* Date : 2016-09-10
The 2016 Culture Communication Forum
Korean culture is spreading throughout the world. It has become a culture which is shared by the global community, acting as a channel of communication. Accordingly, culture communication experts from around the world gathered in Seoul. The Culture Communication Forum which was held on September 4th invited global cultural leaders to experience and discuss Korea's cultural hot spots. Find out how the Culture Communication Forum is publicizing Korea's unique language, food, thought processes and beautiful scenery!
Key Agenda at G20 2016 and Security in Northeast Asia
President Park Geun-hye is visiting Russia, China and Laos to attend the Eastern Economic Forum, G20 Summit and ASEAN Summit respectively. This diplomatic tour is especially significant as it is the first time President Park will be visiting China and Russia since they voiced strong opposition to the decision to deploy THAAD in Korea, announced on July 8th. President Park's key message at these forums was that North Korea's nuclear weapon system is becoming more advanced, as evidenced by recent provocations including the SLBM tests and the THAAD system is a necessary defence against the North Korean threat. She focused on addressing the dispute regarding THAAD deployment and seeking cooperation from stakeholder nations such as China and Russia regarding the North Korean nuclear issue. How will these forums affect international dynamics and what are the challenges that Korea has to overcome?
Traditional cultural resources have nearly endless growth potential, with great technical skill, artistry and eco-friendly properties. But Korea's traditional culture industry suffers from a weak production scale, as well as quality and practicality issues which prevent higher added value. Convergence with cutting edge science and technology is emerging as a solution to these issues. Take a look at how Korea's traditional cultural resources are being reborn as attractive content and globally competitive products through science and technology.
Encouraging Organ Donation for Organ Donation Day
Organ donation is the greatest gift one can give to another person. However, only 2.26% of the Korean population had been registered as organ donors as of 2014, fewer than in the U.S. or the UK. This has been attributed to confucian beliefs and fear. There are 26,000 patients waiting for organ transplants, with 600 passing away each year while waiting. As we commemorate the 20th Organ Donation Day in Korea on September 9th, we reflect on the importance of organ donation and measures to encourage organ donation.