South Korea http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ferry Disaster Hits Close To Home For St. Louis Korean Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ferry-disaster-hits-close-home-st-louis-korean-community <p>Dozens of Korean protestors demonstrated in Forest Park Sunday, wearing black to mourn the victims of last month's ferry disaster in South Korea, which killed more than 300 students and others.</p><p>They also called for an investigation into the &nbsp;South Korean government's mishandled rescue attempts. Their anger and frustration, which has been growing among the Korean communities worldwide, came shortly before South Korea's president announced she will disband the country's Coast Guard over its response to the tragedy.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:21:49 +0000 Joseph Leahy 36247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ferry Disaster Hits Close To Home For St. Louis Korean Community U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-agriculture-secretary-visits-st-louis-champion-korean-trade-pact <p>Missouri farmers stand to benefit under a free-trade pact currently before Congress.</p><p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=bios_vilsack.xml">Tom Vilsack</a> was in St. Louis today to urge Congress to pass the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/korus-fta">U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement</a>.</p><p>He said Missouri exports large amounts of pork and soybeans, products that have a ready market in South Korea.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:36:47 +0000 Adam Allington 819 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact Nixon heads to Taiwan, South Korea on trade mission http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-heads-taiwan-south-korea-trade-mission <p><span class="article-content"><span>A trade mission led by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon</a> heads to Taiwan and South Korea later this month.<br> The primary reason for the trip will be the signing of a letter of intent sealing Taiwan's purchase of $600 million of Missouri goods.<br> <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2010/Trade_Mission">According to a press release</a> from the Nixon's office, the deal will indicate a roughly 28 percent increase in Missouri exports to Taiwan, to about $88 million. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:34:53 +0000 Kelsey Proud 50 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon heads to Taiwan, South Korea on trade mission