Quoted by Yonhap

I’m quoted by Yonhap, the South Korean News Agency, regarding the latest fire of a ballistic missile of NK with intercontinental range.

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Who is Thae Yong-ho, the latest North Korean defector?

Thae Yong-ho, a NK diplomat based in London, defected from his workplace around two weeks ago. His defection may come as a surprise as he led a comfortable life in UK. Therefore I do presume that his life was in danger in UK.

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Analyse du département de l’organisation et de la direction du comité central du Parti du Travail Coréen

Suite des articles consacrés aux institutions politiques nord-coréennes. Celui-ci est consacré au département de l’organisation et de la direction du comité central du Parti du Travail Coréen.

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New regulations over the Kaesong Industrial Complex

Based on a report prepared by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Seoul, “according to a December 5th report of North Korea’s propaganda media Uriminzokkiri, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly reached a decision on November 20 to revise the Act on the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC).

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Symposium related to North and South Korea – Call for Papers

The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, The Department of Asian Cultures is pleased to announce the following Symposium:

The Korean Peninsula in a global context. Opportunities and challenges in the 21st century.

The rising position of the Korean Peninsula in a global context is a challenge for researchers. This seminar is a one-day event featuring panel discussions of scholars engaged in research policy on the Korean Peninsula. We will especially focus on the modern Korean Peninsula after 1945. Topics related to both Koreas are welcomed. The seminar will cover political, economical and cultural issues.

Proposals for roundtable discussions on the above topics are also welcome. We welcome submission of research papers related and not limited to the previous mentioned topics. We kindly invite you to prepare and submit your abstract/proposal in a Word format. After the event, selected texts related to the Symposium topic may be published in Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, www.iksio.pan.pl/aav

We kindly invite you to prepare your abstracts and send it to Nicolas Levi – nicolas.levi@iksio.pan.pl or acta.asiatica@iksio.pan.pl.

Date of the event: 10th March 2015

Venue: Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures (Polish Academy of Sciences),

Address: 72, Nowy Świat, 00-330 Warsaw – Poland, Room no. 312.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: January 31, 2015

Deadline for the submission of articles: March 10, 2015

Registration contact: nicolas.levi@iksio.pan.pl or acta.asiatica@iksio.pan.pl

China bans finally exhibition by ‘faceless’ artist from N. Korea

According to Yonhap News Agency, A North Korean defector known for his satirical paintings on North Korean society was forbidden from holding a rare exhibition in Beijing on Sunday, with Chinese police officials removing his artwork shortly before the exhibition began.

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