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제목 Institute of Chinese Studies, participated 'Korean Peninsula Forum'.
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simple On 26th July, the Institute of Chinese Studies(Director: Gabyoung Lee) participated the second 'Korean Peninsula Forum'. The forum is the international academic conference participated by experts from each northeast Asian nations.
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On 26th July, the Institute of Chinese Studies(Director: Gabyoung Lee) participated the second 'Korean Peninsula Forum'. The forum is the international academic conference participated by experts from each northeast Asian nations. This year, as same as last year, academic institutions from North Korea participated, providing unified discussion session to both Koreas. From North Korea, scholars from Chosun Institute of Social Science took majority of participation, and some personnels from the Ministry of External Economic Relations, scholars from Korea University in Japan-operated by pro-Pyeongyang federation of Korean residents in Japan-participated. From South Korea, including the INU Institute of Chinese Studies, the Korea Transport Institute, National History Compilation Committee, the Institute of Humanities for Unification(Konkuk University) etc. participated on this day's event. 
 

The forum was consisted of history, culture and two economics sessions, and Institute of Chinese Studies co-held economics sessions, called 'One beld, One road and Korean Peninsula' with Yanbian University Research Institute of Chosun Peninsula. The paper of Director Lee, which stipulated One belt One road as 'Red Capital' exercie of communism gained a high interest from North Korean and Chinese scholars, as South Korean scholar applying Marxian economics. Also, professor Jihwan Kim and Hyeongjin Cho each presented about the history of northeast Asian railroad and the international-political analysis on one belt one road. Jaesin Kim, the Senior Advisor of the Greater Tumen Initiative(GTI), insisted the necessity of North Korea's re-entrance to GTI.  
 

Especially the investment briefing from North Korean Ministry of External Economic Relations raised a huge interest from the participants. The North Korean presenters encouraged the foreign capital investment as the 27 development zones provide institutional basis and various favors. The criticism from North Korean participant toward Japan's trade regulation was another highlights, during the forum. Professor Cho commented, "The attitude of North Korean participants were milder comparing to the last year's Tumen River Forum, held by Yanbian University. They had that confident on their life standard improvement."
 

President Woong Kim, the President of Yanbian University, mentioned the improvements of the contents. Director Chankyu Park, from the Research Institute of Chosun Peninsula, noticed the next year forum, to add legal and philosophical part to the forum. Director Lee, from INU commented, "This forum, the regular communication channel for South and North Korean scholars, is the thing that can only be done by Yanbian University. The investment briefing on the development zone from North Korea was very fresh and interesting. This forum ended up very meaningful in terms of peace and cooperation for both South and North Korea. Even considering Eurasian strategies in Korean peninsula for the expected future situations, the exchanges of today will be very valuable." 

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