World Ch. Schedule : WED 20:00 KST
* Date : 2018-09-03
The whole world had its eyes on Korea during the 21st inter-Korean family reunion last week amid continued efforts towards denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula. The separated families had to wait 70 long years, but another farewell soon followed.
Until now, the reunions have been on and off depending on the political situation of the two Koreas at the time. Accordingly, there have been criticisms that the events were used as mere tools to achieve certain political agendas.
On this week's [The Point: World Affairs], we sit down with Joanna Hosaniak, the Deputy Director General of Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights to talk about the significance of their reunions and the tasks to be addressed ahead. Also, we connect with Professor Michael Wolffsohn from the Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces to examine Germany's case of handling separated families and how this eventually affected their reunification.