Subdivisions of South Korea

In the zone

Kublai Khan's hordes stormed through. So did the samurai war bands of Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the Manchu cavalry and the battalions of Imperial Japan.

Friday, 23 March, 2007, 12:00am

Luxury makeover for restless Seoul

Foreign and local developers have designs on upscale lifestyle

Observing the cranes dominating Seoul's smoggy skyline as South Korea prepared for the 1988 Olympics, expatriates used to joke: Will this city ever be finished?

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Let the Games begin

SOUTH KOREA HAS gained a wealth of experience in hosting large-scale sporting events in just over a year. Thirteen months ago, the FIFA World Cup came to Asia for the first time, and Seoul shared the responsibility of putting on the world's most popular sporting extravaganza with neighbouring Japan.

21 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

60,000 to follow footballers to Korea

An estimated 60,000 Chinese soccer fans are expected to follow their national team to its appearance next year in the World Cup in South Korea.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

60,000 to follow footballers to Korea

An estimated 60,000 Chinese soccer fans are expected to follow their national team to its appearance next year in the World Cup in South Korea.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Ambitious landings site

Fifty years ago, in Inchon bay off the west coast of Korea, General Douglas MacArthur launched a daring seaborne landing that saved South Korea from Communism.

26 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Storm strands HK athletes in Seoul

The hopes of a group of Hong Kong athletes bound for the East Asian Games took a blow yesterday when stormy weather caused their connecting flight to be cancelled and stranded them at Seoul International Airport.

8 May 1997 - 12:00am

Games sites set to go

PUSAN, the South Korean port city awarded the 2002 Asian Games, is on track to complete construction of facilities way ahead of schedule.

All 38 stadiums and gymnasiums necessary for the 14th Asian Games, along with a transport network, athletes' village and press village, will be ready 'at an early date', according to Pusan Mayor Kim Ki-jae.

3 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Seoul plans cargo hubs

TWO high-technology cargo centres will be built beside the proposed Seoul-Inchon canal by 2000 at a cost of three trillion won (about HK$29.7 billion) in private investment.

This was revealed in a master plan jointly prepared by the Construction-Transportation Ministry and Korea Maritime Institute for the Seoul-Inchon canal project.

21 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Air routes open

KOREA'S blossoming relations with China have taken another leap forward with an agreement to operate direct, regular flights between Seoul and five Chinese cities - Beijing, Shenyang, Qingdao, Tianjin and Dalian - before the end of this year.

Both sides reached the accord in July.

3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

A hi-tech glimpse into future

IN Taejon, midway between Seoul and Pusan, the finishing touches are being put on the largest specialised exposition ever held.

With more than 100 countries and international organisations participating, the Koreans hope Taejon Expo '93 will demonstrate the strides the country has made in the hi-tech field over the past decade.

6 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

The magical history tour

UNTIL 1988 Pusan, South Korea's second largest city after Seoul, was famous only for shoes and ships. Then the Olympics brought this coastal city international recognition as the site of the yachting and windsurfing games. Its moment of fame was short-lived, and once the games were over, the city retreated into virtual obscurity on the tourist map.

28 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Viets to move

SEOUL: Seoul plans to send 150 Vietnamese refugees living in South Korea to New Zealand for resettlement, a Red Cross official said. Yonhap news agency said the refugees, who live in a camp in Pusan, were likely to leave for New Zealand next month.

20 Jan 1993 - 12:00am