State media review: The wonderful lifestyles of privileged Pyongyangites
An in-depth analysis of brand new housing projects, denouncement of U.S.-ROK drills and Kim Il Sung’s ‘thrifty’ life
North Korea is a highly stratified society, a status quo the state reinforces with a rigid caste system that heaps rewards on those most loyal to Kim Jong Un.
This was on display in state media this week, which consistently aired programs, interviews and reports about two new residential centers for privileged Pyongyangites opened in commemoration of Kim Il Sung’s 110th birthday. Ri Chun Hi, the long-time KCTV anchor sometimes referred to as the “pink lady” in Western media, was among those gifted a new home.
Ri has taken to the airwaves to praise
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