World Ch. Schedule : TUE 20:30 KST
* Date : 2021-07-06
Following his official acknowledgment of N. Korea’s food shortage issues last month, N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un slammed his officials and even replaced some of them for a lapse in his regime’s COVID-19 protocols. He added that the error created a “grave incident” that threatens the security of the people. Experts are split into two groups over this development, suggesting that it might be Pyeongyang’s gesture to lay the groundwork to accept foreign aids and vaccines. On the other hand, some believe that it signals N. Korea’s economic woes triggered by the pandemic-induced lockdowns are worsening. We invite experts to discuss how N. Korea’s latest measures and developments will affect its ties with the U.S.