Food-safety officials in southern China tested more rice after the discovery of tainted rice for sale in Guangzhou; a North Korean military envoy sent by dictator Kim Jong Un met with a top Chinese official in Beijing; Hai Di Lao, a popular chain of 75 Chinese eateries, is planning its first foray into the U.S. market this fall.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to travel to China on Wednesday as a special envoy while Beijing is under pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor.Choe Ryong Hae, a top Workers'...Show More Summary
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — A “special envoy” for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on Wednesday for China, the North’s only major political and economic benefactor. State media released few details, but the trip comes at a rocky time in ties between the allies. Show More Summary
What is happening in this photo that is making these children so emotional? (Real caption after the jump) [[BREAK]] Kim Jong Un is visiting the Myohyangsan Children's Camp in North Phyongan Province on Sunday, where, according to KCNA,...Show More Summary
North Korea fired its fifth missile in three days, demonstrating its military capabilities in defiance of global sanctions and diplomatic efforts to convince the totalitarian state to return to talks.Kim Jong Un’s regime fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast between 11 a.m. Show More Summary
If you were at all intrigued by the sampling of the 2009 Kim Jong Yeol (Butea) aged and re-roasted balhyocha from Pedro at O5tea, you may also find this post interesting. Once again it offers an interesting perspective on aging balhyocha. Show More Summary
Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Well, except for the whole employer-employee, dictator-subject relationship going on. And some death threats here and there. NBD. Even in death, the former supreme ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, provides a flowing spring of gallows humor. Show More Summary
Although former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il golfed 38 under par, turns out he wasn’t so good at racing jet skis. But he didn’t mind going to the sauna. Naked. With his chef. Hmmm…. In a story appearing in GQ next week, the former...Show More Summary
Looks like one of the planet's craziest dynasties is ensuring that it'll be around to entertain/horrify future generations: Kim Jong Un, that baby-faced dictator who is said to have fathered a daughter late last year, reportedly has another kid on the ground. Chosun Ilbo reports by way of a Beijing...
It feels someone at Hønefoss is on drugs. HBK’s social media department have released a mental video overnight in which their club pretended to appoint North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un as their new CEO. Dressing up a local to play the role of the North Korea ruler, the complete Hønefoss playing squad and backroom staff took time out [...]
The former NBA star ranted against the President for not having a better relationship with his pal, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “We got a black president (who) can’t even go talk to (Jong Un) … Obama can’t do s—, I don’t know why he won’t go talk to him,” Rodman told TMZ. “Obama? [...]
Dennis Rodman already has asked his pal Kim Jong Un from afar to "do me a solid' and release imprisoned American Kenneth Bae. Now he's going back to North Korea in early August to ask in person, reports TMZ. Why? Because, Rodman explains in his unique version of diplo-speak, President...
When a TMZ reporter confronted former basketball star Dennis Rodman on the street to ask whether he still communicates with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he met in a February trip to the hermit kingdom, Rodman responded, "Oh, absolutely." He also said that he would be returning to the country Aug. 1. Read full article >>
Former basketball star turned wannabe diplomat Dennis Rodman has indicated he will return to North Korea later this year. This time, however, he plans to use his trip to try and free American citizen Kenneth Bae from one of Kim Jong Un's prison camps -- especially because, as he believes, President Obama is incapable of freeing the imprisoned man.
North Korea caused even more bafflement than usual when, on Wednesday, it announced that a lowly traffic cop would receive the state’s highest honor, a medal called “The Hero of the Republic.” The award is typically reserved for military derring-do … Continue reading ?
News of a traffic cop receiving an award wouldn't usually make international news. But when the cop happens to be from North Korea, and the honor happens to be the "Hero of the Republic" award, it's a different story. South Korea media is speculating that Ri Kyong Sim may have...
“I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea, or as I call him, ‘Kim,’ to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.” - Dennis Rodman attempting to call in a chit with his new friend, North Korean … Continue reading ?
The concept of aging Korean tea is a new one, even 8 years ago, you would be hard pressed to find a Korean tea shop owner or drinker that had even tasted aged Korean tea. Back then a few tea masters that one respected both said that ddokcha can and should be aged. Show More Summary
Dennis Rodman tweeted a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday and asked his good buddy to release Kenneth Bae, an American citizen who is detained in North Korea. Bae was sentenced to 15-years of hard labor after being convicted on charges of unspecified hostility towards the country. Rodman visited North Korea [...]Show More Summary