January 20, 2022

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Luz Ding

Luz Ding is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. She covers China, U.S.-China relations and the Korean Peninsula.

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Luxury, but little sex appeal: How Kim Jong Un is transforming North Korean pop

Luxury, but little sex appeal: How Kim Jong Un is transforming North Korean pop

Music professor Keith Howard’s new book digs into how North Korean songs have changed under various Kims

Luxury, but little sex appeal: How Kim Jong Un is transforming North Korean pop
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Luz Ding November 26, 2020
China’s newly-remodeled Korean War museum is a friendly gesture to North Korea

China’s newly-remodeled Korean War museum is a friendly gesture to North Korea

After a six-year shutdown, the museum is bigger and better than before — just like Beijing and Pyongyang’s relationship

China’s newly-remodeled Korean War museum is a friendly gesture to North Korea
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Luz Ding October 7, 2020
Fat jokes and political satire: A look at DPRK humor in ‘Laughing North Koreans’

Fat jokes and political satire: A look at DPRK humor in ‘Laughing North Koreans’

Immanuel Kim’s new book on the history of North Korean comedy films reveals what’s funny — and what isn’t — in the DPRK

Fat jokes and political satire: A look at DPRK humor in ‘Laughing North Koreans’
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Luz Ding September 2, 2020
North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo

North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo

Posts on Weibo's NewDPRK and I Take You to Koryo accounts promote vignettes of Pyongyang life and anti-U.S. sentiment

North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo
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Luz Ding August 6, 2020