After a long silence, the Rodong Sinmun revives commentaries on foreign policy
Commentaries had disappeared by October 2019, but have come back recently, discussing Hong Kong and leaflet launches
Over the weekend, the Rodong Sinmun started publishing commentaries (론평) again on its last page, which traditionally deals with international affairs, after more than seven months. The last commentary of this kind had been published on October 23 last year, according to the newspaper’s website.This follows three party statements on foreign policy last week regarding China and South Korea. A statement on Wednesday by the international department criticizing U.S. policy towards China was underlined at a meeting between the foreign minister and the Chinese ambassador the next day, while Kim Yo Jong issued a personal statement as first
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