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HK holds Korean Week to promote Korean culture
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-01-23 09:51

The City University of Hong Kong and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong jointly organized a Korean Week which was open here Monday to promote Korean culture in Hong Kong.

The university also announced that it will launch Hong Kong's first bachelor's degree program specialized in Korean in September.

Hong Kong Consul General of the Republic of Korea Cho Whan-bok said that the Korean language courses offered by the City University have deepened the students' knowledge about Korean culture and the present status of the country. The new bachelor's degree program can further push ahead with Hong Kong people's understanding of Korean.

The four-day event taking place in the City University introduces the characteristics of Korean culture and recent development of the country to visitors through workshops, exhibitions, performances, and seminars.

Even though it is a small scale event, the Korean Week has presented two main special features of Korean culture -- popular culture and information technology which can help people to get a better understanding of Korea.

From 2003, the university started to provide elective course and minor program in Korean language. There are about 500 students taking Korean language courses in the university now.

Cho also said that there are a lot of common characteristics between Korean and Chinese culture, such as people's hard working character, which made the promotion of Korean culture in Hong Kong easy.

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