每日英語跟讀 Ep.990: About SKorea -1 in 4 office workers are YouTubers on the side: survey
Kang Tae-kwon, an office worker in his 30s, has his own YouTube channel with more than 100,000 subscribers. Its main focus is on introducing Korean culture to non-Koreans, which is unrelated to his job at a state-owned company in the agricultural sector.
At its peak, he was making around 2 million won a month. "I seriously considered quitting my job to become a professional YouTuber, which may have led to higher income. But I decided to leave it as a hobby," he said.
A recent survey conducted in September by Incruit among 735 office employees showed that 29 percent of them have a YouTube channel. The reasons why they became YouTubers were "To keep a record of my daily life and share it with others" chosen by 47 percent and "For additional income" by 36 percent, followed by "Career development and self-promotion" by 10 percent.
Korea bracing for post US-election diplomacy 南韓為美大選後外交做準備
The government is closely watching developments in the U.S. presidential election and crafting corresponding responses, according to Cheong Wa Dae and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Seoul is expected to pursue active diplomacy for direct communication between President Moon and the president-elect after the results of the election are confirmed. Despite the political uncertainties in Washington, Cheong Wa Dae has underscored its unwavering focus on its policy priority to pursue peace on the Korean Peninsula in close cooperation with the U.S.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will embark on a trip to Washington, Nov. 8, to discuss key issues in the alliance with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Another important occasion for the two countries is the visit of U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to Seoul later this month to reciprocate his Korean counterpart Suh’s Oct. 15 visit to Washington.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1405301 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1411334