Le Figaro Photos of Pyongyang

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EU-East Asia relations / North Korea

Arnaud de la Grange has posted about a dozen quality photos of his recent trip to Pyongyang.  While most are of the standard landscapes, he has an eye for disruption, and captions are interesting (Pyonyang as Minsk in the 1950s).

Perhaps the most intriguing:

On the 24-hour train from Pyongyang to Peking; "Le retour à Pékin se fait en train. Un voyage de 24h auquel participe également un militaire nord-coréen." Photo A. de la Grange, via Le Figaro

I have not had the pleasure of chatting with Korean Peoples’ Army brass on the train to Beijing, but DPRK diplomats?  Certainly.

The Author

Lecturer of Chinese history at University of Leeds, and Editor-in-Chief of SinoNK.com.

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