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Why The End-of-Term Limits Is A Good Thing

When it was erroneously reported that Chairman Xi had changed the constitution to permit him to be “President for Life”, not only was this reporting half-truths, but it ignored an extremely important question, that of the effectiveness, and indeed usefulness of term limits. This...

Tokyo Olympics “Suspended”

In the least surprising move in the world the Tokyo Olympics have been “suspended” for a year, not canceled, but suspended. The IOC (International Olympic Committee), seemingly the last people on the planet to realize that, you know what? Coronavirus...

When Will North Korea Reopen For Tourism?

When will North Korea reopen for tourism? In short we simply do not know, but with the current evidence presented to us, we can at least have an educated guess. China extends effective lockdown until October China has announced that it...

North Korea Unlikely To Open For Tourism In 2020

Will North Korea be open for tourism in 2020? While nothing can be taken as a given, all information points to North Korea being unlikely to be open to tourists in 2020. Through chats with our partners in the North Korean tourism industry, who...

What Could And Would A Federal Korea Look Like?

The preceding week has seen a lot of rumor about the health of Chairman Kim Jong Un, which we have explored here, but what could and would a federal Korea look like if there was unification? One of the general trends that people mention...

Trump And Johnson Approval Ratings Soar During Coronavirus

The approval ratings for Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are currently soaring during the coronavirus pandemic, with the main question being why? In case you have never seen the movie “Wag the Dog” the base premise is that a fake war is staged to...

No, China Is Not “Back to Normal”

Things in China are undoubtedly getting better, but no, China is not back to normal. There is undoubtedly propaganda, and fake news flying around the world in unprecedented levels right now, much of it from the west, so lets look at what the actual...

Alek Sigley To Release A Book

Alek Sigley founder of the small, and assuringly now defunct Tongil Tours is to release a book about his 9 whole days arrested in Pyongyang. Sigley, who has remained rather quiet since getting arrested on June 25th 2019, is now back with a whimper...

North Korean Payments Go Digital

As countries like China begin to shift almost entirely to mobile phone based payments, to the point where some places will refuse cash because they don't have change, North Korea is also getting onboard with digital payments. An app called Woolim has been available since 2018 but...

Now is not the time for sanctions

As of today there are over 2000 deaths as a result of the deadly Cov-19/Coronavirus pandemic that allegedly originated in a food market in Wuhan. The sheer speed of the spread of the virus, and its deadly impact has led to many countries either closing their borders...