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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

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Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

Part 5 of 6 in our "Inside the Hermit Kingdom" series on the people and culture of North Korea. Multimedia producer Ben Piven's video chronicles his five-day trip in August. Watch original footage of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone and everyday North Koreans.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:40   Comments: 6
Sweet dreams of Beyonce in N. Korean people’s paradise

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Sweet dreams of Beyonce in N. Korean people’s paradise

Part 4 of 6 of our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about popular music, food and beer in the most isolated country on earth. Believe it or not, North Koreans know about Beyonce and Michael Jackson.

Posted: November 11, 2009 16:15   Comments: 2
Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

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Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.

Posted: November 3, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

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Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
100,000 North Koreans dazzle at mass games spectacle

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100,000 North Koreans dazzle at mass games spectacle

Part 1 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom multimedia series. In August, Worldfocus web producer Ben Piven traveled to the 2009 Arirang Games in Pyongyang, North Korea. The socialist mass games performance features 100,000 performers and runs six nights a week for over two months.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:33   Comments: 6

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