April 13, 2024

“Friendship movies”: Chinese characters in North Korean film

Despite fraternal relations, the Chinese are portrayed as rude, buffoonish, and uncivilized

The recent deterioration of North Korea-China relationships has been accompanied by an exchange of criticism which has surprised observers with its seemingly unprecedented hostility. 

Mutual diatribes by the decades-long political partners, who have accused each other of various transgressions, signify a radical turn in what for decades looked like an unbreakable alliance, glued together by shared economic interests and political sympathies.

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