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Harry Potter, Bollywood, hot pants and K-pop: in North Korea, Kim Jong-un’s cultural revolution gathers speed

S.China Morning Post Thursday, 14 February 2019
Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as a kitschy throwback to the dark days of Stalinism, is getting a major upgrade under leader Kim Jong-un. Chinese K-pop star, Exo’s Lay Zhang aims to make it big in America in 2019 The changes are being seen in everything from television dramas and animations to the variety and packaging of consumer goods, which have improved...
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