Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon with BTS member Jungkook. Photo: Handout
Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon with BTS member Jungkook. Photo: Handout
South Korea

Can BTS, Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae help South Korea edge out Saudi Arabia to host the 2030 World Expo?

  • Busan is one of four cities, along with Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, Rome, and Odesa in war-torn Ukraine vying to host the 2030 world fair
  • The city’s mayor Park Heong-joon said in an interview that his campaign team was ready to tap on expertise from Shanghai, which hosted the 2010 World Expo

Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon with BTS member Jungkook. Photo: Handout
Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon with BTS member Jungkook. Photo: Handout
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