North Korea and China’s Response to the UN Commission of Inquiry Report

North Korea has ever been the subject of journalistic inquiry, but in the past couple of years things seem to have hit a kind of new high point. Likewise, public consciousness in the US and Western Europe of the importance of Pyongyang’s relationship with China seems also to have taken a major leap forward. So what happens when a United Nations special report on North Korean human … Continue reading North Korea and China’s Response to the UN Commission of Inquiry Report

Drums, Gongs, and Elections

No ordinary day in news from North Korea! DPRK Immersed in Festive Mood Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) — The DPRK has an election for deputies to the provincial (municipal), city (district) and county people’s assemblies on Sunday. Streets are garbed in festive attire and decorated with national flags, red banners, placards and posters calling for consolidating the people’s power. Polls are crowded by people in … Continue reading Drums, Gongs, and Elections