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The Propaganda I See on My Morning Commute

BEIJING — JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ writes: People joke that it’s now easier in many Chinese cities to use Communist Party slogans rather than street names to give directions. Looking for a bank in Downtown Beijing? Walk past the screen [...]

China Dominance & East Asia: Echoes of Japan in WWII

Historian Victor Davis Hanson explains how China is following the same path to regional hegemony that Japan did in the 1930s. Victor Davis Hanson writes: A few weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for [...]

How (Not) to Kill Kim Jong Un

The history of failed attempts on the lives of Pyongyang’s leaders shows if you come for the Kims, you better not miss. Adam Rawnsley writes: The two dozen commandos trained to kill North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung on a remote island off the [...]

North Korean Artist Swaps Propaganda for Satire

LONDON (Reuters) — For seven years, North Korean artist Song Byeok painted propaganda posters glorifying the world’s most secretive regime. Today, having defected to South Korea, he uses his talents to satirize his repressive homeland. Growing [...]