News and Perspectives on Korean Affairs, History and Policy Issues
December 8, 2008
Snowman and Snowfights in Pyongyang
Followup to: First Snow in Pyongyang. Looks like kids will be kids anywhere, playing in the snow, making snowman and engaging in snowfights -- Pyongyang, North Korea is no exception.
Seems like there are more cars in Pyongyang than before. (A South Korean news site carried these photos from a North Korean news site because users in South Korea cannot access directly to the latter site due to the government's ban.)
South and North Korean teams marched together in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, under one flag representing one Korea -- highlighting the Korean people's desire for reunification. This did not happen in the 2008 Olympics, suggesting challenges that remain.
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Long-closed Military Demarcation Line in the DMZ that divides Korea is now open for inter-Korea traffic and exchanges, but the exchanges have slowed down since 2008.
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