Cheongju


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Cheongju

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Chongju

(chông`jo͞o`), city (1995 pop. 531,195), capital of North Chungcheong prov., W central South Korea. It is a transportation hub and a marketing and processing center for the surrounding agricultural region. Electronic and electrical products, metal products, petrochemicals, ceramics, and consumer goods are the city's main manufactures.
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The Ministry of Justice said Thursday it will improve conditions at immigration detention centers in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, and Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province.
Air Chief Marshal Browne would also visit the Second Fleet Command located at Pyeongtaek, ROK Air Force Academy, located at Cheongju, Chungbuk as well as the 17th Fighter Wing based at Cheongju, Daegu.
On Tuesday, news surfaced that the actor sexually harassed and assaulted female students for years while he was teaching acting at Cheongju University in Cheongju, 137 kilometers south of Seoul.
A homeless man was found dead inside a tent under a bridge in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, on Friday, police said.
The activities will include a bike ride from Seoul to Cheongju, a Cheongju-Jocheon Lotus Park ride, a lotus park tour, and a 30-kilometer ride from Cheongju to Cheonan (Independence Hall of Korea).