State media review: North Korea rejects humanitarian aid as ‘poison candy’
An in-depth analysis of calls to resist outside help, praise for a new greenhouse farm, an animated love story and more
North Korean state media emphasized the importance of self-reliance even during economic crises this week, labeling humanitarian assistance “poison candy” that leads to political subjugation.
In multiple articles, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper blamed sanctions for inflicting lower living standards on citizens but stated the country can only thrive by staying on its present course, even as experts have voiced concerns about severe food shortages in the DPRK.
State media also reported that Kim Jong Un sent gifts to a Pyongyang orphanage and that the state provided vegetables to Hamhung residents from his favorite greenhouse farm
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