June 02, 2020

The cultural complications of Chinese tourism to North Korea
Rason tourism includes ruminations on 'pure' socialism of the DPRK, but not the PRC

When Chinese tourists visit the DPRK, their experiences there differ in key ways from those of the increasingly numerous Westerners who travel to the country.

Reasons for these differences stem from the unique historical relationship between China and North Korea and how this influences both the Korean guides’ presentation of their nation to Chinese groups, and the perspective of the Chinese tourists in return.