The North Korean delegation experiences the differences in Korea between the two countries
- Release on :2018-3-31
Less than 200 miles separates Pyeongchang, South Korea, from Pyongyang, North Korea. But in many ways, the two places are worlds apart. And for the North Koreans visiting here, they’ re seeing a lot of things for the first time. The North Koreans arrived here in Pyeongchang on this high peedtrain, the KTX. Built in 2004,it travels almost 190 miles an hour.They don’ thave trains like this up North. They’ re a lot older and a lot slower.
A lot of North Koreans are carrying smartphones these days, at least those privileged enough to live in Pyongyang. But what most don’ t have is access to the Internet, or search engines like Google. Instead,they have a state- controlled intranet,all the content monitored and censored. This is probably the first time the North Koreans are seeing these many foreign faces. North Korea prides itself on being see these many foreigners in one place. The North Koreans are also probably hearing this kind of music for the first time.