Ep.38 : Countdown to Second Kim-Trump Summit Begins
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
Date : 2019-02-22
With less than a week away from the second Kim-Trump summit, preparations are in full swing. Reports suggest Kim will arrive in Hanoi two days before the much-anticipated meeting. He will likely tour spots that symbolize Vietnam's economic development prior to the summit. Kim's close aide reportedly visited Samsung's smartphone factory in Vietnam, raising speculation that Kim could pay a visit to the facility while he's in Hanoi. We are joined by Lee Seong-hyon, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute, to find out more.
Take a glimpse into North Korea's culture and society reflected in broadcasts aired on Pyeongyang-based Korea Central TV. This week's selected clips feature celebrations for the Day of the Shining Star, the birthday of the late former leader Kim Jong-il.
During his trip to Beijing last month, Kim Jong-un visited a factory owned by Tong Ren Tang, the largest producer of traditional Chinese medicine. Watchers said the visit highlights Kim's will to modernize the regime's traditional medicine industry. We talk to Kim Il-sung's former doctor who defected to the South to learn more about where North Korea's Goryeo medicine stands now.