Tag: North Korea

North Korea’s Decision to Renovate World’s Largest Stadium is Indicative of a Desire For Economic Openness

While few foreigners are able to attend events at Rungrado 1st of May Stadium on Pyongyang’s Rungra Island, the stadium is impressive both for its seating capacity of 150,000 spectators as well as its breathtaking architecture which combines elements of brutalism with furusistic designs. Opened only in 1989 as a larger alternative […]

China and Russia Formally Urge UN Security Council to Moderate Sanctions Against DPRK

After a historic meeting between representatives of the Russian, Chinese and DPRK (North Korean) governments in Moscow, China and Russia have formally urged their United Nations Security Council colleagues to lower existing sanctions against Pyongyang. According to a joint statement signed by Chinese diplomat Kong Xuanyou, Russian diplomat Igor Morgulov and DPRK […]

The DPRK Celebrates 70th Anniversary With Emphasis on Peace Through Prosperity

In 1948 an election was held in US occupied Korea under the dominant influence of the reactionary leader Syngman Rhee. The elections were marred with violence and were subsequently described as unsatisfactory by many international observers. For the next two years, Syngman Rhee consolidated his strongman rule by violently repressing ever more […]