* Date : 2018-05-03
The 2018 Moon-Kim Summit finally took place on April 27th, and 2,833 journalists from 360 media outlets in 36 countries gathered to cover the historic event. It was the largest gathering of media personnel ever for any Korean event and more than twice the number that signed up to cover the two previous inter-Korean summits in 2000 and 2007. Take a look at the highlights of the summit and feel the enthusiasm at the main press center.
Kim Jung-sik is one of Korea’s first-generation architects who created numerous legacies that shaped Korean architecture, including the Presidential Blue House, the Incheon International Airport, the National Museum of Korea, the Seoul World Cup Stadium, and COEX, among others. He's also the mastermind behind Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Let’s project the future of the two Koreas’ architectural exchanges with master architect Kim Jung-sik.
According to figures reported at the end of 2017, South Korea has a population of 51.45 million with the elderly comprising 13.8% of the total population, higher than 13.2% of young people aged 0 to 14. Also, the country recorded its lowest-ever fertility rate last year of 1.05 births per woman with 17 cities having no newborns. Experts say Korea's demographic change is the country's biggest economic problem. Learn more about the causes and possible solutions to the phenomenon.
South Korea became the seventh country in the world to join the so-called "20-50" club in 2012, which refers to a group of countries, each with a population of 50 million-plus and a national income of over US$20 thousand. However, prognoses show that the country's population will start to shrink from 2030 as a result of aging population and the birth rate plunging to a record low. Let's learn more about the consequences of the nation's declining population and its impact on society.