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Hon. Park Byeong-Seug

Date of birth: January 25, 1952 (68 years old)

Academic Background

1999 Ph.D. course in Mass Communication, Graduate School of Hanyang University
1976 B.A. in Law, Sungkyunkwan University
1970 Daejeon Middle and High School
1964 Samsung Primary School, Daejeon
 

Present

- Speaker of the 21st National Assembly (for the first half)
- Member of the 21st National Assembly (serving sixth term from 16th NA, Daejeon Seo A)
 

Executive

- 1999 Vice Mayor for Political Affairs, Seoul Metropolitan Government
 

Legislature

- 2016 President, Korea-China Inter-Parliamentary Council
- 2012 Deputy Speaker (First Half of 19th NA)
- 2010 President, Korea-Malaysia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group
- 2006 Chairman, National Policy Committee
 

Positions in the Party

- 2017 Co-Chair, Presidential Campaign Committee for Moon Jae-in
- 2016 Senior Vice Chairman, Overseas Korean Residents Democratic Society
- 2015 Chairman, National Occupation Committee, Democratic Party
- 2008 Chairman, Policy Committee, Democratic Party
- 2005 Chairman, Special Committee on the Construction of the Administrative City, Uri Party
- 2005 Chairman, Planning Committee, Uri Party
- 2000 Spokesperson, Millennium Democratic Party
- 2000 Special Advisor to Kim Dae-jung, Chairman of Millennium Democratic Party
 

Journalism

- 1997 Deputy Editor and Director of Economy Department, Joongang Daily
- 1985 Foreign Correspondent based in Hong Kong, Joongang Daily
 

Other

- 2017 Head of Korean Government Delegation to the Belt and Road Initiative Forum
- 2012 Special Presidential Envoy to Venezuela (on the occasion of the inauguration of the President of Venezuela)
- 1994 Visiting Scholar to the University of Washington, U.S.A.
 

Recognitions

- 2003 Order of Service Merit (Red Stripes) (for meritorious service as Vice Mayor for Political Affairs, Seoul Metropolitan City)
- 1996 Korea Journalist Award (People Who Move the Business World)
- 1989 Korea Journalist Award (Report on the Tiananmen Square Protests)
 

Literary Works

- 2011 Egg, Hits the Rock (Media 21)
- 1996 People Who Move the Business World (Joongang Daily, co-authorship)
 
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