Northeast Asia | North Korea cancels cultural show with South after media criticism

North Korea cancels cultural show with South after media criticism

North 'keen to intimidate South' over criticism of military parade on day before Winter Olympics, analyst says; but cancellation of event at Mt Kumgang also averts sensitive issues for both parties

January 30, 2018 7:13 PM (UTC+8)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, gives tours the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, in this undated pic released by Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on January 25. Photo: KCNA / via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, gives tours the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, in this undated pic released by Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on January 25. Photo: KCNA / via Reuters
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