• China’s travel authority tells travel agencies to resume group tours to Korea
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    China’s travel authority tells travel agencies to resume group tours to Korea

    Now to news that will be music to the ears of South Korea’s flagging tourism industry. China’s travel authority in Beijing has reportedly given the green light to major travel agencies to normalizing group tours to South Korea. Such tours had been banned in protest over Seoul’s deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. Park Jong-hong has the details. Making an about face, Beijing’s travel authority has reportedly given the go-ahead on tours to South Korea. Diplomatic sources in Beijing say the measure was given orally and that ten travel agencies — both state and privately-run — were called in for the notification. However,… cruise tours and chartered flights are…

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    Seeds in the Stacks

    Hello and welcome to Seeds in the Stacks. My name is Grace Costantino, and I’m and I’m the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. And today we are behind the scenes at the USDA National Agricultural Library where Special Collections Librarian Amy Morgan and Special Collections Archivist Sara Lee will be showing us some of the seed and nursery catalogs from the Library’s collection. So if you’ve been following BHL on social media you may have seen information about the Smithsonian Libraries/ Smithsonian Gardens Cultivating America’s Gardens exhibit which is currently on display at the National Museum of American History. That exhibit features vintage seed and nursery…