[Korea Now Today's Headline] 12/21/TUE
1. Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-Ki on Tuesday announced that the Korean government will become the number one country in the so-called ‘3 Big sectors’ by 2025, which comprise of system semiconductors, next-generation cars, and biohealth.
2. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says North Korea continues to develop ballistic missiles and strengthen its military forces. The CIA also pointed out that North Korea is one of the poorest countries in Asia due to its missile development as well as its isolated economic system.
3. The number of critically ill patients in South Korea surpassed 1-thousand on Tuesday, up 25 from yesterday. It also saw 5-thousand and 2-hundred 2 new COVID-19 infections on the same day.