Rachel Minyoung Lee is a senior analyst at NK Pro. Prior to joining NK Pro, she worked as a senior North Korean media analyst for the U.S. Government. She is also a trained translator of North Korean media propaganda into English.
June was dominated by high-level summitry and the return of high-level officials amid "purge" reports
Building on state media, KCTV hailed Sunday's "historic" summit
The two leaders held an impromptu third meeting on Sunday
State Affairs Commission gained importance compared to 2017/18, plus return of term "war deterrent"
State TV hailed the meeting as “comradely, candid, and friendly," underscored positive outcomes
Omitting ‘denuclearization’ and highlighting the socialist bond, the two stressed a united front on the international stage
Coverage represents first-time state media covers a letter from Trump to both domestic and foreign audiences
A Sino-DPRK meeting in Pyongyang offered some insights into goings-on in the court of Kim Jong Un
The Rodong Sinmun sought to emphasize the two countries' close ties as the fifth Xi-Kim summit began
This appears to be the first time a leader has contributed to the Rodong Sinmun in the lead-up to a visit
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