famous brands like Levis, Gap and Adidas as well as large distributors like Walmart.



[Soundbite] Song Yeong-don (Chief, Sae-A Trading Corp.): We built our plants here because they’re close to the States. American buyers want frequent supply.



It does not just operate under an OEM system. It also works with famous designers by suggesting its own designs.



[Soundbite] Norma Kamali (Fashion Designer)



[Soundbite] George Hall (Sae-A Trading Corp. U.S Branch)

Having Korean brands worn worldwide doesn’t seem far if Korean firms can just enhance competitiveness in design based on quality and reliability,



5. Marine Drugs



[Anchor Lead]

Arteriosclerosis treatment made from whales and super bacteria antibiotics made from sponges are coming soon. Research on marine life is brisk in Korea and will be applied to the development of new medicine from 2013.



[Pkg]

This is the source material of a super bacteria antibiotic patented in March last year. The lead compound restricts the occurrence of arteriosclerosis more than 25 percent. Korean researchers have developed this treatment using whales and sponges. Research being conducted worldwide uses marine life to produce treatments for hard-to-cure illnesses like diabetes and cancer. Since 2004, Korean scientists have produced 10 types of lead compounds for new medications using marine life. The goal is to reach the stage of full-scale medication development by 2013.



[Soundbite] Prof. Kang Heon-joong (Seoul Nat’l Univ.): We’ve teamed up experts from various fields to catch up the 20 to 30 years we’re lagging behind the U.S. in developing medications.



Korea’s first graduate school of oceanic sciences will open next year in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province. Eighty percent of the earth’s organisms are known to live in the sea. The sea is a treasure chest for the development of new medicines, and global competition for marine resources is expected to heat up.



6. Jeju Cave



[Anchor Lead]

KBS has filmed the inside of Yongcheon Cave on Jeju Island using high-definition technology. The cave is presumed to have been created over 200,000 years ago. Numerous stalactites hang from its roof and a fish species has been found for the first time in Korea there.



[Pkg]

Multiples of stalactites hang from the ceiling of the cave. On the ground, a forest of thick stalagmites and stone pillars has been formed. A 10-meter-deep lake has been found in the middle of the cave. It features thousands of carbonate structures in the water. A fish called flat head goby swims in the lake. It’s the first fish species living in a cave found in Korea.



[Soundbite] Kim Byeong-jik (Nat’l Inst. of Biological Resources): It’s highly likely that the fish has never been reported in Korea before.



The cave is three kilometers long. It used to be a lava carve. But it’s been changed into a lime cave with melted carbonate materials such as shells seeping into it.



[Soundbite] Prof. Woo Kyung-sik (Kangwon Nat’l Univ.): The scale and range are magnificent. Stalagmites, stalactites and stone pillars nicely decorate the cave. It’s really valuable.



The 200,000-year-old cave retains the natural mysteries of its long history. It was added to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list in 2007. But the cave remains closed to the public.



7. Baekje in 3D



[Anchor Lead]

Historic relics from the ancient Korean kingdom of Baekje have been restored using 3-D technology. A 3-D film on the items will be shown at the Great Baekje World Festival, which starts next week in Buyeo County, South Chungcheong Province.



[Pkg]

The last capital of the ancient Baekje Kingdom Sabiseong has been restored using digital 3-D technology. The kingdom flourished 1-thousand-400 years ago, and has been recreated in a vivid film. The main building and gallery of the Buddhist temple Jeongnim have been restored. A production team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology created this footage a year and four months after work with history experts. The film is based on ancient historical documents.



[Soundbite] Prof. Noh Jun-yong (Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech): All verified parts have been restored to their original form. Parts that still need more verification were recreated with maximum creativity to represent the magnificence and extravagance of Baekje culture.



The team spent six months on producing the Baekje Geumdong Daehyangno, or a ceremonial censer made of gold and bronze. The video images underscore the relic’s subtlety and extravagance even better than in real life.



[Soundbite] Park Jin-ho (Advanced Inst. of Science & Tech): This film shows audiences the essence and beauty of Baekje art in more detail.



The restoration of Baekje relics is the first of its kind. The 15-minute film will be screened at the Great Baekje World Festival slated to open September 18.



8. Mushroom Boom




[Anchor Lead]

The recent typhoons and heavy rainfall have led to a bumper crop of wild mushrooms in the mountains. Mushroom pickers are ecstatic with the first big yield in a long time. Let’s take a look.



[Pkg]

White mushrooms called "False Virgin’s Lepidella" have sprouted amid the brown leaves. These mushrooms are often called cucumber mushroom for their resemblance to cucumber blossoms. Their original name is Cinnabar Chanterelle. Red Belted Polypores have grown on the trunk of a dead pine tree. Mushrooms of various shapes and colors have sprouted everywhere around the woods. People are busy picking them. It’s a mushroom harvest time and the recent typhoon and heavy rainfall have helped the big harvest at the right time.



[Soundbite] Lee Gwi-yong (Forest Science Instute): We’re having more mushrooms than usual becuase the moisture level is just right for mushrooms to grow.



Nearby restaurants specializing in mushroom are also happy at the news of a big harvest.



[Soundbite] Kim Mi-ra (Mushroom Restaurant Owner): We couldn’t serve mushroom stew because we ran out of wild mushrooms. But now I’m happy to see a large stock for next year.



Meanwhile, experts warn that some wild mushrooms are poisonous and it’s hard to tell the difference between an edible species and a poisonous one. So visitors should make sure not to pick random mushroom because some could be fatal.



9. Sensitivity Shops



[Anchor Lead]

These days, places that provide a range of new services for free are winning the hearts of women consumers in Korea. Today we’ll find out what these so-called “sensitivity stores” are all about.



[Pkg]

This is a store specializing in sports equipment. A customer comes in with a bicycle.



[Soundbite] Come and see for yourself!



People come here with their bikes to learn how to fix them.



[Soundbite] The brake cable broke while traveling. That’s when I decided to learn how to fix bikes.



Here you learn how to change your tires and other tips for emergency situations. It’s not that hard once you’ve been told what to do.



[Soundbite] I thought you came here to just buy things. It’s great to just come and look around, take classes and have a good time with other people.



This bedding shop offers customers a place to take a snooze. A customer who had been looking at blankets suddenly lies down.



[Soundbite] You should try it yourself to see what it’s like.



You can see how comfortable the products are before you buy them. A specialist is on hand to recommend the best bedding for each individual customer.



[Soundbite] Since she’s slim and short, she needs a lower and softer pillow.



It helps entice consumers when a product has been recommended specifically for them.



[Soundbite] I used to just look at designs and colors,but now I can test their functions. I can trust the products.



Customers are not obligated to buy something in return for the service. This cozy space has been prepared for women to sit and chat. It’s a perfect space for mothers. All you need to do is make a reservation and you can even get free drinks.



[Soundbite] You can use the place for free. It’s nice and cozy and I can even bring my kids here.



You can also go out into the garden for some fresh air. The space is a hit with mothers and their kids.



[Soundbite] I love it here. It’s better than what I’d expected. Much better than an expensive coffee shop.





This beauty center seems to know exactly what women want. It looks like an ordinary coffee shop inside. But if you look more carefully, this is a powder room.



Various beauty products can be used for free, including makeup and nail, hair and skin care products. You can even learn some tips from a makeup specialist. And it’s not only makeup on offer. You can take care of your hair here as well.



[Soundbite] Today is a special day for me and I’m buying this to learn how to use it.



And you can get your hair done for free when you buy hair products.



[Soundbite] I’m 100% satisfied to get much more than I had expected.



These shops are creating their own niche by enticing customers with innovative services that the competition doesn’t offer.
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