Tag: Korea

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North Korea’s 70th Anniversary Extravaganza Sowing Resentment

As North Korea prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the communist ruling Korean Workers’ Party, signs have begun to spring that the nation’s people are growing restless and fatigued of the constant military displays, crippling repression, and widespread poverty.

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Turkish Leader: ‘Slanted Eyes’ Make It Hard to Tell Chinese, Koreans Apart

The leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) excused a mistaken attack on Korean tourists by Turks attempting to protest the Chinese government by claiming the protesters were “young people” confused by Asians’ “slanted eyes.” Turkish nationalists have organized protests against China for its crackdown on Islam in Turkic Uyghur communities.