The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more
Every week, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of state media from North Korea.
The following review, covering the period of Jan. 7 to 13, 2022, features detailed analysis on the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television and other state outlets.
This week’s review includes:North Korea’s third test of what it claims is a “hypersonic” ballistic missile A report hinting at the possible loosening of the country’s austere pandemic restrictions A television drama promoting recycling that aligns with efforts to create more
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