December 07, 2023

Music by ‘Queen of K-pop’ features in new North Korean propaganda vlog

Tourism video targeting Chinese viewers uses BoA track despite DPRK’s crackdown on foreign media

A new North Korean propaganda video targeting Chinese viewers prominently features a South Korean pop song, according to NK News analysis, despite the DPRK’s harsh laws on consuming foreign media.

The instrumental version of the 2003 song “Moon & Sunrise” by K-pop star BoA plays at the end of the new video, which the DPRK-linked “Take Me to Koryo” uploaded on China’s Weibo social media platform on March 31.