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S. Korea, China designate 2012 as Year of Friendship

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S. Korea, China designate 2012 as Year of Friendship

Ringing in the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-China diplomatic ties, a musical performance of "Chunhyang", blending elements of both Korean and Chinese cultures, took place on April 3 at Theater Yong, National Museum of Korea.

Korea, China seek diverse cultural and civic exchanges throughout 2012

An evening embellished with a joint performance, following a celebratory reception for Korea-China Year of Friendship 2012, was hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) under the auspices of the culture and foreign affairs ministers of both parties -- who also plan a series of cultural exchanges throughout this year.

A joint Korea-China performance held at Theater Yong of the National Museum of Korea on April 3 reinterprets Korea's traditional play "Chunhyang", bringing together cultural elements of both cultures.

Artists from both countries showcased a marvelous reinterpretation of Korea's folk tale Chunhyangjeon, bringing together pansori -- a UNESCO-designated genre of traditional Korean narrative opera -- and Chinese pingtan -- known for its humorous storytelling and aria singing -- fused with an inspiring mix of the two nations' dance and music traditions.

The first act began with a Chinese pingtan scene where two Chinese singers sitting on the stage passed melodious narrations back and forth, describing the night's repertory accompanied with Chinese traditional string instrumentals. The cheerful pingtan play was followed by a Yueju opera performance of Chunhyang's love story, featuring the traditional Korean folk song Arirang. The third act was filled with an energetic solo performance by pansori vocalist Park Aeri, who stirred up audience participation, as the night approached the climax of the performance: the reencounter of the two protagonists once suffering from unwanted separation.

The opening ceremony was attended by nearly 200 people, including Korean Vice-Minister Kwak Young-jin ofthe Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and his Chinese counterpart Vice-Minister of Culture Wang Wenzhang, alongside other high-level officials of the two nations.

Kwak Young-jin, Vice-Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (fifth from right), Wang Wenzhang, Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture (fourth from right), and other senior officials of the two countries make a toast to the bilateral friendship.

"Since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1992, Korea and China have extensively expanded the scope of cooperation beyond politics, economy, and trade into the sectors of education and culture", remarked Vice-Minister Kwak. "The bilateral bond has matured, making the two countries 'great friends' based on mutual confidence and diverse cultural exchanges over the past two decades".

Following the opening performance, the two sides will oversee a series of over 45 cultural events involving civic and governmental exchanges respectively throughout the year of 2012, under the slogan "A Beautiful Friendship, a Delightful Accompaniment ( )". The eight-month journey organized for more active civic contributions will wrap up with a closing ceremony slated this November, this time in Beijing.

Chinese journalists visit Korea, shed light on bilateral ties

In conjunction with the opening ceremony held to commemorate the bilateral friendship, KOCIS invited Chinese journalists for a group tour of Korea, offering them a chance to learn more about the local culture and society. From April 1 to 7, the reporters -- representing some of China's most influential media, including the People's Daily -- retrace the course of amity over the past two decades while also experiencing diverse aspects of Korean culture.

The event was designed to give Chinese journalists better access to Korea's culture and economy, in a bid to engage in civic exchanges between the two countries and provide a platform of active communication. Sixteen journalists representing nine leading Chinese press organizations took part in the weeklong stay, including Shi Fang from the People's Daily, Pan Xian from Shanghai Media Group, and Wu Yun from Guangming Daily.

A reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of bilateral ties and the Korea-China Year of Friendship 2012 on April 3 was swarmed by press from both nations, indicative of the growth in partnership over the two-decade period.

The reporters have gone on to provide in-depth coverage of the latest issues in the country in regards to the Korea-China relationship. On April 3, the participants visited Chinatown in Incheon ahead of the opening ceremony later that night. The next day, the group spent the day at Gunsan, where they were briefed on the Saemangeum Reclamation Project and Korea's green growth policy, followed by visits to the nearby seawall venue.

During their stay, the Chinese journalists also had time to get a glimpse of Korean culture and traditions through a visit to Jeonju, one of Korea's most representative traditional cities, alongside visits to Insadong and the National Museum of Korea.

The itinerary of Chinese journalists included visits to Incheon China Town (left) and KOCIS (right)

"Korea and China have long maintained close cultural and historical ties", said KOCIS Director Woo Jin-young, host of the cultural learning program. "Marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, we have invited Chinese journalists expecting their visit would boost the further development of the level of emotional intimacy among peoples beyond the geographical proximity of the two countries".

Hwang Jung Eum Stocks a Snapshot of Herself Making ready for Wedding

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Hwang Jung Eum Stocks a Snapshot of Herself Making ready for Wedding

Hwang Jung Eum Stocks a Snapshot of Herself Getting ready for Weddingleejojoba February 12, 2016 0 On February 13, actress Hwang Jung Eum posted a photo of herself dressed in her wedding get dressed on her Instagram account.

In the photo, Hwang Jung Eum is having a look at the camera dressed ina marriageclothe and necklace in a dressing room. Apparently as although she is getting in a position for her wedding photo shoot.

She is looking out ever so beautiful as a bride-to-be appearing off her transparent and transparent complexion. Her collar bone and shoulder line exudes natural and blamelessattractivenessin additionattractive appeal.

ZE:A's Kwanghee hangs out with the Tripletsㅡ Min Guk and Guy Se!

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ZE:A's Kwanghee hangs out with the Tripletsㅡ Min Guk and Guy Se!

The singer currently shared the 2footage on his reputable Instagram and no longeremploying a explanation as to why Dae Han is missing! Meanwhile, in the photos, Guy Se sports a classy new gel part. He posted, "Cute triplets~~~."

Seo Eon and Search engine marketing Joon Are Overflowing With Tears on “The Go back of Superman”

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Seo Eon and Search engine marketing Joon Are Overflowing With Tears on “The Go back of Superman”

Seo Eon and Search engine optimization Joon Are Overflowing With Tears at theGo back of Superman”leejojoba February 12, 2016 0 The February 14 broadcast of “The Return of Superman” will air episode titled “Thanks for coming to me.”

In a in the past released still cut, comic Lee Hwi Jae and his twins Seo Eon and Seo Joon are noticed crying their eyes out in their living room.

SpoilerLee Hwi Jae asks Seo Eon and Seo Joon if they prefer Daddy. Yet they don’t resolutioninstantly and stay their silence. To show his disappointment, Lee Hwi Jae stuns the twins when he starts to weep loudly.

“Running Man” PD Discusses Ratings and Long run Direction of Show

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“Running Man” PD Discusses Ratings and Long run Direction of Show

Running Guy PD Discusses Ratings and Long run management of Display hellohalcyon February 12, 2016 0 You might have heard about the hot decline in viewer ratings for SBS Running Man. Recently, Running Man PD, Im Hyung Taek, sat down for an interview with Star News to discuss about the future direction for the show.

Its been six years since Running Mans first broadcast on July 11, 2010. Im Hyung Taek discussed the presentationswant for trade for the long run. He said, If reality exist told from my perspective, Running Man has replacedso muchin comparison to some two to 4 years ago. Most effective fourth dimension volition tell if it is going in the correct or wrong direction. He continued, I am getting taken aback when I tell the participants to rip off every others call tags. Its because they all know one another so smartly now. The solid and I agree that they wish to be thrown in unfamiliar environments.

Im Hyung Taek then explained how he stopped being worried about the viewer ratings some time back and as a result he discoveredanything special. He said, The function is to create quality, one via one. This weeks upcoming broadcast is a uniqueventure that calls to research a mystery. On the opposite handthere's aproscribingthing to the episode. You cant track into the show appropriatein the midst of its peak. For this reasonaudience dont just jump right into the broadcast. They rather watch it from the start in a rerun.

GOT7′s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit With Park Myung Soo

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GOT7′s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit With Park Myung Soo

GOT7s Jackson Has Hilarious Arm Wrestling Fit alongside Park Myung Sooleejojoba February 12, 2016 0 Group GOT7’s Jacksonhas a hilarious arm wrestling match with comic Park Myung Soo and walks away a winner.

The February 12 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s sort program “A Glance At Myself” featured entertainer Song Hae, announcer Jo Woo Jong, comedians Park Myung Soo, Lee Kyung Gyu, GOT7’s Jackson, and god’s Park Joon Hyung. They were givenin combination for a survival education for excessivebloodless weather.

That day, they made up our minds to have an arm wrestling match over black bean noodles. Jackson and Park Myung Soo’s match used to besomewhat comical. Park Myung Soo attempted his best possibleto hang out, yet Jackson ended up beating him in the end.

Watch: iKON’s B.I Talks About His Appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” as a Kid

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Watch: iKON’s B.I Talks About His Appearance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” as a Kid

Watch: iKONs B.I Talks About His Appearance on Yoo Hee Yeols Sketchbook as a Kidleejojoba February 12, 2016 0 iKON’s B.I revealed that he had seemed on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” six years ago as a tender boy.

On the February 12 broadcast of KBS’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” love confession songs were highlighted. After the performance, B.I printed that he had seemed on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” six years ago with MC Mong.

Yoo Hee Yeol joked and teased him saying, “You were so little then that you sat on MC Mong’s lap. Now, you’re all grown up. You’re ripping from yourdenims growing up so fast.”

Teen Best Verify 'Red Point' Excursion Stops In New York, Chicago, Dallas And Los angeles This April

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Teen Best  Verify 'Red Point' Excursion Stops In New York, Chicago, Dallas And Los angeles This April

The production corporate teamed up with T.O.P Media to make Teen Top's 2d U.S. tour possible. Kicking off the tour at the east coast on April 2 at the Playstation Theater in Big apple City, the community will be making their way west with Los Angeles as the remainingprevent on April 10.

With their contemporaryunmarried "Warning Sign," fanatics are certain to in spite of everythingpay attention the hit live along sidethe remainder of the songs off Red Pointand their old hits.

Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among those feminine idols?

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Who looks the maximum productive with purple hair among  those  feminine idols?

Color dyeing the hairs in number ofcolours has been a fashion in South Korea for either male and feminine K-pop idols. Regardless of who beganthe fashion first, colors that could existthought to be wild for habitualfolkscan be attempted by way ofthose idols. Yet who looks the simplest in pink hair among female idols?

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented at thenormal article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this newsletter being published.

Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

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Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

Many videos cross viral again in spite ofno longer being new or a contemporary video because of the internet. Many past videos sooner than the virtual age also make it on the netbecause of the advancement of erapermitting tapes to be switched over to files at the computer. Also, new videos or dramas also make past comparable videos go viral again. Yet which past video is going viral again amongst Koreans?

In recent movie A Violent Prosecutor Kang Dongwon made many laugh with the Boombastick dance. The past political campaign video is gaining numerous attention for its dance as well.

The song is Bomba by Jessy Matador. The dance contains political campaigners dancing so tough that even bystanders couldnt assist but to join.

Netizens Stunned at contemporary footage of AOA Seolhyun

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Netizens Stunned at contemporary  footage of AOA Seolhyun

AOA Seolhyun has been the hot subject for enthusiasts and netizens after gaining numerous attention from the public. Because of her naturally darker skin than maximum idols, she has wongrievance from many netizens. Yet what may just netizens be speaking close to next that they consider one thing would have tooccur for AOA Seolhyun?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens speak about that one thing needs to happen after looking out at surprising photos of AOA Seolhyun.

84 / -14 This is what she acknowledged haha She said that folk criticize her for being dark and then for her whiteness when she applies make up like that.