* Date : 2016-11-19
Anti-Graft Law Changes Social Trends
The new Improper Solicitation and Graft Act was enforced on September 28, 2016. The implementation of the law has been bringing the winds of change to all areas of society, gradually changing people's lifestyles. With fewer unnecessary corporate hospitality events and group dinners, people can now enjoy evenings to themselves. Splitting the check has become more common. Let's find out about how the anti-graft law has changed consumption trends and lifestyles.
Foreign Film Festivals in Korea
An Italian film festival was held in Seoul's Gangnam-gu district on November 11th. First launched by the head of an Italian culture group in Korea in 2009, the festival has reached its 8th year, thanks to continued support from fans. The Swedish Film Festival, launched in 2012 to celebrate the a visit to Korea by the Swedish king and to promote cultural commerce, has expanded its venues beyond Seoul to Busan and Gwangju. Foreign film festivals in Korea help to address the desire of moviegoers who want greater diversity than is offered with the dominance of commercial films, while also providing opportunities to better promote a country's culture. We took a look at the foreign film festivals taking place here in Korea.
Intangible cultural heritage contains the unique beauty and spirit of traditional culture. The 2016 Grand Exhibition of Korean Intangible Cultural Heritages was held for 3 days from November 11th, bringing the nation's most established bearers of intangible cultural heritage together under one roof, to demonstrate the techniques of traditional crafts. Practitioners of traditional crafts are working to not only pass down intangible cultural heritage to the future, but to spread its popularity to the general public. Let's meet the master craftsmen of today who are reviving the old and helping modern day society understand its value.
The world's nuclear power plant market is expected to exceed 850 billion dollars by 2030. Accordingly, reactor export competition is heating up among the countries involved. Korea first exported nuclear power technology to the UAE in 2009, entering the global competition. However, no additional deals have been signed since the agreement with the UAE. As a result, Korea is targeting niche markets with more diverse strategies. This includes plant operation, maintenance and design, as well as exports for reactor parts and small-scale reactors. Will Korea be able to assume a leadership role in the nuclear power market. The 4 Angles team took a look.