Timeline: From Kim Jong Un’s famine reference to a signed cost-sharing deal
NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30
April 2021 marked the three-year anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration, signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a more hopeful time for diplomacy.
Earlier this month, North Korea announced that it will not attend the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to COVID-19 concerns, squashing Seoul’s hopes to use it as a platform for renewed talks amid an ongoing diplomatic standstill.
Meanwhile in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un told the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea to brace of hardship, referencing the deadly 1990s “Arduous March” famine in the process
- 01North Korea eyes China border trade resumption as quarantine center cleared
- 02How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
- 03With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
- 04State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
- 05North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
- 06Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
- 07The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
- 08Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery