Actor Song Joong-ki a part of South Korea’s growing ‘multicultural families’

South Korean star Song Joong-ki at a press conference for K-drama Reborn Rich, in Singapore, on Dec 7, 2022. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SEOUL – By marrying a British woman and with a baby on the way, South Korean actor Song Joong-ki has become a part of the country’s growing number of multicultural families, who are eligible for certain government benefits to help them integrate better into a largely homogenous society.

A five-year blueprint for such families is due to be announced in March to address their changing needs, such as stronger academic and career support for their children.

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