» 02/23/2011, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
First public protests against the Kims’ regime
For the first time ever, small groups of North Koreans protested in public against Pyongyang’s Stalinist government. For the first time also, no one betrayed them. Fear of the “third” Kim is stronger than all else.
25/02/2008 NORTH KOREA
The New York Philharmonic arrives in Pyongyang, anti US posters disappear
The orchestra, directed by Lorin Maazel, will perform two concerts beneath the US and North Korean flags. Kim Jong-il along with, according to some, Condoleezza Rice will attend one of the concerts. In Seoul stalwart conservative Lee Myung-bak, takes office.
11/10/2005 NORTH KOREA
North Korea marks 60th anniversary of Workers' Party
The appointment of the successor to the leader, Kim Jong-il is expected. It is likely that one of his three sons will be chosen. But the "communist dynasty" would come up against resistance from politicians and military personnel.
27/10/2010 NORTH KOREA
A “baker” feeds hungry North Korean children
George Rhee, a South Korean with British passport, has opened three small bakeries, one near the coastal city of Sonbong, in North Korea. Thanks to his efforts, 2,500 children are fed free each day, keeping the pangs of hunger away. Meanwhile, North Korea’s regime asks South Korea for food aid as its situation becomes desperate.
Seoul admits only the churches help the North
A ministry official says: "We can not operate well, we have not even heard from Pyongyang. Only religious groups and NGOs succeed." Dissident confirms and explains: "They discriminate against us, Christians do not."
12/06/2012 NORTH KOREA
Kim regime honors Kim Jong-suk Christian mother of dictator
In recent days, a campaign launched to commemorate first wife of Kim Il-sung, who gave her life to the "dear leader" Kim Jong-il. She died in 1949, was part of an ancient Christian family in Korea just like her husband, who disowned the faith to build a personal cult.
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