The weak yen could diminish Korea's export competitiveness in key sectors such as steel, cars and electronicsJapan businesses cap dollar at 140 yen Jan 07, 2002
Unemployment of the youth rose to 7.3 percent in November from 6.3 percent in OctoberS.Korea tackles growing jobless rate Dec 17, 2001
We need the means to funnel youthful energy into next-generation industries that will help build knowledge-based businesses, such as information technology, bio-technology, nano-technology, environment technology and cultural technologyS.Korea tackles growing jobless rate Dec 17, 2001
The government will make its utmost efforts to nurture high-tech industries, such as information and communications, bio technologies and the environment industry, in order to help strengthen the nation's growth potentialKim vows to boost local demand Oct 26, 2001
Commemorating President Kim Dae-jung, who followed justice and conscience to leave an indelible legacy to the Korean peopleN. Korea sends delegation to honor Kim Aug 21, 2009
Kim Dae-jung (4 February 1924 – 18 August 2009) was President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-standing opposition to authoritarian rule.
Kim was born in Sinan in what was then the Jeolla province; the city is now in South Jeolla province. Kim graduated from Mokpo Commercial High School in 1943 at the top of the class. After working as a clerk for a Japanese-owned shipping company during the Japanese occupation of Korea, he became its owner and became very rich. Kim escaped Communist capture during the Korean War.
Kim first entered politics in 1954 during the administration of Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee. Although he was elected as a representative for the National Assembly in 1961, a military coup led by Park Chung-hee, who later assumed dictatorial powers, voided the elections. He was able to win a seat in the House in the subsequent elections in 1963 and 1967 and went on to become an eminent opposition leader. As such, he was the natural opposition candidate for the country's presidential election in 1971. He nearly defeated Park, despite several handicaps on his candidacy which were imposed by the ruling regime.