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Meeting in Cuba
입력 2016.06.07 (14:03) 수정 2016.06.07 (14:32) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

South Korea's Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se visited Cuba for bilateral foreign ministers' talks, promising to promote cooperation with the country. The South Korean government is tightening up pressure on North Korea with its effort to forge stronger ties with traditional North Korean allies such as Cuba, Iran and Uganda.

[Pkg]

South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se met with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez for the first ever foreign ministers' meeting in history between the two countries. Minister Yun said the two sides exchanged opinions on a wide range of topics, from bilateral and regional issues to global agendas. He added that a series of follow-up agreements will take place in the future.

[Soundbite] Yun Byung-se(Foreign Affairs Minister) : "I expect more meetings like this and contacts at various levels as well as many follow-up talks."

Foreign affairs experts believe that to North Korea, the first South Korea-Cuba foreign ministers' meeting must have come as a shock on par with the normalization of diplomatic ties between South Korea and China in 1992. Cuba has been one of North Korea's closest allies. A declaration last week by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, a well-known pro-North country in Africa, that Uganda will cease cooperation with North Korea in military and law enforcement fields is likely to have intensified the Pyongyang regime's sense of isolation. Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated his support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at the South Korea-Iran summit held in early May. The severing of cooperative ties between North Korea and Iran in nuclear and missile developments came as the result of the South Korean government's pressure on and attempt to diplomatically isolate the Kim Jong-un regime. Minister Yun plans to visit Russia in the near future to continue adding pressure on Pyongyang by isolating the regime from the rest of the world.

2. Attracting a New Market

[Anchor Lead]

Korean hospitals are vying to attract Middle Eastern patients with measures catering to the market such as Halal hospital food and offering more consideration to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. Here’s more.

[Pkg]

This 12 year old patient from the United Arab Emirates received surgery at a major university hospital in Korea two months ago for acute leukemia.

[Soundbite] Guardian of UAE Patient : "I've long held a positive view of Korea. I'm relieved the surgery was successful, as I expected."

For Middle Eastern patients, one of the issues that require the greatest attention is their meals. It's because only Halal-certified ingredients permissible under Islamic law can be used.

[Soundbite] Lee Yong-min(Chef, Severance Hospital) : "We go to the Itaewon area in Seoul to buy ingredients bearing the Halal certification mark."

Today's dinner menu includes an assortment of salads with Kabsa, a traditional chicken dish of Saudi Arabia. The team visited Halal restaurants and learned recipes, developing over 40 different menu items. During the Ramadan period when Muslims fast at breakfast and lunch, an extra special dinner is provided.

[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-nam(Nutrition Team Chief, Severance Hospital) : "Patients told us the food tasted the same as their home food. This way, we could confirm the cooking methods we developed cater to their palate."

The Korean government has also developed around 30 Halal menu items to support the spread of the Hallyu Korean Wave in the medical sector.

3. Sports Industry

[Anchor Lead]

The sports industry is counted as one of the most promising growth engines of the future. Last year the industry posted sales of 35 billion U.S. dollars, overtaking the tourism sector in size.

[Pkg]

This small business in Gyeonggi-do Province makes bows for archery. Although the company is a latecomer in the field, it currently vies for the largest global market share with an annual revenue of over 25 million U.S. dollars. The company's performance is the result of combining Korea's world-leading archery with technology. The local sports market, which comprises of sports equipment manufacturing and game attendance etc., is expanding every year. Last year, the total revenue for the domestic sports industry recorded 35 billion U.S. dollars, recording 1.6 times that of the tourism industry. The sports sector also exceeds the industry average in value added inducement and job creation effects. The global sports industry is fiercely competitive with a total worldwide sales figure of 1.32 trillion dollars. This sector is expected to provide a new breakthrough for the Korean economy which has slowed down by low birthrates and rapid aging. As such, it is urgent to analyze the industry frontrunner and design development strategies tailored for Korea.

4. Treasured Animal Clinic

[Anchor Lead]

It’s a shock when animals that are designated as natural monuments are found wounded in the wild. In our next report, we take you to an exclusive treatment center devoted to these animals and an inside look at its busy operations.

[Pkg]

This eagle-owl was discovered 3 months ago with a torn wing. The wound was so deep that the wing unfortunately had to be surgically removed, but the bird has recuperated and is now healthy. Here, there are incubators for baby fowl as well as X-ray and endoscopy equipment for animals. After treatment, animals capable of rehabilitation are transferred to a temporary refuge.

[Soundbite] Han Mina(Veterinarian, Jecheon Livestock & Veterinary Service) : "The owl is receiving rehab training and massages on the wing. As the bird is fed and its condition improves, it will be sent to a site where it can prepare for discharge."

The facility was originally a livestock research institute specializing in managing contagious diseases. But due to the repeated appearance, treatment and discharge of distressed animals, the institute established a separate treatment center in 2008. So far, some 100 officially designated natural monuments have returned to the wild after going through a week-long wildlife training session inside a 45 meter long pen, the final stage of preparation before the animals are released.

[Soundbite] Yoo Jae-yun(Official, Jecheon Livestock & Veterinary Service) : "Some animals can't return to the wild because their injuries are severe. In these cases, we propagate them here and release their offspring back to nature."

The treatment center is growing ever busier with an increasing number of artificial factors threatening the survival of wild animals.

5. Collection Unveiled

[Anchor Lead]

The Hapicheop collection of letters written by the revered scholar Jeong Yak-yong in the late Joseon period has been unveiled to the public for the first time. Next is the stranger-than-fiction story of this treasure from its dramatic discovery 12 years ago to its finding a home at the National Folk Museum.

[Pkg]

When prominent scholar Jeong Yak-yong was banished to Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province in 1810, he cut pieces out of a silk skirt his wife had sent and wrote a series of educational phrases for his two sons called "Hapicheop." There is an extraordinary story associated with this collection of letters designated as one of Korea's treasures. A man living in Gyeonggi-do Province spotted an unusual-looking ancient book in a paper-collecting woman's handcart and traded the calligraphy album with his own junk. Two years later, the Hapicheop album shows up on an antique appraisal program on KBS.

[Soundbite] Hapicheop Finder : "I spotted this among a box-collecting woman's stuff. I gave her some boxes and got this in return."

Antique dealers, who determined it to be genuine, could not hide their excitement.

[Soundbite] Kim Young-bok(Appraiser of Hapicheop) : "Today is the happiest I've been since being on the show."

The treasure was later purchased by the chairman of Busan Savings Bank, but was seized by the prosecution when the bank went under in 2011. It was put up for auction last September and auctioned off to the National Folk Museum of Korea for over 630-thousand dollars.

[Soundbite] Cheon Jin-gi(Director, National Folk Museum) : "The museum tried its best to secure it, since it is an important relic that can teach our children about Korean traditional heritage like filial duty and family love."

The priceless Hapicheop with a dramatic story will be on display at the National Folk Museum of Korea until June 13th.

6. Ramyeon Science

[Anchor Lead]

Korean ramyeon instant noodles are beloved by people around the world. There is a wide variety of flavors, cooking styles, and preferences. In our next story we look into the science of making a delicious dish of ramyeon noodles.

[Pkg]

There are countless variations of instant noodles, or ramyeon, in terms of both product type and cooking method. How can their flavor be optimized? A set of experiments was conducted to answer a number of questions regarding ramyeon. First, a fixed amount of water was boiled in a regular pot and a nickel-silver pot. Due to the thermal conductivity, water in the nickel silver pot boiled and cooled more quickly, resulting in chewier noodles. A popular theory posits that the powdered soup should be added first, because the sodium raises the water's boiling point and produces better-tasting noodles. However, experiments revealed that there was little difference in the boiling point. There's also a reason why cold rice goes so well with ramyeon.

[Soundbite] Yoon Jae-won(Official, Ramyeon Manufacturer) : "Cold rice develops a stiff surface. This prevents penetration of the ramyeon soup and maintains the inherent taste and texture of the rice."

Manufacturers continue their efforts to produce tastier ramyeon, including recent changes in the noodles' shape to facilitate better absorption of the seasoning.

7. Pen Artwork

[Anchor Lead]

Characterized by delicate, intricate lines, great pen artwork is said to be the product of perseverance and concentration. Pen drawings are now being used to bring Korean cultural assets to artistic life. Here is the story.

[Pkg]

Hwangryongsa is a representative Buddhist temple from the Shilla Kingdom, famous for its nine-story wooden pagoda. The lost 80-meter-tall grand pagoda was reborn through the touch of a pen. The extremely delicate, detailed description took three whole months to complete.

[Soundbite] Kim Young-taek(Pen Artist) : "I draw 50 lines in a space measuring one square centimeters. I grind the pen point to 0.03 or 0.05 millimeters to draw things like rafters."

A pen drawing of Mihwangsa Temple of Mt. Dalmasan in Haenam, Jeollanam-do Province, emphasizes the dynamic harmony between the temple and the mountain by applying the principle of perspective used in Oriental painting. With unnecessary factors cut out and the space left unoccupied, the classical beauty of the artwork matches well even with an imposing modern building.

[Soundbite] Lee Kye-yoon(PR Department, Nat’l Election Commission) : "We commissioned the work, after concluding that it would symbolize and publicize the historical value and meaning of our agency as a constitutional organization."

Oriental pen paintings are now gaining renewed recognition for their artistic and pragmatic features, as they are not only on display at museums, but also being used to publicize architectural structures.

8. Promoting Family Meals

[Anchor Lead]

Having meals together with your children is said to be a component to the best of parenting strategies, because it can be an occasion to educate the kids and boost bonds of love between family members. Schools are making efforts to encourage families to share meals at home.

[Pkg]

Families in TV shows frequently gather to have a meal together, but the reality is very different.

[Soundbite] Jeon Jong-dae(Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do Prov. Resident) : "I eat with my family once or twice a week. We rarely talk while we eat."

A survey found that one out of ten families with elementary school students fails to have even single a meal together each week. Schools have set out to address the issue.

[Soundbite] "Wow, that's really good."

The key point of the lesson is to help families boost communication and bond by doing the work together, from preparing ingredients to cooking and eating. Parents reflect on their habits of watching TV during meals, and better understand what their children have in mind.

[Soundbite] Song Yoon-seo(Elementary School Student) : "I hate being told to finish my meal and do my homework before I play."

160 elementary and middle schools nation-wide are participating in the campaign to encourage families to have meals together. Experts advise that it is important for families to have meals together at least twice a week.

9. Healthcare Support

[Anchor Lead]

Many African countries face challenges providing healthcare to their people. Medical institutions built with Korean support in Kenya and Ethiopia are playing a critical role in the local healthcare scene. Here’s more.

[Pkg]

A 19-year-old girl pregnant with her first child has come to the hospital for a regular prenatal checkup. An examination reveals that she suffers from iron deficiency, a condition which could cause premature birth or miscarriage in severe cases.

[Soundbite] Skolastica Nyakelario(Pregnant Patient)

It was back in 2008 when the Korean government built a hospital in Kenya's Kitengela region, which had only been equipped with a handful of run-down clinics. This facility has expanded to become a general hospital specializing in gynecology and pediatrics. Kitengela Hospital is always packed with patients. Some 250 pregnant women and infants and children are diagnosed at its outpatient wing every day.

[Soundbite] Gladys Marima(Public Health Official at Kajiado)

This is a general hospital established by a Korean church. Abebe is a Korean War veteran. His bronchial tubes were injured during the war. He comes to the hospital once every three months to get a free physical checkup. The hospital provides free medical services to Korean War veterans and their families as well as the needy people in the area.

[Soundbite] Kim Chul-soo(President, MCM Hospital) : "I started practicing medicine in Ethiopia to repay the sacrifices of Korean War veterans."

Many developing countries lack proper surgical programs, necessitating more robust exchanges of medical personnel and sharing of techniques in this field. Medical institutions built with Korea's help are pitching in for the development of the public healthcare systems in Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Meeting in Cuba
    • 입력 2016-06-07 13:54:32
    • 수정2016-06-07 14:32:31
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

South Korea's Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se visited Cuba for bilateral foreign ministers' talks, promising to promote cooperation with the country. The South Korean government is tightening up pressure on North Korea with its effort to forge stronger ties with traditional North Korean allies such as Cuba, Iran and Uganda.

[Pkg]

South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Yun Byung-se met with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez for the first ever foreign ministers' meeting in history between the two countries. Minister Yun said the two sides exchanged opinions on a wide range of topics, from bilateral and regional issues to global agendas. He added that a series of follow-up agreements will take place in the future.

[Soundbite] Yun Byung-se(Foreign Affairs Minister) : "I expect more meetings like this and contacts at various levels as well as many follow-up talks."

Foreign affairs experts believe that to North Korea, the first South Korea-Cuba foreign ministers' meeting must have come as a shock on par with the normalization of diplomatic ties between South Korea and China in 1992. Cuba has been one of North Korea's closest allies. A declaration last week by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, a well-known pro-North country in Africa, that Uganda will cease cooperation with North Korea in military and law enforcement fields is likely to have intensified the Pyongyang regime's sense of isolation. Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated his support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at the South Korea-Iran summit held in early May. The severing of cooperative ties between North Korea and Iran in nuclear and missile developments came as the result of the South Korean government's pressure on and attempt to diplomatically isolate the Kim Jong-un regime. Minister Yun plans to visit Russia in the near future to continue adding pressure on Pyongyang by isolating the regime from the rest of the world.

2. Attracting a New Market

[Anchor Lead]

Korean hospitals are vying to attract Middle Eastern patients with measures catering to the market such as Halal hospital food and offering more consideration to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. Here’s more.

[Pkg]

This 12 year old patient from the United Arab Emirates received surgery at a major university hospital in Korea two months ago for acute leukemia.

[Soundbite] Guardian of UAE Patient : "I've long held a positive view of Korea. I'm relieved the surgery was successful, as I expected."

For Middle Eastern patients, one of the issues that require the greatest attention is their meals. It's because only Halal-certified ingredients permissible under Islamic law can be used.

[Soundbite] Lee Yong-min(Chef, Severance Hospital) : "We go to the Itaewon area in Seoul to buy ingredients bearing the Halal certification mark."

Today's dinner menu includes an assortment of salads with Kabsa, a traditional chicken dish of Saudi Arabia. The team visited Halal restaurants and learned recipes, developing over 40 different menu items. During the Ramadan period when Muslims fast at breakfast and lunch, an extra special dinner is provided.

[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-nam(Nutrition Team Chief, Severance Hospital) : "Patients told us the food tasted the same as their home food. This way, we could confirm the cooking methods we developed cater to their palate."

The Korean government has also developed around 30 Halal menu items to support the spread of the Hallyu Korean Wave in the medical sector.

3. Sports Industry

[Anchor Lead]

The sports industry is counted as one of the most promising growth engines of the future. Last year the industry posted sales of 35 billion U.S. dollars, overtaking the tourism sector in size.

[Pkg]

This small business in Gyeonggi-do Province makes bows for archery. Although the company is a latecomer in the field, it currently vies for the largest global market share with an annual revenue of over 25 million U.S. dollars. The company's performance is the result of combining Korea's world-leading archery with technology. The local sports market, which comprises of sports equipment manufacturing and game attendance etc., is expanding every year. Last year, the total revenue for the domestic sports industry recorded 35 billion U.S. dollars, recording 1.6 times that of the tourism industry. The sports sector also exceeds the industry average in value added inducement and job creation effects. The global sports industry is fiercely competitive with a total worldwide sales figure of 1.32 trillion dollars. This sector is expected to provide a new breakthrough for the Korean economy which has slowed down by low birthrates and rapid aging. As such, it is urgent to analyze the industry frontrunner and design development strategies tailored for Korea.

4. Treasured Animal Clinic

[Anchor Lead]

It’s a shock when animals that are designated as natural monuments are found wounded in the wild. In our next report, we take you to an exclusive treatment center devoted to these animals and an inside look at its busy operations.

[Pkg]

This eagle-owl was discovered 3 months ago with a torn wing. The wound was so deep that the wing unfortunately had to be surgically removed, but the bird has recuperated and is now healthy. Here, there are incubators for baby fowl as well as X-ray and endoscopy equipment for animals. After treatment, animals capable of rehabilitation are transferred to a temporary refuge.

[Soundbite] Han Mina(Veterinarian, Jecheon Livestock & Veterinary Service) : "The owl is receiving rehab training and massages on the wing. As the bird is fed and its condition improves, it will be sent to a site where it can prepare for discharge."

The facility was originally a livestock research institute specializing in managing contagious diseases. But due to the repeated appearance, treatment and discharge of distressed animals, the institute established a separate treatment center in 2008. So far, some 100 officially designated natural monuments have returned to the wild after going through a week-long wildlife training session inside a 45 meter long pen, the final stage of preparation before the animals are released.

[Soundbite] Yoo Jae-yun(Official, Jecheon Livestock & Veterinary Service) : "Some animals can't return to the wild because their injuries are severe. In these cases, we propagate them here and release their offspring back to nature."

The treatment center is growing ever busier with an increasing number of artificial factors threatening the survival of wild animals.

5. Collection Unveiled

[Anchor Lead]

The Hapicheop collection of letters written by the revered scholar Jeong Yak-yong in the late Joseon period has been unveiled to the public for the first time. Next is the stranger-than-fiction story of this treasure from its dramatic discovery 12 years ago to its finding a home at the National Folk Museum.

[Pkg]

When prominent scholar Jeong Yak-yong was banished to Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province in 1810, he cut pieces out of a silk skirt his wife had sent and wrote a series of educational phrases for his two sons called "Hapicheop." There is an extraordinary story associated with this collection of letters designated as one of Korea's treasures. A man living in Gyeonggi-do Province spotted an unusual-looking ancient book in a paper-collecting woman's handcart and traded the calligraphy album with his own junk. Two years later, the Hapicheop album shows up on an antique appraisal program on KBS.

[Soundbite] Hapicheop Finder : "I spotted this among a box-collecting woman's stuff. I gave her some boxes and got this in return."

Antique dealers, who determined it to be genuine, could not hide their excitement.

[Soundbite] Kim Young-bok(Appraiser of Hapicheop) : "Today is the happiest I've been since being on the show."

The treasure was later purchased by the chairman of Busan Savings Bank, but was seized by the prosecution when the bank went under in 2011. It was put up for auction last September and auctioned off to the National Folk Museum of Korea for over 630-thousand dollars.

[Soundbite] Cheon Jin-gi(Director, National Folk Museum) : "The museum tried its best to secure it, since it is an important relic that can teach our children about Korean traditional heritage like filial duty and family love."

The priceless Hapicheop with a dramatic story will be on display at the National Folk Museum of Korea until June 13th.

6. Ramyeon Science

[Anchor Lead]

Korean ramyeon instant noodles are beloved by people around the world. There is a wide variety of flavors, cooking styles, and preferences. In our next story we look into the science of making a delicious dish of ramyeon noodles.

[Pkg]

There are countless variations of instant noodles, or ramyeon, in terms of both product type and cooking method. How can their flavor be optimized? A set of experiments was conducted to answer a number of questions regarding ramyeon. First, a fixed amount of water was boiled in a regular pot and a nickel-silver pot. Due to the thermal conductivity, water in the nickel silver pot boiled and cooled more quickly, resulting in chewier noodles. A popular theory posits that the powdered soup should be added first, because the sodium raises the water's boiling point and produces better-tasting noodles. However, experiments revealed that there was little difference in the boiling point. There's also a reason why cold rice goes so well with ramyeon.

[Soundbite] Yoon Jae-won(Official, Ramyeon Manufacturer) : "Cold rice develops a stiff surface. This prevents penetration of the ramyeon soup and maintains the inherent taste and texture of the rice."

Manufacturers continue their efforts to produce tastier ramyeon, including recent changes in the noodles' shape to facilitate better absorption of the seasoning.

7. Pen Artwork

[Anchor Lead]

Characterized by delicate, intricate lines, great pen artwork is said to be the product of perseverance and concentration. Pen drawings are now being used to bring Korean cultural assets to artistic life. Here is the story.

[Pkg]

Hwangryongsa is a representative Buddhist temple from the Shilla Kingdom, famous for its nine-story wooden pagoda. The lost 80-meter-tall grand pagoda was reborn through the touch of a pen. The extremely delicate, detailed description took three whole months to complete.

[Soundbite] Kim Young-taek(Pen Artist) : "I draw 50 lines in a space measuring one square centimeters. I grind the pen point to 0.03 or 0.05 millimeters to draw things like rafters."

A pen drawing of Mihwangsa Temple of Mt. Dalmasan in Haenam, Jeollanam-do Province, emphasizes the dynamic harmony between the temple and the mountain by applying the principle of perspective used in Oriental painting. With unnecessary factors cut out and the space left unoccupied, the classical beauty of the artwork matches well even with an imposing modern building.

[Soundbite] Lee Kye-yoon(PR Department, Nat’l Election Commission) : "We commissioned the work, after concluding that it would symbolize and publicize the historical value and meaning of our agency as a constitutional organization."

Oriental pen paintings are now gaining renewed recognition for their artistic and pragmatic features, as they are not only on display at museums, but also being used to publicize architectural structures.

8. Promoting Family Meals

[Anchor Lead]

Having meals together with your children is said to be a component to the best of parenting strategies, because it can be an occasion to educate the kids and boost bonds of love between family members. Schools are making efforts to encourage families to share meals at home.

[Pkg]

Families in TV shows frequently gather to have a meal together, but the reality is very different.

[Soundbite] Jeon Jong-dae(Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do Prov. Resident) : "I eat with my family once or twice a week. We rarely talk while we eat."

A survey found that one out of ten families with elementary school students fails to have even single a meal together each week. Schools have set out to address the issue.

[Soundbite] "Wow, that's really good."

The key point of the lesson is to help families boost communication and bond by doing the work together, from preparing ingredients to cooking and eating. Parents reflect on their habits of watching TV during meals, and better understand what their children have in mind.

[Soundbite] Song Yoon-seo(Elementary School Student) : "I hate being told to finish my meal and do my homework before I play."

160 elementary and middle schools nation-wide are participating in the campaign to encourage families to have meals together. Experts advise that it is important for families to have meals together at least twice a week.

9. Healthcare Support

[Anchor Lead]

Many African countries face challenges providing healthcare to their people. Medical institutions built with Korean support in Kenya and Ethiopia are playing a critical role in the local healthcare scene. Here’s more.

[Pkg]

A 19-year-old girl pregnant with her first child has come to the hospital for a regular prenatal checkup. An examination reveals that she suffers from iron deficiency, a condition which could cause premature birth or miscarriage in severe cases.

[Soundbite] Skolastica Nyakelario(Pregnant Patient)

It was back in 2008 when the Korean government built a hospital in Kenya's Kitengela region, which had only been equipped with a handful of run-down clinics. This facility has expanded to become a general hospital specializing in gynecology and pediatrics. Kitengela Hospital is always packed with patients. Some 250 pregnant women and infants and children are diagnosed at its outpatient wing every day.

[Soundbite] Gladys Marima(Public Health Official at Kajiado)

This is a general hospital established by a Korean church. Abebe is a Korean War veteran. His bronchial tubes were injured during the war. He comes to the hospital once every three months to get a free physical checkup. The hospital provides free medical services to Korean War veterans and their families as well as the needy people in the area.

[Soundbite] Kim Chul-soo(President, MCM Hospital) : "I started practicing medicine in Ethiopia to repay the sacrifices of Korean War veterans."

Many developing countries lack proper surgical programs, necessitating more robust exchanges of medical personnel and sharing of techniques in this field. Medical institutions built with Korea's help are pitching in for the development of the public healthcare systems in Kenya and Ethiopia.
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