How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
North Korea is trying to stop people from learning about South Korean life. That could seriously widen cultural gaps.
The North Korean government has carried out a far-ranging assault on foreign information and culture in an intensifying battle for the people’s hearts and minds. The country has doubled down on its siege strategy for dealing with international sanctions and coronavirus.
By cutting off one of the few windows into South Korean society that North Koreans have access to, this effort will be especially damaging to prospects for inter-Korean integration and reconciliation.
Separated for more than seven decades, North and South Korea have wide gaps in culture, language and perception. Absent of opportunities for
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