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Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy is a data journalist for NK News and NK Pro, currently based in Los Angeles.
During Saturday’s historic military parade, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un certainly put on a show. Not only did the leader weep and apologize to his citizens for the hardships they’ve faced during his formal speech, but the programming that followed — lit-up planes, fireworks, rows of marching troops and missiles — created a theatrical and sophisticated event.
The Oct. 10 parade, which commemorated the 75th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, was broadcast on the country’s state-run TV on Saturday evening with improved cinematography and an all different “feel” from previous years.