October 19, 2019
Give pucks a chance: ice hockey diplomacy in North Korea
Hockey tournament went ahead, despite a nuclear test and arrest of U.S. citizen
Michael Spavor likes a challenge. Since his first visit in 2001, his company, Paektu Cultural Exchange, has spent much of its time organising and supervising countless cultural exchange programs into the North Korea. He’s even met Kim Jong Un - one of the only Westerners to have done so - and his connections reach into the higher echelons of North Korean power politics. In short, if you want to