* Date : 2018-04-05
The improved relationship between South and North Korea is raising hopes of an economic boom in the border regions. Cheorwon in Gangwon-do Province is one of them. Once a site of fierce battles, it's now anticipating a new economic breakthrough. Let's visit the region to learn more about its past, present, and future.
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics was the setting for a historic moment of unity between the two Koreas after months of escalating tensions. At the center of that breakthrough is the unified Korean women's ice hockey team, the first inter-Korean squad in history. Let's get insight into that touching moment with Sarah Murray, the head coach of the unified team, and goaltender Shin So-jung.
Forests in North Korea are disappearing at an alarming pace with the rate of deforestation in the country the third highest in the world. Judging from NASA's satellite images, analyzed by the Korea Forest Research Institute, 1.2 million hectares of North Korean forests were lost between 1999 and 2008; one-third of all forests in the country and 11 times the size of Pyongyang. Knowing the seriousness, the South has been offering different kinds of support on a humanitarian level to restore North Korean forests. Let's take a glimpse at how the South is trying to make the North green again.
Celebrated classical composer Yun I-sang has finally returned home, although in ashes. Known for his exceptional ability to combine East and West in music, he was considered one of the five most influential 20th-century composers around the world. Yet, his life in Korea was marked by abduction, torture and imprisonment for political purposes with false accusations of his involvement in "Dongbaengnim, "or the East Berlin Spy Incident. From that time until his death, the late composer could not set foot in his homeland. This wounded legend belatedly returned to his homeland. Learn more about the composer and his treasured legacy in his hometown Tongyeong.