North Korea is stepping up a new loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his second summit with President Donald Trump.
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The summits between the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S and South Korean presidents, have failed to address human rights concerns about North Korea.
More than a year of international engagement, promises of economic reform by North Korea’s leaders, human rights situation still remains dire.
To defect to the South is an “obligation, not a choice” for North Korean diplomats committed to unification, Thae said, calling Seoul “the outpost” for that task.
Key U.N. committee adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s “longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights”.
Human Rights Watch calls for immediate action to stop what it says is widespread sexual abuse in North Korea following its 86 page report released Thursday.
North Korea’s hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.
The first thing travelers to North Korea notice are statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. They remind the public of central role of the Kim dynasty.
President Xis’ presence or absence in North Korea annivesary would signify how much vitality has returned to the ties between Pyongynag and Beijing.
Reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea in September raise questions about whether Beijing will ease sanctions against Pyongyang.