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Introduction
Invitation 2020, New Leap Forward, the Pan-Yellow Sea!
Welcome to the website of the Pan-Yellow Sea Forum
The Pan-Yellow Sea Forum is an international forum held in Chungcheongnam-do, with an aim to create ‘a sea of peace and reconciliation’ not a sea of confrontation and conflict in the Pan-Yellow Sea region while promoting prosperity and coexistence among countries in the region.
From ancient times to the present, the Yellow Sea has served as a central platform for exchanges in terms of history, culture, religion and industry among Northeast Asian countries including Korea, China and Japan.
Baekje, a kingdom of ancient maritime exchanges, was at the center of such exchanges, and Chungcheongnam-do is located amidst the livelihood and time of the ancient kingdom.
Baekje’s cultural heritages such as geumdong daehyangno (Gilt-bronze Incense Burner of Baekje), Muryeongwangneung (Tomb of King Muryeong), Jeongnimsaji Temple Site) demonstrates that Chungcheongnam-do was the center of cultural exchanges in Northeast Asia.
The Pan-Yellow Sea Forum would like to succeed the history of peace, prosperity and exchange of the Pan-Yellow Sea region.
Unlike the past, however, political, economic, cultural and military interests are all complicated and entangled in the region
Nonetheless, Korea, China and Japan, three countries in the Pan-Yellow Sea Region, have been creating an economic community making up a large share of the global market and economy, that is 20% of the global population, 25% of gross global production and 20% of global trade volume.

Now, it is the time for countries in the Pan-Yellow Sea region, who have been emerging as the central power of the global economy, to place emphasis on cooperation and co-prosperity, not confrontation and conflict.
In addition, countries in the Pan-Yellow Sea region should solidify their collaboration and engagement beyond national boundaries so as to effectively deal with environmental and health risks such as climate change, marine & air pollution, the spread of infectious diseases, etc.
To this end, local governments in the Pan-yellow Sea region should explore ways to improve friendship while joining hands and working together to pave the way towards sustainable growth in the future.

The Pan-Yellow Sea Forum will provide a valuable platform for experts from various fields and citizens to communicate each other in search of ways to build a peaceful community where everyone lives together pursuing peaceful, abundant and clean future.

The Pan-Yellow Sea Region, marching toward Peace!
The Pan-Yellow Sea Region, pursuing abundant and clean future!
The Pan-Yellow Sea Region, where everyone lives together!
We look forward to your participation and interest.

Thank you.