Analysts, officials wonder if engaging with outside world will have political effect back home
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 - 5:50 AM
North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik's choice of a western song for their routine seems to belie the assumption that North Koreans, citizens of the most isolated country on earth, are cut off from knowledge of the outside world.
Gangneung, South Korea
WHEN North Korean figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik took to the ice last week, cheerleaders chanting their names stowed the unified Korean flags that they had waved at other events at the Pyeongchang Olympics and whipped out their national flag.