Countries send officials to learn Korea's secrets 2012/08/19, Source, Myanmar officials learn how alternative energy is produced from waste at a resource recovery facility in Gangnam, southern Seoul, on July 13, as part of a 12-day public administration training program.
Catchy pop music and sentimental dramas have blown Hallyu fever far and wide, but countries are turning to Korea for a different reason - to share its development experience. Sixty years ago, Korea was a war-torn country. But after colonization, war and dictatorship, the South has emerged as the 12th-largest economy in the world. Korea is the only country to transition from an aid recipient to a donor nation. Developing countries are zoning in on the Korean example in various sectors including governance and agriculture, along with its successful entertainment industry, keen on learning the "Secret".,...More
A half–century of miracle: Korea's international status grows over the years 2012/07/21, Source,
Korea's official population exceeded 50 million on June 23 (Photo: Gonggam Korea).
Becoming a country that renders aid from one that received aid
Since regaining independence in 1945, Korea received aid from other countries until the late 1990s. Not to mention that Korea was one of the poorest countries of the world.
In recent years, however, Korea has been one of the countries that render aid to the international society; on June 23, 2012, Korea's official population exceeded 50 million along with a GDP of USD 23,680 per capita,...More
Korea's Population to Hit 50 Million Next Month 2012/06/02, Source,
Korea's population rises by 0.43 persons a minute and is set to reach 50 million on June 23, Statistics Korea said Sunday. It tallied the number of people including foreign workers who live here for more than three months at 49.77 million.
According to a study by the Chosun Ilbo and the LG Economic Research Institute, Korea is the first country since 1996 whose population crossed the 50-million mark amid a per-capita income of about US$20 million. The last was the U.K., which in turn followed Japan, the U.S., France, Italy and Germany,...More
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