South Korean entertainers noticed internationally at K-Con

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South Korean entertainers noticed internationally at K-Con

South Korean artist PSY and his Gangnam-style captured the attention of most of the world. But the artist is not the only South Korean gaining a global fan base. More than 55,000 fans gathered for the fourth annual K-Con event in Los Angeles. It’s a three day celebration of all things South Korea.
CCTV’s May Lee has more details.
Follow May Lee on Twitter @MayLeeTV

South Korean entertainers noticed internationally

South Korean entertainers noticed internationally

South Korean artist PSY and his Gangnam style captured spotlight of many around the world. But he is not the only South Korean gaining global fan base. Just over the weekend more than 55,000 fans gathered for the fourth annual K-Con event in Los Angeles, a three-day celebration of all things South Korean. CCTV's May Lee has more details. Follow May Lee on Twitter @mayleetv

South Korean entertainers noticed internationally extra

South Korean entertainers noticed internationally extra

South Korean artist PSY and his Gangnam style captured spotlight of many around the world. But he is not the only South Korean gaining global fan base. Just over the weekend more than 55,000 fans gathered for the fourth annual K-Con event in Los Angeles, a three-day celebration of all things South Korean. CCTV's May Lee has more details. Follow May Lee on Twitter @mayleetv

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  • Hallyu began more than 10 years ago when Korean Dramas and K-Pop music gained popularity outside of South Korea. Who can forget pop star PSY and his record-breaking hit in 2012: Gangnam Style.
  • The South Korea government’s goal is to increase its culture and media budget to $7 billion by 2017 or about 2 percent of its overall budget. That would make South Korea second only to France when it comes to cultural spending.