Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns
North Korean leader may be taking COVID-19 precautions more seriously, or signaling a new tradition change
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have skipped another photo opportunity with attendees at a key event, raising questions over possible new COVID-19 precautions or personal health issues, or if the move is part of more changes to traditional party optics.
Before last month, Kim had never missed a group photo with attendees at major party congresses. That changed when he failed to appear for a photo at the General Federation of Trade Unions congress in late May amid an extended public absence.
Now, five days have passed since a Pyongyang rally closed
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