Sympathetic in first days, the narrative later turned to condemnation of America's new wars
Chinese delegate sits front and center, but signs of enduring differences remain
In terms of large celebrations, the holiday lacks a clear pattern over last 70 years
North Korean leader could go if he wants, but Trump may still have a say
Criticisms during on-the-spot guidance visits continued during otherwise routine month
Access to documents from 70s and 80s 'dark era' still most difficult, but may improve in future
Analysis suggests the South Korean President will take a cautious approach
Anti-American posters remain in some museums, ongoing focus on New Years' Speech
The DPRK's "military first" policy never had major policy implications
Pyongyang saw the fall of its longstanding backer with understandable trepidation
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