South Korea is one of the four Asian Tigers, which have steadily retained a high rate of economic growth since the 1960s.
It started as an agriculture-based country and is now the world’s 12th largest economy, its GDP worth 1,619 billion US dollars. The value of the country’s technology exports has grown more than 20 times since the beginning of the millennium to reach 13.8 billion US dollars.
Yonho Kim, associate research professor of practice and associate director of the Institute for Korean Studies at the George Washington University, speaks with Andrew Wrobel about the drivers of the country’s transformation, its current challenges, geopolitical ambitions and the potential of its collaboration with emerging Europe and the wider European Union.
The discussion is part of the Emerging Europe and the Asian Tigers: Towards 2030 programme, in partnership with Money Today, South Korea’s leading business media platform, and the K.E.Y Platform conference scheduled to take place on April 29, 2021.
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