State media review: North Korea mobilizes celebrities to ‘arouse’ patriotism
An in-depth analysis of a new productivity campaign, law on scientific experts, Xi’s message to Kim Jong Un and more
North Korean state media this week highlighted an ongoing mass campaign to encourage workers with celebrity star power. The evening news aired footage of TV star Nam Ryong Woo performing a short play at a factory in Hamhung, outside the capital.
The country’s rubber-stamp parliament also held a plenary meeting and passed a new law on cultivating and managing “sci-tech talents,” implying that the state seeks greater control over scientific output.
State media also emphasized the close relationship between North Korea and China, revealing the contents of a message Xi Jinping reportedly sent to
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