How North Korea pillories the South’s fertility crisis, while ignoring its own
State propaganda blames capitalism for low birth rates in other countries but praises DPRK mothers as ‘labor heroes’
South Korea faces a demographic time bomb due to low birth rates, and the latest data shows that the problem is only growing worse, with childbirths plunging to an all-time low in August.
North Korea has taken notice of these struggles, and it has sought to seize on the issue for its own propaganda.
In an article published by DPRK Today earlier this year, an official from the country’s Women’s Union criticized capitalist countries like South Korea over their attitudes toward childbirth, claiming that they have “abandoned” women.
“In capitalist societies
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