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New Weapons and Dictator Tears: a Surreal North Korean Celebration

Despite the twin crises of a pandemic and a recession rocking the world, North Korea has insisted that it remains the Communist...

It cites zero coronavirus cases and periodically releases pictures of smiling citizens.

  • Joshua Park
  • HIR

On October 10, 2020, all eyes were on the hermit kingdom for clues on how it had fared as the rest of the world came to a halt. The results were surprising and mixed.

October 10th, or Party Foundation Day, marks the anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party, one of the most important dates on the North Korean calendar.

In the past, the…

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