* Date : 2018-04-12
South and North Korea will hold their third summit on the 27th of the month after a break of 11 years. How have the two Koreas changed since the first and second summit meetings? What can we potentially expect from the upcoming Moon-Kim Summit? Let's learn about the event from Kim Hong-gul, head of the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation and a son of former president Kim Dae-jung.
In February 2016, South Korea suddenly closed the Kaesong industrial complex to stop the North from using money from the complex to fund its nuclear and missile development. All 124 factories within the complex shut down, too, as a result. Those companies have suffered serious losses over the last 2 years, and they are hoping for a new breakthrough with the envisioned third inter-Korean summit as momentum. Let's meet the business owners to learn more about their hopes and vision for the summit.
Goseong is a county in the very northeast of South Korea, close to the Demilitarized Zone that separates the country from North Korea. The area has many sites and relics that display the wounds from being the only divided nation in the world, including the Goseong Unification Observatory, the nearest place for viewing Geumgangsan Mountain from the South. Improved inter-Korean ties are shining a dim light of hope of resuming tourism to Geumgangsan Mountain. Visit Goseong, the northernmost village of South Korea and the locals that want to the resumption of tours to Geumgangsan Mountain.
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games featured many heroes who had overcome major obstacles to take part in these Games. For some, however, the event held even greater significance. Choi Kwang-hyouk, the first-ever North Korean defector-turned-para-athlete, was one of them. Claiming South Korea's first bronze medal in para ice hockey as part of Team Korea, he's inspiring the whole world. Take a glimpse of his life to find out about the twists and turns in his life that eventually made him an icon of hope.