World Ch. Schedule : TUE 07:35 KST
* Date : 2019-02-05
Lunar New Year is one of the biggest holidays celebrated here in South Korea, with many people in the country gathering to meet with their family members and relatives. However, more and more people have become reluctant about attending these gatherings, due to the probing questions about their education, careers and marriages that they often face from their relatives. Amid the breakdown of the traditional family structure here in South Korea, many people are now feeling more distant from their relatives than ever before, although the parent-child dynamic has become more co-dependent compared to the past. The rise of the "Kangaroo Tribe", or adult children who are still living with their children, have become more commonplace, and the same is true for the so-called "helicopter parents", who micro-manage every aspect of their children's growth. So, what is the new definition of family in this modern world. We sit down with our panel of journalists to find out more, in this week's edition of "Foreign Correspondents".
- Frédéric Ojardias, Journalist / RFI
- Fabian Kretschmer, Journalist / Deutsche Welle
- Frank Smith, Correspondent / Press TV