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  • Events | 2 November, 2010 (13:24)

    Kim Jong Un’s Coming out Party

    Earlier this month, North Korea let down the drawbridge and invited foreign journalists to attend festivities marking the 65th anniversary of the Workers’ Party. A panel of our colleagues who made the trip will describe their impressions and air video clips from Pyongyang.

    DATE: Thursday, November 4
    TIME: 11:00am-12:30pm

    VENUE:

    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Liangmahe Nanlu 4
    荷 兰王国驻华大 使馆 – 北京
    中 华人民共和国北京市亮马河 南路4号
    Phone: 010 85320200

    ENTRANCE: Free to members, 50 rmb to non-members
    REGISTRATION: Please register at fcccadmin@gmail.com.


    THE STAR-STUDDED PANEL:

    Louisa Lim (moderator)
    Beijing correspondent for the US broadcaster National Public Radio
    Louisa has been a foreign correspondent in China since 2003, but had visited North Korea only once before, in September 2009.

    Tania Branigan
    China correspondent, The Guardian
    Until this month, Tania’s experience of North Korea was confined to asking other people about it and writing about it from Beijing, and asking the embassy to let her visit.

    Barbara Demick
    Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
    Barbara spent five years in Seoul before moving to Beijing. She has been to Pyongyang three times and has made numerous trips to Mount Kumgang and Kaesong near the DMZ.

    James Miles
    Beijing bureau chief of The Economist
    This was James’ seventh visit to North Korea since 1986. All visits have been as a declared journalist.

    Koichi Yonemura
    China General Bureau of The Mainichi Newspapers
    Koichi, who speaks Korean, arrived in Beijing this April to cover North Korea. Before his posting here he covered Japan’s relationship with the Korean peninsula.