* Date : 2018-01-04
4 Angles Ep.202
Projection for Politics & Diplomacy 2018
The overture, featuring the eradication of social evils, concludes and now it's time for the main act. The Moon administration is determined to stabilize and improve the livelihoods of the public this year, along with major events like the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February, provincial elections in June, and an amendment of the Constitution, a first in 30 years. Let's take a look at some of the government's key tasks.
Projection for the Economy 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its forecast for global economic growth to 3.7% in 2018. South Korea is also expected to see 3% growth this year with per capita GDP reaching US$30,000. Zoom in on the elements behind this inspiring economic forecast, including the government's new economic policies, PyeongChang 2018, semiconductor shipments, and more.
Projection for Culture 2018
In 2017, society and culture revolved around politics. In the new year, however, "the quality of life" is likely to be the central theme, both for males and females. Feminism will continue to spread across society sparked by 2017's best-selling book "Kim Ji-young Born in 1982," along with work-life balance and the people-led low fertility policy. Let's take a look at some of the major keywords that will shape Korean social culture in 2018.
Projection for North Korea Policy 2018
Last year, North Korea launched numerous nuclear and missile tests with the goal of completing its nuclear program, which were met with harsh economic sanctions. This year, Pyongyang is likely to seek strategic dialogue to ease its current situation and showcase its stability with visible economic gains in time for the 70th anniversary of the regime. Let's predict Pyongyang's moves in the new year and the Moon administration's competence to peacefully address the crisis on the Korean peninsula.