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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...

When Will North Korea Be Open To Tourists?

With the coronavirus still probably not yet at its peak the question of when North Korea might open tourism is a very hard one to answer. Essentially to answer the question of when North Korea will relax its borders to tourists we would need to know what...

Star Footballer Han Kwang Song Moving to Qatar

Star footballer Han Kwang Song, one of the most promising young North Korean footballers, and the first DPRK national to play in Serie A, the top division of Italian football/soccer, is on the move again, this time from Juventus (the most successful team in Italy) to Qatar’s...

Why There Won’t Be Mass Games In North Korea

Earlier this month many companies announced, as well as us triumphantly that the Mass Games will be returning in 2020. Why it was announced when it was is open for debate, especially when a smaller website had announced it weeks earlier, one can only assume it was...

Will The Tokyo Olympics Be Cancelled?

If you go on the website for the Tokyo Olympics you will see lot os f good news about the cute mascots doing their world tour. new sponsorship deals, and lots of excitement about the coming event. Rarely does it mention that hug behemoth, the Wooly Mammoth...

Now Is Americas Time To Panic

We are now almost a third of the year into 2020 and the western world is falling apart, not through coronavirus (yet anyway), but largely through incompetence, selfishness, and basically hysteria. We can move onto the actual situation in the western world later, but...

The Internet in North Korea

Despite the reputation of North Korea as being digitally cut off from the world, and the fact that currently due to coronavirus they are literally physically blocked from the outside world, the DPRK is a lot less cut off than people perceive. Naenara (literally...