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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, October 26, 2015


Fireworks and seizure. On Saturday, a North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korea’s side of the “NLL” (Northern Limit Line), which North Korea rejects. The South fired warning shots and the “Nork” ship went home. The DPRK will not have the same cakewalk as Hitler had in France… at least not on the water. … Continue reading

How North Korea copes with China’s uncouth tourists


North Korea’s tourism workers may look down on their boorish northern visitors but they also appreciate their big-spending ways When hordes of Chinese tourists descend on Pyongyang, there’s a mixed reaction from North Korea’s tourism workers: they are pleased their No 1 visitors will be splurging on everything from souvenirs to casinos, but then there’s … Continue reading

Happy birthday Kim Il-sung


Well, sorta. Maybe it will be his last, but I wouldn’t count on it. Kim Il-sung was born (it is written and may ever be true) on April 15, 1912. There are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung in North Korea. The most prominent are at Kim Il-sung University, Kim Il-sung Stadium, Mansudae Hill, Kim Il-sung Bridge and the Immortal Statue … Continue reading

Why I don’t envy North Korean activist Kim Young-hwan now detained in China


International sporting events always seem to put North Korea back in the globe. Media reports in 2010 showed the North Korean soccer team being humiliated by government officials and crowds in their country after having had to drop out of the soccer world cup in South Africa without a point. Rumours had it that the … Continue reading

More changes in North Korea due to China’s influence


In my post at the beginning of this year, I described the lack of loyalty to the Kim Dynasty reflected in Korea media’s New Year editorials. I pointed out that the Kim Dynasty would collapse if the new leader failed to carry out a reform to feed his people and improve their living standards. The … Continue reading

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