North Koreans watch TV in China
Dandong city, China, 11-2003..A North Korean woman and three North-Korean traders of Chinese ancestry watch TV at a budget hostel in Dandong city, China...It is not easy to get a real glimpse of the insular Stalinist state. Ordinary North Koreans are not allowed to meet foreign visitors. The few who make it to China -- legally or illegally -- know they are constantly watched and, like the traders, must unfailingly declare their loyalty to their leaders. ..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country...Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...Add to Lightbox Download
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