June 02, 2020

Propaganda, new paint jobs as Sinuiju readies for N.Korea’s Party Congress
Signs of encouragement as 70-day ‘battle’ campaign winds down in city bordering China

North Koreans are sprucing up the border city of Sinuiju amid a blaze of propaganda as Kim Jong Un prepares to lead the first Workers’ Party of Korea Congress in 36 years.

As the “70-day battle” draws to a close ahead of the landmark Party Congress on May 6, teams of workers could be seen squatting on roadsides and suspended from platforms on the facades of buildings at work sites across the city.