Despite ongoing talks between the DPRK and South Korea, as well as recent deescalation efforts on the peninsula, President Donald Trump has announced the government will be placing some of the toughest sanctions on North Korea in history. According to officials it's “aimed at disrupting North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels,” and specifically target “one individual, 27 entities, and 28 vessels located, registered, or flagged in North Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama, and Comoros.”⠀
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A glimpse from the kitchen in a MCC-support orphanage in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.* __
Access to protein sources is quite rare in North Korea and children are susceptible to stunted growth caused by inadequate nutrition. Because of this, MCC sends canned meat to orphanages where it is usually served as part of a soup with vegetables, especially cabbage. *Names and location withheld for security reasons
Day 14: Entertainment.
When in Pyongyang, there are limited activities as a westerner, as it's clearly not a city built to cater to outsiders. Although this is changing (with the advent of a few alternative restaurants serving pizza, hamburger and even sushi) and one option is to go to the shooting range. Here you can shoot various types of weapons, and choose between target practice or shooting live birds. DPRK 2017.
Students take a break during mass rally practice; Arch of Triumph.
8 October 2015 11:00 AM
North Korea – officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – is one of the hardest places in the world to photograph. Thousands of Westerners visit the DPRK on authorized tours each year but have to follow strict guidelines when taking pictures. Professional photographers are simply not allowed on these trips. Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer is one of very few to have been given unprecedented access to the DPRK.
This opportunity was made possible by the British-run Koryo Group, which has been taking people to the DPRK since 1993 and whose aim is to encourage people-to-people engagement through travel, culture, sport and humanitarian projects. In the course of four journeys totalling sixty days, De Keyzer and his Korean guides travelled the length and breadth of the country, observing the place and its people. De Keyzer visited more than 200 locations, travelling to every single one of the country’s provinces. The result is a unique and often very surprising view of one of the world’s most complex, concealed and confusing countries. (Text and captions by Koryo Tours). Please visit my exhibition in Ghent, Belgium if you are around. Floraliën hal, Citadelpark, Ghent (behind SMAK museum of contemporary art). From Dec 9 - April 2d.
Closed on Mondays and from February 21 - 28.
Book published by Lannoo available for 50 € (D.P.R.KOREA Grand Tour). #magnumphotos#Magnum Photos #MagnumPhotos#carldekeyzer#DPRK#North Korea #DPR Korea Grand Tour #Carl De Keyzer #communism#Kim_Jung_Un#Pyongyang#60daysDPRK
Just to clarify, Xi Jinping isn't some savior who's single handedly defending the DPRK from western invasion but his country is certainly an important ally for the DPRK as they share economic ties, ideological ties, and common national interests.