Events in Pyongyang

Yesterday the Korean Workers’ Party in Pyongyang celebrated its 65th anniversary with an immense parade that included an appearance by the new big man on campus and the putative successor, Kim Jong-Un. The festivities are covered here with some nice photos from the left-wing Paris paper Liberation (via Yonhap), and the Huanqiu Shibao carries a handful of photos from Xinhua’s photographer in Pyongyang. Huanqiu Shibao … Continue reading Events in Pyongyang

New Korean War Photographs from North Pyong’an Province

At a time when North Korea is rumbling again about setting up a special economic zone outside of Sinuiju, thoughts easily turn to North Pyong’an province, the northwesternmost province of the DPRK and the major gateway to China.  During the Korean War a number of POW camps were set up by the Chinese military in North Pyong’an, and yesterday a nice cache of photos by … Continue reading New Korean War Photographs from North Pyong’an Province