The Pyongyang Show

“Dressed in a black pinstripe suit with his hair slicked back, Kim entered the April 25 House of Culture in the capital, Pyongyang, to thunderous applause and cheers from 3,467 delegates and an additional 1,387 observers, some of whom appeared to be weeping.” Kim Jung Un describes a path to “final victory” during North Korea’s first ruling Workers’ Party Congress in 36 years. At the time of the speech, foreign reporters were being given a tour of a wire factory.

+ What it’s like to report from North Korea, by a journalist who’s there right now

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