Following the execution of Jang Song Taek, one of the more radical changes to take place in DPRK policy is in calling everyone back home. Originally Kim Jong Un ordered all North Korean businessmen to return from China.
Month: December 2013
Slow News Week for North Korea
Paddy Power, a large and popular Irish booking agency, has declined to underwrite any further trips to North Korea for Rodman.
Oh, You Pretty Chong Chon Gang, We Love You
Chong Chon Gang departed Russia in April 2013, sailed for two months and passed through the Panama Canal in June, announced Cuba as its destination.
How Did Uncle Jang Get in Trouble?
When Uncle Jang had been removed from power at the beginning of this month, there was rampant speculation as to what factors had precipitated this.
The Family of the Traitor
One night after his execution, police were dispatched to collect Jang Song Taek’s family and truck them out to a prison camp.
Kim Kyong Hui’s Heart Attack
Kim Kyong Hui (sister to Kim Jong Il, widow to Uncle Jang) is believed to have suffered a heart attack at the age of 67.
Rodman’s Third Trip to DPRK
Rodman has let slip he is only interested in becoming “the most famous person in the world” with no interest in the release of Kenneth Bae
The Start of This Blog
I’ve been following news and commentary on North Korea for several months and overwhelming my acquaintances with updates on this topic.