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April 3, 2020

Thae Yong Ho Columns

Columns written by former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho.

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Thae Yong Ho: North Korea must stop false claims about Hangul

On Oct. 9, South Korea celebrated Hangul Day, which pays tribute to King Sejong the Great, the inventor of the Korean alphabet. Hangul Day...
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Thae Yong Ho: N. Korea’s constitution must be reformed

On Dec. 27, North Korea’s Constitution Day, the Workers’ Party of Korea’s mouthpiece, Rodong Sinmun, published an editorial on its front page calling for...
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Thae Yong Ho: North Korea must embrace the rule of law

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted an on-the-spot visit to the Mount Kumgang tourist area on Oct. 23, according to Rodong Sinmun.  During his...
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[Video] Thae Yong Ho Series: Kim Jong Un needs to make a trustworthy move

Editor's Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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Thae Yong Ho: N. Korea must normalize its sports diplomacy

North Korea’s most prominent newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, has reported almost everyday that North Korea is becoming a global power in sports thanks to the...
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Thae Yong Ho: SLBM development only leads to more sanctions

North Korean media outlets such as Rodong Sinmun have recently been reporting that North Korea’s “status” on the international stage is on the rise...

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