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NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
The North Korean government has asked Beijing to remove the video, in which their leader walks hand in hand with Osama bin Laden, is beaten by Obama and ends up in a pool with a basket on his head. The Chinese government responds laconically: "We cannot."
27/06/2011 NORTH KOREA
Video reveals extreme poverty of "Dear Leader’s" country
Filmed over months by an undercover reporter with a hidden camera, the movie makes clear the terrible plight of the population under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-il. Famine, malnutrition and violence are present in every shot. But the government throws money after a private railway, dictator’s gift to his heir.
17/06/2005 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
"Dear leader" meets South Korean envoy
Seoul calls the meeting totally unexpected. Analysts view it as breather inhe nuclear stand-off.
19/03/2011 KOREA - CHINA - JAPAN
Young South Koreans, children of the 90’s financial crisis, rich but unhappy
Money emerges as the primary goal in life. Competition is fierce even at primary school. The stress and pressure from parents leads to an increase in suicides. Growing attachment to the Navy after the Pyongyang attack last November. The projects of the Catholic Church.
18/07/2013 NORTH KOREA
A million US dollars to interview Kim Jong-un
The North Korean dictator invites foreign dignitaries and journalists for the 60th anniversary of the armistice with Seoul. But demands an astronomical sum for any talks. An AsiaNews source: "He must make cash, in the south of the country it gets worse every day."
12/06/2006 NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Pyongyang using an old mother to duck abduction accusations
After almost 30 years North Korea "finds" a man who was abducted to train as a spy and allows him to meet his mother. During his captivity he married a Japanese woman, also abducted, that Kim Jong-il had first claimed was dead.
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