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Soft Power is Telling on the Generation Y

Soft Power is Telling on the Generation Y

  North Koreans are in deep mourning, bereaved of their father figure Kim Jong Il. They have grown up knowing only one leader, first Kim Il Sung, the founder of the political dynasty,and then his son Kim Jong Il, who died last week. The leadership mantle has been handed down to Kim Jong Un the […]

Lee-Hyun Meets Kim Yong-nam

Lee-Hyun Meets Kim Yong-nam

Kim Yong-nam (7th L), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), poses for group photos with Lee Hee-ho (6th L), widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, and Hyun Jeong-eun (8th L), chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 27, 2011. […]

Lee-Hyun Meets NK Kim Yong-nam

Lee-Hyun Meets NK Kim Yong-nam

Kim Yong-nam (R, Front), president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), greets Lee Hee-ho (C, Front), widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, and Hyun Jeong-eun (L, Front), chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 27, 2011. Kim Yong-nam met with […]

Lee & Hyun Returned from P’yang

Lee & Hyun Returned from P’yang

Photo released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Lee Hee-ho (7th, L), widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae Jung, and Hyun Jeong-eun (6th, R), chairwoman of the Hyundai Group, arrive in Pyongyang to offer condolences to late top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, […]

Lee Hee-ho and Hyun Jeong-eun to Pave the Way Again

Lee Hee-ho, Chairwoman of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Center and Hyun Jeong-eun, Chairwoman of Hyundai Group travelled to North Korea on 26 and offered condolences over Kim Jong-il’s death in Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang. These two ladies actually met Kim Jong-un and paid respects. On 19, North Korea announced its decision not to welcome foreign […]

Profile of Kim Jong-un

Profile of Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un is the youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his third wife Ko Young-hee born in 1983(or 1984, sources vary). At first, he was not at the centre of attention. North Korea watchers focused on his half-brother Kim Jong-nam and full brother Kim Jong-hol rather than him. Then in 2009, speculations came that his […]

Four Survival Rules for a Young Dictator

So, Marshal Kim Jong Il, the lodestar of the 21st century, is dead, and his impoverished country is going to be run by his son Kim Jong Un, who might be the world’s youngest four-star general. This sudden power transfer produced much speculation about North Korea’s future. Will the country survive? If so, what will […]

South Korea President’s Mourning

South Korea President’s Mourning

Whether to mourn or not the passing of Chairman Kim Jong-il of North Korea is a controversial issue in South Korea but the government seems have a rather flexible approach. In 1994, the head of the opposition party Lee Bu-young suggested official mourning in regard to the death of Kim Il-sung and this caused a […]

NK Children’re Crying for Kim

<Kim Jong-il dead> NK Children’re Crying for Kim

Children mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 21, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/KCNA> news@theasian.asia    

P’yang, Filled with Wailing People

<Kim Jong-il dead> P’yang, Filled with Wailing People

People mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Pyongyang, DPRK, Dec. 21, 2011.  (Xinhua/KCNA) (zcc)

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