In recent years, the number of multicultural families has increased dramatically. According to the data compiled by the National Statistical Office in 2017, the number of multicultural households in Korea was 320,000, while the number of foreigners living in the country was 1.35 million. In addition, people from multicultural backgrounds residing in Korea amounted to 1,861,084 on Nov. 1, 2017, up 96,420, or 5.5 percent, from the previous year. Among them, Chinese nationals accounted for the largest portion, at 47.9 percent, followed by people from Vietnam, Thailand, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, Cambodia, and the United States.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Christine Kim Staff Reporter
1. How many multicultural households were there in Korea according to the data in 2017?
2. Where are foreigners in Korea usually from?
1. What problems does multiculturalism bring to a country?
2. Is it possible for a country to avoid multiculturalism today? Why do you think so?