What's on This Episode
World Ch. Schedule : THU 07:30 KST
Date : 2017-05-25
4 Angles Ep.170
President Moon Jae-in's Economic Policies
President Moon Jae-in's economic policy plan, called 'J-nomics,' are getting under way. We examine the major directions of president Moon's economic policies, including job creation, increased domestic spending and responses to global trade protectionism. We also turn to experts for their insight regarding the conditions for the policies' success.
Sewol Ferry Investigation Picks Up Speed
The Sewol Ferry emerged above the water last April, 1,075 days after its sinking. Hopes have been rising among the families of missing victims, as the apparent remains of unrecovered victims have recently been discovered. Meanwhile, President Moon Jae-in has instructed a re-investigation into the Sewol Ferry tragedy, and acknowledged that part-time teachers who perished in the accident should be considered to have died in the line of duty, following up on his campaign promises. We look into the government's solutions to uncover the truths behind the cause of the Sewol Ferry's sinking, and hear what the families of the victims look forward to from the new administration
The Rise of Vegenomics in an Era of 1 Million Vegetarians
As more people turn to vegetarianism for better health, as part of a diet, or to help the environment, the related market is growing. According to the Korea Vegetarian Union, there are 1 million vegetarians in Korea accounting for 2% of the entire population. As a result, sales of vegetarian food such as soy-based meat substitutes have surged nearly 50% in 3 years, and the number of vegetarian restaurants and bakers has likewise increased to 300. As competition heats up in the industry to captivate the tastes of the growing vegetarian population, we look into the rapidly expanding vegetarian market.
The Transforming Culture of the Cheong Wa Dae
In his inaugural address, President Moon Jae-in promised an era of a Gwanghwamun president who is one with the people. Accordingly, the culture of the Cheong Wa Dae is rapidly changing. Personnel appointments focused on ability and reform, the transfer of the presidential office from the main building to the secretarial building, casual, non-authoritarian coffee breaks, and friendly encounters with the public demonstrated a markedly different attitude from that of the previous administration. We introduce the new Cheong Wa Dae, which communicates, breaks from authoritarianism, and aims to be more approachable to the public, while reflecting on the significance of such change.