South Korea: New Beacon for Refugees

Near South Korea's main international airport, the national government is constructing a type of building never seen before in this country -- a large complex capable of accommodating more than 1,000 refugee applicants. As South Korea becomes more developed and better-known, with its TV shows and pop music appreciated around the world, the country is receiving more refugee applicants, and the government is still figuring out how to handle them. South Korea also receives many escapees from North Korea -- more than 1,000 per year in the past, which complicates relations with Pyongyang and Beijing.

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